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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?

3 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 about a time in which you witnessed someone doing something or saying something inappropriate, what did you do about it." Report Response

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

"My MCAT score is low, so that was addressed in my interview. Be prepared for a very direct question if there is something that stands out in your application. Be prepared with an explanation and not an excuse!" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you determine the body fat percentage of an individual (without calipers)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about a time in which you let someone down." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Student doctor network, UB website, Practice interviews with a professor" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Gross Anatomy lab was cool. (the first years were working on their cadavers, so I got to see one for the first time). The smell of the Gross lab is totally tolerable. The library is modeled after the library of a castle in England. The school stresses Focus on Group work and Hard work!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Pop quiz essay before lunch! The question I received; discuss how a particular volunteer experience (not necessarily medical) contributed to your decision to be a doctor, what did you learn from this experience. The tour was fun and the tour guide was extremely enthusiastic. There were two presenters, and both were also extremely excited to have all of us interviewees there. The environment was very friendly. Be confident and let U Buffalo know who you are, and if you are the right fit, the interviewers will respond positively. Another note: if you are interested in a very unique and competitive specialty; neurosurgery, orthopedics, etc....if you are accepted to the school, you will be put on a little bit different curriculum track in which you start doing research in your area of interest starting your second year at school. This is all done in an effort to ensure you the best possibility of getting a residency in the specialty you choose. Really good idea I thought! Goodluck!" Report Response

Tour and Travel
No Response
General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/17/2004

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