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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?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 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?

Open file

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

"Name some of your strengths and some of your weaknesses." Report Response

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

"Tell me about a time when you were passionate about something, and had to make a stand even though it had potentially negative effects (on you or someone else)?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about a time when your views on something were changed? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You are very different from any of the other applicants i've encountered. You're sweet and gentle while they tend to be aggressive. Do you think that you will have trouble keeping up with them in med school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Name a social problem and tell me how you would go about fixing it?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read interview questions from SDN. Everything you need to know for Buffalo is on the SDN page, seriously. Just read this page and you'll be fine. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The admissions staff and faculty seemed very enthusiastic about the school. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They don't tell you who your interviewers are and when your interviews will take place. It was kind of suspenseful." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They make you walk a lot on the tour. My legs were sore later that night. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"You start with the tour. Right before lunch, they make you answer a question on paper (they give you 5-10min). It was like having a pop quiz. But it wasn't that bad- my question was, What was one of the biggest challenges you have had to face? Afterward, they move you to the student lounge where they have a huge TV, pingpong, pool...pretty nice, really. We watched the post-election news. You don't have to worry about finding your way around because the interviewers pick you up and drop you off. Both my interviewers were both really sweet and conversational (i had a 2nd year student and a "compliance officer"- some kind of lawyer). The lawyer and I seemed to have a lot in common, and she loved me. After all the interviews were over, all of the interviewers and the admissions staff gathered in a room to discuss. This is one of the few schools where the interviewer has to make a presentation about you in front of the admissions people. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/03/2004

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