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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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

Open file

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

"what do you do at your research job?" Report Response

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

"what is the biggest problem in health care today?" Report Response

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

"what specialty are you interested in?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"how do you think a student could prepare for being a doctor without having been a performer (I have, and throughout my application emphasize how much it helped me)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"what is the biggest problem in healthcare today? about how many people would you say are uninsured in the US? (after i stated the large # of uninsured is the problem)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read the NY times, read SDN, read my AMCAS" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the dean's speech before our interviews. Dr. Severin is a super nice, genuine, witty guy. he told we would know our status in a week. the faculty wants you to match well, they will try to prep you early on for whatever residencies you want. students seemed happy" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"old hokey classrooms. the snow. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that it really is a good idea to do your research as far as health care issues and news etc. my interviewers were a good combination of nice but also kind of critical..they can tell if you're fibbing. you can't get away with the cliche ''the biggest health problem is the uninsured'' without having an idea of how many uninsured there are. luckily i knew the number because i had read an article the night before, but that was miraculous. two days ago, i would not have known that answer. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"the interviewers were very nice, but also genuinely curious about why I wanted to do medicine, what qualities I could bring, etc. I felt that really preparing to ''present'' myself..who I am, what I want, why I'm prepared for medicine...was super impt. It wasn't just idle conversation, it was real getting to the core of why I'm applying to medical school. also, some other poor applicant got a retired professor interview him by randomly pulling out old newspaper articles out of his pocket and asking the applicant what he thought. so that stuff actually happens! going through SDN left me totally prepared for the interview though." 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?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In 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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

BUF

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?

hampton inn amherst

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/14/2007

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?

6 out of 10

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