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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

2 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

2 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)?

"If you were advising Obama about healthcare what would you tell him? " Report Response

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

"She basically kept asking me "What does that MEAN?" and "How do you do that?"" Report Response

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

"Second interview was a conversation. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were advising Obama about healthcare what would you tell him?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you were advising Obama about healthcare what would you tell him?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reread application materials and looked on SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"very little really. the food was good. the people in the admissions office were nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"basically didn't see any students besides the ones giving the tour. the students doing the tour looked like they didn't want to be leading a tour nor did they want to be at the school. They had very few positive things to say about the school and were very unenthusiastic. My first interviewer was this really old doctor whose only goal was to antagonize me until i said what she wanted me to say. She asked me about fixing the healthcare system and apparently the only thing she wanted to hear is that you need to go to the patient rather than having them come to you in order to do proper preventive care. She antagonized me about being from the city. She spent an hour trying to get me to say what she wanted me to say, the whole while telling me there were "no wrong answers" while telling me i was wrong in the same breath. Then she asked me to tell her about my research. After I was done she proceeded to belittle it. She had obviously not read my application at all nor did she make any effort to do so. At my second interview I basically sat there while my interviewer read through my whole application - yes, ALL of it - and made comments about it. There were very long awkward silences while he read the app and he didn't really ask me anything very specific about it. We then had a friendly conversation about random things and that was all. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Interviewers are lazy and don't read your app beforehand. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Discouraging

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In 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

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

4 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?

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 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?

7 out of 10

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