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  • Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - New York
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • New York
Individual Feedback 4 110 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 69
Negatively 14
No change 10

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.99 103

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.39 109

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
6.14 102

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 2
15 minutes 5
20 minutes 15
25 minutes 13
30 minutes 46
35 minutes 15
40 minutes 5
45 minutes 5
50 minutes 2
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 0

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 99
At a regional location 2
At another location 5

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 83
In a group 23

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 38
Closed file 67

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.99 107

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

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

"Explain your MCAT score (CARS score specifically)." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why touro and New York (OOS)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Touro and why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you think the U.S. could have free healthcare? Why or why not?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"ethical scenario" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question" More from this Member | Report Response

"What shadowing experience did I have with a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel your experience will prepare you to be a medical student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you shadowed a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research experience.... I have absolutely no research experience so I was honest and said that I had not explored research yet but I would really like to." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I kid you not, "how is the marijuana out in Colorado"" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Explain bad grades" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you add to the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you study for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan on working in underserved area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic medicine and after asking about the schools I applied to, asked why I didn't apply to all of the TouroCOM schools or to only osteopathic schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of the most challenging situations you've faced?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do your extracurriculars shape you as a person and how are they going to prepare you to service the underserved community in Harlem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest challenge you will face as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your GPA was VERY low, how are you possibly going to fare in medical school? (It is >3.7)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

"Did the DO you shadowed use alot of OMM?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What volunteer activities are you involved in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic medicine and don't explain using the term 'holistic'" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is folic acid so important in fetal development?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your experience with DOs? (As a patient or shadowing)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you apply to other schools? MD, DO? Which Schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine and why an osteopathic school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why this this school, why osteopathic medicine, why medicine at all" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think health care disparities exist in Harlem, with an abundance of hospitals?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Is there anything in your academic record that you might need to explain?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the challenges facing the Harlem community? (after I'd vaguely mentioned the community's challenges)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a specific problem you had, and how you dealt with it. What kind of decisions did you have to make?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How will osteopathic medicine fit into your future practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between DO and Chiropractic?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you think more people are coming into your hospital (we were discussing that I worked in a Emergency Department)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since I'm a nontraditional student, I was asked few questions about some clinical settings." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What kind of medicine do I want to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about "x" activity. Were people directly dependent on you for their work-day? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your volunteer experience." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think about HMO's?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I feel about HMOS" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are some problems do you see in health care in the U.S.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think of hmo's" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most challenging event in your life, how did you overcome it, and what did you learn from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what experiences do you have with osteopathic vs. allopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many schools have you applied to? How many of them allopathic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think underrepresented areas are underrepresented?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"How does your basic science research relate to clinical trials?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about DO" More from this Member | Report Response

"volunteer/clinical experiences, tell us about osteopathic principles in practice in your own words/ideas" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine/why do/when did you first learn about do's" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What kind of medicine are you interested in?...How did you find out about osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you have any questions for us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you learn about the osteopathic profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"question about my DO shadow exp" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you think OMM works?" 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

"What was a challenging experience you had and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how does that (story i was telling) relate to medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you be comfortable in such an urban environment?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What exactly is your connection to the East Coast?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"all others were general open ended questions about me and my experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is an HMO? What do you think about the US health care system? Universal health care a good solution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the school's location? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you take a year off after college?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"standard type questions. y osteopathic, y tourocom, what do you have to bring to this school, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO and why Harlem?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me your greatest strength and your greatest weakness." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why I wanted to study medicince, what I knew about being a DO and why I wanted to be one. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was one of your favorite volunteer experiences and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you didn't get into medical school this year, what would you do? Oh you have gotten acceptances already, so why are you here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about diversity mentioned before" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experience did I have interacting with diversity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain x academic performance." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most meaningful volunteer experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Did you shadow DOs, and for how long." More from this Member | Report Response

"In what ways does socioeconomics impact health?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you an independent learner? yes. Okay, so you don't work well in groups?.. not necessarily" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this paper you wrote 4 years ago?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Were you involved with community service projects in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Asked specific questions about my research from 3-4 years ago (so refresh your memory about what is on your application!)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did your courses prepare you for medical school ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you seen OMM performed? What specific techniques?" More from this Member | Report Response

"After asking about my health-related sociology research, "So you don't have any bench lab research? Tsk tsk" (This is not even a research heavy school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your thoughts on primary care" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What did you learn from your undergraduate experience that you can bring to Touro?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the most rewarding part of being a physician? The most difficult?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"List some things that could cause a headache outside of the head." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about being in Harlem?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What makes you believe you are prepared for the long hours of hard work involved in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the California incident in regards to the history of D.O.s" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO, whats the differnece between DO and MD" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Is your MCAT score representative of your ability?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In your work as a health writer, what was the most difficult problem you faced and how did you solve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan to stay in NYC after graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What are your thoughts on evidence based medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What clinical experiences have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us about govt run vs. private health care" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell us about your research experience at your undegrad school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any research experience? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had any experience shadowing a DO? Tell us about that experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty do yourself in? Have you been to Harlem before?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Feelings on Obama's health policy" More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING about myself ( I hated that they didn't know anything about me when I walked in). We work hard on our applications and they don't even look at them before they speak to us. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you seen any OMM? Do you know what it is?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do we get more doctor's into underserved areas and in primary care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why harlem/touro ny? why medidince? why osteo?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What Touro-NY?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are some things that you want in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The homeless question (see: Interesting question above)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about universal health insurance?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time you were in a jam and how you got out of it." More from this Member | Report Response

"You've had interesting life experiences, what's the most difficult thing you've overcome." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Would you give liver transplant to 18 year old or 80 year old? How would you divide 100 dollars between basic vs clinical research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Shadowing Experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why touro/why harlem" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been to NYC?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to attend TourCOM? Does TouroCOM specifically interest you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do i think older students are not prepared to enter med school, this line of questioning lasted for about 15 min, woman who played bad cop did not agree with my explanation" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"If you went through DO school and still didn't understand the physiology of OMM, what would you do? What is the physiology of OMM on asthma?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the other questions were based on comments that I made, so be ready to back up everything you say." More from this Member | Report Response

"conversational stuff mostly." More from this Member | Report Response

"What experience have you had in research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if you never got into medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what would you do if you NEVER got into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you know about Harlem and its community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why D.O.? Why Harlem? Why did you choose your undergrad program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you did not get in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"DO you see yourself practicing in a similar environment after school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you decide to go into medicine? Specifically, why osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other medical schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Whats the most difficult interview question you have been asked thus far. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you know Polish?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What my thoughts were on universal healthcare, postive and negative aspects. " More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"what do you know about healthcare disparities in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question- they continued to ask questions with different scenarios" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I think that the Harlem community was underserved?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"An ethics question: you made a decision for a patient when one had to be made and you could not get their full consent. They later sued you over the decision you made. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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

What was the most difficult question?

