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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?

3 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

1

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 your understanding of the Oregon Death with Dignity act?" Report Response

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

"How do you feel about abortion?" Report Response

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

"If you weren't going to be a doctor, or couldn't, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could take anyone to dinner, living or dead, who would it be?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Not too tough. Maybe asking about the good points of Fargo, ND (where I grew up)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, UW ethics page, stem cell research pages, health care delivery book" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"EVERYTHING! The admissions staff were so helpful. I noticed immediately how cared for the students were. This place really makes sure the students stay as free of stress as possible. They are also sooo cohesive as a group, which I really liked. They were so excited to be there. Plus, it was warmer than expected." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Albany has some crappy parts, but what city doesn't?" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not nearly as many ethical questions as I had expected." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was fantastic. If you get a chance, stay at the bed and breakfast called the Inn on South Lake. They get applicants all the time and they really know how to take care of them. Overall, I had a great time and I came away excited about medical school again, instead of feeling down about the length of this process!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

ALB

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Inn on South Lake (bed and breakfast)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/01/2005

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?

8 out of 10

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