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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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Why you and not the other students who are here interviewing you today?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your experience......(specific to application)." Report Response

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

"Why medicine and not public health? (I got my master's in public health, specific to my application)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What if a student tried to give you a list of the questions on an upcoming test. What would you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Who is the dean of your school? (Doesn't sound difficult, but our dean had very little interaction with the student body and I had no idea. I probably sounded like an idiot. This question really threw me off)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewing application, practice questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The relaxing atmosphere of the whole interview day. I have interviewed at other schools where the entire day felt stiff and rigid. Prospective students very seldom talked to each other and" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The length and itinerary for the day. The tour was too long and was held before we were interviewed. I was told to be there at 8:30 and didn't get released from the final interview until after 4:30." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

No Response

What are your general comments?

"This school seems to have the entire package. Great curriculum, devoted faculty and student body, plenty of research/service opportunties, and a great network of teaching facilities in the area. You are making a mistake if you are a New York State resident and do not apply to UB. Out of every school that I have visited and dealt with during the application process this year, UB definitely is the only school that is actually interested in you as a person rather than your numbers. During the interview, the interviewers do not have access to your numbers (GPA, MCAT) and focus solely on you and your experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

4/23/14

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The only suggestion that I have for the admissions committee is to possibly have the length of the tour cut down. While I found the tour to be insightful, the tour took over two hours and we didn't even get to see the entire school. The tour guide was extremely friendly and provided a great history about the school, but it was too much information before the interview itself." Report Response

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