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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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?

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)?

"Why medicine? Would you like to address your grades?" Report Response

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

"What would you do if you didn't get into medical school? Why do you think you didn't get in last time?" Report Response

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

"What will you bring to NYU?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Not really a question the interviewer asked -- when I was talking about my particular career goal, the observer in my interview piped up with ''that's my field!'' and we then had a very engaging conversation about our mutual interest." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Is there anything else you would like to say to defend your application? (I was rather startled by the tone of the question, so I said ''no''.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reading my application, SDN, NYU website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students who gave the tour were in LOVE with NYU. They feel hugely supported by the administration, and feel that the administration is there to catch them when they stumble, and that the administration is working to keep them from getting too stressed out. They are really happy and enthusiastic. Also, Bellevue is a nice hospital (although they maybe only showed us the nice parts)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"1) Student housing is cheap for Manhattan, but the quality of the dorm is lower than the quality of my freshman dorm in college. Teensy crappy room, single bed, no carpet, one desk, no pets. 2) my interviewer was very stern and unfriendly." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I suspected that NYU had a young class (I'm a non-trad) when they though it was ''odd'' that I asked them ahead of time for the name of an older student I could meet with (they were unable to supply a name). Sure enough, my tourguides confirmed that there are only a handful of people in their 30's, but they also said that age doesn't seem to be an issue for those who are older, and everyone is very supportive and full of cameraderie." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There was one interviewer (stern, unfriendly, young woman doctor) and one observer (40's, male, warm and friendly). The observer wasn't supposed to be involved, apparently, but he did ask several friendly questions and engaged with me in a conversation about my career goal, which was also his field. I was extremely nervous because this was not only my very first interview, but it was also a school I'm very interested in -- I would have preferred that my first interview was a throwaway. So my stress level was very high, and the sternness of the interviewer didn't help. I found the interview slightly more confrontational than conversational, although it was blessedly brief." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

JFK

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/31/2007

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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