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New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Year founded: 1977
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New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM)
Osteopathic Medical School
Old Westbury
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 257 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 3 3 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $54,000
  • Non - Resident Tuition $54,000
  • Application Fee $80
  • AVG MCAT 505
  • AVG GPA 3.6
  • LIZZYM Score 64.0

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • PO Box 8000
  • Northern Boulevard
  • Old Westbury 11568
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM) of the New York Institute of Technology is committed to training osteopathic physicians for a lifetime of medical practice and learning based on established science and critical thinking, as well as integrating osteopathic philosophy, principles and practice. NYCOM boasts an extensive clinical education network encompassing hospitals in New York, northern New Jersey and Connecticut. These programs offer outstanding opportunities for training in nationally recognized hospitals with long-standing teaching traditions.

Curriculum

Curriculum development at NYCOM is a dynamic process. Course contents as well as delivery systems are examined on an ongoing basis with annual enhancements in all areas. Learning is utilized to correlate basic and clinical science subject matter in the first two didactic years. Computer-assisted instruction includes state-of-the art patient simulation software. Small group instruction is utilized in basic science labs, as well as in the practical components of family practice and osteopathic manipulative medicine.

Facilities

The academic campus has three advanced medical/training facilities which house a state-of-the art osteopathic medical laboratory, a state-of-the art Doctor Patient Continuum Wing, Smart Auditoriums that are fully equipped with cutting edge presentation and recording equipment, a highly advanced and specialized Institute for Clinical Competence (ICC), which encorporates standardized patients and two human patient simulator robots.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 176
Negatively 20
No change 4

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.24 247

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.86 168

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Give better instructions on location of the Serota Academic Center. It was confusing to get too and the address given for GPS brought me to a private elementary school a couple blocks away." More from this Member | Report Response

"Maybe some more information on how the interview process goes beforehand but otherwise very well done." More from this Member | Report Response

"no suggestions the office did a good job." More from this Member | Report Response

"An actual status portal would be helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Try to be as friendly on the phone as you are in person" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give the students a schedule for which they are going to be interviewed. It was not fun waiting in the room for 3 hours waiting to be interviewed without knowing when it was your turn." More from this Member | Report Response

"interview less students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Many people spent over an hour just waiting for a free interviewer. Either have more interviewers per day, fewer interviewees per day, or stagger the events so we don't have to wait hours before the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Quicker decisions based on interview dates instead of batched decisions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Get someone else to do the school overview." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. They did a great job presenting important information. Perhaps a bit of a more substantial lun" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stagger the interviews, so some of us aren't sitting their for 2 hours pre-interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great communication, friendly atmosphere and an excellent staff. Keep doing what you're doing - in t" More from this Member | Report Response

"Maybe create a status page for applicants to log onto online." More from this Member | Report Response

"They should make sure the invited students have a complete file before the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give status checks BEFORE interview day" More from this Member | Report Response

"Regulate the temperature of the area where interviewees are kept, give a different vegetarian option" More from this Member | Report Response

"They didn't seem too enthusiastic about the school :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"All fine!" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"How would you describe what osteopathic medicine is to someone else?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a time you had to take in multiple sources of information and make a decision for yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How well did you do in school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever witnessed a physician having to break bad news to a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time where you didn't reach a goal you wanted to achieve." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think a democracy can coexist with a theocracy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name an instance where you had to analyze and interpret data" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a situation that makes you stressed or angry, and how do you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you explain what a DO is to a layperson" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and why you want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you could describe yourself as a color, what would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you explain what a DO does to a layperson?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYIT" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your fears?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest Strength/weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why is my mcat low?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to NYCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you pursue osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the first job I listed on my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and how you ended up here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine (instead of medical administration)? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me a scenario of where you see yourself after medical training, what kind of medicine would you practice? What kind of a doctor would you be (he asked in terms of principles/personality)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you do to get away from school and clear your head." More from this Member | Report Response

"Oh, so how did you get into this volunteer activity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"General conversation about the interests I'd listed in my secondary application. The interview was very relaxed - it was actually a great conversation and an enjoyable experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of doctor would you like to be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very conversational. Asked about my GPA, MCAT score" More from this Member | Report Response

