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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"Interviewer 1: Why medicine? Why Albany? Asked me to explain a couple ECs. Fifteen year old seeks abortion, what do you do? How do you feel about a Schiavo type case? " Report Response

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

"Interviewer 2: Tell me about your life, starting from birth. Do you feel more inclined to serve minority populations, as you are one? How did you make a such a drastic turn around after your freshman year? How do you feel about experimentation with live animals? If you were Surgeon General, what would you implement? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Being a minority, do I feel like I am more likely to serve people of the same ethnicity that I am?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None too hard, mostly just explain your reasoning behind your beliefs. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Watched the news, sat down and thought through why I believe what I do in regards to ethical issues in medicine. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Small class size, small and easy to navigate campus, decent area in a smaller city." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Cost! Also, due to small class size, they only really admit 96 kids a year, as the rest of the class is made up of BS/MD kids...doesn't really seem fair considering the number of people they interview. Odds aren't that great. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a pretty good interview day. This was my last interview out of 8 for the season, and the day was pretty well organized. Got there for the afternoon session, had an orientation talk, the four of us interviewees took a walking tour of the facilities, had some lunch, then directly after I had both interviews. I was done by 2:45, although I was the first person done in my group." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

$301-$400

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

2 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Days Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/20/2008

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"You guys did a great job! Thanks for being so friendly to those of us there interviewing!" Report Response

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