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  • New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Old Westbury
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

2

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)?

"What was your overall impression of your undergraduate experience (NYIT in my sitution)?" Report Response

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

"How did you end up applying to NYCOM (and how did you end up deciding you want to be a doctor)?" Report Response

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

"There were a lot of questions relating to my application for the AACOMAS (Personal Statement) as well as my Activities Sheet (that was submitted to my advisor, Dr. Hummel), and the secondary application that I filled out." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What methods have you used to study during your undergraduate and why? (I basically interpreted this as group study vs. individual study)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do your friends find you credible and give examples why or why not (they sort-of pushed me into talking about my extracirricular activities to answer this - any positions of leadership that I have had). They also asked "How did you get to the situation that you are in right now (applying to go to med school, specifically a DO school). It was a complicated way of asking why I want to be a doctor and specifically a DO, which threw me off at first." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Pretty much only the SDN the night before and a quick mock interview with my roomate and other friends. I also discussed a few current issues such as HMO's, stem cell research, and ethical questions with my roomate (but they didn't ask this at all)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness of the interviewer, hearing about how there are robot simulators and also virtual lectures online (right after the actual lecture is made it is uploaded onto a computer). The OMM labs are large and nice. The cafe is good, but expensive. The quiet study is pretty nice as well. Good technology (state of the art?)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Rumors about the faculuty not sticking around for long. Also the gym and library are small and not suitable for studying. Students not doing so well on the board examinations." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I'm a student at NYIT, so there was almost nothing I did not know about NYCOM." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviewers (there were 2 who questioned me at the same time in one room) were very friendly and made the interview virtually stress-free. Since I was a BS/DO with the requirements that I needed, I felt no pressure during the interview. Still the interviewers were not intimidating to the least bit. From what I had heard, they had only been teaching at NYCOM for 1 year or so themselves." Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/03/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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