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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?

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)?

"Seriously there's a whole big list of questions if you just read through the other feedbacks. They're all on a list (including the infamous "how many gas stations" question, which I didn't get even though I prepared for it!)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"One of my interviewers had several articles from the newspaper describing current events with moral/ethical implications (most were not medically related). He described the situations and then asked me to discuss my thoughts on them. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same as "most interesting question". It was tough having to think on my feet like that, but when I got stuck my interviewer guided me through my thought process, which was nice." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN interview feedback. They really do have a list of questions that they go off of, so if you prepare for all of the questions that other students have listed in this feedback section (Have you had to deliver bad news to someone, Tell me about your best friend, Have you ever done something unethical, Have you ever had to deal with someone who had a dissenting opinion in a group....) you will be fine." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The enthusiasm of the admissions staff, the happiness of the students, and the really really collaborative atmosphere" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities seemed a little outdated. The dean who gave the tour was really excited about a TV and VCR in one of the classrooms!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The pop-essay! Somehow I must have missed that. They give it to you right before lunch, but don't worry, it's not bad." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very relaxed and pleasant day. But it was raining, haha." 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?

5 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?

10 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?

11/09/2005

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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