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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

1 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

2 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 delivered bad news." Report Response

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

"Where else have you applied/interviewed? Why did you apply to these schools? Schools X, Y, Z (not their school) are pretty good schools, so which school is your top choice?" Report Response

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

"Tell me a time when you became a member of a new group." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were to interview anyone in the news, who would it be and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Define the role of the physician in care of a terminally ill patient. (This was the pop essay and my student interviewer grilled me on this one for about 30 min.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read over my AMCAS application, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the tour was great. Mr. Rosso was very enthusiastic and we saw some brain collection, the anatomy lab, computer lab, historical library collection, etc." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The students were unhappy. One student I encountered in the hallway asked me if I was applying to the school, and then told me not even so much so as to think about it! That to me was a major turn-off. The lunch food was by far the worst I've ever had in all my interviews (and I've had eight interviews). They serve nasty cold Turkey or ham sandwich and a 1-L Coca-Cola for 20+ applicants, with ice taken from the lab. The facilities were very poor and the place seemed gloomy. The interviewer were NOT interested to get to know you, but only concerned with how well you can answer standardized questions compared to other applicants. The curriculum is in very bad shape. The interviews after lunch were unpredictable: we waited to be called in a big room without knowing who our inteviewers were or what time the interviews were to take place. Some finished both interviews while others were still waiting for their first interview for hours. As for the interviews themselves, both the student and the MD took me into a dimly lit classroom and then proceeded to ask me the list of questions on their sheets. It was highly unprofessional and discouraging. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that it would be a complete waste of time and I should have saved my money by skipping this one!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"see negative " 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?

1 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

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

< $100

How would you rate the hotel?

2 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

I took an overnight bus

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

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?

1 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

1 out of 10

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

1 out of 10

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