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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?

10 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 was the most interesting question?

"We talked about snowing in the South vs. in the Bronx. We talked about NYC and the Bronx's cultural life. He asked about a dorm of open-minded people I lived in one year." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"NONE REALLY! I'm not sure there were many/any questions. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, School Website, typed up responses to general questions (makes me relax)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I loved the students/other interviewees and the man I interviewed with was my favorite interview by far. He really got me to want to go to the school (and live in NYC specifically). I thought it was the best interview experience of my eight or so interviews thus far, despite it being rainy, windy, and cold (and we did get stuck in an elevator). It changed my mind completely about the school. But despite all this, I still got rejected!!! The food was really good during lunch. The dorms were cheap, nearby the school, but we did get stuck in the elevator and they look okay, not really nice or bad. Also, this might be a negative to some, but the school seemed really rough and rugged or straight shooting. I mean, it's in the middle of the Bronx, my interviewer cussed at least 3 times during the interivew (of course I didn't), it's not like everything is nice and new. I just like to think of it as a school I could definitely see Howard Dean going here. Heh! " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The anatomy labs were really just bad and old-fashioned. The school seemed a little dirty (but in all fairness, it was rainy and the fastest wind I've ever experience w/o a hurricane or tornado warning). And by the end of the day, my suit smelled awful!!!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The Bronx can get really windy aparently. And if you are crowding in the elevator in the dorms, just offer to take the stairs (that was scary, we were stuck for about 5 or so minutes and crowded). Also, learn to take public transportation in NYC including the buses, so you don't have to walk a mile in the rain/wind of the Bronx. Also, the interviewee talked a lot, I probably should have tried to talk more than he did, but he did not really ask me too many specific questions. And the one thing he was especially interested in was how I talked a lot about being open minded in my application (or willing to befriend to a wide variety of people). We spent at least half the interview talking about how important of a quality that is for doctors to have and that was about a third of my personal statement. Also, if you are coming in from Manhattan, leave two hours early or so. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I'm really pissed off/confused about this one! It was by far my most relaxing and "best" interview but I still got rejected. The interview was really conversational and I did not feel any stress at all. The interviewer seemed to really like me too. The guy started the interview saying, "I've looked at your application, you're obviously qualified so I don't need to hear how you are qualified again. So let's not worry about that stuff" and we talked about random stuff. It was by far my favorite interview, but maybe I didn't talk enough and I think I would have done better with the usual embellishing of EC's and grades or whatever. Either way, I'm surprised I got rejected already (maybe a waitlist or something at least). Oh well, it was a good interview day altogether. Basically, tour in the morning, lunch, tour of dorms, then one interview." 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 total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

HPN

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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?

01/18/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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