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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?

3 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?

30 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 go against something you believed it, although you knew there would be negative consequences." Report Response

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

"Why major in history?" Report Response

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

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

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you get easily distracted?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about a time when you had to give someone bad news. How did you prepare, and how did the person respond?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read through the school website, SDN, read through my AMCAS, talked to friends." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The library was much nicer than I thought it would be based on what I read on SDN. They have a huge reading room with identical set up (even the lamps looked the same) to the famous reading room at the NY Public Library, and an extensive and interesting history of medicine collection. Every student I met seemed to love the school, which is a plus. The admissions office was friendly and tried to make the day as low stress as possible." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I found it odd that although the students praise the new curriculum, which gives first and second year students the entire afternoon free almost every day, no one seemed to have time to do anything outside of studying. When I asked if there was a student center or a place where students gathered, they answered, "We have places where we hang out and study?" When I asked about clubs, students said there were some, but that they didn't have time to participate." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You almost have to have a car if you go to SUNY Buffalo. The hospitals for clerkships are driving distance and public transportation isn't that good." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Relaxed, laid back, one second year student and a community doctor volunteer. They both wanted to get to know me as a person and asked many questions about my background. They both were open to questions from me. It was very conversational; both of the interviews flowed." 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?

< $100

What airport did you use?

BUF

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/02/2005

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

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