"what's the difference between chiropractic, osteopathic, allopathic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question" More from this Member | Report Response

"When I said I didn't have DO Shadowing experience, they asked why I had not taken the time to try and shadow a DO" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about my application" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was your least favorite science class and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what is the difference between OMM and massage therapy" More from this Member | Report Response

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

""You seem calm, I am assuming you have had other interviews" "Did you also apply to allopathic schools" "What would you do if you didn't get in"" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you help the poor get healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you say you know a lot about osteopathic medicine?" 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 didn't you shadow a DO? you could've shadowed one in Toronto, or met with one in the USA ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As soon as I walked in and sat down: "Why are you here?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one specific program you would implement to help out the medically underserved community in Harlem that we don't already have? Follow up: Well, we already have that." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you saw two of your classmates cheating on an exam, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a first year medical student, and you had a final exam the next day but you just found out one of your family members is critically ill and in the hospital, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"non really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both DOs and MDs use a 'holistic' approach-- how do you think osteopathic medicine differs from allopathic then?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When they kept asking questions about how to do OMM specifically, even though they knew I had no training." More from this Member | Report Response

"I have back pain. Why should I come see you a DO and not a MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you find after your first year that medicine’s not for you and you leave, how will you deal with any student loan indebtedness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you believe to be the biggest health care challenge in the area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, it was very conversational and they did not have a set list of questions to ask." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked a specific question about the history of D.O.'s. Although I know about D.O. history , I totally blanked. LOL" More from this Member | Report Response

"the helath desparity in Harlem, although I knew the answer, I was choked up and had difficulty answering it." More from this Member | Report Response

"I stumbled a bit explaining some inconsistencies in my academic record, when asked about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Comment on your grades (it is closed file)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What will you do if you do not get in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you know about Obama's health care reform plans" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were difficult. The most stressful part was the whole "good cop-bad cop" interview style. In the first 20 minutes I could barely finish a statement. I was constantly interrupted and talked around in circles. This was my first interview and I was a bit nervous but the "stress interview" style really didn't win me over." More from this Member | Report Response

"Go through the questions here, they will repeat a lot. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteopathic medicine, because they kept going and going. They were trying to get me to say Osteo and Allo are the same (which in most cases they are), but I had to make a distinction." More from this Member | Report Response

"What opportunities would you like to see created here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on Swine Flu? I wasn't sure what they were getting at with this question because obviously I think swine flu is bad lol. I thought they might be getting at the debate over the vaccine, so I talked about the delays in getting it to various community clinics/hospitals." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"There's going to be alot of "change" in the medicine in the upcoming years. How do you think you fit into that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I feel about socialized medicing" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Question 3." More from this Member | Report Response

"how will you choose which medical school to go to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The homeless question...difficult because you weren't given a choice of what to do....you had to figure out what to do." More from this Member | Report Response

"If President-Elect Obama appointed you the health advisor, what recommendations would you give him on how to change the underrepresentation in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How does your basic science research relate to clinical trials? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about DO's. It caught me off guard because it didn't seem like a specific question...I didn't really know where to start. I hesitated and they asked me, "Who was the founder?" After I answered they told me that some people don't even know that. From there we switched topic." More from this Member | Report Response

"None really, it was a very open, relaxed interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"none - just made an effort to try and mention all the good things!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your least favorite subject and why? (This question was difficult for me because I don't have a subject that I simply don't like.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"why should we pick you over other students" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were really difficult, but they were very open ended, so make sure that everything you talk about is something you can back up..." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"none were really difficult, it was very conversational." 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

"nothing they asked was particularly difficult. other interviewees that day were asked more difficult questions, though." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be your thought process if you were in Fiji and someone collapsed in front of you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, it was a pretty easy interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"none were that hard... why NYC? Why osteopathic medicine when your parents are allopathic physicians, what do you know about Harlem, would you be willing to stay here and give back to the community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Specific questions may be considered difficult. I was asked the following: 1)What is an HMO? 2)What do you know about universal healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is a negative about being a physician in todays healthcare climate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were accepted at Tourocom and another school (that I applied to and I told them I got waitlisted there), which one would you choose?" 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

"Why our school? especially since it is new." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too difficult, they just wanted to get to know me; wanted to know why I am interested in Touro and why DO." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have 48 hours to do nothing, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteopathic Medicine and why did you chose to take the DO route rather than the MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Probably the one above. Many of the questions were hypothetical situations and I believe they just wanted to see how I would react and how I would handle different atmospheres and situations I may encounter." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was no real difficult question asked. They were all pretty general get to know you questions. Very informal. " More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN questions/flashcards/going through my secondaries" More from this Member | Report Response

"prep with practice questions from this forum, research the schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"500 question document, review my app, review the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading school's website, reading more about osteopathic philosophy, reviewing the application I sent in" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN forums and interview feedback; researching school and area" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews. Prepared answers to most basic interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, a few books, and mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"read the school website, SDN, and went over my secondary app." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the school's website, read my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice" More from this Member | Report Response

"reading applications and practicing telling your story. You literally speak for over 30 min." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Reviewed school's website, reviewed my application, did a short practice interview with a friend" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, prepared answers for common questions and questions I expected them to ask about Harlem, Osteopathic medicine, and working with underserved populations." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the school, the mission statement, SDN, interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback portion of SDN, practiced answering questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN, practiced questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the questions from SDN, studied Obamacare" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at the schools website, used google to find any recent articles written about the school, and SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced the standard interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Brainstormed questions and wrote out answers i might give. Read them over a few times." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked up as much information as I could about the school, researched Harlem and its unique health concerns, read SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read articles about Harlem" More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked at common interview questions and knew that I could answer them well." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Read up on articles about Harlem's health disparities, practiced answering the "usual" questions, Read up on general health related topics" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the posts on SDN's Touro thread, I used this feedback section, I researched Harlem's health issues on the internet, I researched the status of New York medicine in magazine articles, including a New York Magazine article on the state of NYC's hospitals, I read the Touro website, I read a book and researched the internet on OMT techniques, and a I read a book (titled Landmark) on Obama's Health Care Law" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, researched school and area, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"reading sdn interview feedback and school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read sdn, went on the school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed new halthcare bill." More from this Member | Report Response

"I prepared coincidentally by having an interview before this one." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN; general review of current health events and medical ethics issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced questions from SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read current events, looked over primary and secondary application, talked to current students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Knew a great deal about the school's mission in Harlem and about DO philosophy" More from this Member | Report Response

