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  • New York College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Podiatry School
  • New York
Individual Feedback 3 66 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 52
Negatively 6
No change 4

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.92 64

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.03 66

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
6.36 66

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 10
20 minutes 13
25 minutes 10
30 minutes 13
35 minutes 2
40 minutes 5
45 minutes 7
50 minutes 2
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 3

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 61
At a regional location 0
At another location 2

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 57
In a group 6

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 62
Closed file 0

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.42 64

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

"Explain your gap year - what did you do during that time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Podiatric Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do if you are falling behind in a class" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I switch from an MD track? (shadowed a lot of MDs)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us a little about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you adjust to living in New York?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you study for the MCAT" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYC and NYCPM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you think of the new MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you aware of the residency shortage facing podiatry (kind of a trick question, do your research)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get introduced to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry? How did you learn about podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Considering you have never lived in a large city, what do you think you will like about New York City and why choose NYC over the other programs in smaller towns." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on the residency shortage?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Introduce yourself/Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to do a DPM instead of an MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Podiatry? Do you like NY?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will adjusting to a city like New York affect you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle the stress if you get a bad grade in class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you adjust to New York city?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do your parents feel about the area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about your MCAT score?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you stay organized?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYCPM, asked about my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose that major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Normal questions about grades, experience, why podiatry, and why NYCPM." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do u want to enter podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYCPM" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you satisfied with your grades? DAT scores?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to go to NYCMP?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get involved in podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about pod?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was college like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class and why." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYCPM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pod? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Podiatry? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Explain your low first year undergraduate performance." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you discover podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine and podiatry" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have any superpower, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you manage difficult course load with bad GPA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go NYCPM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you adjust to living in NYC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYCPM and not Temple?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you do poorly on (blank) section of the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this 'class' you took?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYCPM? (know specific reasons)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your motivation to study podiatric medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like NY? Have you been to this campus before?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle the stree if you fail a class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you a good fit for the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYCPM over Temple?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you believe that your improvement was due to change in study methods or better time management?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many siblings I had" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for the MCAT the first time vs the second time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like New York?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Were you happy with your MCAT scores?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you will be a good Podiatric Physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you respond to stressful situations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are u prepared for a medical curriculum? (no, im only doing this cuz i want to joke around)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you find out about NYCPM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You've had an early interest in podiatry, what inspired your interest in this field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Podiatry" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite class? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYCPM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYCPM over the other pod schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pod? this is what you really want to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you handle New York City?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was your fav/least fav class in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any family or friends near by?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you satisfied with your DAT score? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NY?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know the costs of attending?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know the cost of attendance?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you realize how much it costs to go here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any extracullar activities? Do you know How much the tuition is in this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you do if you are falling behind in a class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you manage stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes me think I can handle the rigorous curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you feel you will have challenges in school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Given your MCAT score (that was high in PS and CARS), why do you think you will succeed in a science based curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What events in life led to you pursuit in podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your struggles with your GPA and MCAT." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry and how did you find out about this profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion of our curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked to explain certain grades in courses I had taken as an undergrad" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you aware of the residency shortage?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose Podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you adjust living to NYC? How will you handle the stress of podiatry school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most challenging problem you faced in undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you withdrew from --- class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about ______ class." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why great MCAT but not as good GPA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Given that you only shadowed a DPM for 2 weeks, do you think that it was enough time to realize that podiatry was a good fit for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"who introduce you to podiatry" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about living in NYC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What interesting things did you see during shadowing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you bring to the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you apply to any other school? Is this your school your first choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like NY? (midtown, yes; harlem, no)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents do for a living?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents do" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about podiatry? Residency?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you could handle the urban life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain some of your grades?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you gone to other schools? and Why NY?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why were you considering Dental schoool?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why NYCPM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you pay for your education?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 20 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do after undergrad? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you hear about NYCPM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you hear about us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"How you plan on paying for your tuition? " More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Most interesting thing I saw while shadowing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your volunteer abroad experience about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are you most proud of" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you think you can handle the curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know their is a residency shortage?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you aware of the residency shortage and how do you feel about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you didn't score that well on your MCAT, do you think you have a problem with standardized tests?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you think of the new MCAT" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you aware of the residency shortage? How will you make sure that this doesn't happen to you ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't asked any unique questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you research the residency shortage? How do you feel about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked how I feel about the "residency crisis" that occurred and is still having an impact." More from this Member | Report Response

"What happened on the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's going to make you pick a school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYCPM" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have family in the area? Do you like NYC? etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"All were pretty general, very laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"How I would compare shadowing a podiatrist to dentist (I switched from pre dental and took DAT)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not California schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my siblings." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is it that you really like about Podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your extracurricular activities and working with developmentally disabled people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do u think it will be hard for u to live in NY?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want out of life 15 years down the road" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is North Carolina like? (Interviewer wants to retire there, and I informed him that the cost of living is approx. three times less in NC than NYC)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about Podiatry" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan on paying for your tuition?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your weaknesses? how do you study?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYCPM over the 7 other pod schools???" More from this Member | Report Response

