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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

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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 do you want to become a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Why are you interested in New York? (I'm a Californian resident)" Report Response

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

"What other schools in New York did you apply to?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How did you end up with your name?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked over SDN interviews, studied the AECOM website like crazy, practiced with commonly asked interview questions, read over AMCAS essay and secondary" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The class environment! Everyone is SO unbelievably nice and laidback. They actually do seem to have a decent time while working hard. I really liked the noncompetitive atmosphere. Classes are pass/fail, the schedule seems to be structured to help students adjust to med school life, and the housing is spacious AND cheap. I also loved how there are so many community outreaches done in the Bronx. I've already picked out the ones I want to get involved in. On top of that, AECOM seems to help fund a lot of things: the 5th year tuition is waived, conferences are paid for, etc. I can't stop going on about this school; it's one of my top choices." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"While the area isn't nearly as ghetto as some make it out to be, it is a little blah-looking. Some of the facilities are a little old. And there's no Starbucks nearby! But really, there aren't many negatives things I can say about this school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They've just built a new addition to the Jacobi Medical Center. The housing is pretty flexible: you can paint the walls and do whatever you want. But they charge you $1000 if you need to get that extra wall built (to convert 2 bdrms to 3 bdrms)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was my first interview, so I was extremely (ha! understatement) nervous. I stayed with a student host, who was an absolute sweetheart. I was very taken away by how friendly and genuine the students are. The actual day went a lot better than I'd anticipated. I had lunch first since my interview was in the afternoon. The students took us around a little and we ate at the cafeteria before finishing the tour. We saw one of the lecture halls, the gym, and the apartments. My interview was at the Jacobi Medical Center, which was a bit of a walk from the admissions building. I arrived very early, but my interviewer was very nice about it and had me wait while he reviewed my file. When I came in, it was surprisingly very conversational. He seemed most interested in my hobby (dance) and emphasized the importance of having a life outside of medicine. We talked a lot about NYC and other hobbies among medicine. He asked me some expected questions, but not nearly as many as I anticipated. I thought I was going to have to sell myself, but he didn't ask many questions that required me to! Overall, I hope I left a good impression and I was very pleased with the whole experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

JFK

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/26/2005

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?

8 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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