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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Stem Cell, Right to Die type questions... Nothing too bad though, make sure to be familiar with concepts and scenarios. They always had Why follow up quetions." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is the greatest challenge in healthcare today?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I didn't get any tough questions, it was pretty laid back, getting to know you stuff. A few ethics questions but not too difficult or involved, just stay up on current events." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, interview websites." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school is small so students and faculty get a lot of close interaction. Everyone was very nice and neighborly, as expected from a small school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"39,000 a year tuition, the school is not technologically friendly (no wireless, the auditorium is a bit old), Albany is a small city without much to do, they have this program that you apply for out of local high schools that guarntees you entry into Albany if you meet a minimum GPA so if you attend Albany 30 out of 130 of your classmates will be these younger students who've always been med school tracked and very click-ish. It was so cold early in the year, they made me wait a while between interviews, the students and the school kind of gives you a lower-tier back-up school kind of a feel... No one really impressed me. I didn't walk away feeling that this is a school I would want to choose if accepted somewhere else." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It felt a bit rushed and impersonal. A brief discussion about admissions and financial aid, followed by lunch and a tour by students. They then make you wait until your interviewer shows up and interviews you. You then wait again (I had to wait a while) so that another interviewer can come get you and interview you. Wasn't too impressive and they didn't seem to want to sell themselves too much like other schools I've seen." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

4 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/20/2005

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

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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