"why this school over others?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How should my daughter get involved in community volunteer activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you take biochem twice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary. I suppose What is your favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any family in the NY area? (wanted to know if I would have a support system outside of the school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You're the first person to say you're not intimidated by the area, why is that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you planning to pay for the school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Character in a novel that most represents you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What's up with this "F"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do I see myself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in Podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What makes me think I can handle the rigorous curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your low first year undergraduate performance." More from this Member | Report Response

"There really wasn’t one. Everything flowed smoothly and if you come in prepared none of their questions will seem “difficult” they do ask questions about specific grades and your MCAT so be prepared to handle those." More from this Member | Report Response

"explain this bad grade and mcat improvement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you only take the minimum number of science classes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the switch to DPM" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discussing my struggles with my GPA and MCAT scores" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why were your grades not that great your freshman year and better later on? What changed? How will you prevent the same mistakes (poor study habits etc.) from happening again? What would you do if you performed poorly here at NYCPM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you're from a small city, how will you adjust to living in NYC/Harlem" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you aware of the residence shortage and how will you make sure this doesn't happen to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you do so poorly in General Chemistry but so well in Organic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you retake the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions weren't very difficult. It was very much just a conversation between two faculty and I. The student interview was very laid back and focused on my academic background and my own questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not dental school or medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a challenge during undergraduate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will adjusting to a city like New York affect you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle the stree if you fail a class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why great MCAT but not as good GPA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can I adjust to NYC" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you not do well on standardized tests?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, the whole interview was conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I did poorly in a certain class" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your MCAT score." More from this Member | Report Response

"none of the questions were hard" More from this Member | Report Response

"Does your college grade represent the best of your ability. Why were your DAT Reading Comprehension scores low?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing... interviewer just wanted to get it over with as in he knew the interview was a formality" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you explain your MCAT scores when compared to your GPA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you think about your *** grades? Why did you take *** at *** and get those grades???" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something about yourself. (totally stumped me.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"how have you prepared for podiatry school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYCPM over the 7 other pod schools???" More from this Member | Report Response

"why this school over others?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NYCPM? (It is hard to answer when you do not really have a desire to go there)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I took the DAT instead of the MCAT" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to pay for school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of practice are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything in your file you feel you need to explain?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mainly SDN interview questions. I did mock interviews at the career center of my university along with my podiatrist that I shadowed. I also recorded my face/voice to catch and correct my interview habits and practiced in front of a mirror to practice being more casual/conversational and friendly. My interview for NYCPM turned out be a virtual interview over Zoom, so I had some notes posted in front of me in case I blanked out lol." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the SDN Interview forum and spoke to current students about their interview experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview questions on SDN and went over resume" More from this Member | Report Response

"SND, FB messaged students at the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview with some friends and reading SDN interview feedbacks" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the questions here. Created a list of common questions with well thought out answers and practiced them over and over again for a couple weeks before the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked here for past questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading through the interview feedback for SDN and answering the questions beforehand" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewing my application, going over my resume, and studying the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor Forum" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read sdn interview feedback, brainstorm answers to various questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talking with students at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and School Website. Read up about podiatry because they will first take you to the foot clinic and have you shadow some podiatrist there. Everyone is really friendly, so ask tons of questions. Be interested and be open minded. I had a great time shadowing the podiatrist and speaking to the third and fourth year students that were with him." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and relax, relax, relax!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN, school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SND" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my personal statement, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, looked up questions online" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application, prepared answers to potential questions, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read personal statement and application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed questions posted on SDN interview feedback. Read the school website. Reviewed all threads on NYCPM in SDN. Did a mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had an interest for the school and had visited it a number of times before, attended open houses. Additionally, I researched the website and wrote down questions that I was curious about." More from this Member | Report Response

"NYCPM website, mock interview, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Answered practice interview questions, AACPM website, and interview seminars offered through my institution." More from this Member | Report Response

"AACPMAS application, my resume, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, podiatry students, my application/personal statement, my resume, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, school website, thinking about answers for questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Slept well the night before." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wrote down a few questions to ask the interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, read over personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Review over my personal statement and review the NYCPM website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's website, read the info they sent me" More from this Member | Report Response

"Websites, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Podiatry student who interviewed last year" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, www.aacpm.org, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read catalog and PS" More from this Member | Report Response

"browsed SDN, talked to current students" More from this Member | Report Response

"I went over NYCPM's website as well as my personal statements and resumes. I worked through the exercise in The Medical School Interview. Also, I e-mailed back and forth with current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, researching about podiatry" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"I went over my resume." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Professors were both so friendly and welcoming. The entire interview felt conversational and they were very open to sharing their own NYCPM memories as students and how the program has improved along the years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Strong emphasis on academics" More from this Member | Report Response

"The sense of community you feel as soon as you walk through the doors" More from this Member | Report Response

"the clinic" More from this Member | Report Response

"The politeness of the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Location" More from this Member | Report Response

"NYCPM claimed 100% match rate and passing board scores of at least 91% and above in all sections" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone at the campus including faculty and students were extremely nice. It felt like a big family. Everyone knew each other and seemed like they wanted to help each other out." More from this Member | Report Response

