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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

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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?

Open file

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

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

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

"Was there ever a time you broke confidentiality with someone for the greater good? Describe the siuation." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you have a boyfriend? (The question was soon thereafter retracted.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you had to do a study on how many people quit smoking over the past month, how would you conduct the study? Where would you get your information and what sources would you use to help you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked over my application, Read up on current health issues, and Read SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Gross Anatomy lab was really cool. Everyone was really friendly. Also, it was nice having lunch with current med students so you could get their perspective." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"How my interviewers pressed me abt my college's grading system instead of contacting my college about their questions and concerns. That made me a little uncomfortable. Also, when my interviewers quoted from the package that my college had sent them, that also made me a little uncomfortable. Finally, 8 people per cadaver seems like a lot." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Well, I knew about the pop essay right before lunch, but I wanted to know more about what kinds of questions they asked on it. My question was, "if you were a patient going to see a doctor for the first time, what qualities would you like your doctor to have?"" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day started with a tour of the campus, seeing the brain museum and the medical library. Then there were info sessions on the curriculum followed by the pop quiz then lunch with the students. The two interviews were in the afternoon. There were about 14 other students there with me that day." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/08/2004

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