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  • Albany Medical College
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Albany
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

3 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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)?

"What is the difference between euthenasia and physician assisted suicide (its a fine line but there is a difference). Then he asked if I had a patient who wanted to die would I let him?" Report Response

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

"What was the last book you read." Report Response

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

"Know about the "Death with Dignity Act" in the state of Oregon. I read that on SDN and he actually asked me about it. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about your family...it was the first thing he asked when we sat down and I didnt know why he started with that as opposed to "tell me about yourself"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Healthcare, healthcare, healthcare. My interviewer, who was also the hospital ethicist, kept asking what my solution would be to the healthcare crisis" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read Albany website, SDN (a godsend since many of the questions listed here were actually asked), ethics book" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the sense of comradery among students, and how the school doesnt emphasize competition but rather teamwork. The students dont know their class rank until they graduate. Also, in their lab, each day two student from a group of six learn everything, teach it to the other four, the other four get tested, and all six get the grade of the other four. Therefore you have to teach others well if you want a good grade...really different from the competitive nature of the UC system" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I met a lot of student there who really really liked albany, but basically went there cuz they didnt get in anywhere else." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"the cost of the taxi from albany airport to the school - 30 bucks each way!!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had two interviews. I was not nervous at all, but for some reason I didnt have that good of a feeling about it afterwards. My interviewer kept harping on the issue of healthcare and how much the system sucks, and wanted me to come up with a solution. In the end he says "well there really is none." He also went over my AMCAS, almost as if it were in bullet format, and wanted specific dates for stuff. I felt very tested, so READ OVER YOUR APP before you go. My second interview was very low key and short. He basically asked me if I had any questions for him." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

ALB

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/19/2005

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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