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New York Medical College
New York Medical College
  • Year founded: 1860
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 350
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New York Medical College (NYMC)
Allopathic Medical School
Valhalla
  • SDN RANKING 1
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 376 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 2 1 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $52,200
  • Non - Resident Tuition $52,200
  • Application Fee $120
  • AVG MCAT 513
  • AVG GPA 3.6
  • LIZZYM Score 68.0

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • Administration Building
  • 40 Sunshine Cottage Road
  • Valhalla 10595
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The School of Medicine at New York Medical College is the oldest and largest of the three graduate schools in our health science university. The College traces its history to 1860 when it was founded in New York City. The main campus, now located in Valhalla, New York in Westchester County, is the site of the College's basic science teaching, research labs, library, administrative offices and student residences. The College also has a residence in Manhattan convenient to the New York City teaching hospitals.

Curriculum

The curriculum leading to the M.D. degree is based on a broad set of educational objectives designed to prepare a physician to practice in the next century. These objectives include not only the traditional knowledge and skills required of a physician, but also the values and attitudes a physician needs to practice medicine in an ethical and compassionate way.

Facilities

New York Medical College has affiliations with excellent teaching hospitals in Westchester, New York City, the Hudson Valley and Connecticut. Students gain their clinical experience in a wide varied of settings, from the inner city to rural settings.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 235
Negatively 51
No change 9

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.05 366

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.29 241

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Continue using MMI and current layout of the interview day. However, a better discussion of financial aid is needed." More from this Member | Report Response

"be friendlier to students on interview day" More from this Member | Report Response

"Having a more structured and led day for those in the last circuit would be nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much! Very well organized!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be more welcoming to students who arrive early. I got there at 745am, and the lobby was empty, with one small sitting area. The doors to the administration offices were closed and no one talked to us until about 8.15 when the doors were open....." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be more enthusiastic. I felt very little energy from the my interviewer and speakers. Nothing that was presented or shown stood out as being different or better than any other medical school I interviewed at." More from this Member | Report Response

"answer the phone!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Find a way to let interviewees find out their acceptance/rejection result in less than TWO MONTHS!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Treat the applicants like they might actually matter. The front desk people didn't smile the day I was there and just gave me deadpan instructions once I arrived. It didn't really faze me but it did affect my impression of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Build a more efficient online status check site, the current is atrocious." More from this Member | Report Response

"It would've been nice to have more hospital in the student tour, though we did have time to explore on our own." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please be more responsive to emails and helpful when students have trouble scheduling their intervie" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great Job!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Make better coffee... ew." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were not overly friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Allow more conversational interviews. Don't limit it to going over the list of amcas activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have smarter, tougher people interviewing your applicants. You'll look better." More from this Member | Report Response

"They are very nice so i have no issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"It would be best if they provide shuttle transportation for your interview from admissions office" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Find interviewers who know more about the school. Alumi are great, but when they have been out of sc" More from this Member | Report Response

"You should have someone talk to applicants about the school and curriculum (and not a student who ha" More from this Member | Report Response

"Faster feedback post-interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"NYMC admissions office is notorious being really unfriendly and agitated towards questions and conce" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lessen waiting time for response to less than 10 weeks. A confirmation e-mail may have helped. Addit" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish they updated their online status page a little more ''dilligently.''" More from this Member | Report Response

"it's a little ridiculous that we have to bring copies of our essays for the interviewers -- thats my" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI- 3 standard questions, 2-3 ethical questions? Pretty standard, they didn't want us to give out specfics" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are there any red flags in your application you'd like to talk about? (the questions was expected prior to the interview they warned us it was coming" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"after talking about one of my volunteering experiences.... What was the most meaningful experience (patient encounter)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research in detail" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of clinical experience I have" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Asked about activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about all of your relevant extracurricular activities, in chronological order." More from this Member | Report Response

"Any red flags - to everyone" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something you would do differently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family/parents. (They asked everyone in my group this)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the major healthcare issues facing us today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any red flags I should know about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your diverse cultural background." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you pick NYMC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and the things you've been doing since high school." More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you decide to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research (super in depth, and then asked me the conclusions / outcomes of it, and how it related to medicine)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your AMCAS activities which you believe exhibit leadership and initiative." More from this Member | Report Response

