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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Why medicine? (both times) If you were accepted, what would make you stand out? What was your college experience like?" Report Response

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

"What is a social problem today and how would you go about solving it? (And the MD who interviewed me told me NOT to say health care) Name a person you'd like to interview in the news or in the past and why?" Report Response

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

"How would your best friend describe you in terms of strengths and weaknesses? Name a time where you changed your belief/opinion/outlook about something. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How did your MCAT score improve so dramatically? (I took the test twice, and he asked me about my score improvement and what exactly I did)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No particular question was difficult, since most were pretty straightforward and off the SDN website. It was standard and streamlined; very easygoing and refreshing. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reread PS, AMCAS application, NY Times and news magazines (for current news), SDN website (SAVED MY BUTT), and took a mental health day before the interview at Niagara Falls :D" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The staff, the enthusiastic tour and legendary Mr. Rosso and deans, the integrated curriculum and early clinical studies beginning first year, a campus environment (I come from NYC), patient contact and learning to deliver bad news by freshman year, cooperative learning and the extermination of any form of pre-med brutality... And decisions come out as early as 10/15!! I love how Buffalo really sits down to evaluate each individual candidate (they use humans instead of computers and weird formulas to weed out students). Buffalo is really fair with that, allowing students in the later applicant pool to have a shot at interviews. Within days of the interview (like 2-3) they will have a decision, and notify you soon, so they are really efficient with their admissions. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The unpredictable weather, speaking the days before were sunny and lovely. Interview day started off with some rain and blustery wind. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Where the entrance to the Biomedical Education Building is from the parking lot. I still don't know how to get in from the right entrance, I still end up making loops the long way. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Definitely check out SDN for interview feedback. Do not stress over the interview as much, because the committee really wants to have a conversation with you, nothing to debilitating. Just relax, power up with some caffeine early morning, and rock it!!" 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?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ 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?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Lord Amherst Motel

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/07/2009

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 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?

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?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Breakfast and coffee maybe? It's a long day :D Otherwise, the admission office was stupendous with a" Report Response

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