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  • New York University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New York
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were in charge of a medical school, what would you change?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"So how's your mom doing now? (Um, she's still dead...did you not pay attention when we discussed this in depth five minutes ago?)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Browsed NYU's website...this was my 7th interview so I didn't really do much general prep." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Most of the students were happy, and Bellvue is...well...Bellvue." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities seemed run down, 6 people to a body in anatomy lab, the one faculty member we met during lunch was just bizarre and didn't really talk much about NYU and didn't seem to know any of the actual students eating with us. The dorms are super-tiny even for Manhattan standards (I went to school in NYC). The ''tour'' of Bellvue consisted of parading us through the CCU to gawk at patients, which I found a little tasteless. Students are in class *a lot* and there seemed to be less audio/web support than at other schools. I guess all in all, nothing was horrible, but I've just seen everything done better at other places. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the vast majority of students come straight from college. I'm a nontrad, and this was actually the first school I've interviewed at where the majority of students hadn't taken at least a year off between college and med school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The worst impression, however, was the interviewer...it's one thing to have just given a cursory glance at someone's file, but it's another thing to, say, after spending a fair amount of time talking about my mom's serious illness and death, he later asked how my mom was doing these days. He also attacked me for my ''mediocre'' undergrad gpa...which was a 3.6 (and last time I checked, an A- average wasn't that bad). At one point he commented on how he had assumed I'm Catholic based on my surname (I'm not)...and that seemed to afront him somehow. He seemed to think that ''dual degree'' meant people who go to NYU for their MD and then someday down the road might get another degree, and he similarly couldn't really answer my other questions. Who knows, maybe it was a stress interview, but even if it was and I am accepted, it left a really bad impression about NYU if this was an example of the kind of people on their faculty." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

4 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

JFK

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2006

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

3 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?

10 out of 10

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