"read sdn, read touro ny's website, read over my primary and secondary application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read school website, reviewed my application(s), SDN, other research on up to date topics" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"read the STN questions and prepare accordindly" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mission statement, secondary essay" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Interview Feedback, Watched the Yankee Game, Read the School's Website, Read my Secondary, Read up on HMOs" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, PreHealth Committee Mock Interview, Prep with Health Advisor, Read up current healthcare issues and system" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application, essays. Practiced with a friend." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Researching, Writing down answers, PMing people, mock interview, talking to pre-med advisors" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, research on DO's, application, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDS, apps, wiki, school site." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, read over app, and prior interview materials" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedbacks" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, re-read app, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over primary and secondary applications. Read the school's website and SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"a little bit of online research" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, researched Harlem, read essays, news & current events, Healthcare topics" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the school, and looked over my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read old essays, recorded myself in mock interviews, read school website, SDN, online info." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, touro website, primary, secondary, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, read over my aacomas and 2ndary application" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"sdn, reviewed primary and secondary app, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"tried to rehearse and prepare responses but realized that they would see right through that. I just gave them who i was and rolled with the questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Read over file" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"SDN, reviewed my application, read up a little on current medical issues/news" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, apps, prepared answers to common interview questions in advance." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, re-read primary, secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed secondary, SDN, read about the Harlem area" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, research on current issues, CV, primary, secondary, website, called the school to ask questions prior, research on Harlem area" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, community, students, application, website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over my application, made sure to go to bed early." More from this Member | Report Response

"looked on sdn..." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, prior interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had already given many other interviews, so I knew what I was doing. SDN, read over my apps, online research." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a bunch of previous interviews, so I was already used to the process. I looked over my essays and AACOMAS app." More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview, read sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application and read about the osteopathic philosophy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed old stuff that I had from previous interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"i went to 3 previous interviews so i didn't do much for this one too" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed all previous work/experience, and meditated on why I wanted to be a physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"Checked out SDN and osteopathic websites." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the school, current health issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on the philosophy of osteopathic medicine. Read the NY Times website on the current innovations in health care, and the current public opinion of President Bush's health insurance policy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, as one of the first interviews at the school and being a new school, I didn't have much to go by, but I did go to the school website and that was about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Visiting schools website and SDN. " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Great community of people, everybody really loves each other!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the emphasis on diversity and public service of the school. it's evident that the student body is very diverse; faculty really want to help you succeed, you should reach out to faculty and staff for extra help if needed "open door policy", very supportive and positive environment" More from this Member | Report Response

"The warm of the faculty and camaraderie, the openness of the students, the interior of the school, the z-lab/cadaver lab/huge dummy lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire campus seemed very warm and welcoming, the students spoke highly of the curriculum and all students and staff emphasized sensitivity and professionalism with respect to the interactive OMM classes." More from this Member | Report Response

"The relaxed and family-oriented environment; great lunch" More from this Member | Report Response

"The vast amount of information given to us. The fact that we were able to speak to admissions, dean of faculty, students in both first and second year, staff for student support, etc. I felt I had a really well rounded picture of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was friendly and very warm." More from this Member | Report Response

"we met all of the dean, who stayed to talk with us and answer questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities and Faculty, board prep-focus, grading system comparing to previous years to reduce competition" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty, hands down! Facilities are also really nice. Admins were also really personable. Students seemed really happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"While waiting for my interview in a hallway, several current students stopped by to chat for a few minutes. This was especially impressive since it was exam week!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their online lecture system which is good for students who learn best on their own and want to set their own schedule." More from this Member | Report Response

"The quick turnaround time from interview to decision (one week!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Inside facilities, iTunes U, friendliness of faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly, not much. Probably the location. Harlem is a great area. Based on what other people told me, I expected much worse." More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely nothing..Quick turn-around between interview and acceptance I guess." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's faculty members were super nice. The facilities were amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The schools location and how classes are all on iTunes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty was very personable and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"staff dedication to improvement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities (minus cafeteria!), faculty and administration enthusiasm." More from this Member | Report Response

"the location, the involvement of the staff/students in the community, the facilities, the itunesU curriculum, LOTS of rotation locations not too far from the city. Also, they had the BEST smelling anatomy lab of any i've encountered.." More from this Member | Report Response

"new facilities, commitment to students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the students, the administration's focus and dedication to get students to excel on the boards, the extremely new facilities, their OMM studios" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum. The Environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and admissions office were super friendly. During the tour any of the faculty we ran into were pretty entertaining with their jokes." More from this Member | Report Response

"The brand new, state-of-the-art facilities were impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the personnel (admissions, students, dean of students, interviewers) were very friendly, warm, and welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"new facilities and location of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the diverse student population and the fact that the school is not in the middle of nowhere. The students who lead us on the tour seemed enthusiastic. As we did the tours, students were giving us a thumbs up sign and wishing us good luck." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were tough at times, however, they seemed interested in me." More from this Member | Report Response

"NYC!!! I loved Harlem, and the school had great facilities at this location. Good public transportation. I loved that we heard from the Dean and several students, as well as met faculty during the interview itself. Students seemed honest about flaws but pleased with overall experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness; absence of stress; genuine interest in my career and my path to medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"At every turn, the school seems truly dedicated to the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"schools labs were awesome, obed was very friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities and well connected Dean" More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities. It's a very new, very cool campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"I love NYC and to be frank was more excited about visiting the area than the school. I knew what it was going to be like but I was hoping to discover something new or interesting about the school. The anatomy lab was very nice and didn't stink." More from this Member | Report Response

"New school, new everything, everyone is very nice and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The environment was friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty, students - all were helpful and nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities, students seem happy, location," More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were nice because they are basically new. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are nice and new." More from this Member | Report Response

"New labs and lecture halls, all the facilities are new so that's a plus, Harvey the cardiac simulator, i-stan, the area is vibrant and you are in the heart of the city!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty, students and facilities were very nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The deans are very friendly and want to get to know you. Also the location is great, it's really in the middle of it all!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, friendly students and faculty, location in NYC" More from this Member | Report Response

"New facilities, opportunities in the area (if you survive rotations in Harlem you can survive anywhere), clinical exposure among that population will give you the experience to practice anywhere and will make you desirable" More from this Member | Report Response

"The "Jewishness" of the school (I am a Jew)- Kosher all the time, mazuzas on every door, lots of Jewish students...founded by a Jew. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are so nice and all the faculty that I ran into were very nice as well. I got a private tour basically because I was the only one in my group. They have this really cool system where they video tape your interactions with patients (fake and real) and go over them with you to work on your clinical skills. Anatomy lab is very nice and doesn't smell!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Surrounding area. NY is the center of the world." More from this Member | Report Response

