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Albany Medical College
Albany Medical College
  • Year founded: 1839
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 191
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Albany Medical College (AMC)
Allopathic Medical School
Albany
  • SDN RANKING 1
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 263 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 3 2 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $55,360
  • Non - Resident Tuition $55,360
  • Application Fee $105
  • AVG MCAT 497
  • AVG GPA 3.6
  • LIZZYM Score 59.0

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • Mail Code 3
  • 47 New Scotland Avenue
  • Albany 12208
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

One of the nation's oldest private medical schools, AMC prides itself in offering an intimate, collegial environment which fosters humane values and genuine learning. The institution was founded in 1839 with an initial enrollment of 57 students. Despite the many changes and developments which have occurred over the years, the College still maintains a policy of limiting enrollment to a small group of carefully selected students -128 in each class.

Curriculum

The face of health care will be transformed over the next decade. Albany Medical College's faculty recognizes the demand that the new health care environment will place on practicing physicians. In response, the faculty has developed a curriculum that focuses on the principles of comprehensive care while teaching students to think and analyze information. This approach will prepare students to incorporate the multiple dimensions of care into a framework for diagnosis, prevention and treatment that will utilize an increasingly wide range of resources in an effective, efficient, and compassionate manner. The curriculum emphasizes wellness, prevention and patient education. The collaborative relationship between primary care physicians and specialists is stressed. Through-out the curriculum students will begin to understand healthcare from an individual, community, and societal point of view. Psychosocial and legal implications of health care are also addressed. The program for medical education is designed to provide each student with a foundation of knowledge and clinical skills essential for both graduate training and, ultimately, for assuming a challenging role in the health care delivery system. Utilizing a variety of educational formats, students are presented with the fundamental concepts upon which medical knowledge is founded, and they are trained to develop the cognitive, sensory and motor skills that serve as the basis of clinical problem-solving. The importance of life-long learning is also stressed.

Facilities

The seven-story Medical Education Building contains four lecture halls with a combined capacity of about 700, as well as smaller conference-classrooms, student laboratories, faculty offices and research laboratories. This building connects to the five-story Neil Hellman Medical Research Building. The Hellman Building, which has 75,000 square feet of floor space, houses research quarters and equipment. This building also contains many additional teaching facilities, as well as faculty and administrative offices. To provide the breadth of clinical training required in modern medical education, a medical college must have available to its students a wide variety of clinical experiences. Albany Medical College provides extensive clinical experience through teaching affiliations with several nearby hospitals. In making such arrangements, it was recognized that the type of experience provided by a tertiary medical center hospital should be supplemented by the establishment of programs with neighboring primary and secondary care hospitals.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 168
Negatively 44
No change 8

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.92 250

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.21 160

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stop doing MMI." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give a clearer idea of what kind of information/when we might receive regarding our application status post-interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Better interview day presentation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Greet students when they come in instead of leaving them in the waiting area. Let students know if they will have 1 or 2 interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have MD's conduct the interview. I do not understand why a PhD is questioning my abilities to succeed in medical school and in the future as a practicing physician when that person has neither gone through that type of training in order to fully understand the necessary qualities and/or practices in the field as a professional." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would be nice to know ahead of time if we have on eor two interviews. But thank you for the breakfast and coffee!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly and welcoming" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. I found everything to be excellent and well-organized." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly and accommodating. Gets things done quickly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The guy who interviewed me had his license revoked by the state (Dr. Charles Kite - look it up)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Personally I thought the admissions office was great. They were really responsive to students, and g" More from this Member | Report Response

"Really great and very responsive-- no need for improvement" More from this Member | Report Response

"May be time for electronically printed correspondence; the old school ink stamps seem archaic." More from this Member | Report Response

"It would be really nice to have explicit directions and an address on the interview invite. There ar" More from this Member | Report Response

"You guys did a great job! Thanks for being so friendly to those of us there interviewing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"more info on the class size and more info on the folder" More from this Member | Report Response

"Uhh, send me an acceptance letter!" More from this Member | Report Response

"More information in the admissions folder would be great. But the admissions office staff is wonder" More from this Member | Report Response

