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  • New York Medical College
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Valhalla
Individual Feedback 5 377 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 236
Negatively 51
No change 9

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.04 367

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.29 242

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 218

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 2
20 minutes 2
25 minutes 20
30 minutes 52
35 minutes 40
40 minutes 48
45 minutes 128
50 minutes 39
55 minutes 5
60+ minutes 37

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 368
At a regional location 1
At another location 1

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 366
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 55
Closed file 301

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.19 362

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

"MMI - Be prepared to discuss ethics, situational judgements, and your application" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"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

"Why didn't you apply to NYMC the first time you applied? (second time applicant)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did your transition from (country/city of origin) to New York City (i go to NYU)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Open ended: Tell me about (activities listed on AMCAS)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Is there one particular patient experience you had that stuck out to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What she should tell the comitte about me" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Out of all of your activities, which one has been most meaningful?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked for more information about different ECs" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time where you worked in a group. What were the challenges and how did you work through them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What country would you go to if you could go anywhere?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What aspect of your application do you want me to stress to the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me the activities which you are currently involved in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about this volunteer experience you had." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Any siblings? Where are they and what do they do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked for literally everything that was already on my AMCAS: (since it was closed file, he had no idea what my background was) "So tell me about this activity, then what did you do, okay, and then what..", etc." 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

"Explain your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe Undergrad Experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you pick your undergraduate institution? How did you pick your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do in your free time?" 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

"Why medicine/why not another career?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"General questions about my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"What negative things have you heard about NYMC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be comfortable at this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you like NYMC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a good book you have read" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about each activity on your AMCAS app in chronological order. Why did you do each? Why did you... Why didn't you..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about _______. (This went on for all of my AMCAS ECs.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this experience on your transcript... 1. 2. 3." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What specialty are you interested in? Asked about interests. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I'm trying to fill in a timeline to figure out your journey - can you tell me about what you did during (this time), and (this time), etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What community service have you performed?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about this experience, now this one, now this one..." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Are there any Red Flags?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What field of medicine are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about _________ (picked from a list of my known activities)" More from this Member | Report Response

"any "red flags" in your application? They pretty much ask everyone this question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Approximately how many schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what field of medicine was I interested in" 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

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

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

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

"Specific questions about my research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything in particular that attracted you to NYMC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you change about health care in America? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix the healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what would your sister say is your greatest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Community service/job shadow experiences (tell me about them- it's a blind interview so they haven't read your file yet so you can elaborate in great detail about experiences that you enjoyed and not feel like you're being repetitive)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Anything else you want me to tell the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What impact do you want to make on the medical community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain some of these activities and the meaning you go from it" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What kind of person would your friends decribe you as?" More from this Member | Report Response

"random trivia" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you ever shadowed a physician or worked in an emergency department?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How were you involved in your undergraduate college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research. What tasks exactly do you do? How do you like your research facility?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools have you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ask me a question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any research experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"What is your definition of physician assisted suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain these extracurricular activity." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you relate to the rest of your family?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What have you been involved in/leadership activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Research" More from this Member | Report Response

"The personals: Tell me about yourself. Oh! You're hispanic? You don't look it - tell me about how that's influenced you" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are you involved in extracurricularly?" More from this Member | Report Response

""But it says here you've listed X school as a place where you took undergrad courses. Where did you say you went to college?"" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What can I tell you about NYMC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overview of college activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What research/clinical experiences do you have? A little bit about patient care and some more specifics about my research. Why medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What types of clinical exposure do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"4) Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 5) Tell me about ________ activity on your application." More from this Member | Report Response

""Is there anything else about yourself you would like to add that we haven't discussed?"" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Books you have recently read" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an ethical issue facing medicine today (followed by moral/ethics questions above)." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"So what exactly do you do (I'm in business)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the biggest problem facing medicine today? Can you think of anything else? (and who said we didnt have to know anything besides the basics (our apps) for this interview?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the physician's role in physician assisted suicide? (This branched off into a long discussion/debate in which my interviewer was obviously pushing for a specific answer)." More from this Member | Report Response

"How was [that year] for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did you decide on medicine/ when did you decide?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think differentiates you from the rest of the candidates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe what you know about the Human Genome Project. Based on this how many genes were humans found to have? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are you doing in your year off" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYMC? What would you do if you didn't get in this year? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you take a year off? what did you do, how was it helpful?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me something in your application that you think I would want to know more about (since it is closed file)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Of course, the red flags question" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about: a) your family, b) your research (in-depth) and Master's program, and c) your clinical experience (asked me clinical questions relavant to what I discussed in my essay)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you get into medical school last year? (student)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one word a friend would use to describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where are you from? Tell me about your family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the hardest piano piece you've ever played? (What, was he trying to test me on my piano playing prowess? This was at the end of the interview when I was visibly upset from his unrelentless beating of my application and credentials). " More from this Member | Report Response

"if you're an ER doctor and you witness a car accident, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about _____ in your personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"why NYMC" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any red flags?" 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

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

"Tell me about your work experience right now." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself/Why do you want to go into medicine? The rest of the interview was me telling my life story, with the interviewer jumping in now and then to ask more about some of my experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would you improve access to health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not a lot of questions, just more of a flow to the conversation..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pick a medical issue, give different points of view" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are the weaknesses in your application? Strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what will you do if you don't get into med school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What will you do if you are not accepted into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the major healthcare problem currently and in the next year...?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about (insert activity here)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What brought you to the east coast for college? (i'm from oregon)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Which strengths would you bring to NYMC" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about the post-bac biology courses I have taken" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a specific case/person that affected you in your volunteer work." More from this Member | Report Response

"The end of life question, which took up a lot of time." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been up to since graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what do you do outside of studying" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How did you do such and such diagnosis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"favorite class" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why and when did you decide to do medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What extracurricular activities did you participate in during college." More from this Member | Report Response

"where else have you applied, interviewed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you explain what Civil Air Patrol is?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Did you like your undergraduate school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What classes have you taken outside of your major requirements? (I have a ton of science background)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What is the biggest problem affecting the health system is?" More from this Member | Report Response

"extracurricular activities, and what did you learn from them?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"the future of medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you have any volunteer experiences? Tell me about this particular one. (Remember, it's closed file)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What non major classes have you taken?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something about yourself that you would like me to know. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see yourself helping people in 10 to 15 years? What is the most devastating thing that has happened to you? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What did you learn about your experience working at this clinic? How will this impact you when you're a doctor? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go here? Traditional education schedule (normal 1st year and abnormal 2nd), small group studies 2nd year, progressive-first college to graduate female. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your role in your family? What does your family think about your decision to pursue medicine? What are you most proud of in your life? What are you most apprehensive about in terms of medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"what do you like to do for fun? what other interests do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the biggest problem in healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what can i say to help the committe make a decision about your admission" More from this Member | Report Response

"You're asking me a lot about the cirriculum...are you shopping around? Have you been accepted elsewhere? What's your top choice school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if your bestfriends can describe you, what would they say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So your grandmother passed away? Did she live here? (I was very close to my grandmother, but the family divorce was not very pretty.) Tell me about high school. (I moved to the suburbs and went to two different high schools because of my parent's divorce and spoke of my excitement towards biology. When did your parents marry? (My step-father and mother) Why did you attend your undergraduate institution? Did you enjoy your time there. So you've been at the NIH for this long and the we corrected some information on my file. What is proteomics? Tell me about your research. Would you pursue a PhD? (I really want to study human biology and human disease and I'm also interested in " translational research." I answered along those lines. Do you have any questions for me? " More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your work during your year off" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your top choice school right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your major?Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about one particular experience in your clinical experiences. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What extracurricular activities did you do during college? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the biggest problem in healthcare and how would you propose to solve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you choose that major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you see yourself working in a rural setting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I am your voice to the Admissions Committee. What do you want them to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Long discussion about anthro and evolution...see above." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why medicine? Why New York Medical College? Have you interviewed elsewhere? " More from this Member | Report Response

"see most interesting question" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one definite weakness about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself 5 years after finishing school/residency?" More from this Member | Report Response

"is there anything else you'd like to talk about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"* Where do I see myself in 15 years? <br> * How do I think HMO's will affect where I'm at in 15 years? <br> * Any red flags in your app to defend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why your major and undergrad institution" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"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

"How did you get here? (we basically went through the important points in my timeline and he asked me about them" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many hours a week do you currently volunteer?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Who was the most influential person in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who makes up your support system? Family? Friends?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Details about my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a bad quality that you possess and can improve on to become a better doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you think you would be a good fit here?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me more about your research in detail." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any acceptances? (awkward)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why NYMC when you live so far away?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do that's no academically/medically related?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you believe are crucial for a successful career as a physician that you feel you still need to work on?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What field do you want to get into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about _____ activity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Any red flags? (They tell you about this even before the interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else have you interviewed? How did you like School X?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the influence of person X on you." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you know what a career in medicine entails? How can we be sure you are ready to enter medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would make you a good addition to NYMC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I haven't seen anything on your application other than the schools you have attended - I don't know your scores or grades, activities, etc - So is there anything you want to explain or any red flags?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why specific major?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Give me some details about this extra-curricular activity..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be willing to leave your current state?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about x (from your file)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are there any gaps or miscommings in my application?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How many schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"questions just to get to know you as a person" More from this Member | Report Response

"where in general were my other interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"What brought you into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you pick your undergraduate school. (I was surprised that I wasnt asked the question "Are there any red flags in your application?"...it seems like everyone was asked that)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you'll make a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about each and every activity on the primary application." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Do you have any hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why new york med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"??" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any question you want to ask me?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Discuss current health care issue." More from this Member | Report Response

"do you think you could handle med school? why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you interviewed/been accepted at any other schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What undegraduate schools did you apply in high school? Tell me about this experience in your application. What have you been doing since you applied? What possible hormones, peptides, steroids have been identified in the brain developmental process of the brain (we were talking about my research)? Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you decide to commute instead of living on campus during your undergrad years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you go to the college you went to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How were you introduced to medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you applied to medical school in the past? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What led you to wanting to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about each experience that I had on my AMCAS, including all jobs and ECs. Made for good conversation starters!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you interviewed anywhere else? Have you been accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions about the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"As a native Californian, why would you want to come to NY?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"There really weren't a lot more atypical questions. It was more of a conversation than anything else. Very laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did you come upon medicine? (Decide on I guess)" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you know you wanted to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What kind of medicine do you see yourself getting into? What do you think is the biggest problem in health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to teach/tutor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions do you have for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of New York?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you had any non-clinical volunteer experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you didn't get into med school this application cycle?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you realize you wanted to go to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Anything else you want to add?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research, your clinical experience, and your community service. Describe your leadership roles. What will you do if you don't get in? ETC. ETC. Questions that could have been answered thru my AMCAS..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ask me a question." More from this Member | Report Response

"why med" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYMC specifically? Don't all schools boast about preparing good physicians?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"You've been accepted at another school and you still came here..?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a life challenge you have overcome and how the affected you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read any good books lately? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Are there any red flags on your application? (which was the MCAT question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you tell the parents of one of your patients that their child was going to die in six months? (I told her i was interested in Pediatrics and this was her response)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Artistic Endeavors/ outside of school activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you become interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"And the activities-related: So what exactly is water polo? What is your season like? Did playing help you get in? (No - I'm DIII which means no scholarships)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

""Ok, so you're telling me you attended Y university for your undergrad, but it says here you took college level courses at X college?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you bring to NYMC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any red flags? (The interviewer was really nice and gave me as much information she could.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Explain volunteer experience in/out of the medical field." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me? What books have you read lately? Who is your greatest role model? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies? (see? very generic)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of physician-assisted suicide? If you were on a jury, how would you vote and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"6) What is your best accomplishment? 7) What is your biggest failure? 8) What is the stupidest thing you've done? 9) Any red flags?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Thign that you are most proud of? Thing that disappoints you most about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem facing medicine today and how would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Biggest problem with health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the switch to medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the biggest problem facing doctors today? What else? More? (again...know your shit)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Whatwas your involvement with your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about an ethical issue. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Various questions about extracirriculars, hobbies, research etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an ethical issue facing physicians today." More from this Member | Report Response

"The HMO crisis question described above. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Any red flags? (things in your application that need further explanation)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the biggest medical ethics issue facing doctors today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions do you have for me? (I was asked this about 4 times)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a hot topic in medicine today." More from this Member | Report Response

"Anything else you want to tell me that you think might not be reflected on your application or essay?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you didn't get into med school this year, what would you do to help improve your chances next time around?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you choose your majors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss: a) an ongoing issue in health care and b) an ongoing controversy in health care." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you bring to the medical profession that other people might not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you go to museums?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of the major problems facing medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix the insurnace crisis in this country? No, that's wrong. What else can you think of to fix it? NO, that's wrong. You're naive. Any other ideas? NO? Okay, you suck." More from this Member | Report Response

"did you take any classes outside of science ones?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"red flags" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research experience and extracurricular activities" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

"Any Red Flags on your Application that I need to know about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did u learn from your experiences as a medical assistant and how does that support your goals of becoming a doctor. Why do u want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your activities now and past activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can you be sure you want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"are there any red-flags that i need to know about?" More from this Member | Report Response

""What sort of things do you do in your spare time, things that make you, you?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many other schools have interviewed you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Is there anything in your personal statement that you want to talk about? (they recieve your statement at the beginning of the interview and so probably won't read it until after, though i heard some skimmed it quickly)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get into medical school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why NYMC" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your volunteer experiences with children with disabilities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you learned in your job" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What sorts of activities did you do in high school and undergrad." More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any leadership experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How could we solve some of the problems of many of the poorest contries?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you speak any foreign languages?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you would cope living somewhere so different from where you grew up?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you mind if I turn on the heater?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you pick your undergraduate school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"How do you like your school (undergrad)?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"my weakenesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research (both interviewers asked about this). Tell me how you ended up choosing your undergraduate school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is practicing rural medicine important to you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you going to do for the next year while you're out of school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Some very specific questions about my essay? (like my parents, my undergrad institutions, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents do? How do they feel about your choice to pursue medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in entering this particular specialty?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Is there anything else you want to tell me? I prepared for this question by driving home a few qualities about myself. Leadership, ability, caring." More from this Member | Report Response

"Any potential problems you percieve during your medical education?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think your life is going to change in the next few months?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are there any red flags I may need to explain to the admissions committee? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"No ethical or situational questions, also no "why do you want to be a doctor" questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Any red flags? (it seems they ask this to everyone)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYMC? How did you choose your college institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I felt the interview was a bit short. I did manage to say I have a renewed appreciation for knowledge and that I really want to use medical knowledge to help others. I also said that I had a wonderful time at NYMC, and that it was an honor and privilege to interview at NYMC. Then the Dr. escorted me out and the interview ended. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

"Any red flags to defend? What do you have to offer to NYMC class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why would you choose NYMC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any 'red flags' on your application that need to be explained?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are some of your experiences outside academics? " More from this Member | Report Response

"see most difficult question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (where you come from?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are the "red flags" in your application, if any." More from this Member | Report Response

"* Have you done any research? <br> * What kind of work experience do I have? <br> * Any ?s for me?" 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

What was the most difficult question?

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think your MCAT was so low? (I didnt do very well on the MCAT and I chose to bring it up when asked about red flags in my application" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None. All reasonable. I just couldn't recall my grades when she asked.. so I confused my C+ in Arthurian tradition and said it was in Orgo II... bad call." More from this Member | Report Response

"What in your extracurricular activities and clinical volunteer makes you think you're ready for a career in medicine? How are you prepared for medicine?" 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

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

"What is one thing that you worked so hard for and when you finally accomplished it, it was the best feeling you have ever felt?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most challenging part of your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"no difficult questions. I was interviewed by one of the admissions people, so the questions were mostly about my experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn about your [humanities major]? I wish I'd prepared more for this question because even though I thought I gave a pretty cogent answer, my interview literally asked this question of me two more times before the interview was over." More from this Member | Report Response

"none, it was very conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most difficult experience you've had (in any area), one which truly showed you what you were made of as a person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really very conversational and the interviewer was quite possibly the nicest doctor I have ever met." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the healthcare issue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you cool?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Applying my research to practicing medicine, since my research isn't in a natural science." More from this Member | Report Response

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

""What do are the bad things you have heard about NYMC on the internet?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"Impact of health care reform on my future as a physician..." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked what the results of my research were. I answered. Then he asked me again. I wasn't sure what to do." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What will be the most difficult thing about medical school? (Not a very hard question, but the hardest of the ones asked)." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"nothing special... " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do to fix healthcare in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None! It was relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing particularly hard, just make sure you know your application inside and out because you'll have to give lots of detail on things your interviewer finds interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about some issues in medicine today." More from this Member | Report Response

"Probably the above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Negative aspects of medicine. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What will you do next year if you don't get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We started talking about rural medicine and the interviewer wanted me to check out his calendar to see if I noticed anything. Really nothing was hard, no ethical/state of medicine questions." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"talk about an ethical issue in healthcare right now" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe what you consider to be the most pressing problem in healthcare and demonstrate your understanding of the opposing views on this issue." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"nothing much- Why medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions were expected. But what was difficult about the whole process was that the interviewer kept taking down notes and I felt I should slow down for him to write . In addition, it seemed my interviewer was trying to gauge whether I would want to go to NYMC considering I am from California, so there seemed to be doubts already." More from this Member | Report Response

"very conversational, no difficult questions" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you've done so much research, why do you want to be a doctor? Obviously, he wasnt looking for the generic ''because I care about people'' answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research. And.... so what exactly are you testing (it should have been easier to answer)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Again, the questions were typical - tell me about yourself, your research, your activities, why med school, why NYMC. Nothing very difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like to see change in our health care system. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I know the problems with the healthcare system...how would you fix them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you choose NYMC over other New York schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you were waitlisted at another school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too difficult. Asked me the name the professor of my favorite sociology class and it took me a second to remember it. (He wanted to possible contact her about giving a lecture on sociology of health)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Problems in healthcare and how to fix it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think the current medical education system works well for training physicians? Uh sure, how am I supposed to know? I haven't actually taken part in the medical education system...I'm at a med school interview here... " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family...any red flags...tell me about your reserach/volunteer...what is the worst problem with healthcare today (I started to give my ansewr and interrupted me to tell me what she thaought...then I continued to give my opnion and she wouldnt let me talk until i agreed with her)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you think medicine is headed in the next 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None of them were really difficult or out of the ordinary. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really, as it was 100% conversational. The interviewer had not read anything about me, so we started from scratch." More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the questions were completely random, pointless questions to which the interviewer expected me not to know the answer. It was a very unpleasant experience." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think is the biggest problem in health care? I felt like this was the only thing my interviewer could think to ask, as if she ran out of things to talk about. As I explained what I thought was an adequate answer to that question my interviewer proceeded to interupt me to tell me what she thought. Aren't we going to the interview for them to get to know us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your clinical experience. (This interviewer was really focused on clinical experience/research.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"i guess the same" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be the hardest part of medical school for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What will you do after becoming a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Details about my research. She started critiquing some of the things we did. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your proudest moment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you better than the other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"No difficult question" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your definition of physician assisted suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What did you learn about yourself from working at a soup kitchen?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Except a question concerning my feelings during an obstacle I overcame in life. Made me kinda emotional. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your low MCAT score. (Though he followed by saying that the section I did bad when was "A good one to mess up"). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you want to get married and have kids (I think this is inappropriate)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your life as a child." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of the dumbest things you've ever done? (Of course there were many things I'd never dare answering at a medical school interview. ha!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"So why did you transfer from UCLA to Scripps?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"questions about medical experiences preceeding college (who does anything more than volunteering in a hospital, really? they don't let you do much more) it was kinda annoying." More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions themselves were not difficult, rather it was difficult to successfully clarify for my interviewer basic chronological facts in my file." 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

"None were difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"same question" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I knew who my state representative was." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about research. It's closed file, so the interviewer did not know that I had worked in 8 different labs...so almost the whole time was spent recapping what could have been read ahead of time. But that is just the format they choose for the interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Anything u wanna explain about your application? (red flags)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think it is ethical for premed students to job shadow?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too difficult. Pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"None were really difficult, pretty straightforward." More from this Member | Report Response

"None too difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"nothing hard. Just questions about myself, my family, my decision to be an MD, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me one thing you disliked about (your school)?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if you didnt get into medical school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About physician assisted suicide." More from this Member | Report Response

"If i got along with my sister, b/c I don't. It was difficult to lie about that." More from this Member | Report Response

"out of 9000 applicants and 1300 interviewees, why you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything lacking from your application that makes you a weaker applicant? (basically, What should you have done before you applied, but didnt?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an ethical issue facing doctors today." More from this Member | Report Response

"The human genome project question, I knew the answer but the interviewer just didn't seem to like me and she made the question a lot more difficult to answer because she kept interupting me." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How have you improved your application in the year off." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the biggest medical ethics issue facing doctors today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you want to leave California for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would you fix the health care system? I started out by suggesting an increase in taxes (one ideas of many); however, the interviewer just snapped "NO THAT WILL NOT DO ANYTHING!" I think she was already against me after I told her where I was employed." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't think anything was THAT difficult. "Name one pressing issue in health care today" was tough for me b/c it was so open-ended. I was prepared to speak about an issue if I was presented it, but I wasn't as well prepared to present an issue if given a choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"why didn't you apply earlier? (i graduated from undergrad in 2000)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss a health care controversy. Not to hard if you follow up with the media but one of the more trick questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student-Teach me how to do something non-science, non-academic, right now. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is going to be the hardest adjustment for you when entering med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you didn't get along with a person in your gross anatomy group, how would you respond? (Note the gender was left unspecified.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"i really think we had more of a conversation than anything else" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would we choose you out of all the other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you bomb your genetics class? And why do you work in a genetics lab if you "crashed and burned" in genetics? This was after I had been asked what my worst grade was, and I replied B- in genetics. So I told this guy that at my college, genetics is the hardest class you can take, it's notorious for being ridiculously hard, and I don't consider B- crash and burn. He asked what was hard about it, and I said, the level of detail they expect undergraduates to know was a little unrealistic. He snorted and said, "What do you think medical school is like?" To which I replied, "there's a difference when you're an undergrad and have four other courses to worry about simultaneously." He snorted again, shook his head, sighed, rolled his eyes, and finally moved on." More from this Member | Report Response

