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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

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)?

"The interviewer was blunt--he did not read through my application b/c he did not have the time. So he told me to talk about myself. He didn't pay attention as I talked because he was thumbing through my essays the whole time." Report Response

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

"Why would you want to come out here? Why not stay in CA?" Report Response

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

"You should go into research. (more of a comment than a question)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you fix the Middle East problem?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read through my application, AMCAS, and AMC viewbook." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The staff in the admissions office was friendly." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"This school gave me some bad vibes. The hospital looks like something off the cover of a horror book novel, and the students with whom I talked were NOT happy. Too many students complained about the 40K/year tutition. And Albany is perhaps the most dismal city I have ever visited. Furtermore, my faculty interviewers (I had 2) did not take the time to read my application. Overall, I regretted visiting this school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That Albany is in the middle of nowhere and is an incredibly dismal city." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I regretted visiting this school. I got a lot of bad vibes from this place." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/12/2004

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