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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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)?

"Why NYMC?" Report Response

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

"What do you think differentiates you from the rest of the candidates?" Report Response

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

"Describe an ethical issue facing physicians today." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing unexpected." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe an ethical issue facing doctors today." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"NYMC website & SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"All of the students seemed very enthusiastic and happy with the school. Everyone was very friendly. The new medical education center is very nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I wasn't that impressed by Valhalla. However, in defense of the school I did not take the time to drive around and see what there was in the town. I will say all of the student's seemed happy with the community. Yes it is close to a prison, and that sucks, but honestly if I were a criminal, and I was about to go on a crime spree, the last place I'd do it is right next to a prison." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Don't take the train to the Valhalla station at night in the winter. I waited outside for over 30 minutes for a cab driver. Granted, I take full responsibility for having to wait around in the cold. The web site said that there probably would not be a cab waiting around that station. My cell phone had poor reception so it took about 3 calls before the cab company actually sent a driver to pick me up. My bad." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It seems like the SDN community has really came down on NYMC in its reviews. I would like to say, don't believe what everybody posts on here. I was really impressed with the school. The facilities were very nice. I have yet to see a friendlier or more enthusiastic student body at any of the schools I’ve interviewed at. Nearly every student you walked by in the halls at least said hello, but most told you good luck with the interview, asked who your interviewer was, and gave you a heads up on what to expect. Med school is what you make of it. All of the schools are going to give more or less equal tools to attack your USMLEs with. It is up to you to make the most of your experience both educationally and socially. Personally, I think the school was great and I would be happy to be a student there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

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?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

JFK

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

2 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Wellesley Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/02/2005

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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