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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?

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)?

"They asked me a question on what I would do if a 14 yo came in wanting to have an abortion...this was actually the only ethical question I got." Report Response

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

"They asked me what books I had read lately " Report Response

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

"The asked me about how I became interested in medicine." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about a philosophy course you took your sophomore year" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing. Prolly one of the easier interviews I have been on." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I actually thought it would be more difficult so I spent about a day going over medical ethics issues and reading up about philosophers (they love philosophy there)...Many other people said they got 10+ ethics questions, but I guess my interviewer was more interested in just having a chat with me." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I really liked how they have lectures on how to change the medical system as a whole and how we can do better. They really stress integrity. Albany seems like a very liberal place, very cheap, very diverse. The hospital and the lecture halls are in the same building. THE LUNCH WAS GOOD!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Honestly, if you slapped a different name onto the program (a "name brand" medical college), then I could not tell the difference between some higher ranked colleges I have interviewed at and Albany. It was cold" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"directions for how to get to the medical school" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I think this school has been given a bad image on SDN." 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

ALB

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2006

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

7 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?

6 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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