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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?

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 do you know about osteopathic medicine? Why osteopathic med?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for me that I could answer?" Report Response

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

"Do you have anything else to add that you would like me to present in my report? (something like that)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Are you a giver or a receiver? Why? and Name 6 people, 3 men and 3 women, who are your heroes. Say one quality for each that makes him or her your hero. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"After I had answered each given question, the interviewer usually kept asking semi-confrontational questions about the answer I had given. It was fine with me though. I like a challenge. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Spoke with graduates from NYCOM, SDN and NYCOM website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were friendly and seemed very happy at NYCOM. The matchlist is good. The clinical rotations are strong, especially since most of them are in the NYC metro area. A lot of the classes have streaming online lectures which is really nice. There are lots of research opportunites. Also, they offer a good deal of fellowships, at least more than most other schools that I visited. Ample parking space is available. Faculty and administration were very nice. Also, for such a large class, I had gotten the impression that faculty do make an effort to get to know each student. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The class size is huge, probably too large for me. I think, with the emigre physician program included, each NYCOM class size is roughly about 300 students. The library is the smallest library that I have seen so far. I don't think that's much of a problem for students though b/c I think most people study elsewhere. I also wasn't too impressed with the school's facilities. However,as a caveat, I might have come in with grander expectations of the school, based on what others have told me. The area is expensive to live in. The tuition. There is also a slight commuter feel to the school. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I had originally gotten lost the first time that I was supposed to go to this interview and had to re-schedule. So, if possible, I would scope out the area beforehand." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I thought that the interview itself was the most interesting ones that I've had so far. I think some of the the other people who left interview feedbacks had the same interviewer. I actually really liked him and his interview style made the process somewhat of a fun challenge for me. Although, I must say that the interview, in general, did have a mini-therapy session feel and I could see how other people could get stressed out by this particular interviewer. The student seem really happy and it looks like there are a lot of opportunities at NYCOM, especially in NYC. Also, I am acquainted with a large number of NYCOM grads, who have nothing but positive things to say about the school. However, I was slightly disappointed with the facilities and large class size." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/23/2004

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