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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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? The glory days are over, you can get sued all the time, reimbursements are flat, it's expensive to get into, it takes years before you can be out on your own... So, why even go into medicine? (Not a difficult question to answer if you truly do feel called to medicine)" Report Response

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

"What do you think about the Oregon Death with Dignity Law?" Report Response

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

"How would you help a young girl who came to you and wanted an abortion? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A multi-tiered question about a patient who had suffered a brain stem stroke, and was on a ventilator. The patient's family was opposed to keeping him on the ventilator. I was asked what I would do, even in the face of intense pressure from the family. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I was asked about the Oregon "Death with Dignity" law / act. I had not heard of it before, so the interviewer described it to me, and then asked my opinion on the spot. I would suggest looking this up ahead of time, so that you can form a well thought out opinion. Several interviewees were asked that same question the day I was there. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read school's website, re-read my application, and had my wife ask me interview-type questions. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students all seemed genuinely happy. The facilities are modern and clean. Several students, who just happened to be walking by, stopped to chat and answer any questions that I had. Also, the Medical College is almost seamlessly linked with Albany Medical Center. You can be in the library, or at class, and then at a patient's bedside in 3 minutes. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really. I came in with somewhat low expectations, as I was already accepted at one of my top choices... but my day at Albany has caused me to carefully examine my choices again. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"What the Oregon "Death with Dignity" Law is. If you do nothing else to prepare, please do look this up. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My day at Albany was a very positive experience. Everyone was very helpful, and all of the students seemed very happy with their experiences there. The day consists of a short introduction by the director of admissions, a financial aid presentation, a student-led tour, and two interviews. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/13/2005

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