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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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 Medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why NYMC?" Report Response

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

"What undegraduate schools did you apply in high school? Tell me about this experience in your application. What have you been doing since you applied? What possible hormones, peptides, steroids have been identified in the brain developmental process of the brain (we were talking about my research)? Do you have any questions for me?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"All the questions were expected and if you read the other interview questions for NYMC, you should be ok b/c since this is a close filed interview, you spend most of the time talking while the interviewer jots down notes." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Questions were expected. But what was difficult about the whole process was that the interviewer kept taking down notes and I felt I should slow down for him to write . In addition, it seemed my interviewer was trying to gauge whether I would want to go to NYMC considering I am from California, so there seemed to be doubts already." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read my application, student doctor interview feedback and read current events" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Snow? I hardly ever see snow, but concerning the school, maybe the anatomy lab. Most impressive was the Children's hospital. You should definitley check out the acquarium, the NY Yankees memorabilia collection and the dolls on display. All are geared towards kids but you get a sense of how the school goes out of its way to care of its patients. Also, the school boast high board scores, specifically for Step 1. They were vague about how much higher their scores were but the guide rounded to about 8 points above the national average. The area seems safe. My interviewer said only 1-2 major crimes in the past 25 years. The administration is nice and seems to be willing to listen to student concerns and complaints. The first and second year class was very helpful when I asked questions and there doesn't seem to be serious competitiveness." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Like some others, the dorms are very small, but if you're living by yourself, it's a decent amount of space. In terms of financial aid, the school gives grants and scholarships to about 20 - 25% of the class, so hope for the best but expect to take out massive loans in the vicinity of $58K+/year. Not sure if negative or positive, but I notice only 40-50% of the class attend lectures. Maybe their "scribbs" note taker is THAT good. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How freezing it is in NY. I don't know about you, but being from CA, I have never had to use such a thick jacket and yet still freeze my butt off. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, a good experience considering, I did not get frostbite, was not late to my interview, and did not get lost in NY. I wish my interview did not go over the alloted time b/c I wanted to check out the anatomy lab. Also, the closed file interview is tricky, you have to be aware that b/c the interviewer does not know much about you, you have to talk most of the time and be able to do it in an articulate manner. I waited for my interviewer to finish writing down his notes of the interview, but when I think about it I should have just kept on going instead of stopping which disrupted my train of thought. I think there were 2 questions that I forgot to answer b/c I got side-tracked. Overall, the entire experience was fine, can't seriously find major problems with the school. High board scores, housing for the first two years, decent match list... " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

JFK

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/23/2006

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

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