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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What have you given up to be here? " Report Response

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

"the gas station question" Report Response

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

"What life experiences has been most intellectually eye-opening." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The lady asked me about my MCAT score and she asked me what religion I am." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I was asked if I could interview anyone from modern day, who would it be. I said Condoleezza Rice because of her intelligence and diverse accomplishments. The interview got very upset and said that my answer was inconsistent with everything else I had said in my interview and inconsistent with my file. He said she was a liar for a pack of wolves and had turned her back on her own people. He talked about his dislike for her for about 15 minutes. I was extremely surprised by his reaction. Note to self: Don’t mention anyone who is even potentially controversial in an interview. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my application. studied the school's web site. Searched the web for information about the school. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the curriculum is fantastic" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"How fast the interviews went. I didn't feel my interviewers had time to really ask what they wanted. I was also very negatively impressed with the ranting of my interviewer." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not to mention the name of Condoleezza Rice to a New Yorker. LOL" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"very positive. " 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?

8 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?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

buf

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

3 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/27/2006

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?

4 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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