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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

One-on-one

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

"(I'm from Canada) Why are you applying to the USA? How many schools did you apply to? Whereabouts are you in the application process? Where do you want to live after Dental School?" Report Response

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

"Can you explain what you do research in?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? How do you think you will have time for it all?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you know how many hours of class Dental school requires you to attend? .... How do you think you can handle 30 credit hours a semester?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"As interviewers, we have the opportunity to plead your case to the larger admissions committee... Knowing that we represent you, and if I told you I can tell them anything you want me to, what would you want me to tell them?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the Buffalo University website: there is a lot of information there." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The amount of space dedicated to the dental schools (ie. all the chairs, all the post-doc training, etc)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interviewer who interviewed me was very negative and I felt berated many times. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the Dean snowboards: it could have made for good small talk around lunch. Too bad I only found out near the end. You can leave your coat/bags with one of the secretaries of the Admissions Committee - it's less awkward than leaving it at the patient scheduling desk :( lol... The school is really big, and the tour is really small - you barely see any of it. So if you really want to see the school, schedule a full one (there are two campuses)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Seems like a great school with many opportunities... The students seem pretty happy with their choices and the city doesn't seem as boring as others make it out to be - sounds like they have a lot of fun in Buffalo." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 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

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Ramada Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/12/2008

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?

6 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The Admissions Office is really nice. Everyone I was in contact with was very helpful to me." Report Response

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