"As a physician, would you ever assist your patient in obtaining medication that he/she can use to terminate his/her life?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Are there any red flags on your application? This means explaining any gaps in your record, bad grades, unusual circumstances, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss the ethical implications of a 50 year old married woman with end stage lung cancer." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why do you think the US healthcare system is having the problems it is currently having (regarding access to healthcare)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What colleges did you apply to undergraduate, and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How should we (society) improve poverty? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Whats the biggest problem facing medicine today and how would you go about fixing it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why I kept with an extracurricular program even though it negatively affected my grades." More from this Member | Report Response

"pick a medical issue and give me supporting views and disagreeing views." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you work in a group setting? (My interviwer noted that most of my jobs/experiences were independent and not affiliated with school clubs, etc. and wanted to know why that was. I felt slightly defensive, as though she was perhaps implying that I was antisocial or perhaps didn't work well with others.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"not any really any difficult questions. I guess the hardest thing was to explain the "red-flags" of my application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"no question was particularly difficult, all were standard closed-file questions as other reviews have mentioned" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your solution to the current problem of "access" in the health care industry today?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What solutions can I suggest to the healthcare problem that I had suggested?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So what is going to really make you stand out against the other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the worst thing you have done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What scares you the most .." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you not get in last year? " More from this Member | Report Response

"The first interviewer asked a LOT of questions. It's not that any of them were particularly difficult, but there were simply a lot of them. Be prepared to answer to any inconsistencies/weaknesses in your transcript." More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools are you interviewing at and how interested in them are you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, the interview was very relaxed and conversational. An extremely pleasant experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"none realy, very conversational interview, he asked me questions about where i was from originally since he had visited the area. My family history is kind of complicated and he asked me to delve into this." More from this Member | Report Response

"Any red flags in your application? What will be hardest for you in medical school? Why did you choose your undergrad school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How will we improve health care where people are in poverty?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you a strong candidate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Again, we really just discussed very standard, neutral things." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you really think this is the right school for you? Can you convince me that you would actually come to this school of you were accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a subject in science that has intrigued you so much that you have done some research on it aside from the laboratory research." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Any red flags (I have quite a few)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYMC? (difficult because I'm not so interested in going there)" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as above." More from this Member | Report Response

"(i had volunteered at a free clinic): how do you feel about people who take advantage of the system, i.e. people that would rather pay for luxury cars than health insurance so they come to your clinic. aren't you encouraging people to avoid the insurance system by offering a free alternative?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I could fix one thing in our healthcare system what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really. most were about my family, undergraduate experiences, volunteer, research, etc. nothing that I had to dig deep for." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Same as above" More from this Member | Report Response

"to recall what i've done every summer while in college and if there are any red flags in my application (time unaccounted for in AMCAS, particularly low grades, etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"red flags in application?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the most devastating this that happened to you? (This was difficult only b/c during preparation for the interview, I had prepared an answer to: what is the most DUMBEST thing you've ever done? So when he asked what is the most devastating thing you've done, I heard what is the most dumbest thing you've done. After I started to answer the wrong question, I was able to turn it around and still save myself.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing too difficult or off the wall. be prepared to talk about yourself and the activities you have listed on your AMCAS application in depth." More from this Member | Report Response

"none, this was a very easy interview, once we got past the introductions--but introductions took a LONG time, since this was a completely blind interview--he barely even knew my name before the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many times have you applied to medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are most medical students so self-centered?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think patients feel when they are lying sick on the hospital bed? What emotions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia? (Unfortunately, I walked right into this one!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Valhalla? (good question, considering it's close to the middle of nowhere)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of doctor assisted suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were none." More from this Member | Report Response

"none really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYMC" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which St. Francis was the college my mother attended named after?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard set of questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no really difficult questions. I was asked however, if I would pursue a PhD. I have spent three years performing biomedical research in Bethesda so this is a really interesting question as well. I answered by saying that I would like to do translational research or more patient centered research. And that a medical education would allow me to more fully understand the human body and human disease and pathogenesis." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ask me if I could recall interesting cases I witnessed during one of my volunteer experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say to someone else to convince them not to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"same" More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions would you ask me if I were the one interviewing? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where have you interviewed? Have you been accepted anywhere? Where?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you'd like research better if you had your own projects?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing difficult. Interviewer kept probing about Healthcare, but not in a mean way. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you could go to any medical school, where would that be? And...don't say NY Med." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What qualities can you bring to 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

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

"Tell me about yourself (that is a very open-ended question, which can be good if you have thought about it and know how you want to respond and where you want the conversation to go)." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me about a time when you really had to help someone." More from this Member | Report Response

"above" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above, the interviewer for some reason had some vested interest on my opinion on attacking Iraq" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think are 2 traits that a physician should possess and what past experiences have you had that have developed these traits?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYMC when you grew up and went to school in the south?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt the most interview question was why I have no healthcare experience. I felt it was hard for me to explain why I wanted to be a doctor without any real exp. Other then that, there was no difficult questions. He did not try to trip me up or ask me any ethical questions. It really was low stress, except for the fact it was my first interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I view euthanasia/physician assisted suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"MMI prep book and knew my application well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics review and MMI practice questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"some ethics studying, read up on my application and other MMI practice scenarios" More from this Member | Report Response

"By looking through my application, reading through interview prep books, and I tried like two MMI scenarios until I realizedtrealizedthat prepping for an MMI is kind of pointless, just be yourself!" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Research on MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"I came here which was good because I practiced ahead of time for the red flag question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Quick look at SDN interview feedback, skimmed through the schools website and relied on past interview experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, read books/article on healthcare, practiced with friends, NYMC website,...." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my PS and MCAT activities and practiced typical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"school website, sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"Go ever my application, SDN feedback, prepared answers to why medicine, why this school, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read school site." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, SDN, research the website." More from this Member | Report Response

"read my AMCAS over" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepped with friends/counselors and used SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'd already had one interview and they are easier than expected. I just searched the school's website to memorize some things I liked about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"School website, SDN..." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, NYMC website, asked the student host about NYMC the night before" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over my primary application, looked over the school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS and my interview notes (looked up different questions and answered them), mock interviews, also read the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on (the few available materials) on NYMC; read SDN interview feedback; kept up with health news" More from this Member | Report Response

"School's website, wikipedia" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback on SDN, read website and other random things about Med school interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, review AMCAS, review research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read student doctor forums and used other sources online" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over my Amcas App, learned about nymc through the website, visited the school to get more comfortable with the atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked current students, looked over application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and reading over AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interviews & read through Interview Feedback, school website, my own AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, the website, but overall just practice from my previous interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the school, mock interviewed myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, schools website, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"studentdoctor.net; looking over my application; reading current health articles; reading up on healthcare/healthcare reform" More from this Member | Report Response

"Spent time on the school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing much. Read up on the website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Study amcas app. activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had had two interviews in the two weeks prior to this one, so I didn't prep at all. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Schools website, mock interview with people." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, SDN, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"sample questions, SDN, deep thought" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, read over my AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"NYMC website. Going over questions out loud. SDN Interview Feedback page." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed NYMC viewbook, SDN interview feedback, mock interview, review AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"reread AMCAS, SDN interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed personal statement Mock Interview " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on the school. Reviewed my resume and AMCAS. " More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview, medical reviews, reading about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"reading this site and theirs, Reading over my AMCAS and personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched the school and looked at some possible interview questions. As well as draft answers to the questions they were obviously going to ask. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, looked up website, prepared answers to likely questions and had a list of questions to ask." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback, looked over my AMCAS." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewing personal statement, what I've learned through my experiences, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just knew my extra-curricular activities well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback, reviewed my file, good nights sleep." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read all of the previous interview experiences, Read up about the school (but if you dont have time to do this, dont worry...you will learn so much about the school during your orientation before the actual interview), brushed up on medical issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS Application" More from this Member | Report Response

"chatted with fellow interviewer and student hosts the night before" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did not" More from this Member | Report Response

"School bulletin, AMCAS application, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over my AMCAS app." More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not prepare at all. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN website; school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over personal statement & primary app, read SDN feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my AMCAS, read everything on the NYMC website, went through some practice interview questions and formulated some answers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over AMCAS and personal statements. Looked up presidential candidates healthcare plans, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"reread AMCAS essays, SDN, read up on the school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn interview questions, website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student doctor network, mock interviews, NYMC website" More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS Essay, previous interviews, websites (NYMC and SDN)" More from this Member | Report Response

"re-read AMCAS, SDN interview feedback, NYMC website" More from this Member | Report Response

"read my application, student doctor interview feedback and read current events" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over personal statement, AMCAS,SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"read this website, mock interviews, amcas application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website, reviewed personal application, printed off stuff from NYMC website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, interview feedback, website, notes" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, NYMC website, AMCAS, Thought about common questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read personal statement, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor website; AMCAS application; talked to other students" More from this Member | Report Response

"MSAR, SDN interview feedback, read up on modern healthcare issues (didn't really need to)." More from this Member | Report Response

"SND, website, mock interviews (it was my first one)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked current students about the school, read through the website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched the school through their website and used studentdoctor.net" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice with mock interviews, Reviewed the school's website, went over my amcas app" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, various interviewing lists, practice interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread personal statement, scanned website, SDN interview feedback!" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed AMCAS, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, reviewed AMCAS, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, website, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"School website, studentdoctor.net, AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, NYMC website, learned about the school (I was asked Why NYMC?), had uncle asked me questions, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, reviewed file...make sure you review research if you've done any" More from this Member | Report Response

"read through SDN, interview feedback, AMCAS and all secondary apps" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, amcas" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN...reviewed my application and essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the NYMC website and looked at some of the interview feedback pages" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics book, SDN, random questions, AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, NYMC website. Btw, the red flags question is really just a question to clarify potential 'questionable' points on your app, as explained by the admissions guy during the info session. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied up on the school, their program, curriculum, history...etc. I also practiced the typical interview questions, of which I think I was asked half." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, re-read personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"this site and amcas" More from this Member | Report Response

"Browsed the NYMC website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Made a list possible questions, read books, mock interviews, interviewed at investment banks for practice" More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked at their website and used studentdoctor.net" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, amcas app, research their website" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read over my AMCAS application and personal statement as well as reviewing feedback on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, re-read AMCAS, read school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read application/SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"The usual!" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the successful med student recommended me to buy a book from ADMISSIONSMYSTERY.COM that proved a deciding factor for my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read through my AMCAS, reviewed notes from a health care class I took" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed my primary application, school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over my AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"School's website, AMCAS, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over my application. Looked at their website." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read my AMCAS application, looked over the school web site, and looked at interview questions on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"I went over my AAMC application and the SDN forums feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, their website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN,read NYMC website, reviewed AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"re-read app, this site, put thought into why nymc." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN,AMCAS review, interview prep book" More from this Member | Report Response

"previous interviews, SDN, read about school" More from this Member | Report Response

"StudentDoctor.com, mock interview, practice questions and wrote down answers" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, application, and just relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed AMCAS app, talked to others that interviewed there, did some research on healthcare/ethical issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, typed up responses, missed my flight, slept for two hours freezing cold in a hotel in DC to fly in the day of the interview (heh)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my AMCAs, student doctor, and brushed up on healthcare issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, read nyt (although unncessary for the interview), mock interview, and prepared answers to the obvious questions beforehand." More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't have the chance to" More from this Member | Report Response

"didn't really. just got a good night's sleep" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read the school website, look over application (know your application in and out)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN feedback, researched the school via their website, e-mailed some current students from the host list, read up on some current medical issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked my host about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"this site, previous interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor webiste, NYMC website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Studentdoctor.net, reviewed AMCAS application essay, practiced answering interview questions, did extensive background research on NYMC from their website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN. Read over personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, NYMC admissions catalog and website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Schools website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over the school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Medical Ethics, AMCAS, Website" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website and NYMC website." More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview, SDN, read up on my research, held interviews with some buddies, refreshed on some medical ethics" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, just kind of winged it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"practice interviews, reading NYTimes, CQ Researcher" More from this Member | Report Response

"NYMC website. looked on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website. Read the catalog." More from this Member | Report Response

"read over my app, made a list of points I liked about the school/program, looked on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, read school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"website, current publications" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed notes from medical ethics class, NYMC website" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked at school website, SDN, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their website, interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over my AMCAS app, the school's website, and had long chats with my advisor about current medical and ethical issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my AMCAS, school website, SDN, current events" More from this Member | Report Response

"re-read personal statements, current events, sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN and the school website, reviewed my AMCAS." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my publications and AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"this site, the website, my amcas" More from this Member | Report Response

"NYMC website, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"NYMC website & SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SND website, other medical students who attend this school and the NYMC website." More from this Member | Report Response

"School's Website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, mission statement, curriculum; current healthcare issues, AMCAS application, personal statement, SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS, essays, student doctor forums, mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, and website" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn interview feedback, looked over amcas" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read their website, compiled a list of questions from here, wrote out answers" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN. Mock interview. read amcas application. school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, NYMC website." More from this Member | Report Response

"previous interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"amcas, website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over websites regarding interviews, my own personal essays, secondary essays, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"NYMC website, Viewpoints book on health care reform, University of Washington biomedical ethics webpage, SDN helped so much that it convinced me that I should contribute too instead of just lurking as I had been" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over AMCAS, SDN, handbook, website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, School Webpage, and speaking to friends who I knew interviewed there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the student handbook, reviewed my AMCAS and secondary applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked online, their website is pretty comprehensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Had to print out some copies of my AMCAS statement. Re-read that." More from this Member | Report Response

"i basically sat down and tried to imagine a logical progression for why i wanted to be a doctor in case the question came up. theres so many reasons so its hard unless i prepare but I was allowed to go on tangents while we spoke." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read brochure and read website on-line, spoke with student host. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, the school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN. read AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the school's website, looked up some information about healthcare and medical ethics, and read the interview feedback on this site." More from this Member | Report Response

"this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed my application and read up on the school. I also went over a list of sample questions as well as the ones listed in SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"read this website,school website, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reread my amcas application, practiced standard interview questions, consulted school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, school website, thought about ethical issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"Learned about the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed my AMCAS application, NYMC's website, and this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, reviewed my application, did mock interviews with friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Read AMCAS app, mock interview, website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over school website and AMCAS app, had good breakfast" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was my first- did SDN and reviewed AMCAS. Key to go over your app so you can make sure that when they compare the interview info and the file, everything matches up." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN website, the New York Med website, read up on healthcare and ethical issues (but that isn't necessary)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application, looked at the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the school on their website and their catalog. Talked to students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my app, sdn." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, NYMC website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read NYMC website and SDN interview feedback + SDN forums. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS, School Website " More from this Member | Report Response

"read over amcas studentdoctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"just be yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"read sdn website, reviewed my activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Checked out school website, SDN, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, knew my application very well, practiced answering sample interview questions, spoke about NYMC with my overnight host" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, interview books, the med college guide, mock interviews, tried to anticipate questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, amcas application, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, re-read personal statement, AMCAS application materials" More from this Member | Report Response

"read the website; read my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN site, NYMC website, and my AMCAS." More from this Member | Report Response

"interview feedback, nymc website, prepared answers to some possible questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, read my AMCAS and did a lot of thinking" More from this Member | Report Response

"UW's ethics website, NYMC catalog, personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"NYMC website, sample interview questions from Barron's, mock interviews, previous interview, SD " More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed app, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"NYMC website, interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, reviewed my AMCAS, read up on current healthcare issues, and thought about some of the ethics questions that might come up." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good food, rest, relaxation, reviewed AMCAS, read SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Spoke with my student host, read over NYMC website, re-read my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, NYMC website, re-read AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, website, AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Good night of sleep" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, then sleep" More from this Member | Report Response

"No prep other than reviewing my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"School's website, SDN. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read NYMC website, SDN postings, google healthcare news" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read NYMC web site, this site." More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, application, school's website, read the materials they gave us when we got there (this was probably the most helpful)" More from this Member | Report Response

"read my application, sdn, website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied the University of Washington website for ethics (this is advice for ANY interview...it's comprehensive enough that it will give you something intelligent to say in response to any ethics question and concise enough to read in about 2 hours.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Mock interviews, AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"the school's website " More from this Member | Report Response

"NYMC website, this website, practice interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read app, this site, nothing more" More from this Member | Report Response

"Learned as much about the school as possible from their website and the interview feedback here; previous interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, alot of introspection." More from this Member | Report Response

"Website! (as usual)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed AMCAS appication, school website, interview feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"School's website, and interviewfeedback.com" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website in detail, great presentation early in the morning" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, amcas, nymc website" More from this Member | Report Response

"STN, readwebsite, reviewed my ap" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read school's guidebook/website (at NYMC, they are very impressed if you've taken the time to research the school), SDN, e-mailed students, pre-med advisor at my school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked current students about their interviews; read AMCAS, especially personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read AMCAS, read school website, SDN, ethical issues " More from this Member | Report Response

"NYMC website, SDN, friends who have interviewed there before" More from this Member | Report Response

"NYMC website, interview feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"website...school catalog...read up on current healthcare issues...sample questions...looked in the mirror for 30 minutes and pretended to answer questions...read AMCAS essay and app" More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, perused the school's website, looked over application, looked over sample interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over the school's website, reread my AMCAS application and the additional part of my supplementary, made a list of questions about NYMC I wanted to ask my interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"same old same old" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Healthcare: A clinical approach (is an awesome short textbook with graphs, charts, etc.), mock interviews (essential)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews with college professors." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read NYMC online catalog." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read lots of articles and books, mock interviews with people from work, watched the news, this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's website, overview of my AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked at web site, read information packet, talked with another interviewee" More from this Member | Report Response

"read over AMCAS, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student doctor, Interview feedback, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"this website,nymc website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over amcas and read up on school, asked a friend who had interviewed there" More from this Member | Report Response

"this site and the school catalog" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked with students, studentdoctor.net, read my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN Interview Feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, healthcare primer, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, nymc website, talked to nymc students" More from this Member | Report Response

"I prepared by reading all of the material I could on the NYMC web site; SDN interviews; reviewed my research; and had some time (2 years and a previous rejection everywhere) for serious introspection about what I want to do with my life and why a career in medicine is most satisfying for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talked to others, went on their website, read amcas" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is very informal and comfortable. Basically the questions were germane to my experiences and interests." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, my amcas file" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read website, SDN, reviewed application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read school website, SDN, went over my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Health care issues - though I didn't need it - and review my app." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview Feedback (SDN), NYMC Website, AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"read this website, read the school's website, talked to students the night before" More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewfeedback, sdn, website, student" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, read about medical ethics and healthcare issues online, reviewed application material and read the newspaper everyday (which I do anyway)." More from this Member | Report Response

"read website, checked MSAR, read interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application, researched current issues in healthcare, check out www.publicagenda.org" More from this Member | Report Response

"NYMC web site; SDN; AMCAS app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read website, MSAR page, CV, bioethics notes, interview feedback on this website, SDN, and talked w/ a friend who had been accepted there." More from this Member | Report Response

"practiced questions, read my essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed my app. went to the school website. talked to students there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about NYMC, read over my application, thought about why I would want to go to NYMC." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read website, talked with student host" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read NY Times, book on health policy/insurance, looked over personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over the website and my AMCAS app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on this feedback site, NYMC website" More from this Member | Report Response

"read through the nymc website, sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"read up on current events/bioethics." More from this Member | Report Response

"read website, SDN feedback, my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read feedback, read over applications, read articles on health care issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"read current events, stayed with student host, reviewed my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"read a brochure about the school and used info from this web site" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was nervous, so I did everything I could to make sure I was ready. I read up on the US healthcare systems vs other healthcare systems (Canada), bioethics, the school, etc. In hindsight, I would still have done the prep, more just to have something intelligent to so, rather then trying to dazzle someone with knowledge. Just have a informed opinion and you should be fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at school's website, searched interviewfeedback.com, talked to current students, read over application material" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewfeedback.com, StudentDoctor.net pre-med forum." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Loved the area, students seemed great, faculty members were all very enthusiastic. Tons of clinical opportunities for students. Facilities seemed pretty nice too." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice campus. Friendly staff and the students seemed happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"hospital on site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Surprisingly, I was impressed by a lot! I know a lot of people are turned off by the dorm-style environment, but I personally love that most of the class lives right on campus! I got a community vibe while I was there. And of course the anatomy lab is beautifullllllll. Love the natural light, and I couldn't smell an ounce of formaldehyde because of the amazing ventilation system. The whole inside of the school is beautiful really! I was probably so impressed because I didn't expect to like the school, since I'm such an urbanite. But then I realized that as long as I have a car, I'd love it there! If I'm too broke for a car then it's a whole other story..a really bad story but let's stay positive. Oh and I'm interested in Neurology so hearing the Associate Dean talk so much about neuroscience and neurologic rotations made me happy! Havent really heard much about Neuro at other schools. Oh and this was seriously the BEST interview lunchI've had so far. Those wraps were delicious! And we had cake at the end of the day ^_^" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seemed cooperative. Good match list." More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved the community feel. I've never lived in dorm style housing before and I thought it was very endearing" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very relaxed day." More from this Member | Report Response

"The attitude of the students I met." More from this Member | Report Response

"the anatomy lab lived up to my expectations. the building the school is in is really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"They gave really good directions to the interview sites which are not necessarily inside the administration building" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student body" More from this Member | Report Response

