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Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - New York
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - New York
  • Year founded: 2007
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 135
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Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - New York (TOUROCOM - NY)
Osteopathic Medical School
New York
  • SDN RANKING 1
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 4 102 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 5 7 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $48,140
  • Non - Resident Tuition $48,140
  • Application Fee $200
  • AVG MCAT -
  • AVG GPA -
  • LIZZYM Score -

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • 5th Floor
  • 2090 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.
  • New York 10027
  • United States

School Overview

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 63
Negatively 14
No change 8

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.02 95

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.43 101

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Online fee payments would make the application less stressful for everybody." More from this Member | Report Response

"No more paper applications. Also to give a feedback survey for the interview day if they truly want to improve it, instead of talking about what someone posted on SDN in front of applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"Consider an online secondary application system." More from this Member | Report Response

"divide the groups for interviews equally, like 4 groups of 4, instead of 1 with 5 one with 3, a few with 4. Makes the day uneven when we have to wait for the other groups to finish. Otherwise, excellent day." More from this Member | Report Response

"More interaction with students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not sure what the point of a stress interview is considering how new this school is...made me not want to attend." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think the admissions office did a great job overall, most of the points that I docked were due to external factors (such as location) which the school cannot control." More from this Member | Report Response

"If they were to send out interview invites and ask us for confirmation or scheduling, it'd be better if a holiday did not conflict with the response. Most of us waited almost a week (close to the deadline given for us to schedule) before we got any response." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office came off as very disorganized this cycle, likely due to the new director, other admin, faculty and students made up for it on interview day, though." More from this Member | Report Response

"They need to be more aware of what their professors are doing in front of the interviewees that could cause them to view the school in a negative light. For example a professor throwing his wallet at a secretary and shouting at a secretary does not reflect well on the school. Also I understand that some interviews are meant to be stressful, but interviewers should never be rude and insulting to people who have worked hard and spent a lot of money to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing at all, they are VERY organized and extremely friendly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They should allow students to submit secondaries online. You know, to save the trees." More from this Member | Report Response

"obed is nice you can tell he takes his job seriously and works hard. Cherie is super sweet and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a nice interview day. I would have appreciated a presentation about school and curriculum. Precision on board scores also would have been good." More from this Member | Report Response

"i wish we had a more thorough overview of the academic program. but overall, it was a good day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please don't have a 30 minute lecture on how to impress the interviewers. We are pre-medical students and we know about the importance of having a great impression on them. Also, I think it would be best if interviews were open file. If the interviews are going to be "good cop, bad cop" style it would be beneficial to both interviewer and interviewee to have an open file interview. This way, any concerns or questions about our application can be addressed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Formal presentation about the school. Selling the school's strengths and making us want to go there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have someone talk about the curriculum, or at least have a handout outlining the various courses." More from this Member | Report Response

"They are on time with getting back with applicants. They are very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The pre-interview pep talk just makes everyone more nervous" More from this Member | Report Response

"Less time spent prepping us for the interview in the morning, it made us nervous" More from this Member | Report Response

"Greater degree of contact with applicants prior to the interview would help me be better prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"Include a session to discuss more about the location since the school is located in Harlem." More from this Member | Report Response

"Obed is very good, helpful and has insightful suggestions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure the students that serve as tour guides are somewhat professional. Provide a better lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"Try to be more realistic when telling us how long it will take for you to send the interview invite" More from this Member | Report Response

"stop using NYPD detective tactics during med school interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your biggest strength and what is your biggest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why are you here? Why DO? What is OMM? What field do you want to go into? Do you have experience with diversity? Tell me about your Research? What volunteering did you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you know about health care disparities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself. tell me your study abroad. describe your research. why DO. Why touro." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was your first exposure to osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Harlem and are you prepared to deal with an urban environment?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"All of these were asked in sequence: Did you apply to allopathic medical schools? How many interviews have you had? What is the difference between a DO and an MD? What is the difference between chiropractic and osteopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What percentage of schools that you applied to are Osteopathic schools? Oh, so you only want to be a DO X%?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about Obamacare?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you could, would you go back and change your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"What organs rely most heavily on glucose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO/Why Touro/Why Harlem?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you don’t get into medical school, what would you do, and you’re not allowed to say you’ll reapply, and we really mean it." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"very conversational. They asked about my research and if I shadowed any DOs. The rest of the interview was pretty much self-led." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you tell me if you failed a class, assuming we let you in" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself? YES I LOVE THIS QUESTION" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I was told right away that this was my chance to "wow" them and asked to do so. My interviewers informed me it was a closed file." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one tangible way that you would impact/be involved in the Harlem community?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your ethnic background" More from this Member | Report Response

