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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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)?

"specific questions about my background, activities, motivation for medicine." Report Response

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

"Why Albany?" Report Response

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

"What are your weaknesses? What challenges have you overcome?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"When you are retiring as a physician, what do you want your patients and staff say about your career? What do you want to be known for?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you feel about national healthcare vs. the advances in technology? (I was confused about this question but the interviewer clarified it to mean how do I feel about the overuse of advances in technology such as expensive drugs and tests and should we have a national healthcare system in which there may be less access to these technologies)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, UW ethics site" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers were very nice and I got NO ethnics questions thankfully. The healthcare question wasn't posed in an antagonistic way, it was more of a conversation topic. The faculty seems very dedicated to teaching. I liked that there was no big undergrad overshadowing the med school, so focus is on med education. School is very conducive to studying so I think the students study very well and do well on USMLE. Can do some rotations anywhere in the country. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities seem old. The student tour guides, though very very nice and helpful, seem to only have gone to Albany because they didn't get in anywhere else. So it makes it seem like there is no school pride. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not to stress out so much. I think they've changed their interview format from a few years ago. All the interviewees that day had conversational interviews with no ethics. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Cocca's Inn and Suites

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2009

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

3 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?

7 out of 10

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