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  • New York Medical College
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Valhalla
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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?

50 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)?

"Why NYMC?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any red flags?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Interview was highly conversational. I was asked about my stint as a restaurant manager and how I thought what I learned would apply to medicine." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, NYMC website, AMCAS, Thought about common questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Overall, I liked the school. The campus is really nice and open, not just a building. WMC is a 1000 bed level 1 TC, and the rest of the network is large and has some great hospitals so the school offers outstanding clinical training. Buildings themselves were nice and the anatomy lab is probably one of the best in the country. The students, staff, faculty were pretty nice and were happy to talk with us when we had questions." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The student housing was okay, not a plus for me but for some that might be a draw. The curriculum is rather traditional with some group learning, nothing innovative. Not a huge research school, although it still has a lot of opportunities. The immediate area is just houses, woods, and a cemetary; you have to go to White Plains or NYC to do anything exciting." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They will let you do rotations internationally. They have a few programs for this already set up but if you want to plan on your own, they let you propose the project and they are pretty flexible with it." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall I had a good experience. The interviewer was very nice, and the hour was very conversational. No nasty questions or anything. Just be prepared for typical questions and know your amcas back and forth, although the interviews are blind they do have a list of your EC's and ask you about them." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

LGA

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

La Quinta Elmsford

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/29/2007

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I wish they updated their online status page a little more ''dilligently.''" Report Response

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