"Academic facilities, broad range of clinical sites" More from this Member | Report Response

"The sense of community between students." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly the admissions staff was and how laid back the entire day was." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of great opportunities, like rotations in NYC. Curriculum. The actual campus itself and the facilities are really nice, there's lots of green everywhere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location, facilities, anatomy lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful campus, friendly people, school community and pride" More from this Member | Report Response

"my faculty interviewer was very very nice and the other students interviewing at this school seemed pretty down-to-earth" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just one building on campus, the mec" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of faculty and staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"Seems like a friendly environment" More from this Member | Report Response

"The proximity to NYC" More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab has a nice skylight. My student host was awesome and really cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"The laidback, chill med students who were really nice and helpful about any questions asked. The amazing anatomy lab and facilities. The fact that the school is 30 minutes from New York City." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a strong sense of community and the students support each other in both school work and life, since most of them live on campus for the first 2 years. Also, we had a chance to sit in the back at the lectures for first and second years during the free time on the interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"the pretty anatomy lab; the nationally-ranked children's hospital (I wandered there during my free time and a doctor saw me looking kinda lost so he took me on a tour of his floor!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and the hospitals. It is a level 1 trauma center" More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab is at the top floor of their newest building with lots of natural light" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities and students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The atmosphere and the friendliness of the faculty and staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer impressed me immensely." More from this Member | Report Response

"Staff, facilities (especially the anatomy lab -- very bright and airy)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab and all the buildings looked new and refreshing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The children's hospital is pretty neat, and my interviewer was a really interesting guy. The two tour guides were also a nice sample of the student body (not identical people, and pretty open). The anatomy lab is also new and very light and airy, which was a bonus." More from this Member | Report Response

"How satisfied the students were with the school, the ANATOMY LAB (imagine that!), the school's high USMLE pass rates." More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus was gorgeous!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school- right next to a hospital; an overall amazing campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus was amazing; the brand new pediatric hospital; the students seemed genuinely happy; the anatomy lab wasn't in the basement and had natural lights" More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab, the campus, overall feel of the school, the cafeteria, scribe service" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer very nice, small campus, everyone was nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location, anatomy lab, campus was pretty" More from this Member | Report Response

"Attitude of school was focused but relaxed, they really want to make quality doctors! Their board exams are above average so they prepare you well for residency. Diversity of clinical rotations." More from this Member | Report Response

"location, facilities, campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"Anatomy Lab, convenient campus housing, very nice and welcoming students even though they were coming out of a test or something. High boards scores, great match list." More from this Member | Report Response

"Info-session speakers were enthusiastic and friendly. Tour guides were friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather was nice that day." More from this Member | Report Response

"View of the school and the students seem happy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was really helpful. The Anatomy lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"solid match list, 3rd and 4th year can be spent in NYC, prepare you well for boards, anatomy lab was new" More from this Member | Report Response

"campus was pretty, students were very friendly!! anatomy lab was great" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was incredibly nice. The students seem to have a life despite their studies. Their follies videos (shown to me by my student hosts were hilarious.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus - it is really a beautiful building (set of buildings) - anatomy lab was very nice - students seemed very collaborative, open, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, current students, board scores. Interview was laid back and conversational. Interviewer seemed interested in what I had to say. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the anatomy lab room is the BEST ventilated I've seen so far. With so many ducts going in and out of the room, you can barely smell the formaldehyde." More from this Member | Report Response

"Anatomy Lab Location near NYC" More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly, not much of anything. It seems like a pretty lackluster place. I guess the anatomy lab is alright though." More from this Member | Report Response

"Their student survival guide is nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are nice, high board scores, NYC is close by and you can do your second two years there" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students, their friendliness and helpfulness. " More from this Member | Report Response

"State of the art medical education building, beautiful campus with lots of trees. Stay with a student host! Then you get to see how student housing is like. Many students spend their 3rd and 4th years doing clinical rotations in Manhattan. I spoke to my first year tour guide and she said she knows a few people who live in manhattan and reverse commute to school every day/every other day. Podcasts help." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxed interview and the students seemed to really enjoy the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student run clinic, brand new anatomy lab, free tutoring if you want it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Valhalla is beautiful, lots of trees and what not. The campus is gorgeous, and I'm assuming it is even more so during the sunny months. I was kind of sketched out about the prison close by at first, but it's not bad at all. There is lots of security on campus. The cadaver lab is awesome...so are pretty much all the other facilities there too. Housing looks nice as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very quiet area" More from this Member | Report Response

"campus is beautiful" More from this Member | Report Response

"New York Med is the first med school to own a hospital, a precedent that speaks volumes toward its dedication to training clinicians as opposed to just becoming a research institute. The school has many famous alums who are now prominent physicians in hospitals and med schools all over the country. Also, since it was established first as a med school, new york med devotes most of its resources toward training its med students as opposed to allocating them to undergrads." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of their main academic hospitals (St. Vincent's in Manhattan) ranks first in cardiac surgery open heart procedures among New York City hospitals; this prestigious hospital has been treating titanic survivors to WTC survivors to numerous celebs to the avg Joe for 150 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"the great name/reputation of the school, very high board scores, strong alumni network, and that the student body was very friendly and seemed genuinely happy to be part of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"the name of the school ("New York Medical College" speaks for itself), impressive board scores, emphasis on training physicians as clinicians first and foremost, on campus housing, friendly students, and easy access to the city; also heard from the tour guide that Sarah Jessica Parker was treated in one of their hospitals" More from this Member | Report Response

"the rich suburban location that is nevertheless part of the New York Metropolitan Area. It is quite close to NYC (20 minutes rail accessible) yet offers a safe, relaxed, and beautiful scenery for the first two basic science years. It is quite a blend of the safety and beauty that a NYC suburb offers and also a short and easy travel down to the nation's media capital whenever one feels like having an adrenaline rush. The next two years of clinical rotations could well be spent in Manhattan where med students really need some patient interactions. The students were very friendly, diverse, and the facilities were very nice as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"This might seem superficial, but "New York Medical College" just sounds a lot more legit compared to other med schools. I am especially fond of the student-run clinic they have in East Harlem; also, I like the fact that the school has educated many influential physicians in NYC." More from this Member | Report Response

"While not known as a research powerhouse, the school is very reputed among clinicians/practitioners in the medical community. Not surprisingly, it has the same avg board scores as Harvard." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked the campus, the students all seemed very happy, the board scores and match list were top notch, and the facilities were the best I saw." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was obvious that the student body was very close and worked cooperatively." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student hosts were the nicest and most helpful guys I have ever met. If there was one reason to go to the school, it would be because of the great friendships that develop between the students in each class." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities were decent" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very Little..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location. I like that the student is isolated from the city and next to a hospital. (I don't care much for the city life)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Anatomy labs (large windows)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cheap MPH program, Anatomy lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"Valhalla seemed like a serene & peaceful area compared to a place as LA. We got a free NYMC lanyard. NYMC is very geared towards the boards, so they have good stats for STEP 1. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed to love the school. The anatomy lab is great (on the top floor of the medical education building, lots of light from skylights and a great ventilation system); everything is right there (medical center, education center, student housing); the student housing is cheap and very convenient; the area seems like a very nice suburban community; proximity to NYC; they offer a cheap dual MPH degree that you can complete within 4 years with the MD degree; medical spanish courses are available; " More from this Member | Report Response

"Unlike some of the other feedback, the people at NYMC really impressed me. Everyone was incredibly helpful, and the second years seemed really relaxed. Can't speak for the first years, however, since they were taking a test. Also, I like the rural feel of the campus. Lots of open space. Also the facilities were pretty nice. Check out the Children's Hospital if you have the chance its pretty impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Anatomy lab, proximity to NYC" More from this Member | Report Response

"BEAUTIFUL anatomy lab...that's about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was really easy to talk to. The students seemed happy, and they were all really nice and helpful. The anatomy lab was great. " More from this Member | Report Response

"my student host was really nice. how close the housing is to campus. across the street." More from this Member | Report Response

"anatomy lab is well ventilated, excellent clinical opportunities, camaraderie of students, curriculum, proximity to NYC" More from this Member | Report Response

"Diverse and acive students, nice 2nd year lecture hall (1st year not as good), no class on catholic holidays, impressive facilities, numerous partner hospitals." More from this Member | Report Response

"great anatomy lab, good community feel to the school since most of the first year class lives together in residence" More from this Member | Report Response

"How close knit and friendly the students and admissions staff were. The facilities are very new and clean." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice anatomy lab, of course. Good presentation covering admissions process, financial aid, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I liked the school. The campus is really nice and open, not just a building. WMC is a 1000 bed level 1 TC, and the rest of the network is large and has some great hospitals so the school offers outstanding clinical training. Buildings themselves were nice and the anatomy lab is probably one of the best in the country. The students, staff, faculty were pretty nice and were happy to talk with us when we had questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Snow? I hardly ever see snow, but concerning the school, maybe the anatomy lab. Most impressive was the Children's hospital. You should definitley check out the acquarium, the NY Yankees memorabilia collection and the dolls on display. All are geared towards kids but you get a sense of how the school goes out of its way to care of its patients. Also, the school boast high board scores, specifically for Step 1. They were vague about how much higher their scores were but the guide rounded to about 8 points above the national average. The area seems safe. My interviewer said only 1-2 major crimes in the past 25 years. The administration is nice and seems to be willing to listen to student concerns and complaints. The first and second year class was very helpful when I asked questions and there doesn't seem to be serious competitiveness." More from this Member | Report Response

"the close proximity to NYC! I have never been to New York before, and the city was absolutely amazing! " More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities and faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were new. The gross anatomy lab was better than most." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice facilities, huge hospital, new and airy anatomy lab, overall community feel. A NYMC graduate doing his residency there talked about the school, he gave excellent advice and explained why he liked NYMC, it was pretty convincing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were all very friendly. The anatomy lab is really nice and the administration seems really supportive. It is also really nice how close it is to Manhattan (50% of students live 3rd and 4th yrs in Manhattan). The children's hopsital is gorgeous." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was wonderful! He really seemed to want to learn more about me and give me the opportunity to get to learn about the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were incredibly friendly, the facilities were reasonably nice, the location (Valhalla) was better than I expected. " More from this Member | Report Response

"anatomy lab was great, the students with whom i interacted were enthusiastic about the school and the tour guides were fun" More from this Member | Report Response

"Sense of community at the medical college, on campus housing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are all new and very clean. Literally everyone I met was sweet as sugar, including the car rental guys- not what I was expecting for a weathier suburb of NYC. The Children's hospital is amazing, the campus is compact, easy to navigate, and seems like a real community. Parking for all students, including commuters, is free. Great security, saw many even during the daytime. There are so many options for things to do outside of school time: 30 min from NYC, 6 min from White Plains which has all the basics you could ever ask for, less congestion and noise than what would be found in downtown urban area, beautiful scenery, many outdoor activities and opportunities. " More from this Member | Report Response

"beautiful campus, new facilities, good housing" More from this Member | Report Response

"the anatomy lab, the high board scores, and the attitudes of the students. Not to mention NYC is just a short train ride away..." More from this Member | Report Response

"the anatomy lab...nice, natural light, ventilation system, the new children's hospital was amazing! The students seemed happy, and the admissions staff were enthusiastic." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities are nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were extremely nice and helpful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the campus, the anatomy lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great interviewer who was so relaxed. Told me not to be nervous, etc. Nice anatomy lab, friendly faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"nice facilities. I stayed in the dorm...nice people" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location: the school is in a small, pretty town in a nice area (except for the prison) but still only 35-45 minutes away from Manhattan by train. The dorms are right across the street and are pretty inexpensive; you can do your rotations during 3rd and 4th year at practically any hospital " More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab is pretty amazing and I liked how they had tests throughout which use the same format as boards so you will be well prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities seemed up to date, clean, etc. I didn't mind that the dorms were literally across the street from classes, library, and everything else, but they were dorm like. Not bad. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot. I liked the students and the facilities seemed relatively up to date. Everyone was helpful and looked happy, which hasn't been the case at all of the schools I've seen." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. The location is great for all sorts of social life. In there are there is rock climbing, running/biking/hiking trails. Skiing is 45 min away. NYC is less than 30min away on a fast train." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice staff, very well lit anatomy lab, dorm rooms are all singles" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview itself was very laid back and conversational. Being that this was my first interview, it really helped me ease into the whole process, which I liked. " More from this Member | Report Response

"chill environment, spacious campus, comfortable housing, nice education facility (including anatomy lab), friendly people" More from this Member | Report Response

"the anatomy lad was so beyond beautiful but everything else kind of sucked" More from this Member | Report Response

"Anatomy lab, children's hospital. Also the match list was very impressive" More from this Member | Report Response

"anatomy lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly students, facilities, housing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The classrooms and anatomy lab looked new and clean." More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab was great and really new." More from this Member | Report Response

"anatomy lab's very well lit and ventilated. very nice students. the tour guides were definitely trying to sell the place to us. free parking!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Proximity to NYC" More from this Member | Report Response

"children's hospital, students, anatomy lab, student housing, 'scribe system' (people record lectures and make them available for students)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed students typically score above the national average on boards, the anatomy lab was very well lit with natural light and well ventilated, and the students were very friendly and open." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are new and very nice. Great anatomy room, well ventilated and lit." More from this Member | Report Response

"beautiful campus, great respect for the cadavers in the anatomy lab, nice students" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked the attitude of the school and the students there. Very easy going and positive. A lot of enthusiasm in talking about the school. Also the new Children's Hospital is INCREDIBLE!!! Doesn't seem like a hospital at all - all sorts of fun things for kids and plasma TVs with gaming consoles in every room. Probably an incredible experience for the kids that have to stay there. I think it would be incredible to be able to work there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent financial aid talk, nice tour guides" More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus was really nice; nice anatomy lab too. I like how students and live in dorms and roll out of bed to class, and the dorms are very cheap." More from this Member | Report Response

"the anatomy lab was VERY nice and didn't smell, really not that far from NYC, pretty campus, the new children's hospital is very nice, students were all friendly, LOTS of California kids" More from this Member | Report Response

"student body and facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful area, pretty good facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The buildings were beautiful and I loved the Children's Hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students! They were so friendly and helpful. Sitting around and waiting for my interivew, many of them came up and asked if I had any questions, if I knew where I was going, or who I was interviewing with. They were incredibly nice and helpful. Also really liked the area. Don't want to be in a big city, so this is pretty much perfect for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Amazing facilities and location! FREE PARKING FOR STUDENTS!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The atmosphere was not at all stuffy and everyone from admissions staff to my interviewer was friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed the facilities, and it has a very suburban feel to it. The apartment dorms were very nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus was really nice; nice anatomy lab too. I like how students and live in dorms and roll out of bed to class, and the dorms are only $640/mo including utilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities, housing provided and relatively cheap ($600/month includes everything except phone), free parking on campus, curriculum (trimesters with 2 major classes each trimester)" More from this Member | Report Response

"i think the campus is great, and the hospitals that you do your clerkships in are diverse. seems like the students receive great training overall. " More from this Member | Report Response

"amazing anatamy lab (best of 7 interviews), exceptional board scores, 19 hospitals in which to do rotations including Westchester Med Center (1000 + bed major hospital serving 5 million people), major academic hospitals in Manahattan if you want, brand new innovative peds hospital on campus, prosimty to NYC, research during 1st summer if you want (research not as lacking as everyone tries to make it seem , 45+ million in funding with a grad school of 200 students), international opportunities for the summer if you want. " More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities are nice..anatomy lab is preety new..and so is the 2nd yr lecture hall" More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING! The faculty, interviewer, students and facilities were amazing. The Childrens Hospital was great. The tour guide was really chill and funny." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was amazing, informative and organized orientation, anatomy lab is really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were very nice and new, especially the cadaver lab which was very large and not smelly. It is also only 30 min. from manhattan." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's beautiful (though I find snow pretty). I feel that the town is suburban and you can easily have a car (which some people would hate). And you can get to NYC with a ten minute (11 dollar) taxi/drive, and a 40 minutes train ride (6 dollar) train ticket. I know some say that's too far away or too much, but good enough for me. I liked the anatomy lab and cafeteria, but I did not get a full tour (long story, I'll explain later). And I liked the dorms." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are really nice, especially the anatomy lab, and the campus was really pretty and quiet (a nice change from NY, but very close)." More from this Member | Report Response

"anatomy lab is very nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities for sure, great campus, there is a good social outlet if you look. take advantage of things going on "on campus". medical education is excellent and great exposure to all different types of patients with its extensive hospital network" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice facilities, fairly active student body, close to NYC" More from this Member | Report Response

"the chat with the 4th year student - she was fantastic!; the facilities; the fact that nymc and wmc are in this medical enclave (not for everyone, but i really like that atmosphere)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone at the school was genuinely happy to be there and there was a real sense of community. Very cooperative environment and beautiful facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students score really well on the boards." More from this Member | Report Response

"as others say, the anatomy lab is really nice. i also LOVED the children's hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were excellent" More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab is very very impressive. Trust me, I've worked in an anatomy lab in college! Also, I really appreciated that the student body was collaborative and that there was a lot of comradrie - the people here are not competitive and work hard together to learn together!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Anatomy lab (good ventilation and lighting), new facilities and classrooms" More from this Member | Report Response

"The board scores." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students are happy, faculty are nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"The amazing facilities, the lecture halls, the beautiful weather, the childrens hospital nearby" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students...they were very chill and down to earth people. The school had a very relaxing atmosphere to it and the students didn't seem at all stressed even though they were busy studying for upcoming exams. Great facilities and good location." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice interviewer, interesting physician and very excited about the school. I like the old, remote feeling to the campus, yet close enough to NYC." More from this Member | Report Response

"That you can spend year 3 and 4 in new york city in hospitals there." More from this Member | Report Response

"nice facilities, great anatomy lab, the college is really not that isolated- its just really suburban. NYC is like 25 min away!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seem happy there and anatomy lab was nice; the first one i've seen that wasn't in a damp basement. It had nice bright windows and awesome circulation." More from this Member | Report Response

"beautiful campus; affordable student apartments on campus; comradary between students; friendliness and helpfulness of faculty; diversity of student body; location" More from this Member | Report Response

"the new facilities especially the anatomy lab. Students seem happy" More from this Member | Report Response

"catholic affiliation is only in name, nothing (or at least very, very little) more" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students are happy and friendly. Scribe service. Campus is beautiful. Prime location. Everything else!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff was very very very friendly. The students were very friendly as well. Everyone seemed happy. The school is small and comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"students seemed happy and warm, nice facilities, convenient student housing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were all very friendly and enthusiastic about the school, the campus and surrounding area are nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were really enthusiastic and nice and seemed like a close knit group." More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy labs are GORGEOUS; on the 4th floor, with cathedral ceilings and skylights - not at all like the dungeon/horror-movie-esque labs at other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome new facilities like anatomy lab and housing. Building new children's hospital as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Of course the antatomy labs were very nice. The location is suburban and nice. There are a lot of trees, grass etc. Convenient to have apartments available on campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"How small the campus is. Also, the student's seem genuinely happy at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were amazing, especially the famously and rightly talked about anatomy lab with sky lights. The train ride from NYC was a quick 40 minutes, meaning that is close enough for when you need the distractions of city life, and far enough when you need to stap down and study. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the faculty and students were really helpful and friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facility, as everyone notes, was great. The students seemed very happy to be there and they were openly friendly and helpful (including those that weren't leading a tour but just sitting around studying)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The place grew on me. I think it was the modules and anatomy lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities were great. and anatomy lab was especially fantastic (everyone says that). skylights and space. such a refreshing experience in contrast to most schools' dank basements" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. The anatomy lab is beautiful, the best I've seen by far (It has skylights). The campus is very nice. The dorms, are clean and well maintained." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the students seemed very enthusiastic and happy with the school. Everyone was very friendly. The new medical education center is very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved the anatomy labs, the labs were on the top floor, had skylights and a good ventilation system. I liked that there was on-campus housing something that wasn't available at the other school I interviewed at." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked how the campus had a community feeling to it. They have a variety of student organizations and I-play sports that other colleges dont. It was also the first medical school interview where they discussed pointers on getting financial aid." More from this Member | Report Response

"The academic buildings are fairly new and very clean. Anatomy lab is on top floor with lots of natural light-- very pleasant. Cozy, New England feel to the small campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"For an old school, very modern facilities. Got to sit in on a lecture, and enjoyed the teacher. The Anatomy lab really is THAT nice. All the students i met seemed quite happy with the school. There is one hour free time during the interview day to walk around campus. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Impressive USMLE scores. I heard some years they get close to 100 percent of students passing on first try. Spend the first two years in an environment that is very condusive to studying yet you are still close to new york. Anatomy room is amazy. Faculty are really friendly. Students are laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab is incredible. Nice campus feel, close to NYC but still has a suburban atmosphere, everyone was very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Housing is available on campus, 3rd year rotations can be in NYC. Facilities were pretty new." More from this Member | Report Response

"Camraderie between the MS1s, free parking if you live on-campus, everyone in the singles housing gets their own room." More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful school; I like that the anatomy lab is not a creepy basement, but the top floor of the main building, with lots of sky lights and windows. The hospital is right at the campus, which is really nice. The dorms are really nice, nearby, and large; everyone gets a single, I think." More from this Member | Report Response

"Anatomy lab is really nice. Better than all other schools i've seen. But I would'nt pick a school because of their anatomy lab. To me that is trivial. Option to do rotations is Manhattan, good clinical experience i bet." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school has a high USMLE pass rate (99%) and it is only about an hour away from New York City." More from this Member | Report Response

