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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?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"Do you know how much you the little "bodega" on 10th avenue pays per employee for health insurance? Do you know how much I pay to provide my secretary with health insurance?" Report Response

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

"Where will the government get the money to pay for national health care? By cutting back on spending where? Iraq? " Report Response

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

"Have you heard back from any other schools? (This was towards the end of a thoroughly awful interview experience and I told him flat out that I had already been accepted at a higher ranked school, thank you very much.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me what you did in your free time growing up. Being a lifelong New Yorker, I can't imagine how boring it must be to grow up anywhere else. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Where is medicine headed? And tons of follow up questions--the guy would not drop the subject, even though it was clear that I had said all I wanted to say. He seemed to enjoy torturing me with questions I had no answer to." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read nyu website, interview feedback" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"students seem pretty happy and stress-free, but we only met first and second years, I couldn't tell what 3rd and 4th years would be like" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Facilities are old and tour only consisted of the lecture hall, pbl rooms, anatomy lab and dorms--no hospitals--didn't even get to see the "awesome" Bellevue hospital; my interviewer did not do a very good job selling me on the school, he was very antagonistic--if that's what the faculty at NYU is like, I have no desire to learn from them; although the students were nice, I felt like the interview overall was a waste of time. I didn't learn anything that wasn't already on the NYU website. Definitely not worth getting up early on a Saturday morning in the middle of a snowstorm for." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the interviewer would be such an asshole and that I would have been better off canceling the interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There was no Dean welcoming the students, no financial aid session, no "Life in NYC" presentation, no student Q&A panel, no lunch (cuz it was a Saturday); basically, it was an interview and a tour. That was it. This was my 9th interview and I was expecting a lot more from NYU, especially since I know several people who go to school here and they all rave about the school. My interviewer was very arrogant and condescending. He challenged or dismissed every statement I made, I felt like I was defending myself from the very beginning, even in my choice of extracurriculars. This was definitely the most stressful interview I've had. Even if this was one of those interviews that test how you react under pressure, the entire day left such a bad taste in my mouth that I am 100% sure I will turn down NYU if I am offered an acceptance. Also, there was only one interviewer so I don't think that I will be getting a fair shot in front of the admissions committee. Overall, very poorly done. I was very disappointed with the experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/06/2003

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