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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?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

3 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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)?

"tell me about your research" Report Response

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

"where do you see yourself in 10 years" Report Response

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

"Tell me of a time you had to deal with an uncooperative patient. Tell me about a time when a patient was violent. Was there ever a time you did something that might have not been ethical or saw someone do something not ethical. What did you do? etc." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Have you dealt with a patient that was violent?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think of the medical insurance situation in the US?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, reviewed my AAMC application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness of the faculty and students, how one of the medical students was even giving out advice for applying to another school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"8 ppl to a cadaver, not a lot of study space (the library was small and there was only one main computer lab with 70 computers and another smaller one with ~20). The buildings looked old. My view might be biased since I'm from a school of 40,000." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"had two interviewers. The first was a substitute interviewer so he didn't really know my file. He seemed to be testing me on whether I was truthful. First he asked where my school was and its location in relation to Hershey medical center in PA. When I told him, he said: "Oh right, I knew where Hershey was.". Then when he asked about my research, I mentioned using PDMS. He asked what it stood for. When I told him, he said: "oh yea, they use that a lot.", as if he knew it all along. He really hamered me about why I wanted to be a doctor. He said I didn't have clinical experience, so how do I know I want to be a doctor. In reality, I did have a lot of clinical experience but he said those aren't similar to real situations... the second interview went much better and was much more conversational. I ended up on the waiting list." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/29/2008

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 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?

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?

8 out of 10

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