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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)?

"Tell me about yourself. " Report Response

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

"What do you do to relax? Why do you want to go into medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why specifically do you want to attend NYMC?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing stands out that I remember." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Whats the biggest problem facing medicine today and how would you go about fixing it?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, NYMC website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nice facilities, nice campus, very laid back atmosphere. I could really see myself making NYMC my home for 4 years. We got to sit in on a 1st year lecture after our interview, students all had the powerpoint slides printed out in advance and were following along with the professor. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The housing in the aparment buildings is nice and furnished. However, there is some housing off to the side of those buildings designed for families and students who want to bring their own furniture. This family housing looks very run down, it reminded me of an old motel and was the only blemish on an otherwise pretty campus. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"When you arrive for the interview, everyone gathers in the administration building until the admissions office opens. Very normal, but then they open the doors to the admissions office and you start filing in one by one (there were about 12 people in my interview group). As you walk into the admissions office, you're told to sign a clip board and take a seat. FLASH! They take your picture and print out a computer generated ID card attached to an NYMC laniard for you to wear around your neck all day. It was a complete surprise and none of us had expected it since I had never seen anything on SDN about it. I liked my picture, other interviewees were grumbling about how they hated theirs. Just be prepared to smile for the camera, the last thing any of us were expecting was to get our picture taken for an ID card even before we had a chance to take our coats off." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview day was very relaxed. The admissions office has a nice breakfast of bagels, fruits, and juices waiting for the interviewees as you come in. After about 20 minutes of eating and getting to know the other candidates, the director of admissions comes into the room. She breaks down the day for you, goes over your schedule, and talks about the selection process and NYMC. After she's done, she leaves the room and a 4th year student comes in to talk to the group and answer any questions. That lasts about half an hour and after the student is done, the financial aid director comes into the room and gives a very good overview of the financial aid at NYMC. One of the best financial aid talks I've received during the whole interview season. After he's done, candidates start leaving the office to go to their interviews. My interviewer was extremely friendly and laid back, he truly just wanted to get to know me. He didn't ask me any high pressure ethics questions, instead we just had a really good 45 minute talk about why I wanted to go into medicine as a career, what I've been doing since graduating high school and why I wanted to study medicine in NY. After the interview was over, I grabbed a couple of other candidates and we sat in on a first year lecture for about 10 minutes. Standard looking lecture hall, though no wireless access inside the room so students had to bring print outs of the lecture notes in advance. After that we all met up again in the administration building for a tour of the school. The tour was led by two 1st year students and was very good, we saw the library, anatomy lab, dorms, and PBL rooms. The students were good at answering questions and seemed to be happy they were going to NYMC. After the tour, the admissions office gave us all vouchers to get up to $7 worth of free food in the cafeteria. Very good food and a nice way to end the day. After that we just picked up any coats or anything we had left back in the admissions office and then we were done. I left NYMC with a good feeling about the day, 8 weeks later I got accepted. Though I turned down their offer (I'll be attending the University of Miami instead), I had truly imagined myself as a student at NYMC, living in the dorms, going out with friends to NYC after exams... I would have had no problem going there for 4 years. " 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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