"I think the interviewers need to take a step back and get to know the applicants, not just test them" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"(From a list) - Pick 4 adjectives and explain how they apply to you. You must select 3 positive and 1 negative descriptors." More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI. NDA signed." More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI - can't disclose Qs" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI - list of 10 people, save 3" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't give details (MMI)" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI; signed non-disclosure agreement." More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI; signed non-disclosure agreement" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI...non-disclosure agreement" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say to a patient who was dying and looking for comfort?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to school here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about x activity. Be prepared to conversate about your EC's." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one specific challenge that you have faced?" More from this Member | Report Response

"first interviewer asked general questions about my background and AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are important qualities a physician should have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about such and such activity..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you can handle the life style of a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Teenage girl wants an abortion, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something that isn't on your application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your story" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your stance on animal testing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Bio-ethics question regarding an underage girl requesting an abortion" More from this Member | Report Response

"For the most part conversational with general "why medicine" "why Albany"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an activity listed on my AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about [AMCAS activity]." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will healthcare reform affect your home state specifically?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you tell me about (specific activity)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were Mr. Obama, what would you specifically do to solve the US's healthcare issues?" More from this Member | Report Response

"given all the problems you see in the health care system, why do you still want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about this EC, this EC, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe any ethical dilemma you've experienced through X ec." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think XXXXX Medical School rejected you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was reading your file and am unimpressed by your grades. Can u explain your academic difficulties?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (starting from college)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your stance on the healthcare reform debate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A specific situation relating to abortion and how to deal with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"specific questions about my background, activities, motivation for medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"So explain what happened with your bad grades in the beginning of college." More from this Member | Report Response

"A 14 year old girl from a low income family is raped during a "gang initiation" and becomes pregnant. She wants to keep the baby, the mother wants her to abort. You are the physician, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you have a problem performing an abortion" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were living in Oregon; how would I handle a patient seeking a referral for assisted suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a 15-year-old girl came into your office crying and said she was pregnant, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Why medicine? What do you think about socialized medicine? Why this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question about in vitro fertilization producing multiple births that the mother cannot support financially. Do physicians have the responsibility to regulate in vitro fertilization?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was truly a casual conversation for both interviews. Each asked me a few questions about my AMCAS and background." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of ethical questions....abortion, end of life care." More from this Member | Report Response

"If a 16 year old walked into your office and asked for an abortion, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me an ethical situation in medicine and your take on it." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were advising Obama about healthcare what would you tell him? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Situational Question: You are a doctor and 2 parents come in with their 14 year old, mentally retarded daughter that is pregnant after being raped. They want you to give her an abortion. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me a question on what I would do if a 14 yo came in wanting to have an abortion...this was actually the only ethical question I got." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do homeless people exist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So tell me about the single payer healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer 1: Why medicine? Why Albany? Asked me to explain a couple ECs. Fifteen year old seeks abortion, what do you do? How do you feel about a Schiavo type case? " More from this Member | Report Response

"describe an interesting patient" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important characteristic about being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the pharmaceutical industry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"''Let's say (insert ethics question)...what would you do?'' " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you are a feminist? Is the world ready for a female president?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research, and explain how you make, ''aligned nanofibers.''" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked about the experience I mentioned in secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

"If a young woman who was planning to enter medical school came to you seeking a referral to an abortion provider, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you become an EMT with your cert. after college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could invite anyone, living or dead, to a dinner party, who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you perceive as being a major problem facing US health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about Medicare and Medicaid." More from this Member | Report Response

"what was a challenging experience that you had to overcome? " More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about a current event." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to got to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your experiences in Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem in healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"1) Tell me about your future in medicine. Why do you see yourself doing international healtcare? (Interview 1)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about any ethical topics that have crossed your mind?" More from this Member | Report Response

"too many stupid and irrelevant questions to list. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you support stem-cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"terry schiavo - what do you think" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is wrong with health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything in your background you would consider a disadvantage? An advantage?" More from this Member | Report Response

