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  • New York University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New York
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"Why did you chose to go to an undergraduate school that was so far from home?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about X volunteering activity." Report Response

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

"Tell me about your thesis project." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could change one thing about the health care system, what would it be?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What was the hardest decision that you have had to make in your life?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, NYU website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The tour--it was significantly more extensive than any other tour I have been on. We went to the anatomy labs (and saw the cadavers up close and personal), talked to professors in many of the rooms we passed, toured the ER, and got a good look at dorm life, the classrooms, and Bellevue Hospital." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interview length--they are supposed to take 30 minutes, which doesn't seem like enough time to make yourself and your opinions know. Furthermore, the two people who also interviewed with my interviewer (a dean) only took about 30 minutes whereas some other students with different interviewers took up to an hour.. Doesn't seem quite fair.. Also the tour guides seemed to think the way to recruit was to talk about all the "pimped out" parties as opposed to the academic life. While I completely love the fact the NYU students have good social lives, I came because I wanted to learn about the school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Bellevue is really amazing. Plus, NYU is affiliated with the VA hospital and a private hospital (Tish). Thus, you really see three walks of life and three different systems. I think this opportunity is missed at some of the other NYC schools." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I arrived for an interview at 10. Don't let the interview information email fool you-- there are no signs posted directing you to the dean's office for the interview, and the place is quite a maze. Basically you will have to ask police officers or custodians along the way. The interview took 30 minutes (very low stress and conversational), then there was a tour at 11-12 of the school, then lunch 12-1, and then a tour of Bellevue from 1-2. This schedule is a bit different for afternoon interviews." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/12/2004

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