"This interview was incredibly conversational. She didn't ask direct questions, just brought up a bunch of things in my file and we talked about them. She also told me a lot about her experience as a family practice DO and graduate of NYCOM, which was great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"why osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you couldn't be a doctor what would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strength/weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your personal statement about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the conflict between Russia and the US right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathy? Did you apply to allopathic medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What causes psoriasis and what is its treatment? What do you know about osteopathy? Did you apply to any allopathic schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you go to University of Chicago undergrad(a little wierd since I went to Duke grad, so he was asking about something 7 years ago)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? (besides your parents)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Why medicine/why nycom?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths/Weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about xxxx experience..." More from this Member | Report Response

"How long have you been in the military and have you been deployed? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why don't we spea some Spanish if you studied it for 3 semesters?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What position did you play on the team? (from my secondary app)" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was pretty much a straight on conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about Osteopathic Medicine? Name one of your strengths? Weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"On a scale of 1-15, what is your interest in primary care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine (basically)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who recommended you? Was one of them a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you speak Spanish?" More from this Member | Report Response

"asked about secondary application and personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your MCAT score?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you plan on doing after your residencies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Modesty aside, why will you make a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your expereinces help you as a physician? ( i used soccer coaching to be good with kids and working on radio to talking to people)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a DO." More from this Member | Report Response

"You said a lot of good things about yourself in your application, and I would expect that you would, but you did leave something out. I want you to give me two weaknesses of yours. I'm asking because a lot of times, it's not your strengths that define who you are, but rather, it's how a person overcomes his weaknesses that defines him. " More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to be a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe my research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteoplathic medicine? Where did you first hear about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths/Weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the problems you see in healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about myself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your overall impression of your undergraduate experience (NYIT in my sitution)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths/Weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your work experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest problem in the US healthcare system and how would you deal with it as a physician" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO over MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why physician? Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your best friends say your worst quality is?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stem cell research--what is it, what are the positions on it and why would I ask you about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When was the last time you were angry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you specifically interested in osteopathic medicine? Why do you think you would make a good D.O.? " More from this Member | Report Response

"biggest fears about medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why criminal justice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your school experiences thus far." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you have a teengaer that wants a pregnancy test... are you legally bound to tell her mother?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does osteopathic medicine mean to you?...I was interviewed by a PhD so I wondered how he was able to evaluate the answer since he was not a DO." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathy? Why do u wanna be a doctor? etc.." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you know about osteopathic medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

""We have many interviews and it's hard to remember all the applicants. Tell me one thing you would like me to remember you by"" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your ethnic background affects your view of family values?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's going on? How's everything going so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you want to persue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So do you like Turkish soup? Do you have a good recipie?(I'm not kidding) Who was the South African leader you worked with on your campaign for generic medicines? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else have you applied?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Gene question from above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very few specifics, with the exception of "do you have any questions for us?' ------(Have some)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where have you traveled?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Why NYCOM? Any questions about NYCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See most interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"So why are you here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? What was your favorite class and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do now/how did you land your job?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get here/Where are you staying?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? What field do you want to go in to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, and why you want to be a DO." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine/Do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many interviews have you been on?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What book are you currently reading?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths and weaknesses? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you hear about NYCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know about DO philosophy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your worst characteristic for entering medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to be a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing you would like to change about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

""What made you decide to go D.O. midway in your college experience?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I want to go to DO school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What area of medicine do you want to go into? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"SO tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

""Your grades are great"- Why did you apply to NYCOM? Did you get into any medical schools yet? MD or DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your exposure to osteopathic medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do your parents think you would be a good doctor? How do your parents feel about you wanting to become a Doctor? Are they pushing you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why dr?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about osteopathic medicine? Why osteopathic med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three men and three women who have been heros to you." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the difference between osteopathic and allopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing now? ( I am finishing my B.S)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if someone came in this room and passed out?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you doing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get your research position?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your strengths/weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you hear of osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a physician Tell me what you know about Osteopathy Hard Economics question (its my major)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do u know about do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"He gave me a specific ED scenario and asked me whether an allopath vs. an osteopath treat this patient differently." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you know about DO? Who was the founder of osteopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do as a critical care technician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe the history of osteopathy." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about DO? Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Y NYCOM? Y DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is the florida weather? good to go to the pool? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYCOM? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about Osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYCOM? Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were your SAT scores?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is osteopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"explain research (parkinson's disease). how would you use your research to actually help patients with parkinson's disease? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

