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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"First question asked "So, tell me about yourself." (deer caught in headlight)" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in ten years." Report Response

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

"She asked many questions regarding family and basically where i come from. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"nothing much, typical questions: tell me about yourself, where do you see yourself in 10 years, why medicine, would you move from CA to NY.." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about yourself was the very first question asked so i was kind of caught off guard." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website, there are some good stuff in the pre-allo forum which i printed out like description of healthcare today and its problems and interview advices. i also made a print out of questions i could be asked and wrote out an answer. Also prep questions for the interviewer. This was my first interview and i never practiced talking with anyone so i was very unprepared." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Housing - their rooms is humongous comparing to what i'm used to and its cheap. internet included but not cable or phone. First year facilities is great. Pass/fail system is GREAT, strips away the competitive nature in pre-meds. Admissions people were the nicest administrative folks i've ever met. AECOM allows you to do research for a year w/o tuition and you can get alot of grants for conferences. Hospitals allow you to do a lot of work as a med student. There's also many holidays because the school observe Jewish holidays as well. Med school seemed like an isolated school so everyone you meet were med students or faculty. about 40 first years were from California. 5 or 6 out of the 12 of us were from California." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Just the location, saw a lot of busted shops and broken cars along the way to AECOM. There arent many restaurants around the dorms. One student i met as i was taking the bus away from AECOM told me make sure you put urself on the waitlist for a garage spot immediately after you find out about acceptance. Waitlist is long. Another student told me the courses there don't really prepare you for the board exam because the classes don't really test in that style. But material is covered. Just need to buy a study book for board. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"BxM10 - bus from manhattan to bronx - only takes metro cards that are pre-paid and this express bus doesn't take any bills. coins only. Luckily there was a nice lady to save my ass by lending me her card and me paying her $5(cost of the ride) I was more nervous about getting there than the interview itself. I should've learned more about their cirriculum and their rotations. Also about their electives. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was my first interview so i was a wreck. First thing i noticed about NY is the drivers there have balls of steel. They are maniacs with a car. I took a train to manhattan(i stayed in queens at comfort inn next to queensborough station, great hotel bad location) to fifth ave. Went onto madison ave and took BxM10 to the school. Bus ride was about 45mins. Admissions is actually on 2nd floor of the first building you see when you get off on Eastwhester/Morris Park ave. It's the building closest to the corner. Admissions ppl were super nice. I was 2 hours early so i went to the library to check SDN for a bit. met a few great fellow applicants. My interview was with Dr Junthini at the conference room on the admissions office's floor. Talked mostly about family, she asked the typical questions and tried to get to know me. She heard every word i said and she even repeated back some to me. Talked about South America for a bit(side tracked) but i thought there was a connection. I was a bit nervous but i figure what the hell. My performance could've been better with less stuttering and less mumbling and more eye contact. She took massive amounts of notes as we were talking. Overall I dont think she'll strongly suggest me to the committee. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

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 total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

LGA

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Comfort Inn in Long Island City(bad neighborhood)

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/19/2005

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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