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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?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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 a problem in medicine and give me all the sides to it." Report Response

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

"Tell me something in your application that you think I would want to know more about (since it is closed file)." Report Response

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

"Any red flags?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Are you sure you did ________ extra curricular activity?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you fix the health care system? I started out by suggesting an increase in taxes (one ideas of many); however, the interviewer just snapped "NO THAT WILL NOT DO ANYTHING!" I think she was already against me after I told her where I was employed." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read over websites regarding interviews, my own personal essays, secondary essays, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were really nice. I don't understand why every person that writes on this website says that the students seemed unhappy. The tour guides were so enthusiastic, the girl I stayed with and her roommates were happy, the facilities were nice, especially (as everyone says) the anatomy lab. The most positive thing is the opportunity to do 3rd and 4th year in NYC!!!! It is the perfect set up!!!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My interviewer. She was the type of woman who stood her ground no matter what and if she didn't like what you said, then you were told. We sat very close together as well which made the interview very uncomfortable. On top of that, my interviewer didn't show up so I was moved to the afternoon for an interview. They say you will be out by 1:30, yeah right, be careful. I flew from CA and I barely made my flight (6PM) b/c of the interview being rescheduled late, the train to NYC, the subway to the airport (there was nofaster way bc of the traffice, etc). SO BE CAREFUL! I really like the school, but the interview did not go as well as I would have hoped." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"To really plan ahead. I thought the buses would be consistent in picking peopole up at the different terminals, it took FOREVER for me to finally catch a bus to Grand Central Terminal. The website says to fly into either JFK or La Guardia, if any of you are flying in, fly into La Guardia!!!!!!!!!! JFK is further from Grand Central Terminal, so you may miss your flight or be late." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Everything but the interview was great. They had a 4th year speak at the beginning to tell us her experiences here, it got me really excited about the school. Then we waited around and then went on our tours and then I had an interview. Usually when I interview the other prospective medical students are so snooty and they act like they are the [email protected]$%, everyone I met at my interview was SOOO COOL! I would love to be classmates with them. I really wanted to go to a prestigous medical school b/c of the repuation, etc. But, I spoke to a student there who told me that even though he was accepted to many other medical schools, he chose this one b/c they offered him money, which I thought was great. So, after visiting this school and talking to the studnets, I would definitely choose a great environment with friendly students and possible free money than a prestigous, expensive school with arrogant med students." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

jfk

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

6 out of 10

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