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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

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

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2004

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