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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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?

Closed file

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

"Tell us your background. Very open-ended question which is nice because you can set the direction of the interview." Report Response

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

"How many schools have you applied to? How many of them allopathic?" Report Response

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

"The homeless question (see: Interesting question above)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You are the only physician in the ER of a very rural and small town. It is 3 AM and EMTs bring a homeless man to the ward because of the deadly cold weather outside. The man is not cooperative and wants to go outside but you can't let him because he will die in the cold weather. He is being disruptive to other patients who are trying to rest in the ward. How do you handle the situation?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The homeless question...difficult because you weren't given a choice of what to do....you had to figure out what to do." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked over primary and secondary applications. Read the school's website and SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The close, tight-knit nature of the school among its students, faculty, and staff. The facilities since the school is brand new. Obviously, the location...NYC! Also, it's a new school so they give lot of freedom to students to take charge and make some changes as far as community work, research, etc. goes." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I still cannot justify why the secondary cost $200. Milking the good ol' cash cow, I guess." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really took me by shock or surprise." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There are many positives and negatives to this school. Positives: new school so you can set the direction of your medical education as far as extracurriculars go; located in Manhattan NYC so you are bound to see diverse group of patients on your rotations & not to mention that you always have the city at your doorstep when you have to unwind and relax; and finally, the school executives' political influence with administrators and other hospital leaders in NYC and northeast. Negatives: New school so you don't really know how effective the curriculum is and how well the students are being prepared for the boards; rotation sites haven't been finalized although I'm sure majority of them will be in NYC; incomplete construction of 4/5 floors will make the school very crowded once more students from pharmacy and masters programs are enrolled. " 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/03/2008

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 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

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Include a session to discuss more about the location since the school is located in Harlem." Report Response

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