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  • Valhalla
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

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

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

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

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

"Are there any red flags I may need to explain to the admissions committee? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What did you like most about elementary school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

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

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read lots of articles and books, mock interviews with people from work, watched the news, this website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I loved the area...I grew up in "suburbia," so I felt right at home. The school is in a beautiful and peaceful locale. The admissions staff was wonderfully sweet and organized our day without any glitches. The student tour was informative. The gross anatomy lab was very well lighted and ventilated. I loved the "look" of the school and the attitude of the people there. The student housing was also pretty impressive." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"not applicable" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview with Dr. Pravetz was an amazing experience. I really felt like he took a genuine interest in me as a person. He asked A LOT of questions, but all were valid, fair, and were aimed at giving him insight about me and my motivations. The interview lasted 60 minutes, but didn't seem long because it was pleasant. He smiled a lot and affirmed what I had to say, so I felt at ease. I feel like we "clicked." I think anyone who gets Dr. Pravetz as an interviewer is very lucky. The admissions staff was very nice. The student speaker, Stewart, gave us a comical and realistic view of what New York Med. is like. I'm glad that a financial aid person spoke with us too. All in all, I really think this school is worth checking out. I know I'd love to go there. Relax when it comes to the interview. Just prepare well, read some articles, and most importantly, believe in your potential. Good luck!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/03/2003

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