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  • New York Medical College
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Valhalla
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"How do you see yourself helping people in 10 to 15 years? What is the most devastating thing that has happened to you? " Report Response

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

"Some very specific questions about my essay? (like my parents, my undergrad institutions, etc.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Standard questions...nothing to out of the ordinary. Why medicine? How do you see yourself helping people in 10 years?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the most devastating this that happened to you? (This was difficult only b/c during preparation for the interview, I had prepared an answer to: what is the most DUMBEST thing you've ever done? So when he asked what is the most devastating thing you've done, I heard what is the most dumbest thing you've done. After I started to answer the wrong question, I was able to turn it around and still save myself.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"website...school catalog...read up on current healthcare issues...sample questions...looked in the mirror for 30 minutes and pretended to answer questions...read AMCAS essay and app" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Away from the hustle/bustle of the city (if that is what you like)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing really...i really like this school" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nada" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Everything was great...the only thing I didn't like was that I have a considerable amount of research experience. The interviewer did not spend more than 10 seconds talking about my research. I was kind of bummed about that. My only advice to other people is to know there AMCAS application and essay REALLY well before you walk in." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2003

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