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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"Design a study to estimate the # of physicians who quit smoking in the past year (have unlimited funding). Why Buffalo? Any questions for me?" Report Response

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

"Describe a situation where you let someone down/had to stand up for what you believe in/compromised for something. Describe your best friend. Describe experience where someone was angry with you." Report Response

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

"Tell me a funny story from childhood. Describe situation where you changed your view on an issue. Describe incident where your curiosity got you in trouble. Who in today's news would you interview/what would you ask?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"nothing interesting. interview #1 was more conversational, interview #2 was almost nothing more than going through the ENTIRE laundry list of Buffalo's questions (see prior feedbacks)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"question related to college (matriculated at Princeton at 16, have poor college grades)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, MSAR, school website, went out with 2nd yrs the night before, made extensive notes based on SDN interview feedback and memorized my responses to popularly-asked questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"student enthusiam, Buffalo nightlife, friendlier (almost mid-western) attitude compared to NYC, tuition for in-staters, new adult patient simulator, computer network resources for med school class" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"quality/caliber of students, curriculum changes frequent and confusing, interview format, 8 students/cadaver in anatomy, match list history unimpressive in my specialty interests, no chance to sit in on classes" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"opportunity existed to skip library tour - while no one availed of the option, good that it was there for us (in hindsight, wish i did skip the library tour); there were 22 of us interviewees, and my showing up at 9:15 on the dot made me the LAST person in line to interview (i left the school after 4 p.m.)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"9:15 check-in (show up earlier to ensure you finish the day earlier); 10 intro by admissions; med school/library tour until 11:30; boring and confusing curriculum presentation until ~12; pop quiz/essay (define ''empathy'' as it means to you) just as lunch started; lunch w/ med students; entire afternoon in student lounge - killed time watching post 2006 midterm election coverage and playing pool. i was the LAST person to do their FIRST interview, and i was the LAST person to finish the day. was not required to do a third interview." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

6 out of 10

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