""what's your motivation for wanting to be a dr"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you apply to NYCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Strenth/weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"WHY DO? WHY NYCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why doctor/why DO/why NYCOM" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO, why pediatrics" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you wanna be a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be an osteopathic physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You recieved X grade in X class. Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO, Why NYCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us what you know about osteopathy." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you end up in Philadelphia? (I am from CT and go to school in PA)" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your biggest accomplishment and biggest failure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest achievement?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What characteristic to you believe a doctor must have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you explain what a DO is to a layperson?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be interested in practicing rural medicine here, or want to go back home?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name an instance where you failed to reach a goal" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which do you prefer (LBT or DPC) and why" More from this Member | Report Response

"the color question." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the one most important trait for a physician to have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you most angry, emotional, stressed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are doctors always able to help their patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are my strength and weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about manipulation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing he asked me was too interesting. Only asked the 3 questions listed above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer wanted me to ask him one profound question that I wanted to know about his life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something about you that isn't on your application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think the reason why health care is not accessible to some people is because some physicians are setting boundaries that makes it difficult for patients to reach out to them? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Question 3" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, very generic questions.None, very simple and boring questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer asked me whether I know one of his college buddies who teaches at my high school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"None were that interesting. They were based totally on the secondary and the rest were very predictable. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm looking to go visit the Bronx (her hometown) again, what are some good Italian restaurants that you recommend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about you drives your parents nuts?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, the interviewer was very friendly and seemed a little rushed." More from this Member | Report Response

"thoughts on healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response

"The majority of the questions were developed as responses to my secondary and answers that I gave him. For instance... What do you like to do? (I said other things but one of them was skiing) Where do you like to ski? (I said where I like to go and we had a conversation about how he had gone there before)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the conflict between Russia and the US right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research. (Both interviewers Ph.D's!!! wonderful!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did all your scientific research affect your decision to become an osteopathic physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be the most difficult transition for you in coming to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of them were particularly interesting. I was asked why medicine/why NYCOM/ whether I applied to any MD schools/what my research was about. The interviewer actually admitted that she had not read any of my applications. Which I was thrilled by, because the whole interview was me giving mostly just a summery of the secondary application. Pretty straightforward and easy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to get a tattoo, what would you get and where?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything else you want me to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years with respect to specialty and location?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your travel experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular, he asked about my file in general and about my military service." More from this Member | Report Response

"OK, now let's speak some Spanish." More from this Member | Report Response

"What impact do you think you will make in the medical field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you happy with your job or do you want more?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If/how I would help to change the health care system, and its problems." More from this Member | Report Response

"None - they asked all the basic questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"So you like to travel?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do I think will win best picture for the OSCARS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to get a tattoo, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked a question specific to my major, which was outside the scope of the typical medical school interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think a lot of MD's, look down on DO's?" More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see yourself in 4 years? (not 10 years)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview did not really ask me any questions. The person basically went through and verified what I had put down on my secondary. I tried as much as possible to sell myself when I could but I felt like the decision was already made before I walked into the room." More from this Member | Report Response

"When was your first experience traveling out of the country?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your best friend describe you" More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked me a question about a soccer player because I had written that I liked soccer on my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"If i could change one thing about myself what would it be and how?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't asked any particularly interesting questions, just questions about my life" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you watch the golden globes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you play the Didjeridoo, tell me about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary, very straightforward" More from this Member | Report Response

"Compare the medical systems of the former Soviet Union and the US and which you feel is better? (I'm russian so I suppose it makes sense)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know spanish? How did u get into ska music? ( we talked abut random stuff like me working at a radio station and being a soccer coach after graduation instead of just working in a lab or clinic like most people do. THEY REALLY WANT INTERESTING PEOPLE WHO CAN SHOW THEY CAN NOT HANDLE THE WORKLOAD BUT BE GOOD PHYSICIANS." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a DO" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is stem cell research, and what are the two sides of the controversy? Why do you think I'm asking you this? " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was enjoyed it when interviewer asked me specific questions about my health related experiences. All questions were related to my personal statement and activites" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. It was open-file and my interviewer told me she hadn't had a chance to read over the files yet. She randomly selected something off my secondary app and asked me about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing particular, all questions seemed fit for the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with disappointment" More from this Member | Report Response