"What aspects of medicine interests you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Red Flags" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you teach people about preventable diseases?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Several questions about my research, including how I could apply what I've learned from it to practicing medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are there any red flags in your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me about your research... Do you enjoy research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your undergraduate college / major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you most proud of/ disappointed in" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer had read and marked up personal statement and list of extracurriculars beforehand. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where did you go to school? What did you major in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any red flags or anything you would like to tell me about so when the admissions committee brings it up I can explain it for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any red flag?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why NYMC/What do you like about this school? Tell me about your research. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why New York? (for Undergrad)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Red Flags?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to NYMC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your life.. start from the beginning." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Just went down the list of my activities and asked me to explain." More from this Member | Report Response

"mostly conversational but with "any red flags?" a required question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any "Red Flags" on your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you interested in primary care or becoming more specialized?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you like the east coast? and other very conversational type questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do during your summers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of activities were you involved in your first year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you apply to any off-shore medical schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What clinical experience did you get as an undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family. What do your parents do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very conversational, would lead into questions based on what we were talking about: why medicine was snuck in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose Berkeley for undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"When did you decide you wanted to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself: birthplace, schools you've attended" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any red flags - everyone is asked this" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any red flags?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing specific really. We spent most of the time talking about things I had done (I had a relatively unorthodox educational path) etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your high school education" More from this Member | Report Response

"What medical specialty are you interested and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really... just conversed about both our lives, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"do you have anything negative in your file we need to know about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some random question about canons and the Battle of Gettysburg." More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you decide to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about this activity you were involved in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you go into medicine and what have you done to support it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Basically just asked about my experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had to give a chronological life history of where I've lived and gone to school." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go to our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this medical experience . . . basically went through the timeline of my jobs/research/extracurriculars through and since undergrad. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Usually where you from where do you studying any siblings what do your parents do stuff..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to study medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

"WHo do you admire?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about extracurricular activities." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What speciality are you interested in and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"research experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you most proud of? Most disappointed about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions were very standard. Basically the interviewer just went through my file and asked me to explain everything I did (volunteer work, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you go to Cornell if you got in there?" More from this Member | Report Response

"90% about my ECs. Not a whole lot of other stuff, except for the interesting question asked above." More from this Member | Report Response

"What am I most proud of accomplishing? Ashamed of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The generals: Why NYMC? Why Medicine? What specialty are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do in high school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

""Now, you went to college where?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"the physician-assisted suicide question listed twice above." More from this Member | Report Response

"About my major" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Are there any red flags in your file?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYMC and not other NYC schools? Then a followup question about why I moved from Brooklyn to Cali." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wut research have you done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions about New York Med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"is there anything else you like to add about your self?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you find [your undergraduate institution]?" More from this Member | Report Response

"1) Why medicine? 2) Why New York Medical College? 3) How did you choose your college and major?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Tell me about your research (or insert one other activity listed"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you choose your undergraduate school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty much asked to talk about all experiences since interview was closed file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYMC? Why not a school in Michigan (my home state)?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"red flags (the interviewers have a basic set of questions they have to ask and are basically just going down the list and jotting things down in the beginning...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why am I better than my undergraduate grades?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do during your [first, second, third] year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a current topic of importance in medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else have you applied and have been interviewed at? Why would you chose NYMC over X Medical School?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your extracurricular activities during college." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why am i the best candidate for med school" More from this Member | Report Response

"all amcas stuff (nothing remotely stressful or difficult)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Literature stuff. Ask me essentially to justify my PI's research projects (I work in HIV/AIDS clinical trials). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your research. Be prepared to answere ANY question about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the Social Security issue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you done research? Are you thinking about continuing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a problem in medicine and give me all the sides to it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions you'd expect about your family, activities, undergrad major and experiences, personal statement (which you hand to them right before your interview), and interest in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"what/who influenced your desire to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How else could your research have been conducted? (faculty)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking for in a med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You don't like someone in your gross anatomy group. How do you deal with this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what ugrad school, what was your major, explanation about a history/biology connection" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the research you do. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you work in genetics if you crashed and burned in your genetics course?" More from this Member | Report Response

