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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?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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)?

"The first interviewer basically asked me how I would fair against Ivy League Students. He questioned my GPA (3.96overall 3.92sci) because I go to a small, private and relatively obscure OOS university." Report Response

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

"A lot of explain a time when questions" Report Response

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

"I had to interpret a quote from Einstein on the spot" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe a time when one of your beliefs changed." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See question one. I had no idea how to respond to the person essentially questioning my education. If his goal was to trip me up he accomplished it!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seemed to work together and they discouraged being "cut throat." The school was much better than I anticipated." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I probably took the first question the wrong way, but I was highly offended by it. However, they invited me for an interview as an OOS so my school must not have influenced them too much." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The questions! How painfully boring the tour was going to be. They let us know our decisions the next day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The school def. went up my list after the visit. I enjoyed everything except being wait-listed!! I got my first acceptance the day after being waitlisted so I am not too discouraged. I am hoping I come off the waitlist though because UB moved into my top 5!" 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/21/2008

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?

5 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

6 out of 10

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