"abortion" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a particular individual you encountered or experience you had while shadowing/volunteering? (This question was repeated approx. 3 or 4 times)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is health care a right or a privilege?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your opinion on physician-assisted suicide? (read up and print out a copy of the new oregon law!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think of healthcare today " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Albany?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If the parents of a retarded 14-year old girl brought her in for an abortion, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could, what steps would you take to lower the cost of health care (in detail)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you applying to US medical schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your understanding of the Oregon Death with Dignity act?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dinner party... see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to Albany?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between euthenasia and physician assisted suicide (its a fine line but there is a difference). Then he asked if I had a patient who wanted to die would I let him?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient of yours was risking her health by her pregnancy, and abortion is illegal what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you take more heroic measures to save someone that you knew?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What classes outside of science did you enjoy and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you know what you're getting into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix the healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you solve the problems with US healtcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stem Cell, Right to Die type questions... Nothing too bad though, make sure to be familiar with concepts and scenarios. They always had Why follow up quetions." More from this Member | Report Response

"16 year old comes to wanting an abortion. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"what was your biggest challenge?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would actually leave the warm weather you live in now to come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stroke patient question." More from this Member | Report Response

"heart transplant/criminal question" More from this Member | Report Response

"16 year old wants an abortion, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What non-profit organization would you want to be the CEO of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine, who would you have dinner with, biggest ethical issue in medicine and discuss, euthanasia, abortion, research experience and publications, contrast american and canadian health care systems which do you think is better (I'm canadian ... so that's probably why the question), what would you do to improve US system" More from this Member | Report Response

""Ethical" questions that had nothing to do with ethics." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you read lately?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you get so much clinical research experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experiences shadowing and volunteering- did you see a physician do anything you thought was remarkable, good or bad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? The glory days are over, you can get sued all the time, reimbursements are flat, it's expensive to get into, it takes years before you can be out on your own... So, why even go into medicine? (Not a difficult question to answer if you truly do feel called to medicine)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I could have dinner with anyone living or dead, who would it be and why? (I think this is a favorite question here)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yor family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical questions (see above)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little more about (activity)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss end of life and beginning of life care. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was blunt--he did not read through my application b/c he did not have the time. So he told me to talk about myself. He didn't pay attention as I talked because he was thumbing through my essays the whole time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose the undergraduate school that you did?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your Hobbies? Research? Volunteer Experience? Why Albany? Specialty?" More from this Member | Report Response

"questions about my experiences off AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"most of the questions were about my family, experiences, travels, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dinner question from above." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Albany Med School?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (I hate this question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question about prescribing wrong medication" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be the most difficult thing you expect to deal with in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What ethical issue do you think will impact you most once you are a practicing physician? This was followed by almost forty minutes of...why?; explain what you mean by that; well what would you do if such and such a scenario came up; etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think we can fix our domestic health care system? (I've done a lot of study in this area.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you do not get into medical school this year? Be honest." More from this Member | Report Response

"Cigarette question." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Death by Dignity law, mentioned above." More from this Member | Report Response

"The cigarette question! Other ethical questions (abortion, physician assisted suicide, etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"scenarios relating to DNR, abortion, euthanasia, stem cells...yeah we covered a lot." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you perform abortion? Why would it be an issue and why not? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivated you to apply to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Three children are walking down the street and the oldest child pulls out a cigarette...what do you do??" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly questions about my AMCAS and the application. Interestingly, there was a part of the secondary application that asked if you were selected for an interview, what would you most like to talk about, and I wasn't asked anything about what I put down!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Typical what's your motivation stuff, who would you like to have dinner with, dead or fictional, what would I do if I knew that my best friend at school was cheating and we had both signed the honor code, how was the application process going for me, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do? What specialties are you interested in? They also asked about stuff from my AMCAS essay and experiences sections." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some problems in health care and how can you fix them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you believe to be the most significant recent advance in medicine in the 21st century?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will experience "x" allow you to be a better doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like to do in your free time? " More from this Member | Report Response

"is healthcare a priviledge or a right?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about embryonic stem cells in research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"How many schools have you applied? Interviews? Acceptances?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you did not get accepted to medical school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?/What do you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a doctors role when an 88 year old man has a couple days to live?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Docs in your family? What company would you be a CEO of? What 3 qualities would you bring to the table as a medical student here? How would you handle a 16 y.o. girl that wanted an abortion? Ethics questions on death penalty and abortion." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you have no clinical experience, how can you know that you really want to be a doctor? (You could probably write a book on all the reasons why this is a dumb question.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your name came up for giving a lethal injection, would you? and this led to ideas of capital punishment - we talked about the sniper and the guy who killed all the prostitutes in the west." More from this Member | Report Response