"location, good new facilities, quality of education, friendliness of students and the candid nature of the dean and admissions office staf " More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of the faculties and admission office" More from this Member | Report Response

"presence in harlem, access to new york social life" More from this Member | Report Response

"The close, tight-knit nature of the school among its students, faculty, and staff. The facilities since the school is brand new. Obviously, the location...NYC! Also, it's a new school so they give lot of freedom to students to take charge and make some changes as far as community work, research, etc. goes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities. Students seemed like they knew and liked each other well." More from this Member | Report Response

"The way one of the interviewers spoke honestly with me and encouraged me to explore other options. He was very positive and convinced me I could make a difference in the healthcare world." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers seemed genuinely interested in learning about the person. I was able to steer the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness of Obed Fig., office staff., " More from this Member | Report Response

"Location, the students seemed really supportive of one another, and they seemed to enjoy being there, even though all the first years had a big exam the next day" More from this Member | Report Response

"enthusiastic students, location" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"facilities are new" More from this Member | Report Response

"Location, friendly faculty, very helpful student body, new facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"open and friendliness of students, staff - even the Dean spoke to us twice; seems like they have a great tight-knit community; great location and clinical opportunities there; reduced hours on Friday/Sat but building is still accessible; nice facilities, like gross anatomy lab and mock clinical settings; " More from this Member | Report Response

"the state of the art(ness) of the and the cohesiveness of the only upper class" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are brand new and up-to-date high tech. " More from this Member | Report Response

"mission of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everybody was incredibly enthusiastic, even the students who were in the middle of a crazy week of exams..they were so proud to be there and answered all of our questions honestly. The professors that I met seemed very passionate and had great personalities...it seems like everybody at the school is happy to be there and feels a greater purpose in Urban healthcare." More from this Member | Report Response

"how enthusiastic the staff was, the location of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"the students seemed very happy there, the school has a great open-door policy, I even saw the dean walking around the halls and greeting students, facilities are brand new and very state of the art." More from this Member | Report Response

"Brand new facility" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are amazing. Students seemed positive. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very positive about the school, even the students who were in the middle of exams. I was really impressed by how friendly and willing to answer questions everyone was." More from this Member | Report Response

"the school's mission to serve harlem, and the first class students. they were truly first class. touro seems to be making a genuine effort to get everything done as fast as they can and to listen to their students." More from this Member | Report Response

"staff, professors, students were very friendly and happy. lots of laughter! many students (even though they had an upcoming exam) chose to spend time to eat and chat with interviewees. i felt like i've known these people a long time, because they were so friendly and real. the extent of their Open Door Policy is unheard of; you can drop by anyone's office, including the Dean and always get time to discuss anything. they are like one big family." More from this Member | Report Response

"the enthusiasm of the students and faculty. the students had a huge exam that day. I had come an hour early and the dean said that the students would be rude today cuz they were stressed. I sat there for an hour and every single student stopped and said hello to me. the janitor and security guard and all the staff also stopped to say hi to me. the location of the school was amazing as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm of the faculty and staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"the enthusiasm of the staff and the mission statement of the school..." More from this Member | Report Response

"location, state of the art facilities, enthusiasm of staff/faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I already knew that NYC is the greatest place on earth. :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm by staff members regarding the school and the fact that they wanted student input into decisions regarding the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm and accessibility of the deans and admissions staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff was enthusiastic and very attentive to your needs, seeing that you'll potentially be part of their first class. I am positive that down the line, this'll be one of those schools that people will desperately want to get in to. It has plenty of promise and quite a bit of media attention (being the first med school to open in NYC in 30 years, and at Harlem at that). Most importantly, the school seemed very, very sincere in wanting to make a difference and serve the neglected areas of NYC. It really felt like you'll be part of something great if accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school seemed committed to the success of its students because their reputation is on the line as well. financial aid seemed organized and stated they would provide adequately for its students. They were open to ideas from the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The amount of enthusiasm, the location, the depth of the program and the mission of the program" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was really nice and excited about the school opening up." More from this Member | Report Response

"Enthusiastic staff, facilities look like they're going to be incredible. Location could not be more ideal for a medical school. Big on research!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone in the facility are all excited about establishing Touro and bringing the name of Osteopathic Medicine into the public eye." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location. Not only is it part of NYC but because I'm interested in EM, it's an ideal setting. Also, proximity to Columbia Univ. as well as many other places and the rotation sites for your 3rd and 4th year!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty seemed very friendly and the area is an exciting place to go to school. At the end of the day we were taken by cab to one of the hospitals where we would be doing clinicals and given a tour. " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Less developed school, flipped classroom" More from this Member | Report Response

"most of the curriculum is video-based learning, didn't seem like there was much space/rooms to study in the building itself" More from this Member | Report Response

"The exterior of the building, the good cop/ bad cop nature of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dean of curriculum was talking over the dean of students when they were there answering questions, and I felt like I didn't get the chance to hear more from her because of how long he was talking." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wished that I could have talked with more medical students throughout the day" More from this Member | Report Response

"The dorms and lack of ability for students to truly be independent, for instance, inability to cook in the rooms." More from this Member | Report Response

"We only had a chance to speak with a few students." More from this Member | Report Response

"the good cop bad cop interview style, where the bad cop dominated 75% of the interview. Instead of feeling under pressure and challenged, I felt like I was being straight up attacked. Also interviewers talked to each other for more than 5 minutes about their weekend/kids etc during my interview time, which was frustrating because I was the one who paid $X to fly out there to interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Seemed somewhat disorganized." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students- they seemed not very enthusiastic. Not a lot of clubs or activities, because "this is NY and you can find whatever you want to do on your own"" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewer tired to play bad cops." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very long interview day (over 8 hours)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The possibility of heavy snow. Newer school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Too many presentations on things like student affairs and financial aid that are too early to worry about." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school building is quite old and cramped." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the admissions people complained about how the interview day was portrayed on SDN but didn't give a feedback survey so that the day could be made better. He even said that he was actively trying to find the people who had posted negative comments and hinted that it could affect their admissions chances. Seemed very unprofessional." More from this Member | Report Response

"Exterior of the building... really bad. But its the inside that counts" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day was incredibly disorganized. An hour of the interview day was easily wasted because of the inefficiencies and poorly constructed schedule." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers themselves (who would be your professors!) were incredibly rude, pretended to fall asleep while I was answering their questions (then would quickly open up one eye to look and see if this agitated me), and just had an overall negative and accusatory edge/attitude in the tone and way in which they spoke to me. The tour and whole entire interview day was very disorganized, as if they threw this whole thing together last minute or something. Clinical rotations are not even in the city, most are in NJ which sounds like a pain. School seemed pretty dead and dreary during the tour, as there were no students around and this was not during a winter break." More from this Member | Report Response