"almost every 1st and 2nd year student lives on campus so very close-knit community, everybody was very friendly, anatomy lab on 4th floor, good food in the cafeteria, Children's Hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"nice area, nice anatomy lab, friendly students. Has a campus feel. Almost everyone in first two years lives on campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were really nice. I don't understand why every person that writes on this website says that the students seemed unhappy. The tour guides were so enthusiastic, the girl I stayed with and her roommates were happy, the facilities were nice, especially (as everyone says) the anatomy lab. The most positive thing is the opportunity to do 3rd and 4th year in NYC!!!! It is the perfect set up!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab, the dorm rooms, the great record NYMC students have on the boards, the poise of the students and admin office staff when speaking; also, Westchester's a nice place to live in terms of comfort and just feeling safe; finally, I really liked the group of students I interviewed with, which I took to be a good sign in terms of the types of students the school attracts and ultimately enrolls" More from this Member | Report Response

"the anatomy lab is beautiful (well, as beautiful as an anatomy lab can be). lecture halls are pretty nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly the students, faculty, and staff were; and how the students genuinely seemed to really like the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are very modern (wireless connections,etc) and the gross anatomy is beautiful (lots of natural light, plants, recycled air every 27 min, etc...) They have a financial aid person come speak and it was very, very informative and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had very little expectation for this school, but by the end of the day I was really impressed with it. The facilities are really nice, and the students that I met seemed really comfortable and happy where they were. I was initially turned off by the idea of dorms, but the students seem to see it as a great way to develop a community, and it seems like it helps people concentrate to have everyone around them doing the same thing. The other thing I was nervous about was I thought that maybe the opportunities to do your rotations in Manhattan were limited, but all of the staff and students said that if you want to, you can. I enjoyed how the day was very self-organized. I was able to sit in on a lecture, and I felt like I could roam around the school and get the informal sense of what it would be like to go there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab and other facilities were nice. But I got the impression the anat lab was really the only great part of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Faculty are soooo nice. The interviewees are sooo nice and friendly and so are the interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"The beautiful anatomy lab, friendly students, on campus housing and opportunities to do clinical rotations in NYC." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, really. The students looked miserable, the tour guides were boring and didn't seem happy, and the facilities were nothing exciting. I was also not impressed with the dorms, where every single student seems to live. I can't imagine being in the middle of nowhere and living with all my classmates right across the walkway from the classroom building. Seems like med-school summer camp to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"the anatomy lab. the open-air feeling was amazing. and i liked the idea of taking anatomy and looking at the body under the naturay light of the sun." More from this Member | Report Response

"1) How well students do on the USLMEs and in matching for residencies 2) The campus was nice, had a New England flavor 3) Students seemed pretty laid back but also take the work seriously 4) Even though the area was very suburban there were a few hospitals and medical university buildings 5) Housing was quite decent, cozy." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was very cool. The faculty in general seemed very friendly and competent. The anatomy lab was very nice too. The other applicants there were very cool people as well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities at NY Medical are all very new. The students seemed pretty happy and I thought my interviewer was great - he was personable and welcoming. The student apts are nice too but not entirely cheap. The campus is nice & quiet too. It's a good environment for study and the city is only a 45 min train ride away." More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"the student guides. they seemed to be enjoying the school and the life there. People are very genuine and nice housing. everyone thinks the anatomy lab is really cool. given this was my 1st interview, i couldn't compare it to anything else. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was great. She had this feminist vibe to her and I asked her about how hard is it to be a female in medicine while managing a family and a career. Needless to say, we really bonded over that question. Overall, i really liked the facilities. The building was built in 2001 so everything is spanking new (the anatomy lab was gorgeous). The staff was really inviting and friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice and normal the students were" More from this Member | Report Response

"The building was awesome, the housing was great. The students seemed happy and down to earth. The tour guides were very congenial and warm and gave great information." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was extremely attentive, took notes, and asked follow up questions. He seemed to care about what I had to say and was genuinely interested in getting to know me. The medical teaching building is in great shape and the anatomy lab is the best I've seen so far being on the top floor of the building with abundant skylights. My interviewer as well as the staff made me feel NYMC cares deeply about its students. Check out the brand new Children's Hospital. For kids and baseball fans (as well as sick patients) it is a true treat. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice campus, beautiful facilities, the faculty and staff seem really oriented toward helping the students, the comraderie between students, the non-competitive atmopshere, the housing is more that adequate, BEAUTIFUL facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy labs were gorgeous, and the students did "seem" happy..." More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty campus, enthusiastic students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus was very clean and peaceful-looking. Also the staff was very accomodating and the students seemed happy to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is a relatively new school in a very picturesque setting. The facilities all seemed nice, clean and modern. Their anatomy lab is incredible and the students are all very positive, low-stressed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions staff seemed very friendly. Students seemed pretty friendly also. The campus is very well maintained and pretty in that brick, East-coast, kind of way. A lot of the buildings and facilities seem to be pretty new. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab and the campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student host program is great. Campus is very modern and the facilities/resources are great. NYC is like 20 minutes away." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty campus, laid back atmosphere, very nice people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice facilities, nice campus, very laid back atmosphere. I could really see myself making NYMC my home for 4 years. We got to sit in on a 1st year lecture after our interview, students all had the powerpoint slides printed out in advance and were following along with the professor. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are great, the anatomy lab was very well ventilated and modern. The school is fairly small and everyone knows everyone which is nice. The campus is beautiful, and I love Valhalla as one feels like they are in a 'forest' surrounded by trees. Campus seems safe and staff seems friendly. I like how the financial aid office seems informative and quite open to helping students. I also liked how the school gave interviwees a list of phone numbers of current students that are willing to answer questions about the school. I also like the continental breakfast and $7 coupen for lunch! that was very nice...." More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful campus (everyone says that, but it's nice--reminds me more of an undergrad campus than a med school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was really laidback and nice pretty place" More from this Member | Report Response

"clean lecture hall, very nice anatomy lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"nice facilities, easy to park" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are BEA-YOO-TIFUL! The anatomy lab and classroom modules appear to be brand-new and well-maintained. The students seem genuinely happy, didn't appear as frazzled/stressed as kids at other schools. I think NYMC does a good job of selecting ppl who fit the profile of the school (even the other kids I interviewed with were great! We all bonded and even shared rides/took cabs/trains back together.) Although the housing is dorm-like, it's reasonably priced and convenient. The location is also pretty ideal--it appears as though living in Valhalla would be conducive to studying (i.e., avoiding the tempting distractions of city life), but The City is easily accessible when you want it (40 minutes away by train). I was also psyched to hear that a large percentage of 3rd and 4th year students do their rotations in NYC." More from this Member | Report Response

"first of all, the interview day was VERY organized. The welcome from the admissions office was great, and the presentation by the financial aid adviser is the best I've encountered. Admin and financial aid really look out for their students! I had steak for my free lunch! Housing is nice, educational facilities are fairly new. Students have high board scores. there are various teaching hospitals (city-->subburbs) for your clinical rotations. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the admissions staff was very kind and informative, the students were nice and helpful, the facilities were impressive (especially the anatomy lab!), and the opportunities were incredible (high board scores and good third year)" More from this Member | Report Response

"anatomy lab, scenic location, dorms, the financial aid team " More from this Member | Report Response

"students were friendly and seemed happy, facilities were new and state-of-the-art. The interviewer was genuinely interested in my responses." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus and ANATOMY LAB are amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities are one of a kind, the campus is very beautiful and cosy...i got a very peaceful and homely feeling...not to mention the famous state of the art anatomy lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"awesome facilities! beautiful location " More from this Member | Report Response

"nice facilities(anatomy lab!), good preparation for the boards, nice location, nice student housing" More from this Member | Report Response

"beautiful campus, unparalleled anatomy lab, friendly laid-back students who rock the boards and get great matches, " More from this Member | Report Response

"HIGH Step I pass rate (~99%), and a killer anatomy lab (no pun intended). Housing was superb, and the students are quite laid back. Financial aid counselors work closely with students to help them budget properly." More from this Member | Report Response

"anatomy lab, excellent variety of clinical experiences, student housing (better than the dorms I lived in!), orientation (although students giving the tour repeated a lot of what we had already been told), there's sushi in the cafeteria" More from this Member | Report Response

"Gross lab (and its philosophy on donors), clinical emphasis, beautiful campus, student housing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus location is very nice, quiet but still close to the city. Students seem very satisfied, and well prepared for the boards." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seemed like a cohesive group and the new facilities are a plus. Wide diversity of clinical sites. Also, students seem well prepared for the boards." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were VERY friendly and seemed happy and active in the school. There was a variety of activities they participated in, and community service was a common denominator." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was great and had very similar interests in medicine to me. The new teaching facilities are great and the school seems to really prepare its students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus was small and intimate, which may or may not bother people. Most people live on campus in pretty nice housing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the anatomy lab and the fact that the rates for passing board exams is extremely high at this school. i don't mind the location either, it's not that far from nyc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice facilities. The anatomy lab is the nicest I've seen. Students seem happy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Outstanding facilities. Safe and convenient campus. Great hospital affiliates for your clerkships. High Board Scores. Strong campus life (a pro and a con)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the location is cool... very campus like... Though it is isolated, white plains is only a 10 minute drive and there is easy access to the city. If you want city life, its there, and if you want quite suburbs, its there too. Also, quite a few hospital affiliations and therefore lots of opportunities. One of the most helpful financial aid departments I've seen. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great location -- best of both worlds in being near NYC and in Westchester, which has rich nearby, but also poor, immigrant, elderly, rural). Awesome facilities. Convenient campus. Curriculum prepares you well for boards. Many options for clerkships in 3rd and 4th years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice new teaching facilities, student's seemed to enjoy being at NYMC, friendly administration and interviewer, good board scores, traditional curriculum with good clinical opportunities " More from this Member | Report Response

"Essentially, they get done what needs to be done, fairly painlessly, you go there, you'll get good board scores and you'll get a good residency, in a fairly cush environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"nice campus. facilities are new. anatomy lab is superb." More from this Member | Report Response

"how hard they try to emphasize primary care. even though not many of their students go on to practice in primary care, they still emphasize it a lot" More from this Member | Report Response

"Anatomy lab is new, large, and airy. Third and fourth year rotations can be done in NYC. (About half the class ends up moving out of Valhalla.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"ridiculously awesome anatomy lab. my interview, which was with a faculty member, was relaxed like a conversation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are beautiful. There is no EGO at this school. Faculty and students are down to earth. There is no "inferiority complex" that I would have expected. People generally seem happy and the staff seems dedicated to making you a good physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab, and all the facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The sense of community as well as the strength of the program" More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities, the students were really nice, impressive residency placement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice anatomy lab. Students are smart but still outgoing down to earth. Some people complain about the campus being away from the city, however half the students do rotations in Manhattan for third and fourth years. Board exam scores and options for clinical work." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great board scores, nice facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"I like Valhalla. It's very Pretty. I like the opportunity to do both rural and urban clerkships without compromise." More from this Member | Report Response

"That most students live on campus; the variety of clinical training sites; the facilities (brand new!); the campus is really beautiful" More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities are very nice and new. nice housing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were very helpful and friendly, everyone likes the anatomy lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were friendly. Anatomy lab (like everyone else)" More from this Member | Report Response

"great gross anatomy lab, all the facilities seem brand new" More from this Member | Report Response

"*awesome* anatomy lab - you almost couldn't smell the formalin at all and the lighting was wonderful. students say they are very well prepared for the boards because of the preparation." More from this Member | Report Response

"i had heard a lot of bad things about this school, from this website and other people that interviewed there, but i was pleasantly surprised at how welcoming people were there and how happy the students seemed to be. i like that a lot of students do 2 years in valhalla and move to manhattan for their 3rd and 4th years, so you get a change of location." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dorms, brand new facility, options for 3 and 4th year rotaions and housind, nice anatomy lab, happy students and faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"They did a really good job "selling" the school to us. The facilities were awesome - brand new. The board scores are really high above average and residency placement is very good. Their hospital affiliations are awesome too." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were very friendly and seemed genuinely happy to be there. The facilities were new and clean - the campus as a whole was very nice. Staying with a student was a great experience. The board scores and residency placements are also very impressive. " More from this Member | Report Response

"School is gorgeous. Very nice and diverse people. Interview day not too long and pretty organized." More from this Member | Report Response

"beautiful area, anatomy lab is spacious, not too smelly and with excellent natural light, the students are very friendly, the financial aid presentation was extremely informative and organized, the school uses a lot of technology, the module rooms are very cool" More from this Member | Report Response

"anatomy building, board scores, nice campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"Anatomy lab is beautiful and open 24/7, there are many options for seclusive study areas, cohesive student body. NYMC has an intimate feel despite the large MD class. Excellent board scores. Fellow interviewees were very friendly if that is any indication of the type of students that attend NYMC. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Away from the hustle/bustle of the city (if that is what you like)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the student community... everyone seems to get along and it reminds me of dorm life from college. I like how everything is situated on one site, one campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and students seem very happy with the curriculum, and the students appear to get a lot of support in all areas even financial aid advising. Transportation from NYC was also very convenient. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the anatomy lab, and the board scores" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly. I liked the student tour guides. One of the students said she interviewed on April 25th, was waitlisted and got accepted on July 3rd. That was nice to hear since I interviewed so late. My interviewer practiced what I want to practice. Coincidence...probably. Good cafe food." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus. I like the small town environment. Good programs tailored to my interests." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are nice - nice anatomy lab with good ventilation. Good USMLE scores and residency placement." More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved the area...I grew up in "suburbia," so I felt right at home. The school is in a beautiful and peaceful locale. The admissions staff was wonderfully sweet and organized our day without any glitches. The student tour was informative. The gross anatomy lab was very well lighted and ventilated. I loved the "look" of the school and the attitude of the people there. The student housing was also pretty impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was very nice, and kept stressing to me that he was my "voice" to the admissions committee, and he seemed to want to "go to bat" for me. Also, I was so impressed with their anatomy lab - the best I've ever seen." More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab is really nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the third and fourth year are done in the city." More from this Member | Report Response

"the anatomy lab, location of the school (this will depend on your own personal preference, but I liked that it was outside the hustle bustle of NYC), close to NYC, diversity of patient population and hospitals" More from this Member | Report Response

"the new facilities like the anatomy lab, the students appeared to be happy and not stressed. Nice dorms. Good board scores and match list. The diversity of the hospitals where you can do clinical work." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities are top notch" More from this Member | Report Response

"the new medical ed center including the anatomy lab. High board pass rate" More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab was excellent! The student tour guides were very friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much. The anatomy lab was very nice with hardly any smell." More from this Member | Report Response

"People seem to be happy. Amazing anatomy lab with skylight and no smell." More from this Member | Report Response

"the anatomy lab is fantastic!! it's so well ventilated that you can't hardly smell the bodies. it is also on the top of the MEC building unlike te basement at most schools. the students seemed very happy. the school is also very diversed. the USMLE pass rate in recent years have been 100%. student housing is almost guaranteed and comes furnished. parking permit (for student housing area) is only $30 for the year. school also has a housing facility in manhattan for 3rd and 4th years who do rotations in the city. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone raves about he anatomy lab - it is great! High ceilings, glass windows for natural light and t.v.s everywhere. It is as wonderful place to study human anatomy. However, I feel that not enough is said about he faculty. The Professors here really focus on teaching the students. In addition, the curriculum stresses bi-weekly exams - which by the way are similar to the boards. Hence the high passing rate at NYMC. The congenial atmosphere is extremely attractive. I also learned that the school really makes an effort the get the best financial aid packages possible for its students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"can live on campus for 2 years (suburban) w/college type housing, sense of community, valhalla/westchester cty is beautiful! then can live in manhatten during last 2 years while doing clinical rotations-they have tons of cool hospital affiliations get best of both worlds" More from this Member | Report Response

"Success rates on board scores and matching for residencies, not to mention the large number of students who return for residencies in California. Impressive Anatomy Lab. Short distance from Manhattan. Substantial scholarship for top 30 students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"clinical opportunities. seems like NYMC has strong clinical affiliations" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new Children's Hospital opens in 2004 and it will be state-of-the-art. 3rd and 4th years can be completed at New York City hospitals." More from this Member | Report Response

"High passing rate on board exams, housing is decent and affordable. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The fall colors of the campus and that the students seemed to be happy" More from this Member | Report Response

"The beauty of the campus, the people, the facilities, and the organization of the interview day" More from this Member | Report Response

"the closeness of the campus community; that both faculty and students really wanted to be there; that they really want you to succeed and give you whatever resources you need; the diversity of the hospitals where you can do clinical work, from inner city to rural; the anatomy lab, of course!" More from this Member | Report Response

"good interviewer, clean facilities, happy students, clinical experiences, friendly admissions staff, excellent prep for boards, AWESOME anatomy lab!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The high quality of education tht the students receive. Curriculum is geared towards passing the boards and as a result students do really well on them. They seem to have excellent access to professors." More from this Member | Report Response

"I stayed with student host the night before and all of the students I met really liked the school - they raved about the facilities and the clinical exposure. and of course the anatomy lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dorms, anatomy lab. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab is everything everyone says it is--AWESOME!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Housing, spiffy name badges that you get to keep, new anatomy lab is wonderful, friendliness of everyone. My interviewer gave me his card and told me to email him if I had any questions...first card I've gotten so far!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the beautiful campus, the friendly students" More from this Member | Report Response

"new teaching facilities and dorms. most students have their own room in a 4 bedroom apartment." More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab is incredible and the housing is really nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is committed to training generalist physicians. However, that doesn't mean that they discourage students from specializing. The campus is green with lots of open space. Student housing is a five minute walk away from the lecture halls and library. The anatomy hall is gorgeous with natural light flooding in. At the end of the anatomy course, the class has the opportunity to meet with the family members of those who willed their body to science. Pretty awesome! Students have the option of staying in Valhalla or moving to the city during the third year. Housing is provided in the city. Student housing on campus is great although it looks a little too much like college dorms. The school boasts its nearly 100% passing rate on the Boards." More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab was very nice. The campus is large with lots of trees/grassy area." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is beautiful, and the new anatomy lab is great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Anatomy lab; you can do clinical years in manhattan; maybe 3rd and 4th years live in manhattan; MD/MPH in 4 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab!!! It is friggin' awesome! Beautiful skyline at the top floor, cutting-edge monitors, very clean, great venting...I could live there (j/k)Also proximity to NYC is awesome. Faculty there are awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the anatomy lab (hey, it stunk a lot less than other schools)" More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities were nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"the green campus & the happy students. Very spacious, airy, and minimal smell to the anatomy lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone seemed to be part of a community there, working together and having fun together" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus itself--the classroom buildings and anatomy lab are absolutely gorgeous. I mean, the anat lab has hanging plants and huge glass windowns in it for crying out loud. where else can you find that? the student housing is also very nice and much cheaper than anything off campus. the apts are literally steps from classes, and apparently almost everyone who wants housing gets it. I also like the location, so convinient to the city w/o having to deal with the hassle of living there." More from this Member | Report Response

"the anatomy lab, the facilities, and the atmosphere of the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"the new medical education center. student housing is not bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"the new medical education center. student is not bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"I am a NY resdient and I already wanted to attend NYMC anyway. Compared to other schools I visited later on, by far, the campus was my favorite. I am not a city person by anymeans so I wanted to go somewhere more rural. It still has many places to go, but it helps to have a car. I also liked the anatomy lab (brand new) and the dorms. The other dorms I have seen were not that great and in most cases, you end up with a roommate. I spent the night at the dorms the day before my interview with some students, it is a suite setup where you get your own room. I also liked the way the classes were set up, very good toward helping you prepare for the board. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"Anatomy Lab." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"How expensive the cost of living is" More from this Member | Report Response

"Will need a car if I attend this school" More from this Member | Report Response

"curriculum is outdated according to the students, the housing is really dorm-like" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of course. I have a very broad edition of rural so, yeah.... I'd still love to go there as long as I have a car. Pretty sure I'd miserable without one. I mean a 10 min drive to groceries isn't far?!? I'm used to driving 3 minutes hah. Also the price/average graduate debt of the school is pretty scary and I am not sure if it would be worth it without a scholarship. Also wish my day was more structured/led since I was in the last Circuit, but it's not like we were waiting around for an hour at all. We had to find our way to a 2nd yr lecture and that was a bit tricky, but because of the lecture we were busy so I can't complain." More from this Member | Report Response

"Felt like undergrad all over again. Not happy with the location. Very tiny feel, everyone lives on campus. 8+ places for MS3 and MS4, meaning a lot of commuting or moving. In class all day, lectures not recorded. Students didn't seem all that interested in innovation. Didn't seem like a first choice for many." More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost of attendance and cost of living. Westchester is not cheap" More from this Member | Report Response

"the location" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a nurse as my interviewer. She did not know anything about the md program so it was hard to ask her questions at the end of the interview when she asked if I had any questions for her...... my interview was held in the children's hospital, which is 5-10 min walk form the administration building. I was the last to interview so I had to rush after ym interview to get back in time for the tour....they don't wait for you...they come pick you up later but then you miss some of the tour..." More from this Member | Report Response

"dorms are very college like... no pets?! really?! it's like living in UG all over" More from this Member | Report Response

"The cafeteria food choices are very limited and limited hours open. Limited online resources." More from this Member | Report Response

"The lack of energy on the part of the school. The lack of on campus dining options. Few areas open 24/7." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was rainy that day, but that's not the school's fault. Also, it would've been nice to see the hospital on the tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location wasn't for me though, too isolated overall. The tour was pretty bad, the guides seemed disinterested." More from this Member | Report Response

"price" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost of school" More from this Member | Report Response

"the campus location, it seems that without a car it would be very difficult to get by. also the dormitory-style housing, just felt too much like college" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was very rude, and uninterested in anything I said, didn't ask follow up questions, hadn't read any of my file, and looked down writing while writing on a pad the whole time. It didn't feel like a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Both tour guides (1st and 2nd years) seemed a little too care free and didn't know a couple of common medical things." More from this Member | Report Response

