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Albany interview

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by neuro143, Jan 24, 2002.

  1. neuro143

    neuro143 New Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    I have an interview at Albany and would LOVE to learn about the school/interviewers. Did you like the school, faculty, students, etc? Was the interview pretty relaxed or not? :rolleyes: THANKS!
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  3. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2001
    anchorage, ak
    Hi and welcome to SDN!! :D

    Several SDNers, including me, interviewed there in January. If you do a search for Albany interview, you'll find lots of discussion about it. Sorry, it's late, and I don't feel like typing it all over again. Here's a <a href="" target="_blank">thread that won't come up with that search</a> in which I discussed my interviews there. As I recall some of us felt the interviews were pretty relaxed (I was in that camp -- but I prepped pretty strenuously for my interviews), and others did not. Best of luck with your interview.
  4. THE instiGATOR

    THE instiGATOR Cow Tipper 7+ Year Member

    Sep 27, 2001
    School: pretty good

    Students: All were nice. When I asked them what type of undergrad they attended (public/private), all said private. I guess they see nothing wrong with paying such high tuition since they are used to it.

    Interview: one casual, one stressful

    Area: pretty nice. You can get housing right next to the hospital (I'm talking reeeeealy close).

    Judgement of the admission committee: poor (you can guess their decision ;) )

    They'll tell you that they don't use your stance on ethical questions in thier decision, but I don't buy it. Remember, you are in the NORTH...a typically liberal use caution if your opinions are more conservative. I already had an acceptance, so I really didn't care if the beliefs of my interviewer and myself clashed. Take it or leave it, right? Just a warning.

    Good luck!
  5. praying mantis

    praying mantis Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 9, 2000
    Hey Neuro -
    WHen are you going? I'll be there on Feb. 14th. I hope they show me some love :)
  6. Ronaldinho

    Ronaldinho Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 1, 2001
    i was there in november...small city, old and depressing in my opinion...
    had two basic science interviewers ask lots of ethical questions that i bet you they don't even have an answer to...these questions are pointless and i sort of ended the interview with both guys after i answered a few BS questions...i said "well i'm glad to have an opportunity to come here and thank you for your time"...they have no idea on how to get to know an interviewee, they just wanted see my stance on moral issues that i may never encounter in my was also funny how these questions came from 2 basic science faculties too <img src="graemlins/clappy.gif" border="0" alt="[Clappy]" />
    people were very nice though...
    interestingly, to my shock they canned me :) <img src="graemlins/clappy.gif" border="0" alt="[Clappy]" /> i knew i wasn;t gonna be happy there...
  7. neuro143

    neuro143 New Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Thanks you guys!! :)
    Good luck to everyone! <img src="graemlins/clappy.gif" border="0" alt="[Clappy]" />

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