"''What was Nepal like?'' (I briefly mentioned that I taught English there between highschool and college)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None all too interesting. Where have you travelled? Kind of random." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is your father a veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a dean of admissions, what would you look for in a candidate" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"It came up from a brief discussion about managed health care: what would you do if you were working at the front desk of a medical office and the doctor told you not to schedule any more appointments for a certain patient who got fired and lost his insurance - but the patient clearly needs more treatment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your life story. (I gave my interviewer a concise version because I didn't want to bore him with all the details but ultimately tied my answer back to why I wanted to become a DO.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"What methods have you used to study during your undergraduate and why? (I basically interpreted this as group study vs. individual study)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do with a billion dollars?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your science, math, engineering background." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a dean of admissions, what would you look for in a candidate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What mind blowing experience have you been through, that you would like to tell me about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you applying to any MD programs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can a pathologist (does not see patients) practice osteopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's happening with urban health?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your study habits? Group or self study?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you would make a good D.O.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you rather provide excellent hc to large grp or moderate to small grp?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If one didn't go to school in Binghamton, why would someone go visit there?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the one research project you are most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I asked your girlfriend what your weaknesses were, what would she say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, just "tell me about your school experience thus far"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something unique about yourself/something to remember you by." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where are your MCAT scores? My interviewer did not have them written down in the file, but luckily I had my copy on hand. The office did have a copy of my MCAT score so it would probably have been no big deal in the end. It helped to keep the flow of the interview so I did not have to wait while my interviewer checked for them in another office or worse: could not find it. Someone at my UNCEOM interview laughed at me for carrying my MCAT score." More from this Member | Report Response

"None really" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, you'll graduate with a DO degree and your father is an MD.... how will you feel about that? " More from this Member | Report Response

"ethics case-based questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"No suprises in the interview questions...very conversational...was asked to explain what osteopathic medicine means to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you learned from your culture?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you interested in Osteopathic Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"After I told my interviewer that I was an only child, he asked me (facetiously) how spoiled I am." More from this Member | Report Response

""Whats going on?" (Very informal, relaxed interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How exactly do nutrients affect cancer cells and how do they interact with medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You've been to Angor Wat; what do you think about their plans to cut down the trees and refill the Serei (ancient manmade lakes)? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What were the challenges that I encountered that made me want to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your abroad experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Human Genome Project has recently discovered the amount of genesin the human being, how many genes do you think we have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you are an artist, tell me about your art.." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your least favorite class in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could redo any part of your life, what would you do differently and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your views on assisted suicide having a place in our future society?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where is the building with the robotic patient? He asked this like it was some sort of trick but I guess he honestly didn't know" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where is the building with the robotic question? He asked this like it was some sort of trick but I guess he honestly didn't know" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked a series of questions regarding stem cell research. The questions started with the controversy of stem cell research, and progressed all the way to where stem cells are found, and why stem cells from a fetus/embryo would be better then stem cells from an adult." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I ask you about Stem Cell Research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a typical day at each of the places you work." More from this Member | Report Response

""What was your favorite class, why?" Followed by, "did you just say that because it's science related?" :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think this interview is going?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was A.T. Still?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The human genome was sequenced in 2000/2001. Tell me, within 1,000 genes, how many genes humans were found to have." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you want me to ask that I didn't ask you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which patient was your favorite, most memorable?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Tell me about where you grew up."" More from this Member | Report Response

"what types of books do you like to read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"stem cell research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing very interesting, just personal questions regarding my secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you doing your research as a volunteer and not as a paying job? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the controversy with stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Knowing what you do about DO philosophy, how would you treat an individual with Type I diabetes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked, "What question would you want me to ask you knowing that if I asked you this you're in?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about giving Ritalin to children?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO and not MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What course in undergrad did you like the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

""What is the greatest contribution/disaster to medicine that has occured in your lifetime?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"When was the last time you were angry and why? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If I knew where Santa Ana, CA was." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was the pioneer of osteopathic medicine? (I answered Stiller at first and my interviewer started laughing! I corrected it to Dr. Still)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my hobbies. The interviewer had a background in the things i listed on my secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

