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

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

2 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)?

"Which cohort/group of people are the least medically insured?" Report Response

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

"Why do you think more people are coming into your hospital (we were discussing that I worked in a Emergency Department)?" Report Response

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

"Why New York?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think about wine? (This one caught me off guard. I work as a server but we hadn't discussed that aspect of my life yet. We talked about wine for ten minutes. Still not sure if that was beneficial...)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None of the questions were difficult. The most stressful part was the whole "good cop-bad cop" interview style. In the first 20 minutes I could barely finish a statement. I was constantly interrupted and talked around in circles. This was my first interview and I was a bit nervous but the "stress interview" style really didn't win me over." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read school website, reviewed my application(s), SDN, other research on up to date topics" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I love NYC and to be frank was more excited about visiting the area than the school. I knew what it was going to be like but I was hoping to discover something new or interesting about the school. The anatomy lab was very nice and didn't stink." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The level of professionalism (except the Dean who was very thoughtful and funny) of the Admission staff and the school in general. We didn't get to talk to any students (I know the interview was during their break but I felt they were being deceptive since we didn't get the student perspective). They didn't have a lot of information about the school to hand out. Also the lunch was obviously take out from across the street. And it was gross. Haha!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I knew that the interview was going to be more stressful." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Blah. This school just didn't do it for me. I really want to live in NYC at some point, but I realized how big of a mistake it would be to live in an expensive city during medical school. Besides, I want to be competitive for a good residency so I don't think this school will make me look stronger." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

3 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?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

4 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

DiVinci

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

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

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Please don't have a 30 minute lecture on how to impress the interviewers. We are pre-medical students and we know about the importance of having a great impression on them. Also, I think it would be best if interviews were open file. If the interviews are going to be "good cop, bad cop" style it would be beneficial to both interviewer and interviewee to have an open file interview. This way, any concerns or questions about our application can be addressed." Report Response

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