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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Talk about a great, non-scientific book you've read in the past year." Report Response

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

"What are you looking for in a medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Imagine your patient is talking about you to his or her friend. What would your patient say about you, as his or her doctor?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Talk about a time your friend did something unethical, and what did you do." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN! They know you have the questions from their list. Have good answers, but don't make it sound canned. They want sincerity." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They really want their students to succeed. They value their students' reputation as working hard and getting into good residencies." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour is long and boring. The entire day was an interview for the waitlist. They really didn't sell themselves well." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They don't provide breakfast, and the lunch is weak. Get there really early if you need to leave early, since you're assigned interviews first come, first serve. Don't stay at the Boulevard Inn! It's a total dive. My power cut out repeatedly, it wasn't clean, I think there was a prostitute next door, I'm surprised I didn't get bedbugs." 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?

3 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?

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?

1 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Boulevard Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/24/2009

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

4 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?

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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