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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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 parents?" Report Response

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

"Describe how you would survey the number of physicians who have stopped smoking in the past year." Report Response

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

"What inspired you to go into medicine? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe a time in which you were tempted to do something unethical." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What social issue, and it doesnt have to be medically related, are you most passionate about." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I slept for 12 hours the day before and watched the West Wing" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The campus, the curriculum, the students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some of the staff members aren't very friendly compared to other schools i've visited. The pop-essay, im not sure how to interpret it. Is it a way for them to determine if you actually wrote your personal statement? Because i think that undermines trust between student and faculty, or is it just another way for them to know you? Either case, i wrote really tiny and it took them forever to read my essay." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You get to hang out in the student lounge. It'll put you at ease." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I decided to interview at this school because it looked as though other schools weren't taking an interest in me. Then when i got a bunch of other interviews i was seriously considering canceling my interview. When i got to Buffalo, the city, my first and lasting impression is that a lot of people are resentful pricks. However, the school and the faculty are awesome and they really like getting to know you. So this school moved from being at the bottom of my list to somewhere near the top." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/17/2004

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