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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Lots of questions about my background, very conversational." Report Response

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

"My 9 year old daughter seems a lot like you, very hard working and in a very competitive school, what would you tell me as a parent to do to make sure that she turns out with your positive philosophy and attitude and isn't stressed out?" Report Response

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

"Who in the news would you interview? Why?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is the thing, looking back 4 years, that you would tell yourself to do differently?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Have you ever had to tell someone bad news and how did they take it?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read interview feedback - some of the questions were asked! Look over AMCAS, review research" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seemed very happy and there was little competition. It seemed like a place I could go and fit in well. The new curriculum was nice, students seemed to like it and getting out at noon is awesome! I liked the students a lot, they seemed down to earth and people I could be friends with." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I felt a little tricked into thinking that Buffalo would have nice weather - it was BEAUTIFUL out! The library was nice, but compared to my undergrad it was pretty disappointing. 8 students to a body in Gross is, seems like a lot, but the students didn't seem to mind." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I knew about the pop essay, but still something to mention. it's weird. Also, as much as people here post lots and lots of odd questions, the interviews were actually extremely conversational." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I enjoyed my day. I went over with a group of students who were all staying at the same hotel. there was a really comprehensive tour, possibly a bit too long, info about the new curriculum and admission info (the Dean seems great, and apparently the students really love him), lunch with students and then the interviews. There are 2, I had one with a retired professor and another with a doctor. 12 students are on the admissions committee though, it was just my luck of the draw. we waited around in the student lounge, which was nice because students frequently came in and were hanging out or talking with us, and the wait was never too long." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

BUF

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 - Amherst

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/05/2005

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

7 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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