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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"Tell me about x experience from your AMCAS file." Report Response

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

"Have you ever not done the right thing?" Report Response

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

"Have you ever been witness to an unethical situation?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about x research experience" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Have you ever not done the right thing?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interview, SDN interview prep, reviewed relevant application materials." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Buffalo seems to be ranked well under what they should be by most with whom I have spoken. The people are honest and friendly, and there is a strong emphasis on handling the admissions process ethically and efficiently. The committee decides your fate from the interviews the same day that you have them. After October 15, when AAMC allows applicant notification, the school updates your status the very next day. That, in my opinion, is very cool. There are many positives about this school that I believe are overlooked far too often (CHEAP tuition, great cultural life, and amazing resources for those willing to seek them out)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The building were out of date and the area of the school lacks charm (to say the least), but there is much construction going on at this point and the school has plans for new facilities in the next few years. Yes, 8 people to a cadaver, but who cares? You'll get all the time you want later in your career." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it would rain on interview day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school with a great historical town. This school will not be the first choice for those looking for prestige (which matters very little in reality), but it is a solid school looking to improve and grow without sacrificing student success." 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?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/26/2009

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

7 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?

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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