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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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 NYMC?" Report Response

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

"What are your weaknesses?" Report Response

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

"Are there any red flags on your application? (which was the MCAT question)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"He asked me something about football and how my school's team had a surprisingly good season. I forgot what the questions were, we were just talking about how underappreciated college football is in the northeast. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about your low MCAT score. (Though he followed by saying that the section I did bad when was "A good one to mess up"). " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, typed up responses, missed my flight, slept for two hours freezing cold in a hotel in DC to fly in the day of the interview (heh)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school's beautiful (though I find snow pretty). I feel that the town is suburban and you can easily have a car (which some people would hate). And you can get to NYC with a ten minute (11 dollar) taxi/drive, and a 40 minutes train ride (6 dollar) train ticket. I know some say that's too far away or too much, but good enough for me. I liked the anatomy lab and cafeteria, but I did not get a full tour (long story, I'll explain later). And I liked the dorms." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school is pretty much in the middle of nowhere. And it costs too much for an okay or "average" private school. Also, the students did not seem too friendly/ enthusiastic, though my pseudo-host (pseudo b/c long story) was a pretty nice guy." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Westchester is a nice small airport, but it is not right next door to NYMC. It was 26 bucks or something to get there. Also, bring just your personal statement to the interview, I had to give the interviewer my personal statement with all the school's I applied to from my AMCAS. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Well, the interview day might have been the most stressful and uncomfortable day of my life BUT it was all my fault, not NYMC's. I kept loosing things, I had missed my flight the day before and was stuck in DC until 8 AM the day OF my interview. So I was really overly stressed and tired. And I missed most of the tour, had a rushed interview, and did not get to really talk to any of the applicants or students. I just hope the admissions staff did not think I was incompetent because of all of this, but I still liked the school. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/17/2006

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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