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  • SUNY - University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Buffalo
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"You have had a variety of experience before choosing to pursue dentistry. Can you tell me about those and what lead up to this decision?" Report Response

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

"Tell about your community experience. " Report Response

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

"What personality traits would make you a good dentist?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"There was a question about professionalism. In follow up I was asked to give my opinion as to why students have never yet responded with a particular answer that the interviewers were looking for. (This stumped me! But not in an especially awkward way; more of a conversational way.) " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"At the end "What question do you wish we would have asked you?"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reading up about the school, knowing my own strengths" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The staff and students were so warm and encouraging. They were open and willing to share information. I am so glad I went. It was a wonderful experience. I was a little worried at first, being a non-traditional student, and having read some previous posts, but I felt very welcome. I was also really impressed by the other applicants! They were all professional, smart and very friendly! I felt so lucky to be invited among them and hoped that I made as good an impression as they did!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I can't think of anything except that I didn't need to be so nervous before I went. I think everyone was nervous at first and the Admissions Coordinator Barbara told us we need to relax a little! So we did, and then it was just enjoyable!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Warm fuzzies." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

BUF

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/06/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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