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  • Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - New York
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • New York
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell us about yourself; why New York?" Report Response

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

"Will you be comfortable in such an urban environment?" Report Response

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

"What experience have you had in research?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is something that you may have encountered during your shadowing experiences that you would like to expand on as a physician?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"nothing they asked was particularly difficult. other interviewees that day were asked more difficult questions, though." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, research on current issues, CV, primary, secondary, website, called the school to ask questions prior, research on Harlem area" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"staff, professors, students were very friendly and happy. lots of laughter! many students (even though they had an upcoming exam) chose to spend time to eat and chat with interviewees. i felt like i've known these people a long time, because they were so friendly and real. the extent of their Open Door Policy is unheard of; you can drop by anyone's office, including the Dean and always get time to discuss anything. they are like one big family." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"while the facilities were entirely new (they had just moved in a few weeks ago), they were the bare minimum. expect long halls of white tile, nothing else. clinical rotations have not all been set up. there are no 3rd or 4th year students yet (but that could be positive or negative depending on the individual)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"exorbitant cost of traveling around the city. use the subway if possible." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"two interviewers, small room, me. very sweet and friendly people, both professors at the school. lots of warm smiles. they explicitly expressed that they wanted to get to know me and that i can be relaxed. they wanted to know about me (closed file, so they have NOT seen my other materials at all)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

LGA

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Days Inn, NJ

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/07/2007

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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