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  • SUNY - University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Buffalo
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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)?

"Whats your definition of professionalism? Why Dentistry? Why study and go to Africa your last semester? Why Buffalo? What is it about Buffalo, besides location and money, that makes you want to attend here?" Report Response

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

"What do you think will be the thing you dislike most about dentistry in 15 years? How much dental experience do you have? Do you really think that much experience will enable you to choose a career for the rest of your life?" Report Response

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

"Did you think there was a big transition going from a community college to a 4 year institution? Do you think there will be a similar transition for you going into dental school? Come March, and you have multiple acceptances in your hand, which school will you choose to attend, and how will you choose?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why are you studying in South Africa for 5 months? What kind of courses will you be taking there? Are you going to make it back alive to attend school here if accepted?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You don't have a lot of dental experience, how are we to know that your serious about becoming a dentist?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I didn't really...I thought I'd have more honest and real answers if I just did it. It worked very well for Stony Brook, but not here..." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"nothing in particular...Its a nice school, the area is a little run down" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Fairly unorganized...I felt as though the whole day was just kind of slapped together..I didn't particularly like that. It took a long time for all the interviews to conclude, so we were waiting for quite a while." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That there was free parking right next to where I paid for parking" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It overall wasn't a bad or good experience. The students who came and talked to us were overall great! The interview...well...I thought it went absolutely horrible. There were two of them, one was an older lady with an accent and the other a middle aged man. The man was *very* nice, while the woman...jesus...She lit into and constantly questioned, and requestioned everyone of my answers and it really threw me off guard. I think she was testing how well I could handle stress and criticism, but it still made the interview a pretty bad experience. I honestly was pretty bummed until another girl had the same interviewers and had the same impression as I did. But either way, I got accepted 2 days after the interview." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/27/2004

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