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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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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 activity. A lot of questions were based on the AMCAS application." Report Response

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

"Describe a time when you were passionate about something and someone disagreed with you." Report Response

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

"Who would you interview, and what are 2 questions you would ask them?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None of them were very hard." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read questions on SDN (most of them seem much harder than anything I was asked), read about the school, etc. This was my 2nd interview so I had some practice beforehand." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I really liked how much they emphasized the non-competitive nature of the school. UB seems to do whatever it can to minimize competition between students. At UB, we were able to go into the Gross Anatomy Lab even though cadavers were out. I was surprised that they let us do that. We had a lot of chances to talk to students, and most of them were very friendly. They are building a new student lounge, since a large amount of money was donated recently. There is a neuroanatomy museum, which I think they said was one of four in the world. One of my interviewers kept emphasizing that it doesn't get THAT snowy in Buffalo, and they do a good job of plowing the roads." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really. There are 8 students to a cadaver in Anatomy, but no one seemed very bothered by it. You still get to see everything, even if you do less of the dissection yourself. The one thing I would possibly worry about is the weather, since I'm from CA." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was pretty impressed by UB. I enjoyed the interview day a lot more than I was expecting to. I would be happy to go there. By the way, don't stress too much about the interview. The worst part for me was waiting for the interviewers to come and get me. Interviews start around 1 pm, and can last until about 4:30 pm. Each interview seems to usually last 30-50 minutes, and you don't know exactly when you will have interviews within that time period." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

Buffalo

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2009

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?

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

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The only suggestion I would make is to prepare a specific schedule for interviews." Report Response

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