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  • SUNY - University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Buffalo
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"How do we know you can handle the science courses science you have only taken the required courses ask 3 times and every time I added more to it but it didn’t seem good enough for them. (I said everything from I got A’s in almost every science class, I got over 90th percentile on the DAT for my science average, nothing over a 20, nothing I said was good enough for them) You say you like science so why have you only taken the required courses " Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"why are you a non science major, why buffalo, why dentistry" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"If there is one sentence you want us to tell the admissions committee about why the should except you please tell us (it took them forever to write the answer so practice it because you will repeat it 50 times)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You say you like the sciences, it shows here that you are a non science major why did you do that" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You have only taken the limited number of science corses how do we know that you can handle the science classes in dental school" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN,mock interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The fact that you get your own chair and it is yours for your last 2 years. The students seemed diverse and they seemed like they were close they studied together." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There is no sim lab just heads on a stick, and it look very very old and dirty. The city is grey all the time. The faculty seemed very old, not personal, un aproachable." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing i had to see it to believe it" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There were 2 people who interviewed(male and female) me very old and you cant talk to them because they wont talk to you not personable. Would write down every single word that would come out of my mouth both of them. Would not smile or interact with me. Would interrupt me so I would slow down so they can write down word for word what i would say, i thought they should have given me the form with the questions so i would have filled it out myself." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

3 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

BUF

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Mariott

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/22/2006

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

6 out of 10

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