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  • New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Old Westbury
Individual Feedback 5 3 Responses
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

Response # Responders
2007 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 0
2011 0
2012 1
2013 1
2014 0
2015 0
2016 0
2017 1
2018 0
2019 0
2020 0
2021 0
2022 0
2023 0
2024 0

Are you pursuing any joint degrees (MD/PhD, MD/MPH, etc.)?

Response # Responders
No 3
BA/DO 0
BS/DO 0
DO/JD 0
DO/MA 0
DO/MBA 0
DO/MPH 0
DO/MS 0
DO/PhD 0
MD/JD 0
MD/MBA 0
MD/MPH 0
MD/MS 0
MD/PhD 0

Are you considered in-state or out-of-state for tuition purposes?

Response # Responders
in-state 1
out-of-state 0
international 0
Not applicable 2

What is your race/ethnic background?

Response # Responders
Caucasian 1
African American 0
Hispanic 1
Asian or Pacific Islander 1
Native American/ Native Alaskan 0
Other/Multiracial 0

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
5.33 3

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

What is the reputation of the school in the medical community?

Response Avg # Responders
5.67 3

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What is the reputation of the research that goes on at this school?

Response Avg # Responders
3.67 3

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What was your MCAT score?

Response Average # Responders
510 3

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.53 3

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.62 3

What was the zip code of your residence in high school?

10305

10312

11784

What do you like least about this school?

"The faculty isn't exactly the best but thats the managements fault. There is also a high attrition rate." | Report Response

"The recent name change (NYIT-COM) lowers the degree and school reputation" | Report Response

"1. Small library with some really outdated books (although, they have new editions of almost every book, just hard to find when everyone has them). 2. Limited study space 3. Generalized lack of procedural organization" | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

No responses

Curriculum

How is the curriculum structured?

Response # Responders
Systems-based 2
Traditional 1

How many courses are taken at a given time?

Response # Responders
1 1
2 1
3 0
4 0
5 1
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0

How long are you typically in class per day?

Response # Responders
<1 hour 0
1-2 hours 0
2-3 hours 0
3-4 hours 0
4-5 hours 1
5-6 hours 0
6> hours 2

Are courses recorded for medical students?

Response # Responders
Video recording 3
Free note taking service 0
Fee-based note taking service 0
Powerpoint slides provided only 1
None 0

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

Response # Responders
1 0
2 2
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0

How many students per cadaver?

Response # Responders
Prosections only 0
1-2 0
3-4 1
5-6 0
7-8 1
>8 0

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

Response # Responders
3 months 0
6 months 2
9 months 0
12 months 0
24 months 0

Is the curriculum lecture-centric or small-group centric?

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 3

0 = 100% lecture, 10 = 100% small group

Are standardized patients used?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 1

How much patient interaction is there in the pre-clinical years?

Response Avg # Responders
4.67 3

0 = none, 10 = extensive

Are syllabi provided for the student?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

How frequently do pre-clinical medical school activities have mandatory attendance?

"Not too much. 1-2 per month" | Report Response

"Often" | Report Response

What books are necessary?

"Harrisons, Grants Dissector, An anatomy atlas," | Report Response

"There is a list of required texts, but the convention is to choose the text in each subject that works best for you. Generally you will need a book for physiology, pharmacology, pathology, immunology, anatomy, neuroanatomy, biochemistry, histology and cell biology, Harrison's, etc." | Report Response

What books are unnecessary?

"Goldfrank's toxicology is not necessary, but can be used as a reference." | Report Response

Is the curriculum designed to promote a specialty? If so, which specialty?

"Any specialty, NYCOM has a very high specialty to primary car match ratio" | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
5.33 3

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 3

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

How available and convenient is public transportation?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 3

0 = Non-existent, 10 = Extensive & convenient

Is a car necessary at any point during your education here?

Response # Responders
Pre-clinical years 0
Clinical years 2
All years 1
No 0

If a car is required for education, how available and convenient is the parking provided to students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 3

0 = Almost impossible, 10 = Available & convenient

Is on-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 3

What is the quality of available on-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
3.33 3

0 = terrible, 10 = great

What percentage of your medical school classmates would you estimate live on campus, if on-campus housing is available?

Response Avg # Responders
3.33 3

0 = 0%, 10 = 100%

Is couples housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 3

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 1

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 3

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Please describe the on-campus housing if available (i.e., cost, type - studios, 1-br, 2-br, etc.)?

"Housing is currently being built on campus for Medical Students" | Report Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

Response Avg # Responders
1.00 3

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
2.00 3

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

Response Avg # Responders
4.33 3

0 = none, 10 = many

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

Response # Responders
Need-based 1
Merit-based 1
Both 1

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

Response Avg # Responders
5.67 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

Are faculty members very available to students via email/message board?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

Are there many opportunities to shadow/work with clinical faculty?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 3

0 = none, 10 = lots

Are the faculty willing to mentor students in regards to career guidance?

Response Avg # Responders
5.33 3

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 3
no 0

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"Excellent , Neuro department needs another good lecturer" | Report Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"Excellent - very well prepared" | Report Response

What is the grading scale used during pre-clinical years?

"Honors, Pass, Fail" | Report Response

What is the grading scale used during clinical years?

"Honors, Pass, Fail, score 1-7, 1=failing, 7= best student worked with Top 10% on shelf exam and a score of >5 are given honors" | Report Response

Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
5.33 3

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 3

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
6.67 3

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 3

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
4.33 3

0 = difficult, 10 = accessible

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 3

0 = far away, 10 = close

How are clinical rotations scheduled? What are the required rotations?

"Randomly in a mini-Match format by computer randomization. Ability to choose one definite rotation that is guaranteed" | Report Response

"Required third year rotations are medicine, family medicine, surgery, psychiatry, OBGYN and pediatrics. You get one third year elective." | Report Response

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"Hospital Dependent, Most treat students like Sub-interns, Lots of procedures, Note writing etc..." | Report Response

What is the status/condition of the affiliated hospital(s)?

"Most are great, Well funded and state of the art in NY/ NJ/PA/CT" | Report Response

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"Hospital dependent, Could be anything from inner city population to lavish hospitals in the hamptons (housing provided)" | Report Response

Social Environment

Do students do a lot of activities outside of school together?

Response Avg # Responders
7.67 3

0 = none, 10 = lots

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

Response Avg # Responders
7.67 3

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
8.33 3

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
8.67 3

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 3

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual students?

Response Avg # Responders
6.33 3

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
6.67 3

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
5.67 3

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for older/non-traditional students?

Response Avg # Responders
6.67 3

0 = no, 10 = very

What do the students typically like to do in the area?

"Volunteer, community service, Close to city for nightlife, hike, mountain climbing/biking" | Report Response

"Go to local bars and taverns, volunteer at community events" | Report Response

Post Graduation

How do graduates from this school fare in residency and clinical practice?

"Excellent match list every year. NYCOM has a Very good reputation in residency training, Outperforming most other schools graduates." | Report Response

What do you believe residency directors think about graduates from this program?

"Hard workers, Competent, and an overall well rounded resident" | Report Response

Is this school known for producing physicians strong in a certain area? If so, which area?

"Emergency medicine, PM&R, Surgery, Ortho Surgery, Pathology, Ophthalmology" | Report Response

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