"The exterior of the buildings, particularly the head office, leaves a lot to be desired, looks almost like a back door entrance." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had the impression that you basically have to fight for study space in that building. When I interviewed at other schools there was ample study space for students but here everyone seemed crammed in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of knowledge student ambassadors had about the facilities of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"lack of responses when communicating with admissions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cafeteria, admissions director." More from this Member | Report Response

"at first the 200$ secondary fee - but don't let that be a deterrent!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Total costs of attending" More from this Member | Report Response

"The actual interview was very unprofessionally done. At times the interviewers were rude and insulting, taking it further than a stress interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The elevators in 2090 really suck." More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather sucked that day; I got soaked with freezing rain." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school felt very closed in. Minimal windows and all shut in... in the middle of a tough neighborhood." More from this Member | Report Response

"match list isn't out yet. They do not have rotation sites in manhattan." More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that Touro doesn't have alot of rotations set in place yet...yikes. They only have 1 SIMM man and the class you have to take in order to use it costs and extra $500." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I loved the school and the location" More from this Member | Report Response

"The elevator." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not too impressed with the healthiness of the food provided to interviewees for breakfast and lunch, considering nutrition is such a big part of medicine. Bagels, cream cheese, Chinese food and soda." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is extremely new and not as advanced as any other school I've seen. There is a 70% mandatory attendance policy but no required laptop. They only have one SIM man and one harvey. For the SIM man, you have to pay an extra fee and get on a waitlist. To put this into perspective, WVSOM has 15 SIMs and of course they are part of the curriculum. The interview was not organized. We had random people walking in and not knowing what to talk about. I almost fell asleep during one of them. Also there were signs on the elevator saying not to use one of the exits because it was dangerous, and one of the "perks" of the school were the 24 hour security guards that will escort you to the train station or bus stop!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Expensive acceptance fee $2000-3000" More from this Member | Report Response

"lack of professionalism by some people in the admissions office" More from this Member | Report Response

"Small library" More from this Member | Report Response

"there is only one simman and one cardioman." More from this Member | Report Response

"The level of professionalism (except the Dean who was very thoughtful and funny) of the Admission staff and the school in general. We didn't get to talk to any students (I know the interview was during their break but I felt they were being deceptive since we didn't get the student perspective). They didn't have a lot of information about the school to hand out. Also the lunch was obviously take out from across the street. And it was gross. Haha!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not reports on board score, or how the first class did on the boards. Lib was small" More from this Member | Report Response

"campus is very tiny, finger-print scanners, size of the library-too small," More from this Member | Report Response

"Harlem, the cost, the interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"No board scores. No curriculum presentation. Obed giving a speech on how to impress the interviewers. It was unprofessional and unnecessary. Should've been replaced with a formal presentation of the school. Did not enjoy that they ran behind schedule as well, including a long cheesy speech by the Dean of Students. The unprofessionalism of the student tour guides. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Study areas seem cramped, small gym, cafeteria that doesn't serve food (only a few vending machines), there was NO official information on the curriculum or the timetables of 3rd and 4th year rotations (I had to get my information from the tour guides so I'm not sure if they covered all the points), only affiliated with 6 hospitals at the moment (none of which are in the Harlem community) for rotations. How are we supposed to know about the school if they don't talk at all about academics?? Obed's talk on how to impress the interviewers, it was unnecessary and I would have much rather heard about the curriculum and its offerings. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost of living is expensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really too negative. Yes, Harlem can look to be a little rough at times, but that was to be expected. The gym is tiny, but I have heard from other students that they are given discounts at local gyms." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very small size (but expanding), still building relationships w/hospitals for clerkships, internships, etc.. " More from this Member | Report Response

"New school (no stats), Not very impressive looking, no campus, no study facilities, library is not great" More from this Member | Report Response

"THE AREA...it was a little urban and in the middle of an area I wouldn't want to walk alone in. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Sort of boring that it's only one building, but I don't really see room for expansion at their location. They don't seem to have their rotation sites secured yet." More from this Member | Report Response

"Clerkships not solidified. How cold it is out there. I'm from California, and man it's damn cold out there." More from this Member | Report Response

"felt a little like highschool in the hallway--lack of character and coziness throughout, and especially in student lounges." More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly, I think that establishing a school in Manhattan (especially harlem) makes it really difficult for any expansion to take place. The school has had 2 classes thus far and many among the first year had to retake Anatomy at a separate location. really i have my concerns about this school. the fee for the secondary application was more than any other school and the deposit required to secure a spot (when accepted) is $2k, non-refundable. anyway, not my favorite interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I still cannot justify why the secondary cost $200. Milking the good ol' cash cow, I guess." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers. They were very rude and cut you off mid-sentence. They asked if I had any questions, yet were rushing me out of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students I spoke with. The tour guide seemed underwhelmed and I spoke with a student as I was leaving who seemed to indicate that he made a bad decision in choosing Touro. The facilities weren't great even though I tried to understand that they were still building. They all seemed unprepared to answer questions about the lack of experience because it was such a new school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour guide. Foul language, offputting remarks, came across as arrogant. It's not appropriate if you're a tour guide for prospective students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Our tour guide was very unprofessional (dropping the F-bomb left and right, taking us in the OMM lab and saying these tables are great for sleeping). The facilities were less then ideal. The anatomy lab was around 50 degrees and my interviewer said it is always really hot (pleasant thought) or really cold. The students spoke of the fourth and fifth floor construction like it is only a rumor and there is really not much happening." More from this Member | Report Response

"lack of completed facilities, student ambassadors seemed indifferent and almost lazy, interviewer was good cop/bad cop, really really bad interview experience, " More from this Member | Report Response

"Turns out what they mean by 'integrative approach' to first year sciences means that the separate biochem, anatomy, and histology classes all result in a single grade. Also, there is very little interaction with real patients and the real medical community until 2nd year. And even with that, it's not impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"2000 nonrefundable deposit within 2 wks, small building/campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"school seemed disorganzied and the school is too new to know if quality of education will be there" More from this Member | Report Response

"2000 deposit, clerkship sites seem to still be up in the air" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of 3rd/4th students yet. There wasn't really any information pertaining to clinicals besides a list of hospitals. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Small building and library but good that certain areas are always accessible to students; don't know how crowded the building will get when they finish the 4th and 5th floors (for research area, gym, and another graduate program); no clear statements made on clinical rotations during the 3rd and 4th years..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lunch. Unless you love salad. Tuna salad, egg salad, ceasar salad, mixed salad....oh and bread and water." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are no 2nd, 3rd or 4th year students because it is a brand new school. Therefore, they could not provide a lot of information about the 3rd and 4th year rotations. " More from this Member | Report Response

