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  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Bronx, NY
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

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What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you see medicine as an extension of what you are doing now?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"None" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read recent articles on the human genome project and was prepared to talk at least a little bit about the molecular aspects of medicine" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"His seeming enthusiam" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"He was one hour late and cancelled the meeting once before" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Let me just say that Dr. Petersen is a nice man, but he is a little grandiose in that he told me with confidence at the start of the interview that I was "in" and that this interview was a formality. He was very complimentary regarding my credentials, letters of reference, etc. He shared with me some details about himself that were totally appropriate and about medicine. HOWEVER, I was not accepted and the interview went very well. I thought that there was a really good give and take and that he genuinely liked me. Even though I didn't get in, I have no reason to think that he thought ill of me. The only thing was is that he was so certain of his role or influence that I did not address my one weakness (at least in my head) which was an average physical sciences section score. How can one be rejected on something like that alone; its easy there are so many of us vying for the same seat that competition is intense. He further implored that I contatc the director of admissions, Noreen Kerrigan and to state that he "directed me to contatc her directly" Needless to say, she was not interested in speaking to me, and the secretaryy reported to me that Dr. Petersen needed to stop saying this to students. Im not saying that I would have gotten in had I had the oppurtunity to explain my "deficiency," but his personal enthusiasm for an individual and his own sense of his importance in the admissions process is, shall we say, "inflated."" Report Response

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