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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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)?

"How do you feel about abortion? Would you perform one?" Report Response

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

"How do you feel about euthanasia? Would you perform one? (I come from Oregon, home of the Death With Dignity Act). To both questions 1 and 2, I answered "I support that freedom" and "yes," and the interviewers did not challenge me or ask me to elaborate." Report Response

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

"Numerous questions about my academic record and my activities in the interim between now and when I graduated." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing unexpected nor extraordinary." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I got really grilled on my academic record, which is admittedly not as good as I'd like it to be." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN's interview feedback." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Student enthusiasm, which seems to be the nearly universal remark on this board regarding AMC. That said, I did not find the students any more enthusiastic or any happier than those at the other school I've interviewed at so far." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities were not as impressive as I'd imagined for such a large hospital. The student statistics are not that great, either. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Albany seems to focus nearly entirely on clinical medicine. They say that there's some opportunity to be involved in research, but it seems really minimal by comparison to other schools. That's not necessarily a big deal to me, because I don't want to go into research, but I guess that I like the idea of being SURROUNDED by high-tech medicine, even if I'm not participating directly in it. Additionally, I noticed an announcement on a bulletin board which mentioned budget cuts and faculty eliminations. I asked one interviewer about it and he assured me that it wasn't a problem, but I think that it's still a matter of concern." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Pretty ordinary. I was asked no difficult ethical questions. Both interviewers asked me almost the exact same questions, though the first was much more conversational. The student "welcome/introduction" the night before was disappointing (I wouldn't bother with it if I had to repeat the process)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/06/2002

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