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  • SUNY - University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Buffalo
Overall Experience

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?

6 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)?

"Are you sure that you want to be a doctor, even though they put so many hours into what they do and only getting very little money for it?" Report Response

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

"Can you tell me a time that you had disagreed with someone?" Report Response

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

"Do you follow current events? Who would you interview from the news?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"what would you do if your friend, who worked alongside you as a doctor too, had written a questionable number of prescriptions for patients?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you do if you caught someone that you knew in medical school cheating on a test?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, AMCAS, Mock Interview with Friend" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The tour, enthusiasm of the faculty, facilities that were shown, brain museum, the IT" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the weather is horrific, the admissions committee did NOT talk about residencies or match lists at all, did not get to see any of the lecture halls" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"the tour can and probably will be OVER 90 minutes (probably closer to 2hrs or so)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I came into the interview with the impression that the school is close to crap. Their website is very, very outdated and the weather was horrible to say the least. However, despite these things and a 2hr tour, it was a very good experience. I ended up liking Buffalo and their facilities are clean, neat and fairly new. They are fixing up the anatomy lab, which makes it look brighter and more ''welcoming.'' The admissions committee READS EVERYTHING that you gave them so be prepared. Lucky for me, I didn't have horrible interviewers so the conversation flowed very well. However, some of the interviewees did get some of the crazier questions like the study of physicians that stopped smoking and a method of measuring body fat of a person. Overall, a good experience at Buffalo." 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?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

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?

Holiday Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/19/2008

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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