"interview, lack of study space, school facilites" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, maybe just that the food wasn't too good during lunch.." More from this Member | Report Response

"how new the school is. Not all the facilities are up and running and its tiny!!! One building. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of dress code for students (half of them looked like they walked in off the street), no interaction w/ students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of upcoming classes and rotations. There really aren't any definitives. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There are loooong stretches of white walls all through the building, but Obed said they'd be decorated soon." More from this Member | Report Response

"maybe the lunch. it was a pretty positive experience overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"while the facilities were entirely new (they had just moved in a few weeks ago), they were the bare minimum. expect long halls of white tile, nothing else. clinical rotations have not all been set up. there are no 3rd or 4th year students yet (but that could be positive or negative depending on the individual)." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, i loved this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not being able to go inside the medschool." More from this Member | Report Response

"building couldnt be viewed, but i have faith that it will be VERY nice..." More from this Member | Report Response

"location maybe but nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"-The building was still under construction. -The lunch that was offered consisted of a few slabs of flesh with some white bread. -Interview day was held across the street in a dingy corner of the building." More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of my questions regarding the school were unanswered. It is a new school, but they are asking a lot of money from students when they don't even have their entire teaching staff hired yet. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The building wasn't done. I was under the impression that it was going to be a NEW building but in fact, they were only renovating this older one. And although Bill Clinton's office is only a block away, Harlem still has that unfortunate stigma of being tense and slum-like. If you've lived most of your life in smaller cities and such, it might freak you out." More from this Member | Report Response

"the building itself wasn't raised yet so we couldn't even go inside to see it.. so we're applying to a school that doesn't exist yet. The area of harlem isn't the best. The presenters that day kept on repeating the fact that our lives will be miserable (as pioneers). Since the school is new, there is no organization at all (ie, housing, public safety, etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"That they did not have their school calendar set up" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Wish we could have seen the facilities but they are going to extraordinary. " More from this Member | Report Response

"We couldn't tour the actual school from the inside, it was still under construction. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost of living, and there was no school building yet (it was still being built)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that the school is still under construction so the tour consisted of walking around the building. " More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Don't follow the maps location will take you to 125th which is the back entrance to the school LOL, the entrance to the school is on 124th." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wish I would've prepared for the questions better by looking at this forum" More from this Member | Report Response

"that it would be a 2 on 1, good cop/bad cop style interview. I would have prepared my answers to account for someone playing devil's advocate." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it is uphill to walk to the building from the parking lot (ladies with heels be careful)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"they serve breakfast, and that it lasts until 2." More from this Member | Report Response

"They serve breakfast." More from this Member | Report Response

"student attitudes gave me a bad feel for the school, but at least they were being honest!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Low stress interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there would be complimentary food and coffee!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I knew how stressful the interview would be; I would have prepared for a high stress interview. It felt like there was one interviewer who was trying to stress you out, and the other was trying to play your advocate." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is about 2-2 1/2 hours of sitting around time with fellow interviewees while everyone is interviewing. Depending on your group, conversation could get stale. My interview day went about 1 hour over the time they said. Also, they spent so much time pushing the Middletown campus, I didn't really get a feel for the Harlem campus, which was a shame." More from this Member | Report Response

"That my interview would be open file" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would have a good amount of time to ask questions at the end of the interview. I was told before that they usually have to end the interview to save time and people usually aren't able to ask questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was disorganized and ran over an hour late." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I was more prepared for the interviewer cutting me off. Rather than trying to plan out your answer ahead of time, I would have just trying to remember a few key words." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there was a mock lecture at the end of the interview so I would have allotted more time." More from this Member | Report Response

"How big of an interview group it would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"More about osteopathic manual manipulation." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known the correct way to the school so that I didn't walk around lost in the freezing rain and snowy slush for 45 minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview would be open file (they changed this last minute)." More from this Member | Report Response

"that I would be leading most of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I was going to be asked specific questions about the history of D.O.s" More from this Member | Report Response

"HOW Much I would love the school, I almost didnt go on the interview. I love New York, and I love Harlem." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that the class was almost full and applied earlier." More from this Member | Report Response

"...that I wouldn't have to talk about anything other than myself and my interests. No questions about ethics, current events, public health, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Director of Admissions (Obed) advised us on what to say to the interviewers. He also had us practice by asking us why we are interested in D.O. After the interviews, he did an "unofficial" group interview about how we got our first exposure to OMM/OMT." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the school and the administrative building are located in two different buildings" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I knew that the interview was going to be more stressful." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing to be honest" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"I do not understand how they want to help under served populations; yet, they do not have any clinical rotations in Harlem itself. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What Harlem was REALLY like. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office is not in the building with the big "Touro College" sign. Make sure you head to the right building!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How long I would be sitting around waiting. Would have brought some good reading. Also, school has 2 entrances.. 1 on 124th street and the other on 125th st. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Wish I had studied up more on current health policies- the Deans are very interested in the current state of health policy in the US. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That my interview was going to be so question/answer...absolutely no conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"That Obed was going to give us a speech about how to impress the interviewers...I think it made me more nervous." More from this Member | Report Response

"WEATHER!" More from this Member | Report Response

"not to believe everything you read on sdn. this place is great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers had not looked at my file prior to the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really took me by shock or surprise." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where it was and how new it was." More from this Member | Report Response

"To not stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"How ridiculous lunch would be (basket of toll house crackers and a scoop of tuna salad, egg salad and something else no one could ID for all 15 of us). Kind of crazy considering the 15 of us spent $200 each to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"that they would be prejudiced about me applying M.D." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I was going to get cut off in most of my answers before I could tell them the best parts!" More from this Member | Report Response

"We entered through the "back" entrance." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing - I did a lot of research about the school before coming here and even saw the building, got a tour, the day before my interview. Not that the building was hard to find (just odd doorway location), and it was nice to not be nervous about getting lost." More from this Member | Report Response

"traffic on the van wyck vs. train time" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much more competitive it would be interviewing at a later date. " More from this Member | Report Response

"WOW!! they seem to have something against older students and my DO shadow doc who was a resident instead of a full fledged DO" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the questions at the interview would be very open ended and that I would need to lead the interview .." More from this Member | Report Response

"how laid back the day would be and how friendly the interviewers were" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers basically play good cop/bad cop." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wear comfortable shoes because you'll probably walk several blocks to see one of the hospitals that students will rotate at. Seriously, comfortable shoes. I had to stop at a Payless to buy sneakers for my walk back to the train station because my feet were so sore!" More from this Member | Report Response

