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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?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

15 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)?

"Who recommended you? Was one of them a DO?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself?" Report Response

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

"Are there any questions for me?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The interview did not really ask me any questions. The person basically went through and verified what I had put down on my secondary. I tried as much as possible to sell myself when I could but I felt like the decision was already made before I walked into the room." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Primary and Secondary Application, and read, ''The DO,'' by Norman Gevitz." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was very pleased to see how NYCOM is consistently pushing to be on the cutting edge of technology. Robot-patient thing, massive amount of mock interviews, and streaming lectures (although most schools have this now). The clinical rotations and match list are also quite impressive. I also really like the fact that NYCOM conducts research. NYCOM's health center had the capabilities to treat students with OMM. That really shows they stand behind what they are teaching. Also, it is very superficial but I really liked that there were so many windows in the OMM lab (I really like natural lighting) and I am not sure but I think there were windows in the Gross lab as well. It looks like students are give a lot of opportunities to get a great education." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The first thing that negative thing about the school was the location. 35+ miles or so out of Brooklyn, Long Island didn't feel like it had a lot going on that I would be interested in. It was just rich suburbia. Most of the students I talked too said they came to NYCOM because they are from Long Island or the New York City area and wanted to stay there. It seemed more about location to anyone I met than anything else and the location didn't impress me. The campus was not warm, inviting or pretty. None of the students besides our hosts smiled or greeted our tour group. The gross anatomy lab appeared to be fairly cramped and there were 6 people to a body which seems like a lot compared to other schools. The class size is huge (300 students) and there wasn't any common areas that students could collaborate together. The cafeteria looked as if it could fit maybe a 100 people at maximum capacity. After adding in the cost of living and expected expense (with a potential 7% increase in tuition a year) NYCOM's estimated cost was ~$63,000. Which means that average student will have about a quarter of a million dollars in debt (not including accrued interest) from the school. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing, I went into this interview well prepared. Perhaps to prepared considering it really wasn't an interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This school has a lot of positive aspects as well as negative ones. I know I could go to this school and become a competent physician. However, I do not think this school is the best fit for me in terms of location, culture and people, but it would provide an excellent education. I received an acceptance letter about a week after interviewing and I have to figure out which school I should accept (NYCOM requires a $1,500 non-refundable down deposit on tuition). If you are considering NYCOM I highly recommend visiting the campus to get a feel for the institution to see if it is right for you. Good Luck! " 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2007

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

4 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?

4 out of 10

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