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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Bio-ethics question regarding an underage girl requesting an abortion" Report Response

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

"Bio-ethics question regarding informing someone with a terminal disease about a drug that could extend their life for a short period of time" Report Response

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

No Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None really." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None, because they were not pertinent" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"By being true to myself and ensuring I could clearly and concisely describe why I want to be a physician and the path I had taken that lead me to be interviewed that day" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The atmosphere of the student body was great" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interview was an interrogation instead of getting to know me and my motivations for becoming a medical doctor. Being that is was open file I knew that there were some areas of my application that would be discussed, however, I do not think they had to be presented in such a way as for me to constantly defend why I deserved to go to that school. Clearly the admission committee saw enough in me when evaluating my application to warrant an interview. The interview is then a means to assess if the applicants motivations are genuine and that in-person the individual the necessary skills (intellectual, communication, etc) to succeed in the field. And I do not even know how the interviewer could determine this since they themselves were not a physician." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How much of a pain it is to get from the medical center to the train station" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It's a nice school with a welcoming atmosphere and overall would be a good place to attend. However, I am clearly disturbed by the one interviewer and the fact that the school allows this person to sit on their admissions committee and assess potential medical school talent which sours the whole experience for me and ultimately will lead me not to attend AMC." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

No Response

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

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

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

1 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Have MD's conduct the interview. I do not understand why a PhD is questioning my abilities to succeed in medical school and in the future as a practicing physician when that person has neither gone through that type of training in order to fully understand the necessary qualities and/or practices in the field as a professional." Report Response

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