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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"When did you first begin interested in medicine and why?" Report Response

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

"What was your hardest class in college? Easiest? and Why?" Report Response

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

"Explain a social problem you are interested in? Side note: I am a sociology major. But this was asked of other interviewers. (We spoke about social problems, and the interviewer insisted that Gender Inequality was not a social problem. And basically that the study of sociology was void. It was less of an interview, and more of a confrontation.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could interview someone in the news right now, who would it be?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do I consider my form of research a legitimate form of research? And how does it compare to other forms? (I worked in a marine biology lab, as well as a psych lab. He argued that psychology research was not equal)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Reviewed my AMCAS Aplication, Reviweed their site. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Dr. Severin, the Admissions Dead was warm and welcoming. As was Mr. Rosso. The students were freindly, inviting, and very helpful." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My first interview did not interview me as much as confront me. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The fact that the first interview matters more than the second. During my second he informed me that he did not want to know any of the same material I had spoken about. During the second interview we spoke more about me as a person, and less about what I had done in college." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I thought I rocked my second interview considering how combative the first one had gone. I ended up being mid waitlisted. fyi- apparently they used a 1-5 rating system and average the scores of the two interviewers 1- accept 2- high waitlist 3- mid waitlist 4- low waitlist 5- reject" 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?

6 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?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

Buffalo-Niagra

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?

Comfort Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/07/2009

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?

2 out of 10

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

1 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 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?

"Give James Rosso a raise because he is amazing. His enthusiam made me incredibly excited" Report Response

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