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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?

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)?

"what do you do for fun?" Report Response

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

"what will you do if you don't get into med school this year?" Report Response

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

"are there any red-flags that i need to know about?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"it was a closed file interview...so it was mostly a "tell me about yourself" type interview. the interview was all about my app and my personality/character. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"not any really any difficult questions. I guess the hardest thing was to explain the "red-flags" of my application. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, knew my application very well, practiced answering sample interview questions, spoke about NYMC with my overnight host" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"first of all, the interview day was VERY organized. The welcome from the admissions office was great, and the presentation by the financial aid adviser is the best I've encountered. Admin and financial aid really look out for their students! I had steak for my free lunch! Housing is nice, educational facilities are fairly new. Students have high board scores. there are various teaching hospitals (city-->subburbs) for your clinical rotations. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It was cold! Also, because the entering class is huge and that the housing is like a dorm setting, I was told that students tend to have their own cliques. Off-campus housing is really expensive. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"SDN stated about the "awesome anatomy lab!". Ya i guess, its a nice lab -- compared to other anatomy labs. It's amazing how big windows that bring natural light in the room, and having a large SPACE, makes everyone describe the lab as "state-of-the art". :)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall it was a good interview experience and I would consider NYMC as a top choice. The ratings for SDN are both positive and negative. And I think that the negativity may stem from the curriculum that NYMC has. The first two years are hard-core intense lectures and minimal patient contact (compared to other schools with patient care and PBL intergrated into the curriculum). So, ya, some students may be a little "off" or "unhappy" cause they are studying all the time. But hey! their board scores are 6-8pts above average. So I guess even though NYMC is not changing up their curriculum drastically like a lot of schools, I would say that this school really really prepares you for the boards. And if you think the NYMC curriculum is the way you want to learn, then great - it's either for you (positive) or not (negative)!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/30/2004

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