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  • Albany Medical College
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Albany
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?

30 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 embryonic stem cells in research?" Report Response

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

"Do you see a difference between embryonic stem cell therapy and therapeutic cloning?" Report Response

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

"Most of the rest were "getting to know you" questions." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What have you learned by living in three different cultures?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you see a difference between embryonic stem cell therapy and therapeutic cloning? (huh?!)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, UW ethics site, my application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Both interviewers were familiar with my file. The first one seemed to have studied it inside out. Albany is CHEAP! One student had a 3 bedroom apartment for $750 -- and it was only that "expensive" because he was 30 seconds from campus. The school itself seemed pretty laid back and friendly. I liked the fact that the hospital is right there -- and it's huge." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities are a bit old, and they aren't very high tech. But nothing that would make it impossible to learn." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Albany and the school are not as bad as people make them out to be. I mentioned to one interviewer that I have some friends in med school who hate any class not directly related to science. His immediate response was "then they don't belong here". So if you hated humanities in undergrad, think twice." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The whole experience was much better than I had expected. Albany is, well, Albany, but neither the school nor the city were particularly terrible. The city is very cheap to live in, which would balance out the costs for people who are looking at cheaper schools in more expensive areas. The infamous ethics questions were there, but they were interspersed with questions about yourself. Often, I didn't even recognize the ethics questions until I had begun to answer them. Overall, less stressful than I had been expecting." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/22/2003

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