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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?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me about a time someone got very angry with you. How did you respond and how did the situation pan out?" Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun? What was your favorite family vacation?" Report Response

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

"Explain this blemish on your record [very nicely asked, but they wanted an answer]" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If for some reason you could not be a doctor, what would you be happy and satisfied doing with your life?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"same as above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Interview feedback on SDN--almost ALL of the questions are here, people, read and take notes and you'll be fine! I also looked through the website and talked to an alum." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The beauty of the area (bear in mind I interviewed in August, i.e. no snow). The curriculum seems great, the clinical experience in the first 2 years is cool too. They seem to have a nice respect for the history of medicine. It is very cheap to live well in Buffalo." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The need for proactive action to get good clinical placements in your chosen field. The need for a car. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The campus is big! Bring your map and walking shoes, because they're going to make you trek around. Not in a bad way, but be mindful of it." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was a whole-day affair, as I was there for about 6 hours. It was well-organized and everyone was friendly and nice. The interviews were decently stressful but the interviewers had a nice demeanor and seemed genuinly interested. I was well-prepared with SDN questions, and I felt very comfortable as I had already thought about answers to almost every question that I was asked. I was also asked several questions specific to my file, particularly regarding what I learned about medicine from my volunteer experiences. They were hard but fair questions that delved pretty deeply into my personal statement and AMCAS (so be familiar with what you wrote)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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