"Unfriendly admissions office and lack of enthusiasm among students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer. He answered a call during the middle of the interview which took up like 30 minutes. That was really rude. When I asked him about volunteer/research/ec opportunities, he said, "you won't have time for that stuff because you're going to be studying all the time here." That completely turned me off of the school. Also, there are/were rumors about the Touro system buying NYMC. I wouldn't feel comfortable being at a school that would need to receive funding from a for-profit DO system." More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that my interviewer did not shake my hand when I met her or when leaving. Made me feel like she didn't like me. The on-campus housing looks old and limited options." More from this Member | Report Response

"had to take a taxi from the train station. Also, to do anything, you pretty much need a car." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tiny campus: it seemed like the campus only consisted of 4 main buildings (admin office med science building, hospital, children's hospital) and bunker-like student housing. Students at NYMC were nice enough but other students interviewing there gave off the distinct impression that they were just here because it was a backup." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location is super isolated (just around trees), all the students felt like they needed an excuse as to why they ended up there (clearly it didn't seem like it was their top choice, but ended up there anyway), I felt as if it was a boarding school for high schoolers: tiny cafeteria with not many options, dorm living right across the street that ~80% of the students stay at, takes a ton of time to get to NYC via public transport" More from this Member | Report Response

"School is somewhat isolated." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location -- from Southern California so this place seemed like it was out in the middle of nowhere and the small yet busy roads lined with tall trees made me feel claustrophobic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone lives on campus in the dorm style housing. Also the first year is longer compared to most institutions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was a little disappointed by how traditional the curriculum was, but it obviously works!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Laundry for the student housing being in another building (though it is close), no on-campus option for food past lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the students (other than the tour guides) stopped to talk to us." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview style" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is not much around the school in Valhalla (although NYC is less than a 40 min train ride)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The dorms and the fact that so few students live off campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"Small town, though the city is close, so that isn't a huge deal." More from this Member | Report Response

"On-campus housing (I didn't like the apartments)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Location may or may not be good depending on your personality." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Surburban setting, need a car most likely. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very insular. Very small. 2 minute walk from student residence to the one other building where you will be spending your days." More from this Member | Report Response

"Basically everything, except the sky lights in the anatomy lab. My interviewers both seemed really dense and kept asking me things like "oh, do you do that for school?" when I graduated almost 2 years ago. Also, neither of them had heard of my undergrad, which is hilarious because it's REALLY well-known and only an hour away from NYMC. The students all seemed like zombies, and it was clear that none of them wanted to be there. Nobody seemed intellectually engaged, and they openly talked about how the school was a lot like high school. Blech." More from this Member | Report Response

"there is a jail really close to the school, its kind of odd but nothing you should worry about." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students opinions of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"its in the middle of no where, self study during second year seems a little weak on the support system, " More from this Member | Report Response

"that most students live on campus... the apartments were basically dorms with no RA" More from this Member | Report Response

"It does seem in the middle of nowhere. Good for studying...though the students do talk of going to White Plains. Also, 2nd year is largely self-study, which can be a negative depending on your learning style." More from this Member | Report Response

"While students were happy with NYMC they seemed a bit "under-whelmed" and were not quite making the "hard sell". They seemed happy, comfortable and pleased to be a NYMC but didn't have great enthusiasm." More from this Member | Report Response

"The transition period between introductions and interviews was somewhat unorganized." More from this Member | Report Response

"no transportation to and from admissions office to interview location" More from this Member | Report Response

"Location is isolated" More from this Member | Report Response

"Felt like I didn't really have a chance to speak about myself. Sort of felt like a piece of paper." More from this Member | Report Response

"90% of the students are there because its the only place they got in. Prison and cemetary are right by the school. Its super expensive, and just was not impressed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer called B$ on my "why NYMC?" answer - scheduled 30 minute interview went for 55 minute and was almost hostile after that one (at the 30 minute mark). Financial aid presenter was crass "Don't worry about how expensive it is, you'll be rich." And the student presenter made everyone uncomfortable, no one wanted to ask questions, she said she wasn't interested in the things people asked about." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer did not try to get to know me, instead she had my timeline my life, which she could have easily look into my file had it been an open file interview. Or she could have asked me about what I learned from my life experience, rather than just asking me what I did this year, that year.. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The student life during the first two years, most students live in campus housing and i would feel trapped. there is nothing else on campus but the school and a prision" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was not the most exciting character, and by that I mean not at all. Also, the location of the school is tranquil yet boring. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole place had a very undergrad/collegiate feel to it. It was very insular, even though it's only 40 minutes away from NYC. There is no life there besides the students at the college." More from this Member | Report Response

"Seemed like a remote location with not a lot going around the area." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much to the town besides the school, though not too far from NYC" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very large class size." More from this Member | Report Response

"No undergrad attached, so campus feels very small relative to what I'm used to." More from this Member | Report Response

"location, seemed more undergrad-y to me" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish they interviewed us on one of their hospital campuses in Manhattan. Valhalla's a bit too quiet." More from this Member | Report Response

"i'm still debating about the location; a close NYC suburb seems nice but i also enjoy living inside a big city, i guess 3rd and 4th yrs would allow students to do that" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing substantial" More from this Member | Report Response

"tuition and living standards are on the upper end (White Plains is on the top ten list of the most expensive cities in the U.S.), also one of the admissions personnel wasn't very friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"tuition and living standards are on the upper end even though it's in Westchester; one of the admissions personnel wasn't very friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's a private school, the tuition's unreal. But oh well, that's the way it goes." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's location. I didn't like the fact that it was out so far away from the city. However, you do have the chance to do rotations in the city." More from this Member | Report Response

"1. Students seemed drone-like, as if they were just getting by. 2. school emphasized board scores so much as if they wanted to mold a group of average students into something to boast about. 3. Student housing is like a dorm suite...not my thing. I need my independence and more separation of medical school and personal time. 4. The middle of nowhere location, coupled with the fact that there is no undergraduate campus, nor is there other professional/grad schools around make for a very lonely and isolated experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff was not very enthusiastic and seemed annoyed at having us there. We were their second day of interviews for the year and they are already not hving a good time....very unimpressive" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is not very diverse, admissions and students did not seem very enthusiastic. Besides our tour guides hardly any other med students even acknowledged our presence on campus. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Quite a lot. The school's location, although far from rural (more like rich suburban- Think sprawling estates), the location is abysmal. There is really NOTHING to do around campus. When asked what they do for fun, the tour guide simply pretended to sip on an imaginary flask and said ''we drink alot''. The atmosphere of the school felt alot like highschool, and the dorms were cramped,and at $660, way overpriced for what you get. Most student there seemed to pretty much have gone there reluctantly due to a lack of acceptances, and the overall feel was that they are overworked and are unhappy. Clinical experience, as I was told, is a function of ''the student's ability and drive to multitask and take it on''. Don't expect to be pushed to become a competent clinician here. " More from this Member | Report Response

"1. Housing (very cramped for 700+ per month) 2. People are not friendly (I smiled at quite a few people to gauge the atmosphere and not one smiled in return - including my interviewer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Too quiet of a location." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview itself left much to be desired. Although Valhalla seems peaceful, the area is quite boring. Public transportation is apparently non-existent and a car is an absolute necessity. Without one, you can't even make your way to the subway station to get to NYC/airport. Housing options reminded me of undergrad dorms, which were right across from the school. Because of this, there seems to be very little separation between school life with non-school life. Religion is very much a part of the school, as I noticed a nativity scene set-up in glass display in the building with lecture halls. I was also turned off by the fact that NYMC banned an on-campus club for bearing the words ''LGBT'' in its name (after much protest, the decision was eventually retracted). Even though I'm heterosexual, I'm uncomfortable with this kind of intolerance ''in the Catholic tradition.'' When asked about research opportunities, my interviewer told me point blank, ''you're going to medical school to be a doctor, and that's what we focus on.'' In other words, good luck trying to find any kind of interdisciplinary opportunities here. I've been accepted, but I don't think this school is a good fit for someone who wants a broad medical school experience--I will definitely be going elsewhere." More from this Member | Report Response

"The medical center isn't as extensive as a lot of teaching hospitals at other medical schools; you need a car; there wasn't much to do in the area right around the medical school (but NYC is VERY close); the library isn't open 24/7 as they are at many other medical schools; it doesn't seem like there are many quality research opportunities at NYMC" More from this Member | Report Response

"The on-campus housing seemed a bit cramped, yet everyone seemed to make due. Their doesn't seem to be anything near the campus, but White Plains is an 8 minute drive away." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some buildings were old and seem to need " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where to begin. Students seem a little ''slow'' and yet really stressed out about exams that are three weeks away. They chose to study all day instead of going to lectures because the lectures are ''pointless.'' There's no student union for coffee, the library has no windows and awful hours, and everyone lives right next to campus. It's like undergrad all over again. Can you say drama? Valhalla has nothing so you HAVE to have a car." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the classes and teachers are in one building. The campus is small and although the city is close, the school is definitely in a suburb. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the location is kinda boring, not a non-car friendly area, students didn't come up to us asking if we had questions about anything." More from this Member | Report Response

".....middle of nowhere..... and the 1st year students seemed completely overwhelmed" More from this Member | Report Response

"Like some others, the dorms are very small, but if you're living by yourself, it's a decent amount of space. In terms of financial aid, the school gives grants and scholarships to about 20 - 25% of the class, so hope for the best but expect to take out massive loans in the vicinity of $58K+/year. Not sure if negative or positive, but I notice only 40-50% of the class attend lectures. Maybe their "scribbs" note taker is THAT good. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much" More from this Member | Report Response

"not much to do in Valhalla" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular." More from this Member | Report Response

"student housing is on campus, you need a car, my second interview was a little tough, perhaps unnecessarily, off campus housing is $$$$$$$$$" More from this Member | Report Response

"the prison located right next to the campus- and the traditional curriculum in the first year- not really hands on clinicals until the second or third year- all of the clinicals in the first year are observational and learning how to talk to patients" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is selling one of their major student housing facilities in Manhattan. While the fourth year speaker and financial aid officer said that the money will go to improving education, I doubt the results of the investment will be as readily felt as the loss of housing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The student housing was okay, not a plus for me but for some that might be a draw. The curriculum is rather traditional with some group learning, nothing innovative. Not a huge research school, although it still has a lot of opportunities. The immediate area is just houses, woods, and a cemetary; you have to go to White Plains or NYC to do anything exciting." More from this Member | Report Response

"We were all pretty hungry during the tour (12:15-1:15)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seemed extremely stressed and borderline suicidal, apparently they had an exam that day. During the financial aid talk, the guy told us to think of it ''as an investment'', great advice and reflective of the school's high tuition." More from this Member | Report Response

"How expensive the school is. 95% of students live in student housing that is dorm-style and not very nice. There is nothing in Valhalla." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer didn't smile during my responses or attempt to engage me in conversation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"not the world's best location but it is close to NYC. other than that, my visit was pretty positive" More from this Member | Report Response

"Comments on the college's Catholic tradition. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The on-campus student housing. I checked out other options while in the area, and for a bit more a month you can have a very nice place that would allow pets. Library is not open 24 hrs (I like to study in the library). " More from this Member | Report Response

"not much to do in white plains" More from this Member | Report Response

"the cost, the weather, the size of the school (very very small)" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing within walking distance of campus, housing was cramped" More from this Member | Report Response

"students all live together, i didn't know they had a primarily traditional curriculum (not what i'm looking for)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the school. If you're used to living very close to a big city, you're going to be disappointed. This place is in the middle of nowhere. All they do is study and I'm pretty sure they don't have any social life whatsoever. Also, the only places to eat close by are fast food places and their gym is miniscule so their lifestyle seems to be very unhealthy." More from this Member | Report Response

"On campus housing could be a negative depending on your preference, students seemed VERY stressed, library doesn't stay open late, few food options on the campus (cafeteria closes early too)" More from this Member | Report Response

"kind of small." More from this Member | Report Response

"The only part that sucked was the weather - it was 30-something degrees and rainy (what can I say, I'm a socal girl)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The housing situation is pathetic. You basically live a small dorm with 3 other students and pay a rediculous amount of money...and that's it, there are no other options. Sorry, been there, done that in undergrad." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview people. She was late and rushed through my interview because she had to interview 2 other people. The 3 of us had interviwers who cancelled at the last minute. So the interviwer probably cranky. She didnt seem enthusiastic about us attending there and didnt get to know me as a person. Only what was written on paper. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There were very few negatives that I found. I was a little early to the interview and the door to the administration building was still locked, which sucked because it was snowing. The tuition is pretty expensive as well. The person in charge of financial aid was stuck in traffic so that part of the day was lost. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Its not a University." More from this Member | Report Response

"location is a bit in the middle of nowhere, but NYC is 45 min away via Metro North rail. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It didn't seem to be well organized. The student body president came and spoke to us, and he seemed a little scattered. Plus, everything was really difficult to find on the campus. There weren't any signs showing where to go." More from this Member | Report Response

"subject-based block exams, somewhat uninspiring environment, large class size" More from this Member | Report Response

"the school is next to a prison, everything is ugly, crpay looking brick building spead over a large area, dorms are okay, area is really expernsive, there is nothing close by, the interviews went well but i just didnt feel good when i left the school, the tour guides were not enthusiastic that was what really turned me off about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Actually a bit. It is a very on-your-own day, meaning that if your interview is at 9:45am (as mine was), you are free from 10:30-12/12:30 to do ___. Another interviewer & I walked around the children's hospital and generally just explored. It was kind of weird how they had nothing that we could do. Also, a lot of the students live in dorms (or close to it) on-campus which kind of weirded me out. Finally, it seemed like it was a safety school for most people- they nearly admit to this by not only interviewing well into the 1,000s of applicants but also by saying something to the effect of ''40% of our students had another choice & chose to come here''. Obviously then 60% did not... Finally, they do ''a lot'' of MD shadowing, which actually amounts to 1 day a month or something nearly as ridiculously infrequent." More from this Member | Report Response

"cost" More from this Member | Report Response

"everything else,especially the interviewer. The fact that someone like that is on the admissions school is not a good reflection of the medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tuition, # of Californians, rude security guards, campus food, small gym, need to have a car on campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"The housing is on campus but it's like living at college again. The day of my interview there was not a lot of interaction between the staff/students and interviewees. For breakfast we were left on our own in a back room in the admissions office. It would have been nice to have that time to ask questions to the admissions staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's location: it's in the middle of nowhere, and NYC is about a 45 minute train ride away. There is nothing to do, and it seems like the students are really stressed and just study all the time." More from this Member | Report Response

"small school. prison nearby. very small elevators in the education building (i'm lazy)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus in the middle of nowhere - affluent area" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing within walking distance, lecture style learning" More from this Member | Report Response

"The average debt is also above the national average. Also, the gym is very small and there is only one small cafeteria and you have to use cash." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school doesn't really actively recruit us to want to go there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that there is a maximum security prison nearby is a little disconcerting, but there is tons of security. And none of the students seem at all concerned about it. Realistically how often does someone escape from prison." More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not feel the interviewer was trying to find out much about me as a person. This interview felt cold-hearted compared to my other ones. " More from this Member | Report Response

"COST!!!!! The prison next door, I guess, but it's not too obvious." More from this Member | Report Response

"very dorm like apartments on campus where most everyone lives, Valhalla didn't seem all that wonderful, most students admitted they didn't get in anywhere else" More from this Member | Report Response

"not on an undergraduate campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum seems outdated, no new technologies applied in teaching." More from this Member | Report Response

"The housing is very dorm like." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too much except for my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"location" More from this Member | Report Response

"I think the school is too far from NY to commute during your last two years. Moving to NYC will be very expensive. The tuition for this school is also very high." More from this Member | Report Response

"COST!!!!! The prison next door, I guess, but it's not too obvious." More from this Member | Report Response

"location (pretty rural), COST, how slow they said it would take for them to give a decision (10 weeks!!!), capmus housing reminded me of living in dorms in college and I dont want that again" More from this Member | Report Response

"perhaps the on campus apts, but they were not too bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dorms on campus, living off campus may leave some feeling left out. Not many non traditionals" More from this Member | Report Response

"the location..nothing around the campus..except a prison :|" More from this Member | Report Response

"This really annoying girl in our interview group who kept talking about the most useless stuff. Why is there always someone like this at every interview?! " More from this Member | Report Response

"The host students I stayed with were really competitive with me. VERY ODD! I kept thinking "chill out, you're already in med school, I'm just an applicant". weird." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's "Catholic tradition" makes for a quite Conservative atmosphere...for example, the tour guide said some of the affiliated Catholic hospitals often won't prescribe birth control. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed boring/unenthusiastic." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is pretty much in the middle of nowhere. And it costs too much for an okay or "average" private school. Also, the students did not seem too friendly/ enthusiastic, though my pseudo-host (pseudo b/c long story) was a pretty nice guy." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview, the woman was rude and bitter." More from this Member | Report Response

"the tour was so werid. i spent who knows how long learning about how there's a security guard but he's not needed, and details like mail delivery in the on-campus housing. at easch location, instead of just looking in, we stopped and even sat down to have a long talk about it. weird." More from this Member | Report Response

"No taped lectures and a weird scribe service; Valhalla seems fairly boring; Students seemed like the premed robot types that didn't do many interesting things before med school" More from this Member | Report Response

"there was a large gap in between my interview in the morning and the tour (luckily there are things to do, if you take the initiative)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is in the middle of no where, but the city is only 30 minutes away." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really - everyone was really helpful. The directions online were a little screwy and the place doesn't exist on Yahoo! maps but the transportation if you take trains and taxis is pretty easy overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"School is in the middle of nowhere." More from this Member | Report Response

"the structure of their curriculum, the fact that only 1/2 the class attends lectures first year, and only 1/4 the second year, that they practice on each other and not on standardized patients, the location" More from this Member | Report Response

"The living situation for 1st and 2nd yr. students. Students live in dorms. The dorms were very small and cramped. I would not want to revert back to dormitory-style living like when I was in college." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is in the middle of nowhere. There is no public transportation to speak of and no "campus" to speak of. There is nothing within the community to do (i.e. no coffee shops, no stores, no entertainment, nada!). The facilities/buildings and dorms weren't that impressive to me either (but I come from a private college so maybe my standards are slightly different)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location." More from this Member | Report Response

"Strong reliance/emphasis on peer teaching, 8 students per cadaver (4 per one-half cadaver!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Seems like curriculum does not teac abortion." More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact the it is in the middle of no where, you need a car, my interviewer told me that an MPH from there is not worth anything from NYMC! " More from this Member | Report Response

"On campus dining is only opened for lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Wellesley Inn is very very close but not so nice. But for the price..." More from this Member | Report Response

"that most everyone lives in dorm "apartments" for years 1 and 2." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was raining... It was raining... Being in the area would suck if the power went out, and the area seems surrounded by a forest." More from this Member | Report Response

"Too pricey. The financial aid presentation mentioned it and so did my interviewer. Around 55-60k for a year including expenses, as opposed to the 35-40k of going to a public school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Westchester Medical Center has money problems " More from this Member | Report Response

"it's right next to a correctional facility and there isn't much else right on campus or nearby. you actually have to put in effort (and have a car) to do anything." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewer was the most dry and boring person I have ever interacted with, kind of middle-of-nowhere location" More from this Member | Report Response

"You basically have to have a car to get around off campus. I was not impressed by the on-campus housing, where almost all the first and second years seem to live. Only one campus building is wireless, but that seemed to be where students would be all the time, so not actually a bad thing." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer seemed very dry. The interview was question/answer, and he seemed to interrupt my responses. It was not conversational at all, which has been my experience at other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"There doesnt seem to be too much to do in the area. There are theaters, stores, etc. But the selection of othe more cultural, nightlife seems to be more limited. The campus has a somewhat isolated feeling. And while students there were very nice, the whole atmosphere seemed very much like freshman year at undergrad school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tuition, 52,000 a year!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The lecture auditorium is large and it's hard to read the slides unless you're in the first few rows." More from this Member | Report Response

"the location- if you're like me and used to the fast paced city life, nymc might not be for you. It seemed secluded and there isn't much to do there. But, NY city is only 30 min away so I guess that isn't too bad..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The surrounding towns didn't impress me in the slightest. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Samll campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"the students didn't seem really enthusiastic, nor did the tour guides. it sort of seemed like a little isolated bubble of a community - very pleasantville-esque with the little brick roads and apartment complexes." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I wasn't that impressed by Valhalla. However, in defense of the school I did not take the time to drive around and see what there was in the town. I will say all of the student's seemed happy with the community. Yes it is close to a prison, and that sucks, but honestly if I were a criminal, and I was about to go on a crime spree, the last place I'd do it is right next to a prison." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students didn't seem to like the school very much and they weren't very friendly. The school was right next to a prison!" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are NO SINGLES AVAILABLE. All on-campus housing is within a single building divided into suites (four bedrooms and a common area plus kitchenette, bath). This means that, if you choose to live on campus, you will always have three roommates. The only exception is "family" style housing, which consists of unfurnished, multi-room/private bath apartments. Theoretically, you could live there alone; however, the increased cost per month assumes shared occupancy. Basic cable, internet, and utilities are included. Inadequate "gym" (a few cardio machines and some free weights), no athletic facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location sucks. There's nothing to do around campus, which might actually be a good thing. Also, the dorms are pretty lousy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"8 people per cadavar" More from this Member | Report Response

"The housing situation, some of the first-year lecture halls." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some students seemed more enthusiatic about the school than others. White plains is dull and ugly, need a car." More from this Member | Report Response

