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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

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 medicine?" Report Response

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

"Describe your study abroad experience?" Report Response

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

"How do your parents feel about your decision to go to medical school?" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"MPH option, Dorms, Students, New Research Center" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Traditional Curriculum, poor academic and clinical facilities, location (boring, isolated), lack of enthusiasm about research" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I interviewed very early in the season (second day of interviews) and didn't really have any conceptions going in. I will say (to begin) that all the students I met were very nice, friendly, sociable and seemed pretty happy with their decision to attend Einstein. There are also pretty decent on-campus apartments (and cheap$$$) but the thought of living in them for four years bothered me. There isn't a whole lot of affordable, quality housing off campus so it seemed like most students stayed there all four years. There is an awesome new research center, as well as the option to pursue a 5th year MPH degree at any US institution paid for by Einstein (very unique). Both the academic facilities (anatomy labs, classrooms, study spaces, even the cafeteria) and the clinical spaces (Jacobi Hospital) were old and rundown. The area is nestled in a suburbia meets big city type of environment, with some very safe, tree-lined streets...but with practically nothing fun for a 20-something medical student to do. With no Metro Stop nearby, it's a 45 minute "express" bus to Manhattan. Having traveled to NYC frequently, it felt very isolated from Manhattan (moreso than areas in other boroughs like Brooklyn or Queens). My interviewer was 10 minutes late to my interview, and didn't seem to ask me anything other than the three questions she had before her (no follow up questions, despite my enthusiasm for my answers). And while I won't disparage the fact that Einstein is a relatively highly ranked US medical school, I was shocked when my faculty tour guide claimed that "Einstein is the best medical school in the United States, and #2 in research funding." Both of these facts are blatantly false, and I had no idea why he said them. This was my first interview and I've been on 11 others since then, and while I can definitely see why this is a good fit school for some, I just couldn't get over the facilities and geography upon reflecting on experiences at other institutions. Withdrew before getting my decision. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

1 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/13/2009

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

6 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?

3 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

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