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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?

10 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

1 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 Albany?" Report Response

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

"Why don't you want to do primary care - aren't you aware that we have an access problem?" Report Response

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

"What should be done about the situation in Iraq? Note: this is the question verbatim. How the heck do they want me to respond to such a broad question?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What am I looking for in a medical school? Why did I pick my undergraduate institution." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you lived in a town where physicians were required to give lethal injections and your name came up, what would you do? (Trick question, as AAMC says this is illegal or something...)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my AMCAS, my abstracts, this site, general ethics stuff." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Not much. I actually came to the interview expecting a lot more from Albany, but was very disappointed. The other interviewees were very cool however, and I would love to be their classmate - at another school!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Pretty much everything. I've had 7 interviews, and Albany was by far the worst. The location is awful, the facilities are decrepit, and most of the students didn't look too happy, although most of them probably "ended up" there anyway." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I would need a GPS to find the admissions office." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"As I said before, I came to Albany expecting more, but was throughly disappointed. My interviewers both grilled me (even the student), and made it clear that they would be doing me a favor by accepting me (even though I told them I had been accepted to a top 10 school!). They also tried to make me feel bad because I wasn't interested in going into primary care. It was awful, and obviously if I am accepted I am not only not going to go, but discouraging any of my friends from considering it either." 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

ALB

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

1 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Comfort Inn.

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2005

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

1 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

1 out of 10

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

1 out of 10

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