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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?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"why medicine?" Report Response

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

"what do you know of Oxford Health?" Report Response

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

"do you think that the U.S. can have a health care system similar to the Canadian system? (the interviewer's wife was Canadian..)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"what/who was most memorable about your volunteering experiences? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"what would you do if a teenager came in for an abortion and you were personally not in agreement?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, amcas, work (research) materials" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"nothing--the sight of an old city smothered in snow was rather depressing" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the apathy and/or narrow-mindedness of the interviewers " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that this old run-down city was not where I wanted to spend 4 years of my life, and wasn't worth coming for an interview.." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was probably my worst interview (and I had 10). Not only was the admission office almost impossible to find, as my hotel shuttle dropped me off at the hospital entrance, but both of the interviewers were either apathetic or confrontational. The first interviewer seemed nice enough at first, probably a retired faculty member (MD), but he asked me repeatedly on ethical questions which I already responded in different ways. And sometimes I could not understand his questions clearly because of his manner of speaking, and when I asked that they be repeated he seemed to become impatient. The second interviewer (PhD) was worse, if that is possible--he said he does not look at the files until after the interview, and basically spent the half hour flipping through my application file and asking questions about it. There was no feeling of interest at all; I could almost see him looking at the clock--this was just a job he had to do. It is true, I could not show an overt interest in my wanting to come to Albany--the city or school. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/07/2004

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