"they have classes sometimes that start at 8am. come early to sit in on one of them." More from this Member | Report Response

"exorbitant cost of traveling around the city. use the subway if possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"How few spots were still open. However I got in, so all's well." More from this Member | Report Response

"class is almost, but not quite, full" More from this Member | Report Response

"That they wouldn't offer a suitable lunch for people who don't eat flesh." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, though I wish I knew EXACTLY where the building was because it was an absolute pain for me to walk around in high heels." More from this Member | Report Response

"They took us in unmarked/sketchy cabs to one of their rotation site hospitals. nonetheless, it was nice to see on of the hospitals we would potentially be rotating through." More from this Member | Report Response

"That we were going to visit the hospitals that they were affiliating with." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they are gonna be big on research. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How close President Clinton's office was to the building. I got lost and went in there to ask for directions, only later did i find out who the building was actually for. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They have no building yet! Should be done around april." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the school was still under construction. " More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The outside of the building is not well kept and the area is not very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't let the interviewers intimidate you. Be confident in yourself and your skills, if you were invited to interview, that means you are qualified in every way so BE CONFIDENT!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Review questions, especially from this year, as they will probably ask you that same question" More from this Member | Report Response

"overall very great experience and would be happy to attend school here" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive and good experience+" More from this Member | Report Response

"Touro really ended up much higher on my list at the end. They did a great job of leaving a great impression." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, a great experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything you need is in the school. Very safe. Loved seeing the diversity of students. They are already implementing practices to improve step 2 scores. Great school, but do not feel my interview went well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I did like the school but the interview was pretty odd." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school! Really like the flipped curriculum. Just not sure if I would be happy living in NYC." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school location is very low key (i.e. it is in an office building and only has a few floors). But it does grow on you once you realize that they have all the facilities necessary for you to succeed, and that you are going to be living in Manhattan." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't feel too stressed during my interview but other interviewees thought theirs were more intense. Know your application and stay calm and your interview will go smoothly. Good luck!" More from this Member | Report Response

"School is definitely on the up and up. Renovate the exterior and they will be in business. The faculty and staff all care and they want the school to progress which is nice !" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a few others - who must have had the same interviewers as I did - have mentioned, I thought this went beyond a typical stress interview. For a fairly new school with no real reputation, this just left me with a very poor impression of the school and I have no desire to study here with such faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are from out of town, leave your hotel EARLY because New York traffic is just plain nuts." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the school is alright. Pros: great faculty, and students seem very social with each other. Cons: facilities are not the greatest and no early clinical exposure." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very impressed with the school. Definitely became my top choice after the interview and tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't stress yourself when you go to this interview, prepare properly and just be yourself. They really are just trying to see if you "fit". The interview itself isn't highly stressful and the process is really organized. Obed was extremely extremely helpful in getting everyone to open up and talk before our interviews in order to kind of prepare us.. so take advantage of that. All in all, a great school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice place. Touro's website does not do the school justice." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the school a lot more after I interviewed for them. The staff and interviewers were very friendly and informative. Would definitely go here if accepted!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stay confident during your interview. Some people got to lead the conversation. Others did not. So be prepared for anything" More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt like I really learned a lot on the interview day. I also feel like TouroCOM is honest in its commitment to the underserved and has real resources to include this as a part of medical education. Aside from the glass library, nothing stuck out as outstanding in the world of medical schools, but I left the interview wanting to be accepted so bad it hurt." More from this Member | Report Response

"A very low key and enjoyable interview if you are someone who enjoys meeting people and chatting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't like this school at all, other than the location (NYC in general- Harlem is nasty)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very impressed with the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"student tours were very helpful in gaining true insight into the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Blah. This school just didn't do it for me. I really want to live in NYC at some point, but I realized how big of a mistake it would be to live in an expensive city during medical school. Besides, I want to be competitive for a good residency so I don't think this school will make me look stronger." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good experience. People were nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, this scholl has left a good impression on me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I did not like this school. I was initially enticed by the mission of the school, the diversity of the area, the new facilities and was willing to give it a shot. But I did not like the area as much as I thought, I did not like the interviewers, I did not like the cost. I left knowing nothing about the school and unimpressed. They were not very accommodating. Other schools I have been to have been much more professional and accommodating to your visit. And I would leave knowing much more about the school - I don't know any more about Touro than I did before I got there except that I don't like it. It's not worth the money. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The day started at 9:10 with a 20 minute talk from Obed on Touro and what to expect/talk about in the interview. My interview was at 9:30 and was over by 9:50. There was a 10 minute talk on financial aid at 10:30. Tour of the facilities from 11-12. The dean of student affairs gave a brief 20 min talk about the school, he was very helpful. Obed then treated us to Silvia's (Famous for Soul Food)!! Overall, I was impressed by the school's facilities, but the rotation sites are severely lacking. I'm sure in the next 5 years tho, the rotation sites will be much better for the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Agenda: Welcome/Breakfast around 9am. Obed speaking around 9:10am. Then Financial aid session around 9:30am. Then interviews start at 10am. Around 11am, the students give a tour. Deans give speeches. Then Lunch. School is in the heart of NYC. Clinical rotations are up and coming. Obed- the Director of Admissions - is very helpful. He answered any questions before we went to see our interviewers and talked about what is expected of you in the interview. Very comfortable setting." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's a great school, don't let any negative comments taint your experience. Go in with an open mind and see for yourself! " More from this Member | Report Response

"It's a great school overall! Hopefully I'll get in!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed most aspects of this school, but was a little concerned with its lack of stats, area in NYC, and lack of clinical work from day one---> I want to start seeing patients along with doing book work. The school was nice and they have great facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Seems to be an up and coming school. They have state-of-the-art equipment. They push primary care. Everyone is really friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly, I think that establishing a school in Manhattan (especially harlem) makes it really difficult for any expansion to take place. The school has had 2 classes thus far and many among the first year had to retake Anatomy at a separate location. really i have my concerns about this school. the fee for the secondary application was more than any other school and the deposit required to secure a spot (when accepted) is $2k, non-refundable. anyway, not my favorite interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are many positives and negatives to this school. Positives: new school so you can set the direction of your medical education as far as extracurriculars go; located in Manhattan NYC so you are bound to see diverse group of patients on your rotations & not to mention that you always have the city at your doorstep when you have to unwind and relax; and finally, the school executives' political influence with administrators and other hospital leaders in NYC and northeast. Negatives: New school so you don't really know how effective the curriculum is and how well the students are being prepared for the boards; rotation sites haven't been finalized although I'm sure majority of them will be in NYC; incomplete construction of 4/5 floors will make the school very crowded once more students from pharmacy and masters programs are enrolled. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Wasn't for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"You should ask about the status of their clinical rotations." More from this Member | Report Response