"Still a mostly lecture-based format, a car is a must" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was SOOOO cold! I didn't want to go on the tour because I thought I was going to freeze. Also, NYMC is kind of out of the way; it's a pretty significant bus, taxi, or train ride to NYC." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were 14 other students getting interviewed. Damn, do they give an interview to everyone? Live in dorms with 3 to 4 people in each apt (shared bathroom/kitchen, individual rooms). Students were not friendly (said hello to a few students and they just nodded or said nothing back, kind rude don't ya think?). EXPENSIVE, HOLY CRAP ITS EXPENSIVE. $56,000 per year. $160,000 debt for this school when national average is around $115,000. Damn. Must have a car in an already expensive area, west chester county. Just not impressed with the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Rural setting of the school, facilities kind of old." More from this Member | Report Response

"a med student said that the library is too small and not easily accessible" More from this Member | Report Response

"not much, just more expensive than the SUNYs" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer. She was the type of woman who stood her ground no matter what and if she didn't like what you said, then you were told. We sat very close together as well which made the interview very uncomfortable. On top of that, my interviewer didn't show up so I was moved to the afternoon for an interview. They say you will be out by 1:30, yeah right, be careful. I flew from CA and I barely made my flight (6PM) b/c of the interview being rescheduled late, the train to NYC, the subway to the airport (there was nofaster way bc of the traffice, etc). SO BE CAREFUL! I really like the school, but the interview did not go as well as I would have hoped." More from this Member | Report Response

"I actually did not know that NYMC is a ubiquitous "back-up" school until the end of my visit, and that made me worry that I might have classmates who actually didn't want to be there; Westchester life may be a little too sheltered and suburban; the gym seemed pretty insignificant" More from this Member | Report Response

"the area is pretty desolate, though it is a quick drive from other parts of westchester and nyc, if you have a car." More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital was not included in the tour and the school is located in an area where owning a car is a necessity. However, Valhalla is very close to New York City." More from this Member | Report Response

"My student interviewer busted my balls quite a bit (see above questions) and also commented that the school was much like high school with the cliques. Also, if your interview is not at the admissions office they don't show you were it is you have a map and are supposed to figure it out." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The library was too small, although it was nice. The students and other interviewees didn't seem particularly excited or happy or articulate. My interviewer kept cutting me off and seemed to disagree or jump on me for anything I said, be it from whether I liked the last movie I saw or using the pronoun "he" instead of "he or she."" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, it was cold but thats NY" More from this Member | Report Response

"The nearby penitentiary and talk of one of the nearby hospitals associated with the school losing funding. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. Read above. It was the worst interview day out of 11 that I have had. " More from this Member | Report Response

"lecture halls are really crowded. didn't like the dorm style housing." More from this Member | Report Response

"1) There is a correctional facility close to the school 2) Thought they tried to play it down, the school does have a Catholic tradition - for example, the Vagina Monologues could not be performed on campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was awful. We just went back and forth btwn 2 buildings while people kept chirping away questions, stealing away from our lunch time. I don't know if it was the exams and such but the morale of the students there didn't seem too high." More from this Member | Report Response

"One aspect of NY Medical that I didn't like was the small campus feel. There's 180 students in each class, which isn't all that small, but the cafeteria, the lecture hall, the apts. across the street from the lecture hall made it seem like a high school boarding school. I also didn't get the feeling that the students went to NY Medical because they wanted to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"the fact that the students have to stay on campus literally for the first two years" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer. She didnt' seem very interested in what I had to say. Throughout the interview, she maintained her distance and scribbled incessantly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The only complaint are the directions to the school. I traveled via car from the upper west side and we got really lost once we got to Valhalla (The admissions office officially opens at 9am, so you won't get any help from them). The directions aren't exact - so make sure you know where you are going." More from this Member | Report Response

"The grading system seems to encourage a rather intense environment." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The students. One second year tour guide seemed like he stepped straight out of a frat party apathetically describing the med. school. Many of his discriptions included words such as "dude, crap, shit" etc. He didn't seem to respect or take his medical education seriously. I also talked to students at lunch who seemed somewhat distant and not too excited about NYMC...however, it was only three days before one of their finals. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Although it's not in the middle of nowhere, Valhalla and its surrounding areas aren't exactly vibrant and exciting (but it's only 30 mins. from Manhattan)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer was very cold, almost bitter, I felt as though she really didn't have much interest in my accomplishments and generally made me feel uncomfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"the housing is just like college dorms, and so is the dining" More from this Member | Report Response

"The housing. It seems a bit too pricey for what you get. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer's attitude towards med. education was geared only to passing the boards. There seemed to lack an enthusiasm for medicine and future excellence. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There is nothing on the campus except for the med school really (like no undergrad or major graduate schools). Valhalla is only about half an hour from Manhattan, but it feels pretty far away. If people like quiet, pretty settings then this is for you. If you are from a big city and need that environment, this may not be for you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The attitude of the students. My impression was that it was everyone's back-up school, and it was the only place they got accepted at. There was one exception (the tour guide), and she seemed to choose NY Med for primarily geographical reasons." More from this Member | Report Response

"Seems like they work their students a lot harder than at most places. I did not get a good vibe from the students I spoke with. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of people have commented on the great food in the cafe. I thought it was pretty bad. Maybe because I'm a vegetarian. Anyway, the quality of the cafeteria food doesn't make a bit of difference in how I feel about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The housing in the aparment buildings is nice and furnished. However, there is some housing off to the side of those buildings designed for families and students who want to bring their own furniture. This family housing looks very run down, it reminded me of an old motel and was the only blemish on an otherwise pretty campus. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost!!!! very expensive! and its far away from grocery stores, therefore realistically having a car is important, although I suppose one could take the bus and buy food... this might take time though. " More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone drives crazy--especially the cab drivers--if you're from the west, don't rent a car--cab it and make sure you buckle up!" More from this Member | Report Response

"dorms are very ghetto, cafe food is nasty, its located next to a prison and a cemetery." More from this Member | Report Response

"the admissions staff didn't seem especially friendly, the student housing looked run down and was dirty inside" More from this Member | Report Response

"Housing is somewhat dorm-like. Students appear to be a little cliquey (even our two tour guides sat at a table by themselves, leaving the prospective students to chat amongst ourselves). The cost of attending NYMC is really high. I hated wearing an ID tag w/my picture on it throughout the day. Our tour guides told us the curriculum wasn't particularly innovative or noteworthy. I also had the chance to peek in on a 2nd year lecture, and noticed that perhaps only 1/4 of the 2nd year students were in attendance. . . and after sitting there for 15 minutes, I could understand why! " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was cold! Also, because the entering class is huge and that the housing is like a dorm setting, I was told that students tend to have their own cliques. Off-campus housing is really expensive. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the westchester medical center is a little 'rundown,' but new buildings are under construction, and it is a level one trauma center" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student tour guide wasn't very enthusiastic" More from this Member | Report Response

"It is in the middle of nowhere :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewer...i've read other remarks here and i've to admit, my interviewer didn't seem very interested in getting to know me...there was a lack of that personal touch taht i've felt at my other interviews...but if accepted i'll defn go to this school..because contrary to the interviewer the faculty seems to be a lot more personal and concerned about their students' success.." More from this Member | Report Response

"my interviewer seriously had no interest in me to begin with" More from this Member | Report Response

"perhaps it's because it was exam time, but the students looked stressed and seemed pretty competitive" More from this Member | Report Response

"all the goose poop on the walkways...haha, just kidding the wandering geese are fun. the only negative thing I can say about this school is the tuition. +53K, as was mentioned in the previous post. This is daunting." More from this Member | Report Response

"$$$$$$$$$$$! The cost of attendance is over $53K/year. Valhalla doesn't have much of a public transit system besides trains and cabs, so it's very difficult to get around without a car." More from this Member | Report Response

"I missed half of the financial aid presentation because it started late and I had to go to my interview. I wasn't impressed by the lecture I sat in on. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"I have a dog, so I can't live in the on-campus housing which is much cheeper than the off-campus housing in the area. Also, we didn't get to see the new childrens hospital or the main hospital on campus during the tour and I didn't have time to check them out before my flight." More from this Member | Report Response

"The first interview was by a student, who went through a list of canned questions... the result was a REALLY LONG interview. Luckily the second was by a seasoned interviewer (general surgeon) and very brief; more like a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"lack of sensitivity. students saying "don't go here" as we walked past them. seems like a very immature student body" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed stressed, competitive, and not particularly "well-rounded". I couldn't really see myself fitting in with them, which is a problem b/c the tough curriculum keeps you on-campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't get the impression that students were especially happy there. The tour guides, while friendly and pleasant, were probably the least enthusiastic I've encountered. I didn't get much student interaction outside the tour, actually. Also, while most lectures you sit in on are pretty much the same, this one was horrendously bad. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the amount of apathy from students at the school. the interviewer told us the reason why she was here was that she didn't get into any other school..... but everyone said that once they got to nymc, they loved it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Grade system. 8 people per cadaver (4 people do each half of the body, but if only one of an organ, such as the heart, 8 people are in the lab at the same time. too crowded). They had nothing exceptional to say about their curriculum. No innovative methods. Seemed like they may teach to the boards, which is nice that you are more likely to pass, but years 1 and 2 should be more than just jumping over a hurdle. Overall the caliber of student seemed lower than other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were not as impressive/bright/well-rounded as at other schools. I met several great folks, but I also met a few duds who probably won't want to deal directly with conscious patients. I mentioned I was just recently engaged to one student and he said, "Get a pre-nup." He wasn't being mean-spirited. Just voicing his own concerns. Otherwise, the fact that 80% of students live in campus dorms is a big consideration. It saves a bit of money, since the immediate area is so expensive, but it also makes for a continuation of the u-grad lifestyle for most folks." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt there are many better school in NY for the same price. The student body is very cohesive, but thats because its a very small campus. I thought their grade system of honors/high pass/pass/low pass/fail is just like saying ABCD,F. I generally don't like it when schools try to look non-competitive by doing this. Just go one way or the other. I was told that there were no opportunites for scholarships through the school in the first two years." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is not associated with an undergraduate institution and is seperated from New York City and therefore lacks some of the culture that you might have if these elements were to exist." More from this Member | Report Response

"80% live on campus in 1st two years. Housing and social life seemed a lot like first year of college. NYMC seems to get a lot of left-overs from the applicant pool. I heard some pretyy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of large teaching hospital (apparent before the trip), small campus, cost of attendance and living (> 50,000/yr), big break between interview tie and lunch time leaving nothing to do except visit classes" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of an associated univeristy takes away some from a feeling of life in the surrounding area." More from this Member | Report Response

"its in the middle of nowhere! im more a city person." More from this Member | Report Response

"it seemed like a laid-back atmosphere, but maybe a little too laid-back. i didn't feel a lot of motivation from everyone, but maybe i was biased by everything i had read on this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview schedule was very disorderly and there was A LOT of waiting around. Granted, it wasn't the school's fault because the snow kept many of the interviewers from showing up on time or at all. I (and I'm sure some of the others in my interview group) felt a little abandoned and a lot bored. When I finally got to do my interview, my interviewer seemed very unengaged, stuck in a perfunctory task. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the students. i sat in a class, and they all looked asleep. the ones giving us the tour were apathetic towards life. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The water main busted so we couldn't visit the nationally renown anatomy lab. Food is rather expensive...this may seem trivial but there aren't many places to eat around campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The library closes at 10pm! It was very small. The students were kind of dull." More from this Member | Report Response

"car is required for clerkships" More from this Member | Report Response

"the fact that no one goes to class, the interview was a little disappointing." More from this Member | Report Response

"kinda need a car for first two years (although you could feasibly survive without one)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The dorms weren't all that nice and were just too reminiscient of freshman year in college. The tension! I just got the vibe that students were pretty stressed and had little time for any semblance of a life outside of school. They seemed very serious and not as happy as those I've met at other schools. Just sort of bleak overall atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"I met a few students who seemed a little ignorant. As a minority student, I was a little offended. A student's dorm room door had some very sexist material posted all over it. Another student seemed subtly racist. 4th year student said he felt limited in terms of instruction in reproductive & womens health." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dorms look very collegy, tour guides said they "never" went to class (literally), people didn't seem really pumped to be doctors, 2nd year curriculum has a lot of self-study which to me sounds like wasted tuition money; Valhalla really sucks" More from this Member | Report Response

"didn't give us a tour of the hospital. told us we wouldn't be allowed in if we went on our own." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tuition" More from this Member | Report Response

"way too isolated (and no undergrad population), seems just like college, students seemed less than excited (tour guide said she "never" went to class, and her friend said people made fun of her because she did...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the school seems to be really isolated - i'm not sure if there's anything to do nearby. student tour guides were not particularly enthusiastic about the tour. also, i get annoyed when interviewers ask for family details (like what parents do, siblings do, etc) when there are so many things about you that they still don't know." More from this Member | Report Response

"the location is in a very residential area, but it is accessible to new york city. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Vahala is a small town but 30 minutes from the city, the school feels a little isolated, it also felt somewhat competitive" More from this Member | Report Response

"The area lacked much to desire. It's not too bad though. Also, they say they take around 12 weeks to get back with a decision, usually." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was sooo cold!" More from this Member | Report Response

"apartments a bit too college dorm-like for my taste, a tad isolated and having a car would be useful" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't really pinpoint it but didn't get a very positive impression of the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Location, a car is a requirement (or a friend with a car). NYMC is a private school, so tuition is steep. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really...i really like this school" More from this Member | Report Response

"you NEED a car to have a life. or you need to know someone with a car and make them your best friend" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were a little more competitive than I would like. " More from this Member | Report Response

"my interviewer, and the tests the first year." More from this Member | Report Response

"The med school lectures seemed like they were held in a sauna. The school seems really small (2 buildings) compared to a campus with undergrads." More from this Member | Report Response

"NYMC claims to be a Catholic Institution, but students and faculty don't take this heiratige very seriouly. Interviewer described the school's catholic identity in terms of a "buisness" relationship with NY Archdiocese hospitals." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student tour guides werent too good. Anatomy lab is nice but 8 people to a cadaver? My interviewer did more talking that I did and didnt let me get to convey everything I wanted because he was busy telling stories. High school average debt." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much, other than most of the students said they would've chosen another NY school, had they gotten in there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students don't seem all-too-friendly. The "medical school" is really on one floor of one building. The entire college is really four buildings, plus a hospital with nothing within an hour (besides some kind of jail)." More from this Member | Report Response

"on campus housing" More from this Member | Report Response

"that one of the student guides flaked out, 8 students to a cadaver for anatomy" More from this Member | Report Response

"small GYM, the isolation of the campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"The cold" More from this Member | Report Response

"the cost of tuition is high but just as high as other private med schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking!!! Inadequate directions as to where to park. I wasted almost an hour trying to figure out where to park!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer (Dr. Felix Wasserman), the unhappiness of my student host. Please read the comment section. Although Dr. Wasserman was not particularly mean, he did not do an adequate job of interviewing me and it irks me that his impression of me decided my fate at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Small campus. No undergraduate. Dorms were small." More from this Member | Report Response

"there's nothing within walking distance of the school. no elevators in student housing which can be a pain to do laundry if you're on the top floor. roommates for student housing are chosen randomly." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was by no means a negative impression as much as it is fact: the expense of the school. However, I feel that the clinical training and education offered by NYMC is outstanding and worth the price! I'm going to be in some serious debt though....ouch!" More from this Member | Report Response

"campus is hard to find so go early or check it out the day before, don't be scared by the state prison, psychiatric ward, and corrections facility (keep going, NYMC is coming up)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lottery for housing in Manhattan during the 3rd year clerkships. 1st and 2nd year housing new and clean, but will remind you of being back in the dorms. " More from this Member | Report Response

"some of the students were kinda dull, like my host and they didn't seem to be too thrilled about being there" More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost of living in the area is high and there's nothing to do in Valhalla." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since none of the students wanted to host the interviewees, we all stayed in hotels (not fun considering we paid $100 to submit secondaries). " More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviewer's cell phone rang during the interview and that she actually answered it and this was as I was in the middle of speaking. Also, there wasn't much to do besides sit around." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"the isolation of the campus, the cost" More from this Member | Report Response

"isolated place, no stores nearby, lots of idle time during the interview day, have to taxi everywhere, need a car" More from this Member | Report Response

"How isolated the school is. I actually like small cities (I am from one), but the school isn't even in a town really. There is NOTHING around either, no grocery store, shopping, movies...ie no where to escape to easily. Housing is priced well, but you have to live with 3 others in a pretty small apartment." More from this Member | Report Response

"students work really hard (but they do well on the boards...) and the campus is rather isolated, you definitely need a car." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students' lack of enthusiasm. Valhalla is pretty isolated and the athletic facilities are only okay." More from this Member | Report Response

"Westchester County is very expensive, as is the school. Also, the food in the cafeteria is not that good and it's only open from 8am to 2pm." More from this Member | Report Response

"Um...cafeteria food? The fact that I could easily get lost since the streets are so small and dark. Everyone always talks about how they work so hard, but it's worth it due to near 100% pass rate for the boards in last few years." More from this Member | Report Response

"the high tuition" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had to wait around for quite a while and the students didn't seem quite as enthusiastic about the school as some I have met at other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Research is not particularly strong although that is something the school is working on. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school felt isolated-even though it's only about 40 min from NYC. The primary care presentation was a video made in 80s." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students didn't seem that friendly. The really weird financial aid presentation." More from this Member | Report Response

"valhalla" More from this Member | Report Response

"Valhalla is pretty dead...you'd have to go to White Plains to get stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"the atmosphere reeked of "back up school" didn't seem like students (like my student hosts) were very happy, and the school is in middle of nowhere" More from this Member | Report Response

"small campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"tuition. emphasis on Californians." More from this Member | Report Response

"expensive school, kind of in the middle of nowhere" More from this Member | Report Response

"I think it might feel a little claustrophobic living with all the same people and going to class with all the same people, esp b/c the campus is very small. it's only a grad school so the student pop is very tiny, esp for me coming from a big state school. tuition is also very high here as is the cost of living. and it's clearly a second tier school. a lot of the people i talked to said it was the only place they got it in but then again, they have much higher than average board scores, so obviously they teach and prepare you very well." More from this Member | Report Response

"location, it is necessary to have a car, i have a city bias" More from this Member | Report Response

"tuition is high but just slightly higher than most private medical schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"The only thing I need not like is the high tuition. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed very tired and many told me they had only chosen NYMC since it was their only acceptance. The campus is very far from anything else and you won't be in the city until your third and fourth years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tuition, location of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How relaxed the day would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hmm...that the MMI would be EXTREMELY chill. Sounds intimidating when they explain the whole process to you, but it goes by really fast. Love MMIs more than traditional interviews now!" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI is not that bad. Be careful how you present yourself the whole day... some of the presenters and so on were our interviewers too." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had practiced talking about my research more!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I still paid in the wrong lot...Google map the free parking lot they are talking about so you don't turn into the wrong lot like I did." More from this Member | Report Response

"how much awkward free time you would have" More from this Member | Report Response

"How hot it would be in november!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would need to leave the finicanial aid discusion early to head to my itnerview that was in another building. Also that it is quite close to NYC, arrived VERY early." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to stress out so much about the interview itself." More from this Member | Report Response

"There's lots of downtime. The interviews are scheduled between 9:45 and noon, and in this chunk of time when you're not interviewing you're kind of on your own" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is no public transportation that will take you to this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"that I would not be interested in living in Valhalla, I love the fact that I saw some deer driving in though!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews are closed-files" More from this Member | Report Response

"There weren't going to be any tour of the hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the school would ask me if I held any other acceptances. I don't know if it's a good or bad thing." More from this Member | Report Response

"that Valhalla, according to a medical student there, is a 'hole in the middle of nowhere'" More from this Member | Report Response

"That everyone (students/faculty) would have no clue about what was happening with Touro. I understand that things are up in the air but I felt that they could have at least talked about it more transparently and let prospective students know how it might affect education/the vibe of NYMC." More from this Member | Report Response

"RELAX! It was a very short and relaxing day" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the other comments, they're pretty accurate" More from this Member | Report Response

"To bring a book, we had +1hr downtime." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was going to take us outside in the pouring rain." More from this Member | Report Response

"How complicated it is to get to the school from LGA airport" More from this Member | Report Response

"that my interview was a bit of a trek (at least in heels) from the admissions office" More from this Member | Report Response

"That my interviewer already had my personal statement - I'd bring copies just in case, however, as not all of the interviewers may have them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing...very easy interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have to actively try to stick in details about yourself during the interview, because they are more concerned with filling out a timeline than actually getting to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was going to be so relaxing" More from this Member | Report Response

"To relax!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"More questions to ask student interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I should have scheduled this interview for much later than I did so that I could withdraw after (hopefully) getting in somewhere else." More from this Member | Report Response

"Apparently, the website said that boots were totally acceptable to wear in the winter. I ended up changing into boots half way through the day, but I would have loved to have skipped the heels all together. :-)" More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would be under 20 degrees F and windy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I knew what to expect beforehand" More from this Member | Report Response

"Coordinating taxis between hotel and train stations and the school was a pain for some fellow interviewees" More from this Member | Report Response

"How insular White Plains is." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview would be structured the way it was. Also, that the interviewer was an alumni who graduated 20 years ago and knew nothing about the school now. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have known about how the student life is-I would have asked more questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"To relax and have fun!" More from this Member | Report Response

"There's a good bit of down time during the interview day. I wish I had brought a coat since it was pretty cold out." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are flying in to New York, be prepared to spend a lot of money taking public transportation to the medical school. New York is really expensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is a boring culturally isolated school, students don't seem to do much outreach in their community, the dorms suck, looks like undergrad facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a prison on the campus, a juvenile detention center, and a mental ward for level 3 sex offenders" More from this Member | Report Response

