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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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 medicine?" Report Response

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

"How would you go about estimating the number of doctors who quit smoking in the past year? (The physician admitted this question is posted online)." Report Response

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

"If you don't get into med school this year, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"(Many interesting questions about my background)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you were to chose a new doctor, what qualities would you look for in him/her? Follow up question was: Give me examples of how you have proven that you possess those qualities)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my AMCAS, UB's website, SDN feedback, thought of answers to questions in the feedback section (the interviewers are aware that these questions are posted online and still ask them)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interview was very low stress." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"8 students per cadaver. Also, the library is going to start charging a printing fee (but your first 650 pages will be free of charge). No campus housing!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That a med student and a physician would interview me for my first interview, and that there is cheap bus service to UB from the airport (I think it's the M30 bus)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was not stressful at all. Both the physicians were very nice and so was the med student. They really want to get to know you personally and inquire about your past experiences. Be prepared for some situational questions." 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

BUF

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/31/2005

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?

4 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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