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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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)?

"What person from today's news would you like to have dinner with? (I hate these questions for some reason - it's everyone or no one)" Report Response

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

"Tell us about your parents, your brother." Report Response

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

"LOTS of questions about my background (I'm non-trad). " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me a funny story from when you were a child. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you calculate the number of physicians who quit smoking? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"AMCAS, asked my friends who went there, SDN. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Faculty/Staff, Student interviewer, that we didn't have the Buffalo standard of "pizza and wings" for lunch... also that the other interviewees were generally people I wouldn't mind being in class with." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Okay facilities. They have everything, and it's relatively high-tech, it's just not that pretty. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I can't think of anything at the moment." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Show up, and find the people with black suits who look nervous. Line up in arrival order (you're kidding, right? no.) becuase then you're interviewed in that order. Sort of. Introduciton. Tour. More Tour. Pop essay "describe a moment when you volunteered that helped solidify your decision to choose medicine" then lunch iwth students. Except there were no students at my table. Interview 1, waiting in the lounge, Interview 2, went home. I went to UB for my MS so I'm pretty happy with the school already and would just like to get in so I can relax this year. " 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?

4 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/06/2006

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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