"What drew you to a DO school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, why Harlem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which cohort/group of people are the least medically insured?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions were open ended. "Tell us about yourself."" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What specific opportunities do you want to take advantage of here? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself? Since this was closed file, there was a lot of introducing the various activities on my primary." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Have you done any research? explain." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was mostly conversational. The interviewee really leads the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself, where you come from and where you're going. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself/ why medicine/ what do you want to do with your life" More from this Member | Report Response

"My possible location in 10 years " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Medicine? Why D.O?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself, tell me about your research and community service (within that...how did you cope with a difficult decision that arose)." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell us your background. Very open-ended question which is nice because you can set the direction of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why apply to a school in New York?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you know that you can handle the workload of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself? Why D.O.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself/Why TOUROCOM-NY" More from this Member | Report Response

"why touro/ could you see yourself living in nyc" More from this Member | Report Response

"1) why harlem 2) why DO 3) why medicine 4) tell me about yourself 5) what is the problem with healthcare today and specifically Harlem 6) strenth and weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

"tells us about you" More from this Member | Report Response

"So tell us about yourself and why you're interested in Touro." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us about yourself and why you want to enter the osteopathic profession." More from this Member | Report Response

"what was hardest thing faced in life" More from this Member | Report Response

"First question-- so tell us about yourself. It all pretty much flowed from there..." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Medicine, Why DO." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why medicine, why DO" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself; why New York?" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where's your tan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what specifically did you gain from shadowing a female doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"health problem" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Closed file = general questions about hobbies, life experiences, background." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why are you interested in osteopathic medicine/what do you know about the philosophy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See the ''most interesting question'' bit." More from this Member | Report Response

"interview was more a less a conversation about myself. Be prepared to talk about yourself with open ended questions. you can pretty much direct the conversation with how you answer the questions they ask." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why DO, what is so special about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See Above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Like i said before the questions were general questions, nothing really difficult. Asked about my undergrad, job, volunteer experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How did you do so well on the mcat? I only got a 506" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you think Tylenol relieves pain? How many grams of Tylenol does it take to cause liver failure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you treat an infant with an ear infection?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Kept picking at my answers to clarify further." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Do you think that a medical school curriculum should be based around cultural-competence?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Harlem? What do you think of the new Middletown campus?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you hope to influence Canadian perception of DO's ? (I'm a Canadian)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most challenging experience in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why particularly the underserved? Do you have any experience helping the underserved?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with working in a culturally diverse environment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could, would you go back and change your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think its important for people to get professional help when dealing with emotional issues? (ie see a therapist)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most practicing DOs don't use OMM-- why not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What percent of limb replacements are performed in third world countries." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you have any chances to observe any OMT techniques performed by the DO Surgeon you shadowed or by any other DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What would you tell me if you failed a class, assuming we let you in" More from this Member | Report Response

"Well none were really interesting, but I enjoyed being asked specific questions about my application, which lead to the interviewers talking about their similar experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was something in your past that required pulling together all of your resources?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you were working in a hospital during a very cold day and there was a homeless man brought in who does not anyone near him?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you say your name?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do your parents feel about your career choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have an infinite salary what type of doctor would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you read any books on osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about wine? (This one caught me off guard. I work as a server but we hadn't discussed that aspect of my life yet. We talked about wine for ten minutes. Still not sure if that was beneficial...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what can you bring to touro unique to you" More from this Member | Report Response