"No interesting questions. The interviewer was a Bio professor, and I hadn't done any research. He had absolutly nothing to say to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was the only question asked of me: So, tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"How many genes are in the human genome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you compare osteopathic medicine to allopathic medicine? (interesting because the interviewer was an MD)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you vegetarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, just standard stuff. We talked about Sex and the City a little bit, which was a nice alternative to being grilled." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do your parents think you would be a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you like to do for fun? it led to a conversation of the wildlife on campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you a giver or a receiver? Why? and Name 6 people, 3 men and 3 women, who are your heroes. Say one quality for each that makes him or her your hero. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three male heros and three female heros..." More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about my research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three men and three women who have been heros to you." More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of learner are you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you think you got into medical school the first time you applied?" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewer was neiroscience professor and he was mostly interested in reasearch projects." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if someone came in the room and passed out? The interviewer was a dr., so I answered that I would look to them." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to look at yourself in the mirror, what would be the positive and negative things about that you would notice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I mentioned a NYCOM alumnus whom I spoke to in my secondary, yet had a letter of rec written by another DO. "Why didn't Dr. X write you a recommendation?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked if i knew what a cranio structure (don't remember the name) was when my interviewer was describing his research" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you be your greatest asset to this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think the MCAT is given?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you like the city of Providence? I think I was more shocked because that was the very first question I was asked and I can go on about Providence for hours, so it made the rest of the 1st interview go really smoothly." More from this Member | Report Response

"How does your degree (academic background) relate to osteopathic medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Basic standard questions: Why do you want to become a doctor & What is osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be the most difficult part of medical school for you/ challenges you might face?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest obstacle you have had to overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was your favorite non science class" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a cytokine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your daily schedule as a physician? My first interviewer wanted a run-down of what I thought my day would be like as a physician in the specialty of my choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Basic stuff. Strengths and weaknesses, Why doctor, What field do I want to practice in. He also asked me some stuff specific to my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between Biology and Biotechnology?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do as president of the United States about the issue of unaccessible healtchare in innercities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have great MCAT scores. Tell me why I should NOT consider them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you explain to me the mechanics of how manipulative medicine works?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When you were coming for the interview, was there a question that you were hoping I wouldn't ask you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You don't have a Texas accent. Did you grow up in New York?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you quit med school in your country and moved to the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were my SAT scores?" More from this Member | Report Response

"didn't have any" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I will handle the emotional burdens of working in oncology (that is what I explained I was interested in)" More from this Member | Report Response

"my opinions on stem cell research" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me about the few previous jobs I had taken in the last few summers. They were all blue collar jobs, so they asked why I chose the nature of those jobs as opposed to more subtle ones." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to finish college at another university?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What non science course did I take that was the most interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"With your high grades and MCATs, why did you apply here and not MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you are interested in peds....how would you handle late-night calls, etc..?" More from this Member | Report Response

"QUESTIONS ABOUT MY RECOMMENDATION LETTERS" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would a DO treat type I diabetes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"1. How much experience do you have with New York, and how difficult would it be for you to relocate from California? 2. What can you tell me about the Osteopathic programs in California, and what are some differences that you expect at NYCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where have you traveled to (I travel quite a bit internationally)." More from this Member | Report Response

"outline what you think your typical day will be like as a med student and as a physician, starting with your alarm going off. (none were particularly interesting)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has working as a nurse prepared me for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were really no interesting questions asked" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your 1st impression of the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which do you like better, buffalo wings or rochester wings?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a principle of Osteopathic Medicine? (I was asked this after I told them everything I know about it, which included stuff I read from the AOA and AACOMAS websites and the Gevitz book. I guess none of that stuff is exactly an "osteopathic principle."" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you, as an osteopathic physician, treat someone with pancreatitis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please assess your maturity level." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you treat pancreatitis? (I mentioned that I attended a lecture that morning with a second-year friend of mine...the topic was pancreatitis.)" More from this Member | Report Response

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How do you feel about the location of the school?

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What do you like most about this school?

"student body" | Report Response

"Caring professors, Dean Gilliar is completely there for the students and we can tell, Great match lists, Huge rotation network and residency network (nYCOMEC)" | Report Response

"1. Student body 2. DPC program (PBL) 3. Faculty accesibility" | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"The faculty isn't exactly the best but thats the managements fault. There is also a high attrition rate." | Report Response

"The recent name change (NYIT-COM) lowers the degree and school reputation" | Report Response

"1. Small library with some really outdated books (although, they have new editions of almost every book, just hard to find when everyone has them). 2. Limited study space 3. Generalized lack of procedural organization" | Report Response

How frequently do pre-clinical medical school activities have mandatory attendance?

"Not too much. 1-2 per month" | Report Response

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