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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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?

Closed file

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

"Tell me about your family." Report Response

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

"I picked out two courses from your transcript that looked interesting. What can you tell me about these classes?" Report Response

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

"Notice you did not have a lot of clinical/shadowing experience - didn't you have time to pursue this more?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I picked out some interesting courses from your transcript. What can you tell me about these classes?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why didn't you pursue more clinical experience like shadowing?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interview, read about school and the surrounding city, prepared as many practice interview questions as I could find, talked to current med students & admissions advisers, watched pre-med videos on YouTube" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They emphasized the collaborative, non-competitive atmosphere and they showed respect for applicants throughout the interview process. They actually told us the exact day (2 weeks later) when the decision would be ready." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Facilities were a bit old but the medical school will move to new downtown campus in 2 years." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Wish I knew how friendly and laid back the interviewers would be, and also that they cannot see grades or test scores. I prepared for all the tough questions, when I should have just been ready for a good conversation about my interests, the school, and life in Buffalo." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview style is very laid back and not at all high-pressure. The only stressful part is the uncertainty of waiting between interviews and the long day (8:30am-4:30pm)." 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?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

University Manor Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

3/11/15

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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