"This is definitely not the place for me, even though the interview itself went well." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I went during spring break (I really wanted to stay with a host to talk about the school)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions building is a bit hard to find. Sunshine Cottage road, unfortunately, does not define a building. It also doesn't help that the building does not contain (or at least I didn't see) a bold sign declaring it's purpose. All of people interviewing that day either 1)were on their first and only interview, 2)were not accepted elsewhere, 3)were reapplicants. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How to find Sunshine Cottage Road (the campus map is not that detailed)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Bring headphones/mp3 player. obnoxious fellow interviews afoot!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The prison that is on campus. Its clear on the other side of campus so you'll never see it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely nothing in Valhalla, but close to White Plains which is actually a pretty decent city. Also, 1st and 2nd year housing is a random lottery and you may end up rooming with 2nd year students during your first year." More from this Member | Report Response

"They don't tell you ANYWHERE in the tour books that the med school (isolated from everything by a three mile radius) is next to a correctional facility. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How freezing it is in NY. I don't know about you, but being from CA, I have never had to use such a thick jacket and yet still freeze my butt off. " More from this Member | Report Response

"how long the trip would be" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to skip breakfast." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the taxi from White Plains is very expensive if you are staying in Hawthorn or Valhalla- my recommendation- figure out where you are staying, and take the train to that city, the cab far will be less than half over taking a cab from White Plains. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They will let you do rotations internationally. They have a few programs for this already set up but if you want to plan on your own, they let you propose the project and they are pretty flexible with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"You might have to walk while it's snowing in your business suit!" More from this Member | Report Response

"NYMC is not (or is no longer) a primary care medical school, dont cite that as a reason for why you want to go there. If you're driving there, take some extra time, I got lost in the country side." More from this Member | Report Response

"White Plains is very expensive. Because of that it doesn't seem like there are a lot of housing options outside of student housing." More from this Member | Report Response

"ha ha, that walking from the hotel to the medical campus isn't that great of an idea, especially when it's cold out, sure took me a while, but at least i got to see the prison close up :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known more about the suburb the school is located in. " More from this Member | Report Response

"travelling in ny is expensive... rent a car if your from out of town." More from this Member | Report Response

"little to no diversity at NYMC" More from this Member | Report Response

"its catholic" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really. This was my third and final interview of the medical school application process, so I was just so relaxed and decided to go for it without being nervous, and I think that worked out best for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"read over every aspect of my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"There's a lot of downtime, so if it's raining, bring something to do!" More from this Member | Report Response

"On the interview day there is a ton of time in between activities and they have no place for you to wait, they just want you to wander around campus by yourself or something. I would have brought a book or something to do while sitting for an hour straight." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they want you to have research and bolunteer experience and be ready to talk about it for the whole interview in case the interviewr has nothing else to ask you...like it happened with me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Give yourself plenty of time to get back to LaGuardia or JFK after your interview is over. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How informal the actual interview was. I would have relaxed a little bit more ahead of time had I known." More from this Member | Report Response

"that the school was so ugly...but then again its winter so how pretty could things really be...its probably nice in the spring" More from this Member | Report Response

"Location & the fact that so many of the students both live on campus & commute to their rotations as far away as hours..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Directions on website was not clear - wish I had downloaded better directions." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the admissions staff aren't very friendly. The interview wasn't difficult but the atmosphere was a littl daunting." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had known that it was in the boonies, I wouldn't even have bothered to go for my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"You can take a train from Manhattan and a cheap taxi ride from the train stop to the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a lot of free time while waiting for the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The incredible children's hospital!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should have cancelled. " More from this Member | Report Response

"NYMC is actually a pretty good school. I think it's only considered back-up b/c of how much it costs. Also, there's big malls and theaters just 15 minutes away, so it's not like we're on a farm or anything." More from this Member | Report Response

"that the zipper on my pants of my suit was broken! but about the interveiw . . . nothing. it helped knowing it would be only sort of open file. you bring hte interviewer your personal statement and that is all they have. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the number of people they interview is a lot (1,000 +)." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I should have made up some proudest moment junk." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wear comfortably shoes-there is a walking campus tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"print essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"CA residents make up a large portion fo their class. " More from this Member | Report Response

"NYMC is actually a pretty good school. I think it's only considered back-up b/c of how much it costs. Also, there's big malls and theaters just 15 minutes away, so it's not like we're on a farm or anything." More from this Member | Report Response

"NYMC has little signs of being Catholic (I would call it a loose association), there isn't a whole lot to do in Valhalla or nearby" More from this Member | Report Response

"How good a school NYMC is. No one chooses it over their state school because of cost but for those who dont get into their state school NYMC is a great option." More from this Member | Report Response

"the crappy location" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview day is pretty casual and stress free." More from this Member | Report Response

"NYMC just opended their new childrens hospital and the students take mini boards for every exam. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The students live on campus, and there is nothing around the campus for several miles (it is in a rural area). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Westchester is a nice small airport, but it is not right next door to NYMC. It was 26 bucks or something to get there. Also, bring just your personal statement to the interview, I had to give the interviewer my personal statement with all the school's I applied to from my AMCAS. " More from this Member | Report Response

"that it was so expensive to travel to and from the city by trains, and that the catholic church has influence over the school to the point that they can't call their gay club a gay club, they have to call it student of every orientation or something like that. i learned that religion and medical school don't mix..." More from this Member | Report Response

"You're definitely not in NYC here, and don't let people tell you its just 15 mins away. If you're taking the train, count on your trip being over an hour." More from this Member | Report Response

"can't really think of anything" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's freezing" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have gone a day earlier just to check out some lectures and the beautiful new children's hospital. I also wish I would have known that when you buy tickets for a train from Grand Central to Valhalla, you don't have to go at a specific time - I would have stayed in the city for a little while to check it out :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the black cab is way more expensive than a regular cab." More from this Member | Report Response

"that they had a brand new children's hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the living situation is very substandard." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour runs over the time alotted." More from this Member | Report Response

"How high the caliber of other interviewees would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"no ethics questions at all! Didn't even ask why I want to be a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"how nice the new children's hospital is." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hotels were booked the night before my interview (plan ahead)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, just as I expected, a nice place but very expensive" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was intimidated by my preceived calibre of the other interviewees" More from this Member | Report Response

"I stayed with a first-year host but they had a big exam the following day. Saw the hosts for maybe five whole minutes then just sat around their apartment all night. If you randomly pick a host, ask if it would be more convenient to stay with someone from the other class." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"That the school would seem to have such an undergrad feel and feel isolated" More from this Member | Report Response

"That there is ample opportunity to study abroad. Had I known, I would have been better prepared for the Q&A following our intro session with a 4th year student." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school gets alot of unfair bad press on SDN. All of the students I chatted with seemed extremely happy. I found the on campus housing to be very convinient and spacious. The large class size brings a great diversity of students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"After reading this website I was fairly secure about receiving no ethical questions in the interview. I was wrong." More from this Member | Report Response

"how confusing the medical center area is. i roamed around a lot of buildings before finding the administration building. and that there would be no water at the orientation. bit parched." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't take the train to the Valhalla station at night in the winter. I waited outside for over 30 minutes for a cab driver. Granted, I take full responsibility for having to wait around in the cold. The web site said that there probably would not be a cab waiting around that station. My cell phone had poor reception so it took about 3 calls before the cab company actually sent a driver to pick me up. My bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost of attending... it's really very expensive about $50,000 a year." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I felt well prepared" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is nowhere to get anything to eat while your staying there, maybe bring a snack unless you want to order delivery. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital is separate from the medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Shoulda worn long johns under my suit. I would bring a change of clothes for after the formal interview, for the ride home." More from this Member | Report Response

"Alot of the negative aspects were revealed to me on the interview day. Also, if you are flying in go to La Guardia, closer than JFK. And it will take at least 2 hours if not more to get from La Guardia to the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That transportation without a car isn't easy." More from this Member | Report Response

"should have driven, free parking, and i wouldn't have had to make so many transfers (from airport, had to bus to grand central then took train to white plains and cabbed to the campus)" More from this Member | Report Response

"They teach for the boards here. They bragg about having high board scores and admit they teach for them." More from this Member | Report Response

"To really plan ahead. I thought the buses would be consistent in picking peopole up at the different terminals, it took FOREVER for me to finally catch a bus to Grand Central Terminal. The website says to fly into either JFK or La Guardia, if any of you are flying in, fly into La Guardia!!!!!!!!!! JFK is further from Grand Central Terminal, so you may miss your flight or be late." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had heard a lot about the Catholic tradition of NYMC and rumors of it being ultra-conservative and anti-abortion and all that, and that had put a damper on my enthusiasm before my visit. But I learned that the "Catholic tradition" is more related to funding than the way of life there. The students and faculty I met and spoke to gave me the impression that the community is tolerant, and the administration tries to allow students to partake in whatever activities they wish to, provided they don't try to garner the attention of the mass media." More from this Member | Report Response

"the coffee there is supposed to be pretty good." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a prison located near the campus; although this is not too big of a problem to me as the campus seemed safe." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known how nice it is. I think alot of the things I have read have given me a negative impression about he students and the facility, but I really liked it, and I wish I had given it more consideration in the first place." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was semi-closed file... I'm not sure how much of my file my interviewer looked at ahead of time. She was definitely confused about my progress through school... and that made my interview go in a weird direction." More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepare about 5 questions to ask your interviewer in case they ask you multiple times. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That virtually nobody lives off campus, and the administration is bigoted. (Catholic - they don't like gay people.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"some student-hosts don't know the meaning of "host." make sure you ask your host if you should bring your own PILLOW/BLANKET. " More from this Member | Report Response

"NY Medical has high USMLE scores for a reason. They work you pretty hard and their curriculum is still pretty traditional. But it seems as though this works for them. Also, it takes the school 10-12 weeks to get back to you after the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"that it's located next to a prison. Its tuition is 36000 instead of 34000. you need a car to get to the nearest grocery store." More from this Member | Report Response

"how to get there" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I knew more about the housing as basically all students live in the dorms on campus. Also, NYMC is a fairly isolated campus. I car will be required. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had looked up better directions. It gets confusing in Westchester." More from this Member | Report Response

"That my interviwer would not be asking typical closed-file questions " More from this Member | Report Response

"That the campus was so nice--I for some reason thought that it would be a lot more run-down. The anatomy labs are amazing, with huge skylights and brand new equipment." More from this Member | Report Response

"NYMC would be a nice location to study medicine. Know your application well and take it seriously even if this school's not at the top of your list. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a lot of down time for some reason." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is a Catholic school. I wouldn't have applied or spent all that money to interview there had I known this beforehand. They should be more up front about this on their website. The president and CEO is a reverend, and the primary urban clerkship hospital is a Catholic institution." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview was totally conversational, the interviewer was very nice, and I really hadn't needed to stress out." More from this Member | Report Response

"When you arrive for the interview, everyone gathers in the administration building until the admissions office opens. Very normal, but then they open the doors to the admissions office and you start filing in one by one (there were about 12 people in my interview group). As you walk into the admissions office, you're told to sign a clip board and take a seat. FLASH! They take your picture and print out a computer generated ID card attached to an NYMC laniard for you to wear around your neck all day. It was a complete surprise and none of us had expected it since I had never seen anything on SDN about it. I liked my picture, other interviewees were grumbling about how they hated theirs. Just be prepared to smile for the camera, the last thing any of us were expecting was to get our picture taken for an ID card even before we had a chance to take our coats off." More from this Member | Report Response

"To relax a bit more :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"wish I knew it was a Catholic school, but it sounds like it's not that Catholic" More from this Member | Report Response

"it was next to a prison and cemetery." More from this Member | Report Response

"it's hard to get around without your own car and taxis can get costly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Um, that the Sprain Brook Parkway (or whatever that road is called) on the school's map is kind of confusing to find. Allot ample time for getting to your interview if you're not planning on cabbing it! " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN stated about the "awesome anatomy lab!". Ya i guess, its a nice lab -- compared to other anatomy labs. It's amazing how big windows that bring natural light in the room, and having a large SPACE, makes everyone describe the lab as "state-of-the art". :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"that the med school is so far from the westchester airport and that rents are so high in the area" More from this Member | Report Response

"the 6-year internal medicine program w/St. Vincent's hospital is no longer offered" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was a little tricky to find. I went to check out the campus the night before, but definitely go and see where the school is before your interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"that route 9A is verryyyyyyyyy confusing...the directions on the school website are accurate, but 9A is called henry hudson pkwy and saw mill river pkwy and exit#23 comes twice on it..(about 15 miles apart) and the school is on the second 23rd exit..i got massively lost..so i'd suggest to go and visit the school ahead of time if u're going to be driving. " More from this Member | Report Response

"i probably should have known my app better..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The $$$$ details and the fact that the students aren't as lame as some of the negative posts here said they were." More from this Member | Report Response

"The high cost of attendance." More from this Member | Report Response

"NYMC interviews about 1400 applicants! The entering class is bigger than most (190) but this still seems like a lot. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, I was overprepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"The winter storms can be really bad, and taxis are impossible to get. Also, the hotel shuttle takes airport trips as priority over other trips, so my ride ended up getting dropped from their list. Have a back-up plan for getting to the airport." More from this Member | Report Response

"that they consider themselves a "catholic" institution and seem to be as close-minded as the catholic church" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is NOTHING else in Valhalla, and it is more like an hour from the NYC and feels even farther. Bring only a copy of your personal statement (not entire AMCAS)" More from this Member | Report Response

"that the jail is EXTREMELY close to the school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost of living in Valhalla (600/month for on campus housing)" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's a nice place." More from this Member | Report Response

"Even though one person had already warned everyone about the bad driving directions, I didn't think it would apply to me since I was coming from a different direction. I was wrong. I suggest printing out directions from Mapquest or something and then using their directions once you get to the campus. " More from this Member | Report Response

"NYMC is part of a Catholic tradition." More from this Member | Report Response

"the prison located right by. not that it really bothers me, but i think it's funny how the directions given on the site take you to the school the way that does not go past it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"This is not a "safety" medical school. They have a sound curriculum, good residency matches and they are proud of it." More from this Member | Report Response

"The place really seems to be in the middle of nowhere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Information about my interviewer" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I knew alot about this school from a friend" More from this Member | Report Response

"That NYMC doesn't have such a focus on primary care. I really want to be a primary care clinician. I actually felt like the orientation was trying to talk me out of this." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just how much down time there is (ugh)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How small the school actually was" More from this Member | Report Response

"School does not emphasis primary-care only, like most pre-med advisors and books tell you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Valhalla pretty much sucks." More from this Member | Report Response

"the driving directions on the website are really bad. as far as i can tell, there are no signs for a "cross westchester pkwy" - it's actually "cross county pkwy." also don't get confused by the blue "h" hospital sign which leads you to lawrence hospital instead (i did this)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was very short I had to wait 3 hours for my uncle to pick me up, i was done by 1." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's a catholic school, although that doesn't mean anything really. I was just surprised to learn that." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is quite a bit of downtime during the day while other applicants interview, so bring a book, newspaper, homework, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing but I didn't know how nice and close-by the campus apartments were. " More from this Member | Report Response

"i should have been more prepared in listing my activities/classes in chronological order (what did you do during your summer sophomore year?) at this point, i know what i've done but it's hard to attach a year to it." More from this Member | Report Response

"lots of downtime, presentations ended around 10 am but didn't have my interview till 11:15 am. Wanted to sit in during a lecture but those ended at 10 am also. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of down-time during the day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nada" More from this Member | Report Response

"it's a very low stress interview when it comes time for it. just relax and be prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"not much really. This school was exactly what I expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"Check the train schedule! I waited an hour to get back to the city." More from this Member | Report Response

"NYMC is obsessed with people from California!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"not applicable" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the anatomy lab is probably the best in the nation" More from this Member | Report Response

"That Valhalla is in the middle of nowhere, that you basically need a car. Though it's a "large" medical school, it doesn't feel like it because it's small, space-wise; but it does feel like it because there isn't a cohesive community in the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"you can do 3rd and 4th year in NYC." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there would only be one interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"I discovered that my interviewer was not accepting of opposing viewpoints nor was he interested in letting me talk. Had I known this, I would have not wasted $500 to fly out from California." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"i knew that the school was catholic affiliated but never knew that the school took out subjects of abortion, birth control, etc out of the curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had volunteered here some years back. I showdowed my step-father while he was on rounds. I had some memorable experiences. Going back made me realize what a wonderful place it would be study medicine and be trained as a future physician. I also learned (from my interviewer) that there are plenty of research opportunities available around the campus. Some of the latest finding include the Bone Marrow derived stems cells that were used to regenerate heart tissue - Nature. Overall this place is in a nice location. Valhalla is quiet - allowing for focused study time. There are also quite a few student organized activities and clubs to enhance medical school life. And NYC is only a metronorth rail (40min) ride away." More from this Member | Report Response

"that the interview would be so short and up to me, that the campus is hard to find" More from this Member | Report Response

"3rd/4th year in NYC." More from this Member | Report Response

"Westchester is the wealthiest county in the US. However, the County Jail and Prison are right next to the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"TO bring something to read. Also, they give 'mini-boards' exams in each class. This would have been nice to have explored a bit more." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview is completely blind; my interviewer didn't even recieve my name ahead of time. Make sure you have thought of specific points you want to cover." More from this Member | Report Response

"How isolated campus is. You probably do need a car if you want to be independent and get around off campus at all. " More from this Member | Report Response

"that the interview would be really relaxed and conversational - then i wouldn't have been so stressed before i got there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The Crowne Plaza hotel in White Plains DOES NOT have a free van ride to NYMC-Valhalla. It says it does on the list of hotels given out on the school website, but they don't. 10 minute cab ride for $9 is best option." More from this Member | Report Response

"Waitlists are not ranked." More from this Member | Report Response

"My original interviewer was unable to interview me because a faculty member's wife had died that weekend. Be prepared for anything! " More from this Member | Report Response

"They don't have the 6 year program (medical school and residency) anymore." More from this Member | Report Response

"I missed the exit to the med school and drove for 20 minutes. Scary as hell at 9 PM in the fall when there's no signs telling me where I am.." More from this Member | Report Response

"they dont have that 6 year internal medicine program anymore, which was kind of a downer" More from this Member | Report Response

"That my interviewer was going to ask that interesting ? above. Despite what they say, not all 1st years are guaranteed housing. There's not room for them all." More from this Member | Report Response

"fly into the white plains airport if you can. i'd say it's worth the extra money. bring cash for cabs and definitely do the student hosting program." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Had a very pleasant experience at the school. I could see myself attending." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, loved my interview day! Even if it was the longest interview day I have ever had." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall not a good fit for me specifically, but I think I could get a great education there if I were to attend." More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved the school, the interview was very relaxing. The brunch served, I have to say, is the worst I have seen so far. They only served bagels" More from this Member | Report Response

"the day was relaxed and informal, they make you feel really comfortable about the interview...although one candidate did get a doctor who interviewed him and spent 30 mins asking him how to improve healthcare....depends who you get" More from this Member | Report Response

"loved this school, mostly for it's location, student body, and it's anatomy lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was casual, nice facilities, dorms are not so nice and more expensive than I thought. The students were very welcoming. Also while exploring the hospital met an MD working there who was extrememly nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think NYMC is a really good school but I don't think the location is for me. If only it was closer to the city" More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved the school! Hopefully I get in!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were depressed to be there, most were asleep or surfing the web during lecture. Definitely seemed that they had no other choice but to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Closed file interview, laid back, trying to get to know you better as a person" More from this Member | Report Response

"Date of the interview was changed to preserve my anonymity. The overall impression of NYMC I got during the interview day was not very positive. The new education building was very new and nice but other buildings around the campus were unremarkable. The campus seemed very isolated, staff unfriendly, and students not all that enthusiastic or happy at the school. Although it was open-file, my interviewer did not seem to have read through my file. The interviewer basically went down the AMCAS activity list and did not give me much time to talk or elaborate on things I wanted to talk about... often cutting me off mid-sentence. I have heard many good things about NYMC (such great location, faculties, and cooperative atmosphere) but the interview day left a negative impression. This was the only school where the visit made me rethink my decision to attend the school. I was offered an acceptance but will likely withdraw soon." More from this Member | Report Response

"As a rule of thumb, if a school has to mention that more than 50% of the students there chose it over another school, it might not exactly be a place you'll be happy at." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice school. 3-4 year clerkships are in NYC, so people move there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty nice students and faculty, but the location and the vibe of the campus just didn't do it for me. This trip really exemplified why it's so important to visit a school not only to interview but to see if it feels right." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really wouldn't recommend this college. It didn't have a good atmosphere (despite the amazing weather they had today), the students seemed really depressed (not that they aren't at most med schools), but they didn't seem to be happy to be there, while I've seen amazing students with amazing enthusiasm at other schools at which I've interviewed" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice place, the topic of Touro's sponsorship came up at least 3x during the day with various people (student guides, intvwr...etc) so keep that in mind. School's credentials will still remain as good though." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff and students were very nice. The other interviewees were not." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really impressed with the school and how it prepares students well for board exams." More from this Member | Report Response

"Though I felt like I had to fill the interviewer in on a lot since they only really had a list of our activities and our AMCAS essay, the interview still turned conversational pretty quickly and it was very enjoyable. In general, everything left me with a positive impression except for how small (and quiet) Valhalla was and how blah my student host was." More from this Member | Report Response

"Seems like a really good school, focused a lot on providing a good education for students and the close proximity to NYC is a nice balance to the idyllic feel of the campus itself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I liked the school. I'm also writing this now with an acceptance from this school as well. That being said, I've heard some negative things about NYMC but I didn't see much of it on display during my interview day. The admissions staff, excepting the secretaries, were very enthusiastic and my interviewer was great. I had a very enjoyable day." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really loved this school; it gave me a great feeling. The school is very easy to get to and it had a beautiful anatomy lab (which was on the top floor so it had actual windows). The students seemed great and like a close knit group." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was great and I hope to get in!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall a nice school in a nice location. Obviously not for everyone, but I really enjoyed it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, their new building, staff, teachers, housing, and environment impressed me. But it does depend on your own attitude towards that kind of living style." More from this Member | Report Response