"many medical ethics questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on beginning of life issues ie, stem cell research, abortion..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about the Terry Shiavo case" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think healthcare is a right or a privilage? (sorry, I can't spell) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Death with Dignity laws" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were my views on stem cell research" More from this Member | Report Response

"What in your file will prove to me that you can handle medical school (academics and stress)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who should be responsible for the Duke incident?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to study medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"whats a book you read recently." More from this Member | Report Response

"Views on beginning of life/end of life issues. Discuss a current event. Do I have problems working with human samples and/or animals? (I think I was asked this in relation to my research experience.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"In light of your academic record, how do you know that you can and are ready for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a Doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the ethical issues involved in running clinical research trials?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor (both asked)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Political/Ethical Questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"name and describe two people who have been very influential in your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"what are you reading?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about euthanasia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the toughest thing about being a doctor? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the war on Terrorism?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Question on improving the healthcare system (above)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your experience with assisted suicide (I'm from Oregon)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about abortion? Would you perform one?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many schools have you applied to? How many interviews have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be a CEO of any non-profit organization, which would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a patient who was terminally ill and becoming resistant to higher and higher doses of morphine, and you were worried that increasing his dose any further could cause respiratory arrest, what would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your opinions on euthanasia, abortion, and the advances in reproductive technology?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Patient needs a specific test, CEO of their HMO already turned it down, patient can't switch insurance companies, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be CEO of any non-proft organization, which would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know now as a young adult that you didn't know as a kid about being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your stance on euthanasia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"15 yr. old pregnant teen patient...what would I do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What types of books do you read? I actually had a book with me that she had not read (eventhough she was the head librarian) and I showed it to her and we talked about it..." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Standardized patient scenario." More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI. NDA signed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't give details (MMI)" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI; signed non-disclosure agreement" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to say about you to the admissions board?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discussion on doctor-patient relationships and the impact EMR's can have on them." More from this Member | Report Response

"View on the current health system" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix health care in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed with an ER doctor and I have been an ER scribe for the past 4 years...so he asked me my most interesting case that I've seen....and we basically talked shop for the remainder of our interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the healthcare act potentially being repealed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had to sum you up to the admissions committee in 2 sentences, what would they be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most shocking thing you've seen while working in the hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm not going to ask you why you want to be a doctor. Do you think it's a valid question? What do you think of me NOT asking you that question?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the worst mistake you ever made?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do instead if the profession of medicine did not exist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"40 y/o woman with extra frozen embryos from IV fertilization. Will you respect her wish to donate them to science?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you respond if you were a pediatrician and the parents refused to vaccinate because they were afraid their child would become autistic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about what I would do as a physician with my group." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your best friend? What would he say about you? specifically, what qualities would he say that you possess?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me an example of when your own personal beliefs would be challenged on the job" More from this Member | Report Response

"When you have a problem of any kind, who do you go to first?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviews was very personal. We spent a lot of time talking about my family and childhood." More from this Member | Report Response

"When you are retiring as a physician, what do you want your patients and staff say about your career? What do you want to be known for?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really" More from this Member | Report Response

"All interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you present you personal views in these ethical situations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you flip-flop in your preferred specialties? (Am I not allowed to learn more about the different specialties after becoming interested in one of them?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think there is an ethical situation present when certain advocacy groups tell parents not to vaccinate their children?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Entirely conversational...topics included politics, textiles, and the wood-makings of Albany" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you believe in universal healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your favorite video game?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were advising Obama about healthcare what would you tell him?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a philosophy course you took your sophomore year" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question 1." More from this Member | Report Response

