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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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 me about a time when you had to compromise..." Report Response

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

"Why are you in such a hurry to get into medical school? " Report Response

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

"How did your clinical exeprience influence your decision to enter the medical profession?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why did you take your SAT's twice? This question seemed very random, and the interviewer actually really dug into my answer. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really too crazy, just be prepared for a TON of situational questions (tell me about a time when...). I also got the "why are manhole covers round" question." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, reviewed my research, and looked over UB's website. Everything you need to know is on SDN! " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Pretty much everything- staff is very enthusiastic and encouraging. Students are the obvious focus of the school, and all of the students I interacted with were very happy at UB. I also liked how they tailor your education to your future interests, especially if you would like to pursue a specialty. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"8 students per cadaver seemed a little high, and the wait for print time seemed a little absurd. Really the only thing I didnt like was the fact that one interviewer played the "bad cop" routine and role-played throughout the whole interview. He was very nice at the end but during the interview he grilled me on every single one of my answers." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That this interview was not that stressful. Even my actor/interviewer didn't stress me out all that much, and all of the faculty want to ensure that you have a positive experience. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a great experience with my interview, and it was actually my first (and last- I applied for the Early Assurance Program). The staff are down to earth and concerned with your well-being as a student and a person. The new curriculum they have just implemented seems very efficient and is a huge improvement over the former one. " 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?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 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?

04/20/2005

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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