University at Buffalo (Jacobs) (SUNY)

Address

Office of Medical Admissions / Room 131 Biomedical Education Bldg. / Buffalo, NY USA 14214

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
97
School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
MD
Public/Private
Public
Year Founded
1846
US News Rank - Research
79
US News Rank - Primary Care
94-122
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()
City Size
< 4M

Getting In

Median GPA
3.76
Median MCAT
511
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
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Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()
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International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
No
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AMCAS
Letters of Rec Required
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()
Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
No
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Early
Secondary Fee
$65
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
Traditional
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?
Yes

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('22-'23)

1. In 500 words or fewer, please explain your reasons for applying to the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo. Please be specific.

2. In 500 words or fewer, please explain how you would respond to a fellow student who muttered a racist or homophobic statement under their breath in your presence and that of other peers.

Essay Topics ('21 – '22)

1. In 500 words or fewer, please explain your reasons for applying to the University at Buffalo's Jacobs School of Medicine. Please be specific.

2. In 500 words or fewer, please explain how you would respond to a fellow student who muttered a racist or homophobic statement under their breath in your presence and that of other peers?

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. To some extent, everyone in the US has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. In 500 words or fewer, please explain the ways in which you and your family have been adversely affected by this pandemic.

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. In 500 words or fewer, please explain your reasons for applying to the University at Buffalo's Jacobs School of Medicine. Please be specific.

2. Also, in 500 words or fewer, please explain how you would respond to a fellow student who muttered a racist or homophobic statement under their breath in your presence and that of other peers.

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

1. In 500 words or fewer, please explain your reasons for applying to the University at Buffalo's Jacobs School of Medicine. Please be specific.

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

Its just a form to fill out demographic info, what specialities you're interested in, and whether or not you took online classes.

Essay Topics ('17 – '18)

No Essays

Essay Topics ('16 – '17)

No Essays

Essay Topics ('15 – '16)

No Essays

Essay Topics ('14 – '15)

1. Did any of your parents/grandparents graduate from our Medical School? If yes, their name and the year of graduation

2. Do either of your parents teach in our Medical School? If yes, Department name

3. Did either of your parents serve in the U. S. Armed Forces?

4. Are you applying to: MD program; MD and MD/PhD programs; MD/PhD only

5. If you have participated in any educational program sponsored by our Medical School, please list programs and dates.

6. Do you realize that conviction of a felony may preclude licensure in some states? (Answering 'Yes' does NOT imply that you have a felony conviction.)

7. Most candidates do not know what field of Medicine they wish to enter, but we would appreciate your stating which field interests you most at this time, (Neurosurgery, Urology, Psychiatry, etc.) or simple state Unknown.

8. As an undergraduate, have you ever worked in, or are currently working in a research laboratory?

9. Please list all online courses that you have already taken in college.

10. Please list all online courses you are planning to take in the future.

Essay Topics ('13 – '14)

No Essays

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