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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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)?

"Why do you want to come to Albany?" Report Response

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

"What is the biggest problem in health care today?" Report Response

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

"You marked myself as Hispanic-other. Do you believe there is an under-representation of physicians in the Hispanic-other category? (you bet!)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Please tell me how all those dot.com's failed! All I kept hearing about was how much money was being made." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Who would you want to spend a night with, living or dead? (Not that difficult, but I find that question very weird.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Standard stuff." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The student tour guides are smart, interesting, and happy to be at Albany. I was quite impressed with all of them. The students are probably your most important asset. They represent the university and they usually have to interview for the job. The facilities are nice, not wonderful. But are all self-contained in one big complex. The staff and faculty are really nice. I was impressed that Albany takes students from top universities like Harvard, Hopkins, Yale, Michigan, UCLA, Stanford (they may not be the top of their class though). Albany is a nice city but I didn't see much of it. I came away from Albany thinking that if I don't get into a top 20 school, I would love to go there. I was really impressed." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Tuition is high and they must address that. If Albany wants to be a better medical school, then should make it cheaper to go there. I know it's tough to come up with another $1M for scholarships or overall tuition adjustments, but that is one way they can make a difference. They could also use more technology integration in their curriculum" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That Albany takes students from top schools. That is impressive!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"What a breeze. Most people seem to get ethical questions but I got none. In fact, my first interview I was not asked *one* question. We talked for about 20 minutes on what Albany can give me, how I will get into medical school somewhere and it's just a matter of where I want to go. Then I saw one of his procedures on a patient, testing coronary blood flow. Awesome. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

JFK

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

The Inn on South Lake

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/01/2005

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?

6 out of 10

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