"any red flags" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing since you graduated?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Would you assist your patient in terminating his/her own life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYMC" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did you decide where to go to college, and how did you like it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about some of your extra-curricular activities. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your activities during your undergrad experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your name? (They have closed file interviews. Also, there had been some scheduling changes, and I was the doc's first interview of the day, so I actually brought her the list of her interviewees for the day.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experiences in your life steered you to becoming a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your background? Where are you from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Whats your role in your family" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me how you chose your undergrad." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be your biggest challenge in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me more about a specific summer activity you participated in." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a current issue in the health care system today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"questions pertaining to my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"So where did you grow up?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you describe yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you major in European History?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions specific to my transcript." More from this Member | Report Response

"So what do you want to know?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience with HIV/AIDS in Asia." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your family" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was your best leadership activity" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please see most interesting and difficult question." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where are you from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"about extracurriculars" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe all your research experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"family questions- do you have siblings? how was it growing up in your area? what do your parents do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYMC? What are some UNIQUE aspects of NYMC that are attractive to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The type of questions you'd expect from a closed-file interview: why NYMC? why medicine? how did you learn about us? what are some of your ECs? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your family like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you decide to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What red flags are there in your application that you would ike to talk about and clarify." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun? What do you study?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Specific about my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family. How do they feel about your decision to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are there any red flags on your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you done any research?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Did you have any difficulties while you were in undergrad? Any red flags I should know about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What extracurricular activities did you do in high school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why dont you want to practice rural medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What elementary school did you go to? What did you like most about growing up? How do you feel about sick people? How do you think you will react to sick people? What kind of work do you do at your current job? Do you like working in a lab? What have you learned from working for a year? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"I was asked about specific things in my personal statement as he read through it." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"do you have any red flags?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What questions do you have about our school? (This was the first question I was asked)" More from this Member | Report Response

"when did you realize you wanted to do medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"MD: I gave the Dr. my personal statement just prior to my interview. I see your step-father attended here, tell me about that. What was it like growing up in the Dominican Republic? Who raised you? When did you arrive in the US? What was it like seeing you parents for the first time? Clarify the time between your parents divorce and your mother's remarriage. (This was in context of the conversation.) At this point I asked if there would be any questions about my academics, but he only had a list of activities with him and stated that he just wanted to get to know me. (I was so at ease!!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"In my interview, all the questions were based on previous experiences (school, volunteer work, research). So relax and enjoy your time out there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about a memorable ambulance experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest issue facing physicians?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you pick your undergraduate university? Tell me about your research. " More from this Member | Report Response

"See above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYMC? Why Medicine? Tell me about yourself and family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine and not research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents do? Any physicians in family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you interested in any specialty?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NY Med?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"See above" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the political situation in the world?" More from this Member | Report Response

"* When did you decide to be an MD? <br> * What was my major? <br> * What kind of volunteer work have I done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to New York Medical College?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most interesting question?

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didnt you apply to NYMC the first time around?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I have to present you to the committee. Is there anything you want me to tell them about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"no interesting questions...all basics" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your volleyball club. I told her I hardly played once I got to college because I wasn't very good but loved the sport. I played abroad at a social club instead. She told me she is just like me. We had a good laugh." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why I thought opioid abuse was prevelant in rural areas (taken aback by this question but was on topic)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about how you fit into your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"none, conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I get a patient to trust me" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me who or what was your influence into medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"just a casual conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something you would do differently" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any red flags?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience of moving to this country. Was it different? How did you adjust? (basically, an 'overcoming adversity' question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you consider yourself more of a cook or a baker? (We talked a lot about my passions for cooking and baking)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most rewarding experience you've ever had (in any area)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any red flags on your application that you want to explain?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What have you disliked about NYMC so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions about my family." More from this Member | Report Response

"What skills do you have that you believe would make you a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role model?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None- it was VERY relaxing. My interview really wanted to get to know me and really wanted to answer all of my questions. This was a GREAT interview experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do your and your husband's views on healthcare reform differ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing......what do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you heard from any other schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really, pretty standard. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do besides medically related stuff?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions he asked about my research..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools did you interview at?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none." More from this Member | Report Response

"About my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is the one person you admire most and why? Do you have any regrets?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does your mom feel about you coming to NYMC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, all basic." More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of probing questions about my application, since things are totally blind (the interviewer doesn't see your file at all until they adcom meets, as far as I understand it), so they really seem to try to get to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to pay for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just questions about myself and what I took away from those experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think dying patients are able to talk to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too radical- favorite class in college, what I consider to be the negative aspects of medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"No ''interesting'' questions " More from this Member | Report Response

