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  • New York University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New York
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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?

Open file

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

"What 3 books would you want to read if you were isolated from the outside world?" Report Response

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

"What would you do career-wise if there was no way you could get into medical school?" Report Response

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

"Have you been accepted anywhere yet? How do you know what school you want to go to (i.e. what criteria do you use in deciding which school you ultimately will attend) Which school would you actually go to if you got into all the ones you applied to? Well, certainly NOT NYU if she's there. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read NYU's website, read interview feedback, studied my AMCAS." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"That the free lunch ticket had no limit. Most schools have a $6 limit. I only got a sandwich and soda, but I should have gotten ice cream, chips, fruit, maybe even a hot entree on top of everything else. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interviewer's disprespectful attitude. I flew 1,000s of miles to visit NYU, and she made me feel the trip was a waste of time and $$ with her attitude. This wasn't an "intimidating act." I strongly feel that my interviewer needs a vacation and some lessons in communication. Maybe she should consider another career if she's so unhappy in life. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"First, to the other person who posted their interview experience on 12/11/02, I think I got the exact same interviewer that you did, because everything you said, I totally agree with (it happened to me too). Just to be sure, the interviewer's initials are "Z-F," am I right? Here's an example of her negativity. When I met her, I said "Nice to meet you. How are you today?" her response: "Why do you care? You don't know who I am." She challeneged all of my responses too, which should be okay in an interview situation. Except she did NOT give me the opportunity to explain my point of view. She struck me as an overall negative, unhappy person. I tried to ask her what her specialty was, but she said "no Personal questions!" Also, I asked her if she felt the faculty enjoyed working with students. Her answer,"No not all of them. How can you expect them to be happy when they teach the same thing over and over?" I hope her view is not shared by the rest of the NYU faculty. Judging from the majority of positive posts about NYU, I'd say that I got the one lemon interviewer. This was truly the most difficult person to talk to of ALL my interviews thus far. If you get Dr. ZF, be warned! she didn't seem to care if I picked NYU or not. She didn't sell the school at all. Maybe she just doesn't want me there. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/11/2002

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