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  • SUNY - University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Buffalo
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Tell about a funny childhood story" Report Response

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

"If I could meet anyone alive in the news today, who would it be & why? " Report Response

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

"Did I ever have to give anyone bad news?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would I do if I turned on the hot water faucet in a house & no water came out? Where would I look for the problem?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Did I ever let someone down? How & what happened? I couldnt think of an example & basically the interviewer ended up skipping this one. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"By this website & UB website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They seemed very easygoing & interested in you as a person" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The questions were so standard, although one interviewer did ask me to read newspaper clippings & give my opinion on ethical issues. I felt that gave me a chance to be more personable than the standard questions. I dont think anyone else had that type of experience during their interviews on the same day." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I really knew what to expect throughout the whole day thanks to this website. Everything you need to know is here. I wasnt nervous at all, even when I had to write the essay--some people didnt know they had to write a "surprise" essay. I guess my strategy worked, as I was accepted." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My second interview was by a 3rd year student & she was really nice. I got to ask lots of questions & she even gave me her email address. The interviews were really not bad at all, pretty relaxing actually. You also get to come back to a common room & watch TV & play pool & hang out with the other interviewees while you wait between interviews so you can get some feedback about their experiences as well. The tour is long, though--probably longer than necessary!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/17/2004

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