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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

How you think you did?

8 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?

2

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)?

"So tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why do you think the patient kept coming back to the ER? (regarding a recurring patient who has psych problems at the ER where I volunteer)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you think the US healthcare system is having the problems it is currently having (regarding access to healthcare)?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, reviewed my application, did mock interviews with friends." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very nice campus, beautiful facilities, the faculty and staff seem really oriented toward helping the students, the comraderie between students, the non-competitive atmopshere, the housing is more that adequate, BEAUTIFUL facilities" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Although it's not in the middle of nowhere, Valhalla and its surrounding areas aren't exactly vibrant and exciting (but it's only 30 mins. from Manhattan)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had looked up better directions. It gets confusing in Westchester." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a very laid back atmosphere with extremely friendly faculty, staff, and students. We began with a continental breakfast, then listened to the admissions director speak about the school. A 4th year student then spoke to us for about 40 mins. and answered some questions. We then received a short (and somewhat pointless) financial aid presentation. Then the interviews began. The interviews were very casual, but the interviewers were writing constantly (I think my first interviewer literally transcribed the session). It was more conversational but there were some definite questions thrown in. Since it was closed-file, they mostly wanted to know about my activities and experiences in high school and college, and what led me to medicine. It was very standard, nothing out of the ordinary. They did ask the infamous "red flags in your application" question but I felt prepared for it because of SDN. Overall a very nice (but long) day." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/01/2004

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