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  • Albany Medical College
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Albany
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What is the toughest thing about being a doctor? " Report Response

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

"What types of books do you read? (both interviewers)" Report Response

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

"Why did the Clinton administration's health care plan fail?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who is your favorite actor?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why? Why? Why? and more why?'s. I felt I was being interviewed by a three year-old. Also "Where are you getting this info? You need to find new sources!!"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interviews, commitee interviews, SD.net, friends, read website " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"curriculum is organ-based and students seem happy" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Albany is dreary. The school isn't really a school; it's 2 lecture halls inside a hospital. The students may actually be too laid back (hard to imagine). The total lack of diversity outside the student body was kinda creepy. The whole day was very unorganized. My first interviewer. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it was 2 degrees outside. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was definitely the worst interview experience I have had. My first interviewer did not show up and I waited in the waiting room for an hour. No one came out of the office to tell me that he had cancelled. I was still waiting for a first interview while others were shuffling off to their 2nd. When they did get someone, he ripped me apart. Nothing I said sat well with him and I could not get specific enough with my answers, no matter how hard I tried. He told me to go back and re-check all my sources with regards to my anwers about the healthcare system. They specifically told us that they do not do stress interviews, and this was clearly one! My second interviewer was just plain boring. No fun at all. I won't be attending Albany Med, even if they accept me." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/04/2002

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