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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?

6 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?

45 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)?

"Which other schools did you apply to and what are their names?" Report Response

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

"Which of your volunteer/work experiences do you think prepared you the most to get through dental school?" Report Response

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

"What did you like and dislike about dentistry from what you observed in shadowing dentists?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Besides what we already know about you, what is a quality that will allow you to do well in dentistry?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"So it seems like your father's dental office is the only shadowing experience you've had for general practice? (The only time they really challenged me, but eesh!)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, UB's web site" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The clinics are AMAZING. In your third year you get your own clinic for the next 2 years that no one else touches! So everyone put up plants and fishtanks and photographs. The pedo clinic was really cute. (Oh, and the library was soooo cool!)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I got a lot of hints that the administrators are more formal with each other and with students than at most schools (no one refers to each other by first names). Made it a little less relaxes." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it's not just a random state dental school - UB has tons to offer!! And the weather isn't THAT bad." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The opening introductions and information gave me sort of a neutral impression of a normal dental program. You have to give a sample of your writing and watch a video. The interview wasn't bad, though they offered a few more challenge questions than the others I did. However, when we ended up chatting about classes and Buffalo in general it got VERY casual and they seemed to enjoy just getting to know me. So don't get alarmed at any questions; use them to get back to your good qualities. The library and clinics are AMAZING, and the campus is really quite nice! The students seem relaxed, friendly, and were constantly teasing and swearing at each other ;). It seems laid back but very professional, and you get TONS of clinical experience. They do stress that you'll work 80+ hours a week though." 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?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

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?

Motel 6 in Amherst

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/20/2005

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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