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  • SUNY - University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Buffalo
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 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

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Buffalo has a set list of questions that they ask everybody in addition to specific questions pertaining to your application. Look at all of the previous SDN entries for Buffalo--all of the standard questions are there--including "What is it to be a professional?"" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Staff, students, and admin were extremely down to earth & I felt extremely welcome. Dr.Joynt (interviewer) wasreally knowledgable & invited me to explore their school further by asking the students any further questions. (I had a list) Low cost of living & can transfer residency to NY state by second year to take advantage of in-state rates, but must live off campus." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"None" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Bundle up & moisturize well--the wind in Buffalo really picks up after 5pm in the winter time--it was a struggle to close my car door and I got an extremely cold/wind-chapped face." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Staff, students, and admin were extremely down to earth & I felt extremely welcome, in contrast, the other applicants were cold & competitive. Had mug shot taken. After a brief video presentation about the school & introductions, we chatted with the students while waiting to be interviewed. Dr. Joynt is extremely friendly--was asked questions listed previously on SDN & questions regarding my application. Also chatted about experience at other dental school interivews. Was lead on tour of library, lecture halls, anatomy lab, clinics & neurology study by really nice. Preclinical labs are in the basement & all dental buildings are linked underground. Clinics are nice--school provides instruments (aka, can not take them when you leave). You get your own operatory during 3rd & 4th year--tiered group practice system. 15,000 patient files, 6,500 patient under active treatment at any time. You take basic science lectures with med students, but dental students get separate exams & labs. Big brother/sister program exists. Received acceptance letter 1 week later. Good Luck!" Report Response

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