"See Question 2 above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Being a minority, do I feel like I am more likely to serve people of the same ethnicity that I am?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine 20 years from now, could you think your belief might conflict with your profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about my opinions on the war in Iraq, and what I would tell Bush if I was his advisor." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most memorable surgery you observed and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about more women entering the medical profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None--the best part of the interviews was just talking about medicine...my file...etc. Unfortunately, at some point the interview switched into an ethics exam, which was just unnecessary. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there a case that you've seen that you will never forget?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a family brought in a 14 year old retarded girl who had been raped and pregnant, and the family wanted an abortion, what would I do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to write a grant proposal and receive $500 million, what would the grant proposal be about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you prepared to deal with some of the difficult emotional issues that can arise during a carer in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Several questions on medical ethics (abortion, assisted suicide). Made me give my reasons for my answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Your turn, do you have any questions for me? (your turn to interview me)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't want to give it away completely, but the question revolved around a possible evolutionary explanation for a certain trait humans have and other mammals don't." More from this Member | Report Response

"If there were no doctors what other career would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Scenario relating to domestic violence and what I would do if I suspected it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. My second interviewer and I spoke about capoeira and astrobiology." More from this Member | Report Response

"Various bioethical questions relating to my views on abortion, euthanasia, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you have any hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a 16yo patient came to you pregnant wanting an abortion, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could track each dollar bill from the moment a patient or insurance company pays for a procedure, what group would receive the bulk of payment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked a lot about my major (since I'm an art history major) and I was asked about international healthcare, because I wrote my essay on it and its what I see myself doing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"You find the perfect job after graduating from residency but it is in a very poor area with a high crime rate. Would you take the job?" More from this Member | Report Response

"the guy was an ass and ran the whole gamut of annoying questions from ethics to politics and even our economy?! he wasn't interested in my answers but just asked them expecting me to answer them HIS way. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A child needs a tissue donor, and it's siblings and parents are not matches. I was asked whether it was ethical for the parents to have a new child and genetically engineer it so that it could be a tissue donor match" More from this Member | Report Response

"a set of back-and-forth questions about my view of abortion and whose choice it is" More from this Member | Report Response

"Terry Schiavo (sp?) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are older doctors discouraged with the profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer picked a class I had taken and asked me to describe the course and what I had gained from it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your work..." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the surgeon general of NY and were concerned with the health of the citizens, what kind of program would you set up to deal with your concerns? (Extremely open-ended, but they wanted DETAILS...spent 30 minutes "discussing" this question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Physician-assisted suicide." More from this Member | Report Response

"why are you a single-payer advocate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what i thought about the fraud with the guy who wrote "A Million Little Pieces" - he passed off his novel as nonfiction and turns out it was all falsified info." More from this Member | Report Response

"biggest problem in healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response

"What am I looking for in a medical school? Why did I pick my undergraduate institution." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have dinner with anyone, real or fictional, who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing very interesting was asked. Just stuff about my file that they had read." More from this Member | Report Response

"How can we reduce the cost of health care insurance? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do all the healthcare dollars go...If you paid a $15,000 hospital bill, where would each of those dollars end up?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could take anyone to dinner, living or dead, who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could host someone, living or dead, for dinner, who would you choose AND what would you serve?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you invite to a dinner party..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please tell me how all those dot.com's failed! All I kept hearing about was how much money was being made." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family...it was the first thing he asked when we sat down and I didnt know why he started with that as opposed to "tell me about yourself"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you are succeptible to addiction? (Due to my research on the subject.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sports do you play?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What topics did you cover in this philosophy class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Clarification of my background" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a patient you encountered while volunteering. Tell me about another..." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could meet with someone, who would it be? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly they were SOOO conversational that I can hardly remember a single question. Lots of file-specific things since they know the file quite well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the greatest challenge in healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't think of which one was most interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where in the world would you like to travel and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you reading right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think the U.S. should have a futures market for organs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stroke patient whose family wish to take him off life support." More from this Member | Report Response

"A man will not survive without a heart transplant. He is serving a life sentence for killing 4 police officers. Do you give him the heart? What is your justification." More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interviewer made the comment, "That's one thing that Vets have better than us." in reference to euthanasia and the way that Terry Schaivo died." More from this Member | Report Response

