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  • New York Medical College
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • 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?

50 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)?

"Tell me about your family." Report Response

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

"Why medicine? Why New York Medical College? Have you interviewed elsewhere? " Report Response

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

"What are some of your experiences outside academics? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Very typical questions. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing difficult. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read website, talked with student host" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school is committed to training generalist physicians. However, that doesn't mean that they discourage students from specializing. The campus is green with lots of open space. Student housing is a five minute walk away from the lecture halls and library. The anatomy hall is gorgeous with natural light flooding in. At the end of the anatomy course, the class has the opportunity to meet with the family members of those who willed their body to science. Pretty awesome! Students have the option of staying in Valhalla or moving to the city during the third year. Housing is provided in the city. Student housing on campus is great although it looks a little too much like college dorms. The school boasts its nearly 100% passing rate on the Boards." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Research is not particularly strong although that is something the school is working on. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"My original interviewer was unable to interview me because a faculty member's wife had died that weekend. Be prepared for anything! " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"If you fly into La Guardia or JFK, take the train (called MTA) to Valhalla. Go to Google.com to find a schedule of when the trains leave Grand Central Station. It will cost you $5 each way so avoid taking taxis if you can. The day is well organized. When you arrive, you will be given a folder with lots of NYMC propaganda. It's good stuff to use when they ask why you want to attend NYMC. You will not know who you will be interviewing you until you arrive." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/21/2002

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