"If I followed my parent's religion. Kind of an uneasy moment...Don't think they are supposed to ask you that one." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The interviewer was very interested in my current graduate school program and asked a lot of specific questions about the coursework and class attendance." More from this Member | Report Response

"Was an interesting interview, pretty relaxed and straight forward. Most people had an interviewer who asked questions verbatim from a sheet of paper. Mine was just a conversation and he didn't fill anything out. Not sure what that means... " More from this Member | Report Response

"Basically all normal questions, Why NYMC? Why Medicine? Describe Research and Activities..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you chose your undergraduate institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the difference between ethics and morals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions were expected and if you read the other interview questions for NYMC, you should be ok b/c since this is a close filed interview, you spend most of the time talking while the interviewer jots down notes." More from this Member | Report Response

"In your opinion what is the most significant current health care issue." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was highly conversational. I was asked about my stint as a restaurant manager and how I thought what I learned would apply to medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"not really interesting questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing too interesting... mostly just going down his page filling in the blanks" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite book?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your role in your family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why New York Med College?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The difference between research and medicine, the limitations of each discipline. It was more of an interesting conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really out of the ordinary. What specialty?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were all pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was highly conversational. However, the most interesting question was: ''How would you integrate public health principles into a medical practice.''" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was really a conversation- it was amazing for a first interview experience!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that mentoring kids in the projects for periods close to 1 year actually positively affect their lives? Or are the relationships too short to have lasting impressions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"all standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, typical stuff..." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really interesting. the interview was more like a conversation. the guy was just trying to get to know me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you first decide that you wanted to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed a long time ago but forgot to post. No specific questions really. Asked about why I minored in sociology, my favorite sociology course. Mostly conversational... constant dialogue with few direct questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"none..no ethics questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't really asked specific questions - I talked a little about my personal statement and my activities. My interviewer and I made sure she understood each of my activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think some doctors are bad at their profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any red flags about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a The interview was almost more like a discussion really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your high school education ( I think this was in reference to something I had written on my AMCAS essay)" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are there any red flags in your file I should know about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A few questions specific to my app." More from this Member | Report Response

"There wasn't anything out of the ordinary. The questions were all very bland. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you not doing anything medically related this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"when did you actually know you wanted to be a doctor? (I grew up with a family of doctors)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How was Ecuador?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I asked most of the questions! The interviewer only asked me a few questions at the end of the interview. They were very basic involving my research I had already mentioned and my involvement in college." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why doesn't your boyfriend like pasta? (Haha it was very comfortable and conversational and we chatted about a variety of aspects of my life)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the msot intersting/memorable case you saw while in the PICU? while in the orthopedists office?" More from this Member | Report Response

"talk about some recent news in science and medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"He didn't really ask any " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Let's talk about CPR." More from this Member | Report Response

"Define diff between ethics and morals" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are there any red flags that I should tell the admissions commettee about you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was more of a conversation rather than a Q & A" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think you will bring to NYMC? How does NYMC relate to your future goals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you consider taking a year off?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, the questions were standards. She just wanted to get to know me and my accomplishments." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could cure any one disease, what would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked me something about football and how my school's team had a surprisingly good season. I forgot what the questions were, we were just talking about how underappreciated college football is in the northeast. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you consider yourself a curious person? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If your major is economics, why do you want medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever done anything dumb? (this was asked totally out of the blue, and was done intentionally to throw me off. It didnt work :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your ideal vacation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain water polo - I have never heard of that sport!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"we spoke a lot about my thesis, and she asked some really interesting questions." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"My opinion on physician-assisted suicide. "If a patient asked you for this, what would you do? Would you do it?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What field of medicine will you be in in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How come you want to leave the West Coast?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are a rural doctor and a patient approaches you about physican assisted suicide, what do you do - (this was done in role play format, my interviewer was the patient and I had to act as the Dr.)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing really, the questions were all pretty straight forward." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, very standard questions, but the interviewer kind of wanted me to initiate telling him about myself since the interview was closed file" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your favorite composer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"which is your favorite major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"none- asked about my activites straight off the summary sheet he was given" More from this Member | Report Response