"This school is clearly evolving which, along with its location, was what excited me about it. However, after my visit I have to question the direction of its evolution." More from this Member | Report Response

"be ready if your a MD/DO applicant. also, be read to answer questions about "inner city" community work" More from this Member | Report Response

"Laid back interview, great students, the interviewers ask questions based on the way the conversation is going, but in my experience they would ask new questions before I said what I really wanted to say from the last question" More from this Member | Report Response

"very laid back, a little unorganized. students seems very happy here though. i really like nyc too, it's a total different way of life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Growing school in a good location. Touro really appears to want to make a difference in the area and I believe they will with time." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed myself and it seems like the staff, students, and interviewers all enjoy being at Touro - they have some kinks to work out, still growing..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Genuinely impressed with the staff. I was the second to last to interview on the last day of interiews and I thought they would be jaded and tired of the whole process. They were interested to hear everybodys story." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was pretty laid back and casual. I was interviewed by two professors/clinicians - one was the assistant dean. It was more of a conversation, and they were good about letting me talk before they asked the next question. Overall, they didn't ask that many questions by the time the interview was over. " More from this Member | Report Response

"good cop bad cop, over 15 min spend defending my decision to work after college, They seem to think I was more likely to fail bc I was out of school for a while and I am 30 yrs old.. They did not give me any evidence older students do fail out at a higher rate, also grilled me into saying neg comments about other students who were interviewing that day, almost suspected I was not going to be accepted even before denial letter came in mail" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was really quite relaxed and enjoyable. The director of admissions is a very nice and helpful man, he is there to answer all of your questions honestly, so there isn't anything to worry about. You just have to be passionate about the fact that you want to be an osteopathic physician!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was really quick, but apparently everyone who had my interviewers had a quick interview too. They were really nice though. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, a very good interview day...not intimidating at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, not bad. I was grilled a little bit during my interview, which made me very nervous and caused me to stumble w/ some of my answers (but I was accepted so being grilled is not necessarily a bad thing). I'm from FL and this was my first visit to NYC. After visiting I realized that NYC wasn't for me. Nice facilities. Obed was very helpful and nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews are closed file so they don't know anything about you. You do have to lead the conversation. I wish they didn't ask so many hypothetical questions. Every question was really open-ended." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, a great day with lots of friendly people. I definitely loved the school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"interview wasn't difficult, persay, but one of my interviewers was pretty intimidating, in demeanor -- not the most laid-back interview. tour was adequate, obed actually spent several minutes coaching us about the interview beforehand, which was nice of him. the day could have run smoother....eh." More from this Member | Report Response

"two interviewers, small room, me. very sweet and friendly people, both professors at the school. lots of warm smiles. they explicitly expressed that they wanted to get to know me and that i can be relaxed. they wanted to know about me (closed file, so they have NOT seen my other materials at all)." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is a great school and I know I will be a perfect fit for it. With that said though, if you are considering TouroCOM, you need to be sure this is the type of atmosphere you want. If you choose this school just because it is NY, then I would really reconsider because you will have a tough time at this school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent. The interview experience sold me on the school. I think Touro NY will be an awesome school." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was a very positive experience...the interview day flowed well and was very low stress..." More from this Member | Report Response

"very positive. this promises to be a technologically advanced school with the desire to make a big impact on surrounding area. seems like a perfect fit to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was good ... very much like Tour NV .... I liked the fact that it was closed file ... it really helps becasue they get to see your personality more than anything else." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought it was too long of a day. There was a lot of waiting around. We got a pointless ''tour'' of the school-meaning we took a walk around the block. I thought we could have done without it since we couldn't even see the classrooms or inside the building. It was cool to get a tour of the hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great interview experience. The admissions staff wants you to do well. There is a brief introduction with the deans, and then you rotate in groups of 2 or 3 between a financial aid session, closed filed interview, and tour of the building. Following this there was a light lunch, and then we took cabs to a local hospital to meet with a resident." More from this Member | Report Response

"Apart from the interview, I spent a couple of days or so in NYC to visit friends and to sight-see. While my overall experience was quite positive, I'd be lying if I didn't mention my disappointment in the fact that the building wasn't done. I wanted to see the facilities myself instead of being told repeatedly that it'll be state-of-the-art." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a strange experience considering the school doesn't yet exist. It was relatively organized. They provided breakfast and lunch which was nice. They didn't have much to show us because the building isn't even ready yet, so we just took a walk around the block. It's not the best of areas but not the absolute worst either. the interviewers were really nice; Obed seemed overwhelmed. an fair interview experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A relaxing day whereby the staff really tried to get the know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"I spent a good amount of time in a conference room with other interviewees while we waited to go on a tour of the school site, financial aid and the interview. The day went smoothly and ended with a visit to North General Hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome. This school is not for everyone but it seems like its perfect for me!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They tell you in the beginning that they try to make this the most relaxing process as possible. I came in 30 minutes early, and hung out in the conference room. Deans will give you a presentation, and explain their ''vision'' of the school. Interviews are in a panel, closed-file. My interview was pretty long, probably cause i talked a lot. Questions were typical, and they keep you on your toes with questions that are improved from your answers, be prepared to handle them stopping you mid sentence. Be yourself, and if you believe this is for you, state it, logically and systematically. Tell them what is important in your life, now and in the future. They are looking for students who are serious, dedicated, and personable, as medicine is not for the weak of heart. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was actually very laid back. I got along with my interviewers and we shared a couple laughs and chatted off topic. Overall, I liked the school and it was a good thing because I was accepted. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall the interview experience was very good. My interview was very informal and they were asking general questions so they could get to know me. Once the school is built it promises to be very nice and big. The harlem community is under going a transformation and will be interesting going to school there and helping the citizens of that community. " More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 62
Faculty member 3
Admissions staff 36
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 80
Neutral 20
Discouraging 1

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.32 92

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 26
Out of state 75

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 27
2-3 hours 30
4-6 hours 24
7+ hours 16

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 39
Automobile 26
Train or subway 29
Other 4

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

Response # Responders
< $100 31
$101-$200 13
$201-$300 8
$301-$400 6
$401-$500 7
$501+ 14

What airport did you use?

LAX to JFK

Laguardia

PHL

la guardia

JFK

EWR

ISP

LGA

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 35
Hotel 33
Home 5
Other 1

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.19 103

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.49 109

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

Response Avg # Responders
8.57 107

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.12 90

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.22 91

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
6.33 79

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"allow us to interact more with current students" More from this Member | Report Response

"would be nice if students gave the tour instead of admissions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"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

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