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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Define professionalism" Report Response

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

"Tell me at least one negative thing about dentistry" Report Response

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

"Who's your daddy (kidding of course). How many and which other schools have you applied to" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about your business." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me at least one thing that you find negative about dentistry. This is the only question that I suggest you prepare for. This is a trap question (the only trap question). Buffalo is specifically looking for positive people (I know because after I received my acceptance letter I asked one of my interviewers the reason for the question). I answered with a neutral answer like, I'm exactly, "I can't really think of anything bad off the top of my head...I guess it's a bummer when people cancel on you last minute."" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, UB website, watched ample Sportscenter the night before." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Pretty much everything. All of the dental schools that I visited had mediocre labs, but I've heard you really don't need state of the art for your first and second years as didactic work dominates. Getting your own chair in clinic is magnifico! I think I'll get a fish tank for my op." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fact that I'll have to buy a snow blower." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That Buffalo really is a top program. That Dr. Brown is a total stud. That hot wings from Duff's are actually wicked hot (but extremely good)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"5 Stars! This place is for me. Hope to see you there (unless of course you're some arrogant wiener, which they'll pick up on anyway and you won't make it past the screen). Enjoy your interview. The pizza's good but Duff's has better wings (about 10 min from campus)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

buf

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Marriott Residence Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/16/2005

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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