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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

15 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)?

"SO tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Which nurses have the highest stress levels? I did a psychology research project on the stress levels of nurses." Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions? No, and you obviously don't either. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"No interesting questions. The interviewer was a Bio professor, and I hadn't done any research. He had absolutly nothing to say to me." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"He only asked me questions that were on my application which was in his hand. I simply restated what he already had on paper." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, NYCOm wedbsite, talked with alumni" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The OMM lab is really great. The anatomy lab was in good shape and there is a low ratio of students to cadavers. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"THe admissions staff was rude, but I guess they do live in New York. The school is overpopulated. There are way too many students for the facilities. The study area is awful and is very full. THe students were extremely stressed out. They said that they get an average of 3 to 4 hours of sleep a night. All the tests taken are in a weeks time, so you have 8 tests in a week rather than spacing it out. Their pass rate for the COMLEX is very low compared to any other osteopath school. They do not have a lot of lab classes, slides are shown during lecture. There is no where close to live to the school. I want to live as close as possible since med students are on campus so much. The admissions director kept pushing that students can go into allopathic residencies. If I wanted to go into an allopathic residency I would have applied to allopathic schools! I found it very upsetting, it seemed like they were puting down their own profession. They wouldn't stop talking about money. We all know how expensive it was before we applied. They seemed like they are very unhelpful if students run into money problems. Other schools that I applied would give students emergency loans of upto 20,000 in two days if needed. I left very, very unhappy. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That they would have lost several copies of my letters of recommendation. They were mailed twice, faxed twice, and it was not until my professors called before they said that they received them. What an unorganized school. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was very boring, I felt like the interviewer wished I had not come. We barely spoke. I really feel like it was a waste of my time. Everything that was asked was on my application. I was the only one who had a negative interview that day, but I was also the only non-science major. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/15/2004

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