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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10


How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

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

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

"What kind of extracurricular activites have you done in the field of medicine? Exagerrate." Report Response

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

"Why made you interested in Albany in the first place? If you don't have a good reason, go ahead and lie." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"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?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You are driving on the street and notice a group of kids on the sidewalk. The older kid offers a younger one her cigarette. Do you stop or not?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed this website, read some reader's digest articles, nothing special." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They do not glorify the first two years. Students are happy and they work together to get through the basic sciences, which I'm guessing are not well taught. However, I interviewed with a 4th year who told me straight up that at Albany the first two years are average, but the clinical years are where Albany really gives youan advantage. Its a strong hospital with excellent clinical training, and the med school has it all to itself. Don't be fooled, the clnical years are the most important part of medical school, and Albany has GREAT clinical training. There are plenty of laid back classmates and fun bars to get you through basic sciences." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tuition is a tough pill to swallow. But Albany is cheap to live in and the Financial aid office is very helpful. In seven years you'll be making $100k, so who cares if your in debt? If you're into research and basic sciences then this place will not overwhelm you, but if you want to learn the clinical sciences then this is as good as any school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I already knew Albany pretty well, but I didn't know how huge and busy the hospital was. There's plenty of action there, and plenty of good doctors and surgeons." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I also interviewed witht eh pediatric Neurologist that has become infamous on this board. The problem with him isn't so much the line of questioning, its the pace of the questioning. He's slow and a little depressing, which kind of wears you down (especially if its your second interview). Drink some coffee during the break between interviews and have plenty of well planned questions for him ready to fire. If your questins are stupid he will point out the stupidity of your questions. If you crack a joke he will laugh, and that will definitely help you. Be realistic as opposed to idealistic in his interview." Report Response

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