"What challenges you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If patient denies medical care for his chronic disease, what would you do to get this patient to see the doctor again?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experience do you have working with under served populations? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on Swine Flu?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"We talked about my family, my parents and my upbringing." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know/think about minorities and health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how to help the disadvantaged patients in our country, and what do I feel about socialized medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about the health disparities in this area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do doctor's heal patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your goals in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are the only physician in the ER of a very rural and small town. It is 3 AM and EMTs bring a homeless man to the ward because of the deadly cold weather outside. The man is not cooperative and wants to go outside but you can't let him because he will die in the cold weather. He is being disruptive to other patients who are trying to rest in the ward. How do you handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever had OMM performed on you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you give liver transplant to 18 year old or 80 year old?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you see yourself in the future working in an office or hospital here in Harlem? Or in a suburb?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most difficult thing you faced in your life and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was the most difficult thing u faced in your life" More from this Member | Report Response

"I mentioned that I have been living in NY since I was 7, but that I wasn't born in the U.S. They asked me about how my being an immigrant affects my feelings toward NYC and why I want to practice medicine here..." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to choose between a teenager who says she went clean, but they found PCP on her, and a 40 year old for a new liver, who would you give it to and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you think there is a connection between psychology and osteopathic med? (one of my majors was psychology)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why does OMM work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a group of MD's got OMM training and performed the same treatment on a patient that a DO did, how would you feel about it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think everyone can be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something that you may have encountered during your shadowing experiences that you would like to expand on as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We talked about arranged marriages." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where's your tan? (I'm from California)" More from this Member | Report Response

"either the female doc question or the what would you do if you NEVER got into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"biggest health problem we face today" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you dont get into ANY medical school this year? After my reply .... ok well say its been 3 years from now and you STILL havent gotten into a medical schhol, what will you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to go to your undergrad institution over the other schools in the city?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was related to my research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of pathologies would you expect to see in Harlem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you would deal with the surrounding neighborhood? Would you be comfortable in working in such an urban area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the biggest problem facing healthcare and what would you do to change it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you had free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where would you live if accepted to Touro?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would someone only apply to DO schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Going in an opposite direction, how did you know this interviewer was Polish and how did you learn to speak Polish?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were in this situation what would you do: A patient said that he would feel more comfortable speaking with an African-american doctor because he would understand his needs better. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What my stance was on some ethical issuses regarding medicine, ex. abortion, euthanasia." More from this Member | Report Response

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School Reviews

School Reviews

Results Overview

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
8.29 7

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
7.29 7

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 7

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 7

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

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What do you like most about this school?

"Faculty is amazing." | Report Response

"High quality lectures, high quality instructors" | Report Response

"The professors are truly amazing. They care for their students and it shows in their devotion to the curriculum. The quality of the education is top notch. The flipped classroom with lectures that are recorded gives you the ability to watch videos as many times as you would like and is an amazing resource even after classes are over for board prep." | Report Response

"The basic science curriculum is phenomenol" | Report Response

"The professors actually care about how we're doing in class, and in life. They will take the time to approach us and help us out with whatever we need. They are also really focused on making this a great school, so we hear day after day "this will be on your boards!" They don't waste our time making us learn things that we just don't need to know yet. Also, since we are still new, we actually have a role in changing how the school is run via initializing policy change." | Report Response

"At every turn, the school seems truly dedicated to their students." | Report Response

"The faculty and facilities are top of the line" | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Administration is not the nicest.." | Report Response

"I wish we had a nicer campus" | Report Response

"The administration can be difficult. It is sometimes hard to make changes in certain aspects of the school such as clicker grading and the mandatory attendance policy. While we are not in class for many hours a day, it would be nice to be able to change the clicker policy, which has not yet happened. The administration can seem to be stuck in their ways, but I think that is possible with any school." | Report Response

"Administrative support" | Report Response

"The OMM department could use a little work. They're not too cohesive with each other, and it comes out in the teaching." | Report Response

"$2000-$3000 acceptance fees" | Report Response

"The administration can be unresponsive to the needs of individuals, despite strong responsiveness to group intercessions to them. Individual n complaints are too often put on back burner to continue to follow their educational plan unchanged (unless complaints are organized through formal group channels like the SGA)" | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"This is a solid program, the instructors are outstanding. I feel like I am getting a high quality education here." | Report Response

"The camaraderie between students is powerful. There is never a feeling of extreme competition between students as the grading is designed in a particular way to foster team learning. Notes are shared as are study practices between students of the same year as well as the years ahead. Students provide reviews for the year below which is extremely helpful." | Report Response

"They truly do engage each student during teaching lectures to assure you are getting every possible question answered." | Report Response

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