"from host: in "talks" with Touro for financial backing, but will not become a DO school and should have no impact on curriculum/name/degree. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Rumors that school may be bought by Touro (based in New Jersey)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be yourself...thats the best advice honestly. Dont be stiff and tight, have fun with the experience because it is a pleasure to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"My host student was fed up with the administration and expressed interest in transferring out due to recent talks about being bought from med school mill Touro. Another student was worried the school would end up a DO school. I think that if this is the only school I get accepted to, I will re-apply next year because my app will be stronger due to my work and pending publication. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A nice experience. The interview was a breeze and my interviewer was a very nice woman who seemed genuinely interested in me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is gorgeous. It is nice to be able to spend 2 years in Valhalla/Westchester and then 2 in NYC. 9am-5pm lectures M-F seems really intense versus other campuses I have visited with less "pure lecture" time. The average boards are 6% above national average and the school generally has a very good match. Overall - a good feel, yet nothing that truly "wow-ed" me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Seems like a quality school. Everyone was very nice, especially current students. Facilities are quite good as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer impressed me negatively. Definitely didn't care what you had to say. Expressions were neutral and seemed forced. Made me wait an extra 30 min. past the scheduled interview time. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was very cheery. He tried hard to put me at ease, but that made him difficult to read. Everything about the process was laid back, but not disorganized. " More from this Member | Report Response

"This was by far my worst interview, performance- and experience-wise. But I got in, so I don't know what to tell you." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is a good school and you may like how close the students get since there is not much else around, I just dont know if ill like it" More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed with a faculty member, and then a 4th year. They both had a checklist sheet in front of them and went down asking the same questions. They both wrote down every single thing I said, which was a bit unnerving. The worst part was when they both asked "What did you do the summer after freshman year, the summer after sophomore, junior years?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"They had told me ahead of time that the interviews are closed file and the interviewer will only have my personal statement (provided by me), but my interviewer had gotten a hold of my AMCAS activities as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"NYMC is a decent medical school. Students seemed tight-knit, but not quite sure if this is the place for me. However, it is located within driving distance to many different places. " More from this Member | Report Response

"good rep, great location, excellent academics, very high board scores, student-run clinic in NYC, and strong alumni network! what more could you ask for?" More from this Member | Report Response

"it's in a quiet NYC suburb, seems like it would be great for basic science studying and also quite close to the bronx and manhattan if you want to meet up with friends who live in the area" More from this Member | Report Response

"New York Med is one of the oldest and largest private health sciences university in the U.S. It was founded in 1860 inside NYC but later moved its basic sciences campus to Valhalla, a NYC suburb, in order to accommodate better facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"New York Medical College is truly an awesome place! I love the fact that the first two years are spent in a rich (safer) NYC suburb 20 minutes from Yankee Stadium and 30 minutes from Manhattan, while the next two clinical rotation years are inside Manhattan. The excellent faculty, the HIGHEST board passing rate in New York State (yep better than Columbia, Cornell etc.), increased research funding, close to 1000 graduates currently serving on an American medical school faculty (18 department chairs), and its special dedication to training medical students as future practitioners (since it is purely a health sciences university) allow it to be a great fit for students who are interested in attending strong residency programs. New York Med is truly on the rise!" More from this Member | Report Response

"NY Med's NYC's hidden gem. If it decides to interview half of its applicants on their Manhattan academic center campus like some other schools, it would definitely attract a ton more applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"Valhalla's actually a lot closer to NYC than previously thought, and the school actually has five hospitals/affiliates in Manhattan (one academic medical center, one university hospital, and three affiliates) as part of its 28 overall hospitals/affiliates." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really don't understand why NYMC seems to get a bad rep. It's a solid school where you aren't in the middle of the madness of NYC, but if you want to grab a train, it's no problem. I'm about 95% sure this is where I'll be going in the fall (I got in), and am extremely happy for the opportunity. And this was the only interview I had where the "no stress" thing really applied. I walked into the interviewer's office with sweaty palms, and they were dry in minutes. He was a really amazing guy who put me at ease immediately, and we just talked about me, the school, my application, the world at large, etc. NYMC is an interview day you really can enjoy." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was really relaxing. The interviewer just asked about my personal experiences and what they meant to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview itself was not a bad experience, but it wasn't anything extraordinary. The interviewer asked her questions, I answered them, and then she wrote down whatever I said." More from this Member | Report Response

"A waste of time. Wish I had not gone...too much money and not worth the vist...will reapply if this is the only school i get into" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm sure you'll get a fine education here. I just foresee myself being depressed/not wanting to get out of bed in the morning if I went here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not very interesting or enticing, the interview was not difficult at all, interviewer knew nothing about me, I don't favor closed file interviews, you seem to just sit there telling them stuff that they should atleast already know. They don't show interest in the diversity issue in their med class. I asked my interviewer about the demographics of the school and why she thought it was as it is, she said because it is an expensive school and minorities might not be able to afford it. Figures that I recieved a letter inviting me to come and have a visit at their minority affairs office on the day of my interview, in the mail when I got home after my interview-imbeciles " More from this Member | Report Response

"One on one with a professor. She was really friendly. Good interviewer. She didn't know anything about me. I wish she had read my personal statement. But I understand that the point is to see how you present yourself(first impressions are important)." More from this Member | Report Response

"I gave this school a fair shot, I honestly did, but just can't imagine myself there for the next four years. Unless you have not been accepted elsewhere, or they make you an increadible offer you cannot refuse, steer clear of this school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer (PhD) was very pleasant and nice (difficult to read). I enjoyed the facilities (aside from the housing). The interview felt rushed as there were people waiting outside to interview. Interviewer mentioned something inappropriate/unprofessional." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxed interview environ. The students and faculty try very hard to show you a good time. The student body definitely seems like the cooperative (and not competitive) type. Valhalla is kind of dull, but the proximity to NYC takes care of that. Over all impressive school." More from this Member | Report Response

"My entire interview essentially went like this: ''What did you do the summer before you entered college? ... What did you do during your 1st year? ... Summer of your first year? ... Second year? ... Summer of your second year? ... Third year? ...etc, until the summer after graduation. To be honest, I was caught off guard by this laundry-list style of questioning. When I mentioned an activity, I also had to state the approximate number of hours of involvement, which is POINTLESS because the admissions committee SHOULD have all of that information on my AMCAS app. As I was responding to these questions, my interviewer was too busy writing down what I was saying verbatim to really hold a real conversation with me. At one point she also interrupted me mid-sentence to ask if I could ''slow down'' because she couldn't write everything I was saying fast enough. At the end of the interview I felt like I had regurgitated my primary application without adding any additional insights into who I am as a person (despite my best efforts to steer the conversation to a deeper level than ''I did X for Y hours'')" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had heard negative things about the school and the surrounding area but I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the facilities, the enthusiasm of the students, and the overall feel of the medical school. They boast a 99% pass rate on the step 1 USMLE which a lot of top-tier Ivy league schools and even UC's can't compete with. The average score on the USMLE is also well above the national average. They give you breakfast and a few people talk to you about financial aid and life at the medical school. Then you have a few hours of exploration time and one interview. Mine was with a professor. After the interview you have a tour with students and lunch. The day lasted from 8am-1pm." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very relaxed day, and it included good financial aid presentation. The day ended at about 1:20pm." More from this Member | Report Response

"I love that this school unapologetically emphasizes primary care instead of research, but it's isolation and stressed out student body really detracts from it's appeal. The interview was extremely low key and unstressful. No tough questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything about the interview was pleasant and easy going. Because it is closed file you are really in charge of where the interview goes." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was an overall positive experience. but it was also pretty standard. nothing stood out to me that made this school seem special, except for maybe the fact that in your 3rd and 4th year you can move to manhattan. so if locaation is the most important thing, then it is a strong positive quality. but the students did not seem easily approachable and i could not tell the competitve nature of the school. i would go here if i couldn't get into a school i liked more. valhalla is only 30 min from manhattan so that is really nice. stay w/ a student host, it is so convenient and cheap. the day included orientation, financial aid presentation, interviews then tours. I wasn't the happeist after my interview because my interviewer talked too much about himself. boo." More from this Member | Report Response

"A well organized, informative day, though I got conflicting accounts of how students are placed in clinical year clerkships. I would have liked some uniform guarantee that I can spend the entirety of my clinical education in the city. " More from this Member | Report Response

"breakfast, introduction to the school, talk by med student, financial aid talk, interviews, tour, lunch" More from this Member | Report Response

"Financial aid and admissions presentation. Short interview with one person. Sit in on a class. Take a tour of the campus and then eat lunch. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I expected the worst case scenario but the interviewer was nice and the students were helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"I personally think it was a good experience. My interviewer asked me typical questions,he seemed interested on what I had to say." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I had a good experience. The interviewer was very nice, and the hour was very conversational. No nasty questions or anything. Just be prepared for typical questions and know your amcas back and forth, although the interviews are blind they do have a list of your EC's and ask you about them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall pretty chill. The introduction was kind of boring, and the room was very hot so it was hard to stay focused. A 4th year med student came in and talked to us about how great he thought the school was, then had a financial aid presentation- very informative. Had our interviews- one on one- and then had a tour of the facilities. Looked at the dorms, which were pretty freshman year of college but very convenient and affordable for NY. Afterwards we had lunch, then we were free to go. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, a good experience considering, I did not get frostbite, was not late to my interview, and did not get lost in NY. I wish my interview did not go over the alloted time b/c I wanted to check out the anatomy lab. Also, the closed file interview is tricky, you have to be aware that b/c the interviewer does not know much about you, you have to talk most of the time and be able to do it in an articulate manner. I waited for my interviewer to finish writing down his notes of the interview, but when I think about it I should have just kept on going instead of stopping which disrupted my train of thought. I think there were 2 questions that I forgot to answer b/c I got side-tracked. Overall, the entire experience was fine, can't seriously find major problems with the school. High board scores, housing for the first two years, decent match list... " More from this Member | Report Response

"The admission office opened at 8am, continental breakfast was nice but not tempting since the interviews start early. While waiting for our interview we were recommended to sit in on a first year lecture. Students and staffs were very friendly. Even the applicants were pleasant. It takes some time to adapt to the interviewer, so the session had gone by rather quickly. The tour of facilities followed, then lunch at the cafeteria. A good overall experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews are close-file but the interviewers have the choice to read your personal statement and list of activities (without description)...... Mine of course had not read a thing so the interview was spent mostly regurgitating exactly what is on my application. He literally went down the page and as I described each activity he filled it in -- then he says to me ''Sorry, they will be mad at me if I don't get all this information''. Seemed pretty pointless since I didn't get to talk about anything in detail. However, the interview was completely stress free and really the only 2 questions I got were Why Medicine and Why NYMC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I was impressed with the school. After the experience, I feel like NYMC gets an unfairly bad rep from some people. The interviewer was a PhD who asked interesting questions and seemed like he really wanted to get to know me. I left with the feeling that I'd get a good education here. That being said, the students were definitely more stressed out than in other places and the place is really out in the country side. You can spend the last two years in New York City for the clinical rotations, so its not that bad. I can see myself going here." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very relaxed interview process and I was pleasantly amazed by how amazing all of hte students are that I spoke with." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview went really well because I had a great interviewer. The student was very forthcoming on his experiences at NYMC and seemed to be very happy with his choice. The people there were really helpful and friendly (even the guy sitting at the information desk who waved when I walked in). The location is great for the first two years when you have to do your basic sciences. It is a nice community full of land and trees for you to enjoy with little distraction. However it is very close to NYC for you to take advantage of when you have the time and energy to do so. The single apartments are furnished and very close to classrooms so you can literally roll out of bed to class. Their new Children's Hospital is amazing! " More from this Member | Report Response

"the questions i was asked were the standard interview questions asked anywhere. as i mentioned above - i was asked about my activities, why med school, and why nymc. the interview lasted 45 minutes, but it wasn't stressful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great interview at New York Medical College, it was very laid back but she also asked challenging questions. Prepare well and you should have no problem. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really blown away by NYMC. I have heard some not-so-enthusiastic things about the school, mostly here on SDN, but I really didnt find too many of them to be warranted. I was there during exams, and people still stopped and talked just walking down the hallways. Everyone is super friendly, many would stop and chat on their way to wherever they were going. I loved the community feel that the campus radiates, and the facilities are all you could ask for! They also offer great opportunities for getting a combined MD/MPH or MD/PhD, which you dont have to apply for off the bat but can wait and apply any time before the end of your second year. I hope I get an acceptance, because I see myself as a great fit there!" More from this Member | Report Response

"NYMC is a mediocre school in an odd location. It'd be a good place to study, but I wouldn't recommend taking a long trip to see the school if you've been accepted elsewhere." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was the chair of the admissions committee. It was a very low-stress interview, and my interviewer seemed truly interested in what I had to say. The admissions lady that gave an introductory speech was friendly, and the 2nd and 4th year students we met had a lot of good things to say about the facility and the curriculum, and their clinical experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"i stayed with a student host, which i highly recommend. the campus housing is literally 150 feet from the admissions office. the interviewees had a light breakfast, brief intro to the curriculum and financial aid, then an hour long interview with a faculty member. my guy was really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience in the actual interview. Kind of tough to be there at 8:00AM, but it was alright because we got out early. Once again, being relaxed was key. I don't think that anyone in my group had an aweful experience. Know why you want to go to NYMC (what appeals to you)." More from this Member | Report Response

"My experience was really bad. My interviewer spent about 30 minutes talking to me about my home town. I had this false sense of security and then the last 15 minutes drilled me on my problems and disagreed and basically made me feel like an idiot. So my advice is to stay confident and dont' break down; its a pressure situation. I ended up getting accepted...so always keep hope!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I drove through the campus the day before my interview to check it out. Dr. Sullivan (the dean for admissions) interviewed me, and I felt very comfortable with her. Our interview was very conversational, and I felt that she knew me by the end of it. It's too bad it was raining because I would have liked to have seen more of the campus, like the hospitals, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, at the beginning of the day they give you your itinerary with your interviewer's name, time, and room number. When I got to the correct building (it seemed like they spread all the applicants around campus which make it confusing and more stressful)I asked the security guard at the front desk where this room was. He proceeded to act very confused and asked me questions about what job I was applying for, what kind of car I drove here, what the extension of my party was, and basically interrogated me....when I finally got past him I looked for an elevator since my room was 300-something. Well, apparently the 300's are on the first floor. After roping some poor student into personally escorting me to my interview room, I was there at exactly the time I was supposed to be, not a second early! Then, my interviewer spent the first 10 minutes of my 30 minute interview trying to figure out my EC's (he had a list of my amcas activities to go off of) and seemed almost angry at me b/c he was confused! After that the rest of the interview went fine. It was pretty conversational and easy going. He seemed genuinely interested in my experiences, feelings, and interests. Let's just say that the interview setup made the entire experience very stressful and the lack of instructions, maps, etc, almost made me late for my interview. A couple of the other applicants actually missed some of their interviews b/c they had similar problems finding their rooms too. I hope that they revise their interview setup/schedule so it's not a crazy scavenger hunt. " More from this Member | Report Response

"We eat breakfast at 8 and then have a few presenations about student life, the logistics of the interview day, the chances of use getting in, financial aid, etc. Then at 9:45 the interviews start. Some of us had the interview in another building and we had to look for the building ourselves. If your lucky, you'll be interviewed in the same building as you breakfast. At noon the tour starts and you have lunch. You're done by 1-1:30." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a lot better than some of the recent feedback I've seen on SDN. No, it's not in the heart of NYC but it's easy to live in the city after your first year. Contrary to what I've seen in others' feedback, the students I met were happy and said they led healthy social lives. It seemed like a nice, albeit expensive, place to go to school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was good. Comparing it to other schools I have been to there were no smoke and mirrors. My interview ran long to over an hour when it was supposed to be 30-45 min, so I had about 45 minutes to wander the campus/ sit in on classes with the other interviewees. Everyone was relaxed and welcoming. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I thought the campus was decent looking, although smaller than I expected. The facilities seemed modern enough, and Westchester is really not as bad as I thought it would be. The interviewer was really nice and made me feel extremely comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think it was a good place to start for my first interview. It was laid back, informal and very inviting. Yet, it was in the middle of nowhere and I didn't get a that communal feeling that most universities have. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was all right... nothing spectacular but nothing wrong either." More from this Member | Report Response

"11 hours fly = 15 min interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"It is an okay school with an amazing anatomy lab. I am sure you could get a great education there but you probably wont be too happy. The interview is not very stressful, so dont worry. Just know yourself and what you have done." More from this Member | Report Response

"Got there at 7:45am. Waited 20 minutes til the staff actually showed up to unlock the doors. Sat in a room until like 8:45 and had a 45 schpeel, touching on some info about NYMC. Interview for 45 mins with awesome/nice Prof. ~90 mins-2hrs to waste by just meandering. Tour by 2 students of the school, followed by lunch. Good thing is you're done by like 1:30!" More from this Member | Report Response

"horrible" More from this Member | Report Response

"When I arrived the admissions staff wasn't even there yet. When they arrived one by one the interviewees got their pictures taken for the school tag you had to carry with you and then we were instructed to help ourselves to breakfast in a back room. After waiting about 45 min. we had some staff talk to us about financial aid. After waiting more, and my interviewer showing up late, I had my interview. After I had to wait for about an hour and a half in the back room until the tour, which was lead by two first year students. After the tour we had lunch and then were free to go." More from this Member | Report Response

"I hated the school. I felt like the environment wasn't supportive or helpful, and the students seemed to me to be really stressed. A lot of them had not gotten in anywhere else, so NYMC was literally their only choice. If I had known about this earlier, I would not have gone to the interview. The interview itself was not that stellar, since the researcher kept asking me about my clinical experience (or lack thereof). All the interviewers also ask if there are any red flags on your application, and the interview is blind, which I wasn't too fond of." More from this Member | Report Response

"breakfast 8-8:30. then really long presentation about admissions and fin aid. only 1 very relaxed interview which was nice. student tour and lunch. we were done at 1:30 which was great. it was a nice school but i didn't find anything to make me want to go there soo badly. oh and they take at least 10 weeks to get back to you and the decision is sent to you permanent address instead of mailing. that's annoying." More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewer seemed nice but at the same time grilled me on my experiences..couldve done better. only asked for experiences and school..nothing really about me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The overall experience was very relaxed and casual. All of the students and staff were friendly. The day ended with eating lunch with our tour guide and was over by 1:30pm." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great, the interviewer made me feel very comfortable!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The beginning of the morning was an overview by the admissions staff and then a Q&A with an M4. There's a large block of time reserved for interviews, but the interviews usually only lasted for 30-45 minutes. We took a tour and then ate lunch with our student tour guide." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall very good, extremely relaxed. Awesome facilities and school. I look forward to hearing back from them!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students I met were nice along with the staff. I don't like the housing for the students and felt the interview was impersonal compared to my other ones. This is def. not the med school for me-- their philosophy does not click with mine. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview took place in a physiology professor's office. It was more like an informal discussion than like being grilled or put on the spot. I felt relaxed and it was not scary at all. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very easy interview day. Not high stress at all. The other interviewees were very firendly. It was a Jewish holiday so there were no classes, which meant hardly any students around. I was glad I stayed with a student host to get to know a few students and see the housing (that I didn't like). " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was laid back. I was not asked any moral or ethical dillema questions. There is no fixed length and for the most part the interviewer asked questions about myself, my interests, my hobbies and volunteer/research experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it is hard to say because the interviewer was frantically writing down everything. It was very relaxed because everything she touched on was already in my application. When my interviewer decided to end the meeting it was only because she had no more room on her piece of paper to write anything. I would have liked to have spoken to her more but I walked out of there not being able to gauge how I did whatsoever." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was incredibly laid back and purely conversational. The guy was really into almost everything I had to say, so we had a lot of talk about and shared a lot of ideas. I had a great time and would have loved to have more time to talk with him. I think that since it's closed file, you really have to put a lot of enthusiasm in what you say, else it's just going to be a boring list of your activies. Get really exciting about what you're describing and stick in some good descriptions... get really animated. I don't know. I think closed-file is an opportunity to guide the interview however you want. Anyway, the facilities are nice and the student body seems really close. Overall, I really liked NYMC. I think it's a great school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour guides were real cool and I love the facilities. The person I interviewed with was very nice but I couldn't get the interview to become a conversation, it was just question-answer question-answer. I was the only kid who interviewed with her outside the Administration building, this could be either good or bad I do not know." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview took place in a physiology professor's office. It was more like an informal discussion than like being grilled or put on the spot. I felt relaxed and it was not scary at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"Cool" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great time with this interview. I had good interactions with the other interviewees and my interviewer made me feel very welcomed. SHe told me she wished one day she can call me her collegue. " More from this Member | Report Response

"45 min interview, times are either 9:45, 10:30 or 11:15. One on one interview, closed file. Asked questions about application and personal statement so know these both well. Some interviewers read amcas essay ahead of time, some read it afterwards. Bring two copies of amcas essay (personal statement) to interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was overall a good day, and the campus left a great impression with me. I liked the closed file because i was able to tell my story verbally, and really emphasize the things i wanted to. I think it gives the interviewer a more real first impression with the candidate. Some people dont like closed file because they have to explain everything, but I think its an opportunity to go more in depth and show what you really have done." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer was very nice. Closed file interviews are annoying because you just rehash your AMCAS with a little more in depth explanation" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very laid back interview..just asked me to describe myself..talked about amcas activities..and make sure you cover everything you talk about in you personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great. My interviewer was very friendly and was interested in learning more about me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall the experience was pleasant. I like the fact that the campus is off away from the city but close enough to take a trip into Manhattan to enjoy the city life. Students are a little weird in my opinion but the facilities are awesome and the faculty are very warm and approachable."