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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

8

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"(From a list) - Pick 4 adjectives and explain how they apply to you. You must select 3 positive and 1 negative descriptors." Report Response

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

"Do you believe that doctors who cannot speak the same language as one of their patients are better off referring said patients to a colleague who is able to speak the same language? Is the use of translators sufficient?" Report Response

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

"What activity are you most proud of, and how does it apply to medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Standardized patient scenario." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You have two patients who are in need of the same life-saving procedure. One candidate is elderly and has several other health conditions, the other is young and otherwise healthy. You can only provide the procedure to one candidate. Which do you choose, and why?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read through my AMCAS app, as well as my secondary, and read through practice MMI questions while formulating a proper response method." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The environment with the current students was very calm and positive." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One of my interviewers did not seem prepared for our discussion/almost seemed as though he was not briefed on the MMI format ahead of time." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known that some of my interviewers would have been current students. This may have released some of my pre-MMI anxiety." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very organized interview day, with proper length that does not lead to high levels of fatigue. The school itself seemed great and was presented 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?

9 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?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

Albany (NY)

Where did you stay?

Other

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

N/A

Would you recommend the hotel?

N/A

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

9/11

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

8 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?

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 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?

No Response

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