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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"Why New York? Why did I go to Costa Rica? What did I learn in Costa? What do you do in your spare time? A thirteen year old comes into your office for an abortion. What do you do?" Report Response

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

"Is affirmative action appropriate for a graduate school?" Report Response

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

"I asked my interviewer what he looks for in an applicant. He said that they are not looking for nerds. "A- students are a dime a dozen." He referred to the web site's profile of the student body section. He said that there are all kinds of people here. "Phd physicists to former firefighters." They pride themselves on having different and open-minded students. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was asked to parallel the issue of gays in the Boy Scouts to gay teachers teaching in primary and secondary school. This question is probably pertinent only to me. I do work with scouitng. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I was asked to parrallel the case brought against mcdonalds by the fat guy that said mcD's made him fat to the lawsuits brought against tobaco companies by smokers. I kind of bombed this question. My answer should have been essentially that the case brought by the fat guy was different and not justifiable because unlike the tobaco companies mcD's does not put addicting additives in their products." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read a couple sort post about docs I would like to do research with on the Einstein web site. Reviewed my app and SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students. The fact that everything is right there. You roll out of bed and roll into class. Really convenient like back in undergrad." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Snow. The fact that I might need a car up there. It is not the City. Not everything is right there. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How difficult it can be to walk in the snow wearing dress shoes. I about busted my ass twice." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was conversational. However, it was stressful to a degree because I was asked many ethics questions. I was asked my opinion on free speech, abortion, affirmative action, and euthanasia. I was then given situation appropiate to each topic. We jumped around and hit many topics." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/07/2003

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