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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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)?

"what is your opinion on physician-assisted suicide? (read up and print out a copy of the new oregon law!)" Report Response

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

"if a teen came to you and wanted an abortion, would you do it (among other ethics-related hypothetical situations)?" Report Response

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

"tell me about your research, etc." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"why are you a single-payer advocate?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"when does life end?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read up on medical ethics issues, amc website, student doctor" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"amc is really dedicated to ethics-- they have an extremely progressive and enlightened ethics curriculum that very much impressed me. they also offer a masters in medical ethics, and you can complete the md/ ma in 5 years. also, the hospital services all of upstate new york as well as western mass. so the campus is certainly very busy. the students seem to have a lot of power, and the administration def. seems to cater to the needs of their students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"albany is no destination resort-- it's pretty bleak. also, the campus and hospital look pretty old and run-down. even the students commented on the appearance of the school. the good news is that they are currently embarking on a 25-year remodel. the bad news is that they are in year 1 of that remodel." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"where to park." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"my first interviewer was almost caustic- i think we may have had some political differences, but i think it had more to do with him than the school, itself. my second interviewer was delightful. she was incredibly nice, and the interview itself was more of a conversation than a strict evaluation of my character and academic history. i found that, wrt to the ethics questions, there is no right answer. just make sure that you are able to argue your points well." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2006

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

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