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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Tell me about your experiences shadowing and volunteering- did you see a physician do anything you thought was remarkable, good or bad?" Report Response

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

"you seem kind of young to be entering medicine- what makes u think u can handle (funny question because they have a 3+4 program where some enter at 21 (im 22)" Report Response

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

"Why do we have an internal review board for human subjects research- dont physicians have good judjement on whats good for their patients? (I was certified for HSR in order to do a clinical study at AMC)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are the rules to Rugby? (I played Rugby in College) What do u normally look like? ( normally wear)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you are a new intern in a hospital, and one of your patients is a convicted and confessed child molester, who is in pain. You need permission to push meds, but when u go to the only attending in your departement (and the one who is in charge of your activities and evaluations) says "let the bastard suffer, he deserves it!" What do u do? What do u think of the US Healthcare system- what would u do to change it?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reviewed application, prayed." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How happy the students were, including the other interviewees (most seemed like very grounded people,) how laid back the atmosphere was, and how accomididating and encouraging the Director of Admissions, Mrs. Nanos was." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing (I was raised in Albany and AMC is my first choice- I love it here)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing... I knew myself and the school(thanks to previous volunteer exp and SDN) so there was nothing to worry about." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very positive. I know a lot of people who go here and are VERY happy with their choice (even if it was originally their last choice.) Organ systems approach to curriculum with testing in blocks. Modified pass/fail (ie you get recognition if you are at either extreme end of the bell curve) About the weather, Albany does get cold, and when driving through some parts of Albany it doesn't look too nice, but it is a great community to live in. Big enough to have walking access to shopping/resturants/bars/school (last but not least of course lol), and easy access to NYC as well as the Adirondack Mountains (skiing, camping boating, hiking mountain biking,) but small enough that you dont worry about parking (too much) and you can live really cheap near the school (I was raised around the corner)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

Where did you stay?

Hotel

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/27/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

9 out of 10

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