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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?

"8" out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

"9" out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"What motivates you to pursue medicine?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about [insert AMCAS activity here]." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you respond if you were a pediatrician and the parents refused to vaccinate because they were afraid their child would become autistic?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you respond if you were a pediatrician and the parents refused to vaccinate because they were afraid their child would become autistic?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, brushing up on ethical issues, reading news, rereading AMCAS and secondary essays." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was very friendly, very laid-back and conversational. They genuinely want to get to know you better and not just to freak you out. There is a strong emphasis on producing great doctors, and most faculty are there because they WANT to teach/mentor, not just because teaching is part of the job description." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really. I really loved it!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That some of the SDN feedback was (in my case) a bunch of hype. It was much less stressful than I had thought it would be." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Loved it here!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

"6" 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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

Albany airport

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

"4" out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western Sovereign

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2010

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

"9" 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?

"6" out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

"5" out of 10

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

"7" out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None. I found everything to be excellent and well-organized." Report Response

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