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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

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

"Did you apply to any off-shore medical schools?" 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)?

"Are there any red flags in your application?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The interviewer was very interested in my current graduate school program and asked a lot of specific questions about the coursework and class attendance." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What will you do next year if you don't get into medical school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my AMCAS, read everything on the NYMC website, went through some practice interview questions and formulated some answers" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seemed to love the school. The anatomy lab is great (on the top floor of the medical education building, lots of light from skylights and a great ventilation system); everything is right there (medical center, education center, student housing); the student housing is cheap and very convenient; the area seems like a very nice suburban community; proximity to NYC; they offer a cheap dual MPH degree that you can complete within 4 years with the MD degree; medical spanish courses are available; " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The medical center isn't as extensive as a lot of teaching hospitals at other medical schools; you need a car; there wasn't much to do in the area right around the medical school (but NYC is VERY close); the library isn't open 24/7 as they are at many other medical schools; it doesn't seem like there are many quality research opportunities at NYMC" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had heard negative things about the school and the surrounding area but I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the facilities, the enthusiasm of the students, and the overall feel of the medical school. They boast a 99% pass rate on the step 1 USMLE which a lot of top-tier Ivy league schools and even UC's can't compete with. The average score on the USMLE is also well above the national average. They give you breakfast and a few people talk to you about financial aid and life at the medical school. Then you have a few hours of exploration time and one interview. Mine was with a professor. After the interview you have a tour with students and lunch. The day lasted from 8am-1pm." 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?

Other

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Courtyard Marriot in Tarrytown

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/15/2008

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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