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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?

1 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)?

"The questions were mostly all non-academic (i.e. what do I like to do for fun etc)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How did you feel about coming to this country (I was born in London). I told him that as a 10-year old, I was very excited since I was a budding Cabbage Patch Doll collector and that the United States was the official home of the latter - especially multi-ethnic ones. Thankfully, he laughed and that really opened him up." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I can't think of any. The interview was EXTREMELY laidback - he was an awesome guy. Very modest and humble and really just wanted to get to know me. He even gave me some feedback at the end of the interview as to what he thought of me as an applicant. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Get sleep!!! It was a LONG day (I was there from 8am - I got there early - until around 4pm). My interview was after lunch, and I actually (I feel terrible) closed my eyes briefly during the interview out of sheer exhaustion. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"1. My interviewer 2. Montefiore hospital is awesome (that's where my interview was) 3. Housing (unfortunately, I just found out that there is a 2-3 year waitlist for studios, so first-year students have to share a one-bedroom (the housing officer told me that students have to put up wall in the middle of the living room - it's the same for a 2-bedroom apt. Three people are put in there). 4. The overall consensus about Einstein is that it is VERY supportive toward the students - academically in particular. 5. Wide variety of ages among the students. 6. Einstein is well known for their study abroad programs" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"1. The housing situation - even though the apartments are gorgeous. 2. I don't know what it is, but unfortunately I never really "took" to the school. I had visited the school before my interview in the summer and I didn't quite get a good feeling from it. The same on the day of my interview. Perhaps I was just really in a funky mood since it took me 3 hours to get there - and I was only coming from Long Island. It's sort of in the middle of nowhere, and the surrounding neighborhood is run-down looking - at least to me. But , I could definitely see myself attending the school since being in the heart of the city is not a deciding factor for me. 3. The facilities are drab (dark brown) - including the huge lecture hall where you take most of your classes the first year 4. Limited library hours - Einstein follows the Sabbath. I guess if it were up to me, I wouldn't be studying on Friday nights anyway..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Einstein loves research. All students must complete a mandatory research project before they graduate" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview experience was the best I've ever had. I felt extremely comfortable and relaxed and ditto for my interviewer. He had a great sense of humor and wasn't out to "get" me or anything. It was all very conversational and free-flowing." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/16/2002

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