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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?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"What is the best part about volunteering? What is the worst part about volunteering?" Report Response

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

"Discuss a social problem and how you would attempt to correct it. " Report Response

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

"Described a situation in which you were with a group and someone did something that was unethical or morally wrong." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Discuss a social problem and how would you attempt to correct it. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why are you here today? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

", School's website, Read over my AMCAS application, Talked with friends who attend the school" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The student body is extremely friendly and sincere. I went to undergrad. school with a lot of the med. students, so I know that my perception of UB's student body is accurate. In-state tuition is hard to beat. Cost of living is much less than bigger cities that have med. schools. Off-campus housing is very close to the school. Students are in lecture from 8:00 to 12:00 each day. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"No on-campus housing near the med. school (there is on-campus housing, but it's on the north campus). For people without a car: You will definitely need one to get to class and travel around the city since public transportation leaves much to be desired. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview day starts at 9:30 with a brief outline of the day's events. You then take a tour of the campus facilities. Next, you listen to two presentations about the school; one by a faculty member who helped redesign the school's curriculum five year ago and the other by the dean. Afterwards, we were given an essay question to answer. The essay question was "describe two characteristics that you possess that will help make you a good physician". The essay should not be a source of stress. The essay is placed in your folder and the interviewers have a chance to read it over before meeting with you. We were then served lunch. After lunch, the interview process started. All the interviewees hung out in the student lounge and watched TV, played darts, etc. while waiting for their interviewers to come get them. After the two interviews, you are either allowed to leave or are given a third interview (this happens when the first two interviewers do not do not agree on their impression of you). " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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