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  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Bronx
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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

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

"How did your parents influence your choice of medicine?" Report Response

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

"Tell me a volunteer experience that you enjoyed the most." Report Response

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

"Why Medicine? Even with its flexibility, other degrees may offer the same flexibility." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I told her about my interpreting experience in the hospital... she asked, "How would you deal with this cross-cultural misunderstanding"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why Einstein? Because Einstein wasn't my top choice when i went there." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mainly talk to the student guides and my friend who goes there. This is my 5th interview so I didn't prepare much" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Einstein is in a nice part of Bronx, lecture halls are renovated. Einstein pay for 75% of airticket for 4th year who do rotation overseas. Nice and cheap student apt" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My tour guide said some negative stuff about the school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That Einstein's not a "ghetto" place...it's not manhattan but it's a safe and fairly nice place" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It wasn't a totally laid-back interview, because though she was nice, she really went deep into why medicine and why Einstein. I'm better at the why medicine question b/c this was my 5th interview and I had thought of what to say ahead of time. She did comment that my choice of working with elderly with mental retardation was rather unique. Most other applicants "read books to cancer kids", the common stuff." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/17/2003

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