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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

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)?

"Who do you admire?" Report Response

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

"Describe your research experience." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why do you think some doctors are bad at their profession?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you think the current medical education system works well for training physicians? Uh sure, how am I supposed to know? I haven't actually taken part in the medical education system...I'm at a med school interview here... " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, amcas" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The anatomy lab is pretty amazing and I liked how they had tests throughout which use the same format as boards so you will be well prepared." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The housing situation is pathetic. You basically live a small dorm with 3 other students and pay a rediculous amount of money...and that's it, there are no other options. Sorry, been there, done that in undergrad." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"On the interview day there is a ton of time in between activities and they have no place for you to wait, they just want you to wander around campus by yourself or something. I would have brought a book or something to do while sitting for an hour straight." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Well, at the beginning of the day they give you your itinerary with your interviewer's name, time, and room number. When I got to the correct building (it seemed like they spread all the applicants around campus which make it confusing and more stressful)I asked the security guard at the front desk where this room was. He proceeded to act very confused and asked me questions about what job I was applying for, what kind of car I drove here, what the extension of my party was, and basically interrogated me....when I finally got past him I looked for an elevator since my room was 300-something. Well, apparently the 300's are on the first floor. After roping some poor student into personally escorting me to my interview room, I was there at exactly the time I was supposed to be, not a second early! Then, my interviewer spent the first 10 minutes of my 30 minute interview trying to figure out my EC's (he had a list of my amcas activities to go off of) and seemed almost angry at me b/c he was confused! After that the rest of the interview went fine. It was pretty conversational and easy going. He seemed genuinely interested in my experiences, feelings, and interests. Let's just say that the interview setup made the entire experience very stressful and the lack of instructions, maps, etc, almost made me late for my interview. A couple of the other applicants actually missed some of their interviews b/c they had similar problems finding their rooms too. I hope that they revise their interview setup/schedule so it's not a crazy scavenger hunt. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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

What airport did you use?

LGA

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/19/2007

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

5 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?

7 out of 10

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