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Albany interview invite...

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by tinii13, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. tinii13

    tinii13 New Member

    Jun 4, 2006
    I'm a VA resident and so far I've gotten accepted to VCU, waitlisted by UVA, and just recently recieved an interview invite from Albany. Any thoughts on whether its worth it to go all the way up to Albany for the interview? After lookin at some of the posts about Albany, I'm starting to think it might be a waste of time and money. Any thoughts would be much appreciated. :)
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  3. berkshiredoc

    berkshiredoc 7+ Year Member

    Oct 14, 2006
    You're in at one of your state schools, and Albany is very expensive. Enough said.
  4. drc243

    drc243 New Member 2+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Going to your interview at albany would be a waste of time and money!
  5. TIGIBedHead

    TIGIBedHead Fever to Tell 5+ Year Member

    Jul 21, 2005
    I agree that since you have an acceptance at a cheaper school, it's probably not worth the visit. Had you not received an acceptance, I would have advised you to check it out. It's funny, I remember before my interview not feeling very excited about the school because of all the negative talk on SDN. However, when I visited Albany and met the students and staff, my opinions drastically changed. I absolutely loved it there; the people were among the friendliest I've met at any med school interview. That said, if I have the option later on to attend one of my state schools, it only makes sense to pay less money for an equivalent education.
  6. Waiting4Drexel

    Waiting4Drexel Member 2+ Year Member

    Jun 7, 2006
    i interviewed at both albany and vcu. i thought vcu was a much better school in almost every aspect. however, i will agree that people talk too negatively about albany. its cold, facilities are not great, expensive, etc, but the students were definitely cool there and seemed very happy to be there. btw, if u get into UVA will you take that over VCU? open up an in-state spot for me!
  7. tinii13

    tinii13 New Member

    Jun 4, 2006
    Thanks for the advice...I was leaning toward a no as well since it definitely would be cheaper--I just wanted to make sure I wasn't being stupid by not considering another option. I'm not sure I'd go to UVA if i got in. I graduated from there in May of '06 and loved every minute of undergrad, but when I went for my interview there, the vibe I got from the medical school students was nothing like what I had experienced as an undergrad. The competition there is on a whole different level and I don't know how much I am willing to put up with that for another 4+ years. Good luck with your applications though--maybe I'll see you at VCU :)

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