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  • New York Medical College
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Valhalla
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

10 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"Why do you work in genetics if you crashed and burned in your genetics course?" Report Response

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

"What's the hardest piano piece you've ever played? (What, was he trying to test me on my piano playing prowess? This was at the end of the interview when I was visibly upset from his unrelentless beating of my application and credentials). " Report Response

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

"How would you fix the insurnace crisis in this country? No, that's wrong. What else can you think of to fix it? NO, that's wrong. You're naive. Any other ideas? NO? Okay, you suck." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None were interesting, the guy was just concerned with humiliating me as much as possible." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why did you bomb your genetics class? And why do you work in a genetics lab if you "crashed and burned" in genetics? This was after I had been asked what my worst grade was, and I replied B- in genetics. So I told this guy that at my college, genetics is the hardest class you can take, it's notorious for being ridiculously hard, and I don't consider B- crash and burn. He asked what was hard about it, and I said, the level of detail they expect undergraduates to know was a little unrealistic. He snorted and said, "What do you think medical school is like?" To which I replied, "there's a difference when you're an undergrad and have four other courses to worry about simultaneously." He snorted again, shook his head, sighed, rolled his eyes, and finally moved on." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, the school's website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nothing, really. The students looked miserable, the tour guides were boring and didn't seem happy, and the facilities were nothing exciting. I was also not impressed with the dorms, where every single student seems to live. I can't imagine being in the middle of nowhere and living with all my classmates right across the walkway from the classroom building. Seems like med-school summer camp to me." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Everything. Read above. It was the worst interview day out of 11 that I have had. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That virtually nobody lives off campus, and the administration is bigoted. (Catholic - they don't like gay people.)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Awful, negative, disheartening, humiliating, waste of money, waste of effort, waste of time." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2004

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