"A ton of "ethical" questions....which are really not about ethics at all. They just give you a bunch of situations, and tell you you are wrong every time you try to answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"See difficult question" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer asked me "If I was brought in to you and needed to be a respirator, and the next day you found my Living Will saying that I did not want those measures would you pull the plug on me?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you like to do OTHER than challenging activities? don't you like to just hang out and relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your biggest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the rules to Rugby? (I played Rugby in College) What do u normally look like? ( normally wear)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"A multi-tiered question about a patient who had suffered a brain stem stroke, and was on a ventilator. The patient's family was opposed to keeping him on the ventilator. I was asked what I would do, even in the face of intense pressure from the family. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had a year to do anything and didn't have to worry about money or any responsibilities, what would I do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me the moment in your life when you realized you wanted to be a dcotor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical questions: Begining of life issues (i.e. thoughts/feelings about abortion and embryonic stem cell research) and End of life issues (DNRs/ Advanced Directives and Physician Assisted suicide)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I could be the CEO of any non-profit, which one and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix the Middle East problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about what I wrote in the supplemental application ("if invited for an interview, which one thing would you most like to talk about...")" More from this Member | Report Response

"What activities would you participate in once in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How i felt about tailoring clinical trials to specific groups" More from this Member | Report Response

"Death by Dignity, greatest weakness, how do you know you are intelligent?, why would someone want to live with a debilitating disease?, explain GPA" More from this Member | Report Response

"current issue in healthcare, but NOT about HMO, lack of healthcare, insurance probs...pretty much, he wanted to hear something he hasnt heard before" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could invite anyone to dinner, alive or dead, non-fictional or fictional, who would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I thought there was a flu vaccine shortage in CA." More from this Member | Report Response

"About doctor's conflict of interest with Pharma companies." More from this Member | Report Response

"An ethical question about a mom asking you as the doctor to perform a hysterectomy on a developmentally delayed female child in her teens that was about to go to summer camp." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if I were a rural physician and my name came up on a list at a prison to deliver a lethal injection?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some ethical scenarios about organ donation and prescribing wrong medication" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on gay marriage? Almost an innapropriate qustion, it was nonetheless interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"what/who was most memorable about your volunteering experiences? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Was there one physician I have worked with that I considered my role model?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have lunch with any person (non-family/friend) living or dead, who would it be? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots about how to fix our health care system. Also, questions about comparing domestic vs international systems." More from this Member | Report Response

"A man diagnosed with a terminal illness goes into a code and requires heroic efforts to prolong his life. You have discussed end of life issues with him but do not have a concrete plan for this scenario. You have to talk to the family about this patient, how do you approach this scenario?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been to Europe?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you heard about the Death by Dignity law in Oregon and that it may pass in NY? What do you think of it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to pick up a Time magazine, what topic would catch your eye and make you not only read the article, but stop what you are doing because you HAVE to know more about it? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you hosted a dinner party, name three people you would invite, living or dead, fictional or non-fictional?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you manage pain without medications?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was standard. How would you compare the US current medical system with that of France? (I was raised in France)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest health problem facing America?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why switch careers at this point in your life? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Three children are walking down the street and the oldest child pulls out a cigarette...what do you do??" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me two things, one academic, and one personal about something you have learned during undergrad." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have a dinner party with three people, either fictional or dead, who would they be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too out of the ordinary, ethics questions like "is there anything in your personal or cultural background that would prevent you from performing any particular procedure?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Think up a situation in which your values conflict with those of a patient and tell me how you would handel the situation (I had a hard time thinking of a situation on the spot so the interviewer gave me one dealing with Oregon Right to Die)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three people in history you'd like to meet and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The usual questions that other people have posted. If you could have a dinner party with 3 people, dead or alive, who would they be? If you could be the CEO of a nonprofit company, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When in your life has communication saved the day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I was Governor Pitaki and you were my medical advisor, what would you do to improve the health of New York State citizens?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If medicine and other health fields were no longer required and didn't exist, what career would you pursue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty standard interview fare" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you learned by living in three different cultures?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have dinner with 3 people, alive or dead, who would they be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A mother came into your office who was unreceptive to her child's obesity, how would you deal with that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were a couple of interesting ethics scenerio-type questions in my first interview, so they were kind of interesting (i've never had them before). But my second interviewer asked me who I wanted to win in the Democratic primaries and where I get my news from." More from this Member | Report Response

"My second interviewer led me into an ENTIRE scenario about being governor of Illinois and how to improve the health of my people..... everything from money... to environment... education.... " More from this Member | Report Response

