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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

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"Where are you from? What's it like there?" Report Response

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

"What are you looking for in a medical school? I wish I could think of more questions, but truthfully she didn't ask me much. We just talked." Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for me? She also told me to contact her at any time if I have questions, and she was awfully nice." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"We had an interesting discussion about poverty and obesity, and about Hurricane Katrina (aspects of poverty involved)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are you looking for in a medical school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read sdn feedback, glanced over my AMCAS and college research thesis, etc. Nothing major." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were enthusiastic about the school. The first year lecture hall is awesome. Housing is inexpensive and fairly nice. A fourth year I talked to was very positive about the clinical education." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"No audio or visual of lectures available to students. Student-run transcript services seem dated to me at this point. The gym is tiny. The library is supposedly getting renovated at some point; now it's tiny." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"When people say to wear comfortable shoes, they mean it. You may have to do a bit of walking to get to your interview. Also, don't listen to people who say Einstein is in a horrible location. One direction from the school isn't exactly nice, but it's not bad, and not dangerous. The other way (towards the Jacobi area) is middle class brick homes, some of which are quite nice, with families and such. The closest grocery store is really ghetto though." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was prepared for the day from previous sdn feedback. I arrived for my 9 a.m. interview at about 8:40, but security wouldn't let me in the building (but today was the first interview day of the year, after all, and the guard didn't know). Three other people were waiting with me by the time they let us in, after 9. Then the very nice woman in the admissions office told me my interview was at Jacobi, which is about a 10 minute walk from the main school building. Thankfully she called the interviewer to let her know I was coming and why I was late. The interview itself was really cool. It was in the pediatric emergency department, which was neat. The admissions office hands you a sealed folder with your file in it and you hand this to the interviewer. So I sat out in the office with the ER secretaries for 30+ minutes while my interviewer read my file. That wasn't so bad though; at least she was paying attention! The interview was actually a conversation, not an interview. She didn't ask me any hard questions, or really many questions at all. We just talked. A guy who also interviewed today said that his interview was really tough and that his interviewer grilled him, though, so I'm sure it depends on how lucky you are with your interviewer. My interview lasted a really long time (over an hour), so I didn't have a chance to go to a first year lecture. I met up with my friend who is a student for lunch in the cafeteria, which they gave us a voucher for. Actually the wonderful admissions lady gave me an extra one for my husband, who came with me. I skipped the tour because I know the school, and visited with friends (in the housing and at Jacobi Hospital) instead. The tour doesn't show much anyway. Overall I think it was a good day, and I just hope my interviewer felt the same!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/07/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

6 out of 10

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