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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?

5 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?

5 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 was the most difficult question?

"Explaining a bad grade in my transcript. I took this as an opportunity to describe an upward trend. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Emphasis on humanism and bioethics -- not bs, since the College housed the Am Journal of Bioethics for years. I liked being attached to a major hospital. The students were happiest/most collegial I had seen, having interviewed at two top 10 schools. The school has a long history, and actually an impressive list of alums, ala their wiki page. As a history buff, I think it's kinda cool to have alumni who were decorated Union Army, World War I, and WW II surgeons. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The city was a little boring but at least close enough to major cities." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Probably would have been better to stay with a student-- they all seemed really nice. There is a decent hotel right across the street from AMC but it's a little expensive. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Although mine were totally conversational, I've heard that interviews are probably more adversarial than your run-of-the-mill school. I honestly think this is why AMC gets a bad rap on SDN. Those who have the highest stress levels seem to have the lowest impression. I don't know if AMC tries to weed out those who don't have thick skin, or whatever, but I had been in enough job interviews as a non-trad to know how not to be rattled. Remember-- you want a hard interview!" Report Response

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General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/22/2009

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?

4 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 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?

9 out of 10

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