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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

3

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 makes you want to be on the front lines in medicine?" Report Response

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

"How did you turn things around after college?" Report Response

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

"Have you ever been asked to do something unethical, or witnessed someone else do something unethical? How did you respond?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Does absolute power corrupt absolutely?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why should I tell the rest of the committee to accept you? What makes you special?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reread AMCAS, reread other secondaries, tried to get a good night's sleep, got up early, ate heartily." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Organ-based curriculum, strong focus on patient interaction throughout 1st and 2nd years, reputation for strong clinical training in years 3 and 4, friendly students who help one another." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It seems like one could better integrate public health/cultural competency/ethical content throughout the preclinical education." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That there was a coffee machine on the first floor!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very impressed, liked the school a lot. They will ask you some questions that seem to come out of nowhere, but you can take a second to think about it before you speak." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/10/2008

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

9 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?

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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Coffee! Some of us are addicted :)" Report Response

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