"What leadership skills have you gained from being director of this student organization?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me the most interesting thing you learned in ____." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had 2 patients waiting for a kidney transplant, both would die without it, were the exact same age, gender, etc, etc, except one could pay for the procedure and one couldn't, who would you give the kidney to and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me one thing that you enjoyed during your time at (school)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, it was very conversational and since it was closed-file I directed the interview with my experiences. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If a 12 yr old girl has osteosarcoma in her right leg and it had to be amputated, what kind of problems could you run into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a doctor's place in physician assisted suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response

"so you're from the midwest? (it seems uninteresting, but it got us started on a discussion of camping since it turns out my interviewer is the leader of a boyscout troupe and i just like camping)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What role does family play in your life/Do you have any siblings?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing unexpected." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing interesting... " More from this Member | Report Response

"We had more of a conversation then real questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not pursue a career in music (my other serious interest)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pick an ethical issue facing doctors (i didn't even have to explain that much about it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is this your first time applying? How come you didn't apply last year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"only amcas stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was there literature before the Guttenberg Bible?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYMC" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a controversial health topic today." More from this Member | Report Response

"What does the term 'medically underserved' mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What cities did you travel to on your W. European traveling seminar?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most valuable volunteer experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you sure you did ________ extra curricular activity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between morals and ethics? (This turned into a chicken/egg-type conversation...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you choose this particular method over the other? (regarding some research i had done)" More from this Member | Report Response

"No questions really stood out; it was a casual yet in-depth discussion of my expereinces and my endeavor to become a physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was closed file so it was really much more of a discussion about my family, experiences, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last movie you saw? Did you like it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"about the middle east" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were interesting, the guy was just concerned with humiliating me as much as possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me something embarassing that happened to you and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How are the results from the research you conducted applicable to every-day life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are the huskies doing (horribly)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does religion affect your daily life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you travel this far for your medical education?" More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty standard. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was pretty standard (i.e. why do you want to be a doctor; tell me about yr research experience, extracurricular activities; follow up questions to my answers)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss the pros and cons of universal healthcare." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why do you think the patient kept coming back to the ER? (regarding a recurring patient who has psych problems at the ER where I volunteer)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What were any "red flags" in my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the greatest problem in the health care system and how would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. They were all pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"The 'questions' were directed at listing my experiences and background." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why New York Medical College?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"So, is that the biggest red flag on your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing stands out that I remember." More from this Member | Report Response

"none (mostly standard)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you take away from your volunteer experiences? Why were they positive?" More from this Member | Report Response

"they just asked me about my life- and my medically related experiences..." More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if a patient was dissatisfied with your service?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was the dumbest thing you've ever done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had the resources to start your own healthcare-related grassroots campaign, what would be the focus of your campaign?" More from this Member | Report Response

"it was a closed file interview...so it was mostly a "tell me about yourself" type interview. the interview was all about my app and my personality/character. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing all that out of the norm, standard questions involving my activities and red flags in addition to "tell me about yourself"" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Besides medicine, what other career paths did you consider?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the biggest problem facing health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were the reasons for chosing my undergrad institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the difference between sympathy and empathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to do research as an undergraduate? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the hardest for you in the transition between college and medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are there any "red flags" in your application that you would like to bring forward?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What scares you the most about medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say is the cause of teen pregnancy, ie parents' or school's fault?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you are from the West and are active in outdorr athletics, how do you feel about moving to the East?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you go about calculating the number of gas stations in America?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none, really. interview was fine. very relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview felt like a conversation, so specific questions don't stand out. We talked about my undergrad experience and family life and motivation." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the role of a physician is at the end of life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing too out of the ordinary, we mainly talked about my extracurriculars and women's issues in Asia since I have a strong background in international service outreach. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing surprising; they only see a brief summary of your AMCAS file, which they get the day or your interview, so you spend most of the time recreating your file and going more in depth here or there." More from this Member | Report Response

"i used to play raquetball and he played 3-4 times a week and he asked if I wore goggles which I didn't... I was then advised to :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked to pick a topic of concern in our society and to examine both sides of the issue." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing unusual" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever done anything dumb?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"all the questions stemmed from my application( ie about extracurricular activities). nothing too interesting or difficult. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular. Because my interviewer didn't get my file until I handed it to him, we talked about very basic things like where I went to school and what sorts of activities I did. " More from this Member | Report Response

