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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?

40 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)?

"Discuss a social issue." Report Response

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

"How would you estimate the number of mammograms given in one year?" Report Response

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

"Talk about a time you stood your ground on an issue when others disagreed with you." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about your best friend. Now, tell me about the traits in your best friend you would most like to emulate. Oh, and there was this one, too: Tell me about a time you've accidentally insulted someone. What did you do/say? How did you react when you realized you had offended the person? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about a time you could have helped someone and chose not to." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, talked to a first year (my brother!), researched the school online." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I really enjoyed how happy the students seemed, the organized day, the candidness of Dr. Severin (the acting Dean) and Mr. Rosso's dramatics (seriously, he's a really funny, animated guy). " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The weather - it snowed. A lot. My flight was delayed back home. Although, we were told that it doesn't ALWAYS snow in Buffalo and that Buffalo, comparatively, receives fewer inches of snow than towns to the north and south. Hmm. Liars! I liked hanging in the lounge while waiting for the interviews, but it would have been nice to just have a general time when we could expect to be interviewed - I don't understand the reason for all of the suspense. Oh, and the writing sample question - what's the point? It's not stressful, it's just silly. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing, really. My bro goes there so I knew the inside scoop! Oh! Except that there would NOT be coffee waiting for us in the morning. Total lack of caffeine headache." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I really enjoyed my day. I got there at 8 am (with my bro) and sat in on his first class (something about cell membrane potential - eeks). The lecture hall is really spacious and the students are just happy - really relaxed. At 9:30am I met up with the other interviewees and we sat around until check in. After check in, Mr. Rosso gave us a really thorough tour of the facilities, including the anatomy and computer labs, the multipurpose rooms and the library. We then had a talk by Drs. Reynard (about the recent changes in curriculum) and Severen (he cleared up some rumors about UB, and talked about the school's mission). After this, we were handed an essay question - write about your most significant challenge - and given about 5-10 minutes to finish it. As I was totally caffeine deprived and STARVING (LONG TOUR), my answer was remedial, at best. But I don't think it really matters. Then we all just waited for our interviewers to come and pick us up. At the end of the day, after both interviews, we were notified when we could leave. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/19/2005

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