"Scenario question regarding giving an abortion to a mentally disabled 13 year old girl (and mother wants preg. terminated), what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No interesting questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the CEO of a company, what company would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"all sorts of questions about medical ethics--mainly end-of-life and beginning-of-life issues (stem cell research, abortion, euthanasia, right-to-die laws)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the Oregon Death with Dignity Law?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe to me the most memorable patients that you've come across in your volunteer/research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a problem in health care today and how would you change it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Albany stresses ethics so questions in this realm were interesting...cases on DNR and Death Penalty...the role of the pharmaceutical industry in academic medicine...should hospitals treat those who cannot foot the bill..etc!" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my job as a Medical Assistant and questions about my personal life and why I took time off after college." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I decrease "frequent flyers" and non-emergent patients at emergency rooms?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do I think people in my age group vote less than other age groups" More from this Member | Report Response

"You live in a rural community that contains a federal penitentiary. Your name comes up on the list as the physician to perform the lethal injection. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you recommend a film scanner?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role model?" More from this Member | Report Response

"are you nervous" More from this Member | Report Response

"If u had a patient in immediate need of a blood transfusion and the parents were jehovah's witness and dont give concent what would u do." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you keep up on the news? What was the last thing you read about? Discuss." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you hope to apply the diversity of academic and employment experiences that you have had to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if the hospital I work for go on strike" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ten years from now, how would you rate your success as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A chronically ill patient comes to you at the end of their rope, they simply cannot live like this any longer. The next day they end up on a respirator and they have no DNR in their chart, their family is fighting about whether or not to continue measures to save the patients life. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a physician who had to advise a couple on what to do with embryos harvested from an IVF cycle that were no longer needed, what would you do with them? The interviewer gave me a choice of throwing them out, putting them up for adoption by another couple, or donating them for research purposes." More from this Member | Report Response

"ethics questions - because of the antagonistic interviewer. she was out and out rude and actually picked a fight with me." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"two questions really stood out to me; 1. what are your views on affirmative action? how would you feel if your spot in medical school were given to someone less qualified than yourself, simply because he/she is a minority? 2. are double blinded, randomized clinically controlled trials for HIV/AIDS drugs in Africa ethical? what about the patients in the study who do not recieve the active drug? is it better not to do any studies at all? should there be a different standard for testing in Africa than there is here in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be CEO of any non-profit, which one would you choose and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think Rudy Guliani would make a good president?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your favorite actor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your interests outside of Pre Med" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing that I would change about my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you change the healthcare system if you were the one in charge?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be a CEO of any company what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"President of any non-profit organization, which one and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing unexpected nor extraordinary." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be the CEO of any non-profit organization, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the nicest place you have vacation and how would you compare the social structure of each place?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What career field would you pursue second to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have dinner with anyone from the past, who would it be? What was your most valuable non-science course?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the results of last night's election? What do you think of the U.S. involvement in Iraq? Do you think you would make a good doctor? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do with banked embryos if their owners no longer wanted them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there was one person you could have to dinner- dead or alive- who would it be? (although someone else who was interviewed that day was asked what the integral of "udu" was.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe how your parents met." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I could be the CEO of any non-profit organization which would I choose and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Typical Questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"You seem to be committed to public health....we then discussed specific health initiatives that I would like to be involved in...it was a great discussion..." More from this Member | Report Response

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"A decent school, but a total rip-off. Your medical education is almost totally determined by your own effort. All the information you learn in the first two years is available on the internet on in textbooks. During the last two years you perform a large amount of scutwork which the hospital bills for, so you actually make them money. So why is it so expensive? They have a small army of deans that make north of 500K, while the secretaries do most of the work, and a large facutly that give a few lectures a year and otherwise do research. My advice is to go to the cheapest school available. A US public school, or an overseas school. Whatever you do, do not borrow money for school. It seems benign but can easily ruin your life. If you borrow from AMC and you stumble financially , you go into default and AMC bumps up your interest rate by 25%! They call it a collection fee and it is perefctly legal." | Report Response

"Seems to get a bad rap on SDN, but most students here are happy. Very non-competitive environment. All the resources you need to succeed are provided. AMC is by far the biggest game in town for a couple hours in any direction, so you see patients with just about every imaginable problem." | Report Response

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