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  • New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Old Westbury
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

15 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why NYCOM?" Report Response

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

"Tell us something about osteopathic medicine." Report Response

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

"Was there a particular moment or experience during volunteering that convinced you that being a physician is what you wanted?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"They asked me about the few previous jobs I had taken in the last few summers. They were all blue collar jobs, so they asked why I chose the nature of those jobs as opposed to more subtle ones." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I was asked to describe my systematic psychology class. I took the class a year before this interview, so I had to think a bit before answering." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"NYIT website, this website, occasionally read the paper for health care topics." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Every student I talked to says the clinical rotations are excellent. Basically, you're doing rotations at some of the best hospitals in the region." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The time management of the interview.....lots of waiting. They want you to fill out the secondary application before the interview, so it's a good idea to bring a copy of your application or resume." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"So much waiting...I would have brought something to read." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"All in all, the experience was good. I'm not from NY or NJ, so I expected the traffic to be a little hectic. Yeah it was...I had to have a beer when I got to my hotel. But for you city folk, I'm sure you're used to the traffic. Anyway, I got to the interview and had to wait for a while before they started calling us back. Like I said, it's a good idea to bring a copy of your application or resume so the secondary is easy to fill out. The interviewers were very casual; they weren't out to get me. Just go in there relaxed, know what you put on your application, know the name of their new dean, and know the principles and general ideas of osteopathic medicine. If you take care of this, you're golden. The main thing is to relax. Trust me, the whole experience is not as bad as people imagine. Just put a little time into preparing, like anything else, and you'll be fine. Personally, for me, the tour was agony. This is not a reflection of the school, the facilities are actually pretty nice. The two med students, who were very nice, told some stories during the tour. Everyone was enjoying themselves, but all I could do is think about getting out and avoiding the @#$* traffic. The tour eventually ended, so I quickly walked to my car, tried to start it, and guess what.....I left my lights on!! The car was dead. I ran back to admissions office and told them about my stupidity. They were very nice about it, and called security to give me a jump. The guy found me in the parking lot, and obliged. This showed me that this was a pretty organized school, I was grateful. I made it out of New York, drove back to Pittsburgh, and had a six pack in celebration of my interview day. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/16/2002

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