"many questions about my family life" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite part of the ballet "Gizelle?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your research in SOCIOLOGY?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"He really wasn't trying to be interesting or challenging, they were basic questions about my life." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the hardest thing about being a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you faced some difficulty or challenge." More from this Member | Report Response

"the questions were pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"some stuff about rural med" More from this Member | Report Response

"How should the medical community respond to undocumented aliens seeking care that they are unable to pay for? (In reference to my experiences)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the best/worst decision you ever made?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How felt being an only child had affected me" More from this Member | Report Response

"I am seeing a connection between your switch from music to speech/hearing sciences and then your interest in medicine. Do you? Can you explain that?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you handle a patient who refuses to follow your advice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since it's a closed-file interview, my interviewer spent a lot of time asking me questions about where I was born, what my parents do, where i went to school etc. i guess that's one of the downfalls of these type of interviews, but then it's a good opportunity to break the ice. the most interesting Qs came when my interviewer started asking questions based on my answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really out of the ordinary, very conversational since its closed file (interviewers don't even read our Personal statements beforehand)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What part of our healthcare system do you think needs to be changed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard questions...nothing to out of the ordinary. Why medicine? How do you see yourself helping people in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing interesting... standard med school questions (ie why medicine? why nymc?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is the geography in Chicago laid out? Where did you work relative to the rest of the city? Where did you go to school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't really asked any questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the problems with healthcare in the US? (I talked about access, malpractice insurance, and for-profit insurers)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Standard Med School interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"No interesting questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you like most about elementary school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you enjoy most about your undergraduate institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your life will change in the next three months, in regard to the war with Iraq?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the toughest thing that you feel patients must face?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the controversy regarding abortion? (Good thing I'm taking a healthcare and ethics class)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the names on my calendar represent?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none. very standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was quite surprised by the friendliness of the admissions staff, the students and my generous hosts. My whole interview was interesting. My interviewer just wanted to get to know me. He made this clear. All of the questions pertained to my life experiences. I'll list the questions below. He also asked me "What is Proteomics."" More from this Member | Report Response

"it was very unstructured..talked about my research and current job. be prepared to do the work and bring out diff parts of your app on your own. some ppl were supposedly grilled by diff interviewers, so really it depends on your luck!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Got into a discussion of ethical concerns regarding clinicians prescribing medications for patients and holding some financial interest in a pharmaceutical company. " More from this Member | Report Response

"typical questions, nothing too difficult. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were to ask your best friend the best/worst thing about you, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there were someone that didn't like you, why would that be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name your two greatest strengths, and don't be modest." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing very interesting was asked, only very typical interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your undergrad school? -> this led to a really nice discussion as to what I look for in schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think it's ethical to kill animals for the purpose of research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"From an evolutionary standpoint, why do you think some tribes have monogamous marriages, when humans are naturally inclined to be polygamous? (Obviously, this guy is a PhD, and was referring to a single intro to anthro course I took in summer school nearly 3 years ago...sheesh)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the connection between your major and medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem with the current health care system? how would you solve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just general questions. Tell me wbout yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing unusual - why medicine? why NYMC? That kind of stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very typical questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the dumbest thing you ever did?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you didn't get in to any medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was conversational. We talked about my research and clinical experiences. Closed file interview but they have a sheet of your activites." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something that you've had much trouble learning?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the political situation in the world?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I think HMO's will affect where I will be in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. All the questions were very straightforward getting to know you type things." More from this Member | Report Response

"standard questions, nothing too exciting" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very low stress. I interviewed with a physio faculty member, Professor Levine(?), who was very nice and pleasant to talk to. We had a infomal discussion about basic questions, like why you want to be a doctor and why this NYMC. I don't recall any interesting question." More from this Member | Report Response

""If your dad is a doctor and your mom stays at home, why aren't they paying for medical school?" How did you fund your undergrad education? (I went to a private college.) Is this your first interview, you seem kind of jittery? (When I told her it wasn't she asked where else I had been interviewed.) Why are you here then if you've already been accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, tell me about current political system? - that was the very first question he asked." More from this Member | Report Response

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