"The busy clinic, friendly administration and faculty, students were very personable and nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of students and staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their eagerness to answer all your questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Good clinic exposure" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and the administrative staff. The organization of the interview was good. Location is in the middle of everything. Very busy clinic." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendly environment of the school. Everything including the interview was relaxed and easy going. The interview is more of a friendly conversation, than a one-on-one question/answer session." More from this Member | Report Response

"The foot clinic on campus, the clinical professors, the cafeteria food, the Harlem area, and the students around campus. Harlem was much nicer and safer than I was expecting. The students all seemed happy to be there and were excellent sources of information." More from this Member | Report Response

"Going into the clinic and being taught by a DPM there" More from this Member | Report Response

"VERY busy clinic, super friendly staff, all students seemed very enthusiastic and happy to be there, students seemed cooperative as well, tons of research opportunities in many fields not just podiatry (just need to find a manifestation in the lower limb), computer testing (good to prepare for boards), high board pass rates/residency placement" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school has a yearbook and a student literary magazine as well and a journal of student research publications. The school also has immense diversity within the student population (students from their Quebec program were there) and their patient population (apparently one of the hospitals third years rotate at is an entirely spanish speaking hospital). The school also pays for one night at a nice hotel (Aloft Harlem) and they will pick you up from the hotel the morning of the interview. They are also opening a new student housing complex very close to the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty, location, facilities, board pass rate, residency placement rate, the foot clinic, affiliations." More from this Member | Report Response

"The closeness of the foot clinic, the fact that everything is located in between two buildings, the residence area (Heritage, looks over central park), the friendliness of the staff/students/doctors, the board rates!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone is so friendly. There is a lot of emphasis on service and group efforts." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of the staff, busy clinic, great ambassadors espeically the first year student ambassadors :))" More from this Member | Report Response

"Foot clinic and the # of patients students see" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very busy clinic, very nice students, New York city, great professors, great board scores. I liked pretty much everything that I saw." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student environment, friendliness of everyone, renovated facilities, alumni involvement, and the clinic" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and staff were very friendly and seem closely knit." More from this Member | Report Response

"Number of Patient in clinic" More from this Member | Report Response

"school, people, city, food" More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinic, the enthusiastic students (I could tell they really enjoy it there)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of staff and students. The admissions staff. Most professional tour/interview day of all the places I visited. The clinic. People bad mouth Harlem all the time, but walking around afterward, I actually enjoyed the area." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very nice, I loved the city" More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions staff, collaborative atmosphere, friendliness of faculty, and the clinic" More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness, and preparedness of students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The on-site clinic def provides students an opportunity to get extensive real life clinical training. The professional manner in which the day was organized. Meeting with current students and being able to ask them questions as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone seemed really friendly and helpful. The clinic is amazing. You will get a lot of experience there. The new anatomy lab looked really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of admission staff, faculty, and students. Student ambassadors were very helpful and honest. New labs. Renovations in process. Small school, so you will have more time to study and less time walking from building to building. Clinic is mesmerizing." More from this Member | Report Response

"building is compact and efficient; clinics were really busy!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinical exposure" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff, faculty, and students were extremely friendly and helpful. Everyone was willing to answer questions and were delightful to shadow. The clinic is exceptional and a great opportunity for students." More from this Member | Report Response

"nice faculty and students, they had student ambassadors who were very honest, helpful and genuine" More from this Member | Report Response

"The very friendly admissions staff, students and faculty members. The genuine responses about the school from everyone. Ms. Lisa Lee has no problem referring DPMs to me from even my small town, which impressed me. Everyone has many connections." More from this Member | Report Response

"the friendless of the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"the friendliness of the staff and the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinic was packed with patients. Interviewers were friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"the busy clinic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinic quite busy with a lot of diversity, 2 month senior surgical rotation in Israel, relatively close (subway ride) away from the cool hangouts of New York City, diverse student body" More from this Member | Report Response

"How positive the students were and the student housing option in Parkchester" More from this Member | Report Response

"The opportunities you have at NYCPM and the fact that the area of Harlem that it is in is not what people make it out to be! I really liked the school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"how kind and outgoing the students/faculty/staff are, how involved the students are in the community, the pathology seen in the clinic, housing available" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinic that was there to help the underserved community of Harlem. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone seemed to be having a good time. Admission people were really helpful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"students,(1-4 yr's) all impressive" More from this Member | Report Response

"on site clinic and orthotics lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school felt very professional - there was nothing that wasn't dedicated to podiatric medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"the foot clinic, the stduents and faculty were very friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"enthusiasm of students and staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"The School's Clinic" More from this Member | Report Response

"The on-site Clinic." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I did not have any negative impressions during the interview. Keep in mind, I have not visited the school yet due to COVID." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are dated, building is dated and ugly, everything seems compacted into one building, mandatory attendance, students did not seem to be as outgoing and positive" More from this Member | Report Response

"School is a bit small, but “negative” wouldn’t be the right word. It’s just the least appealing factor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost of living in Manhattan." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are not the most up to date. School seemed to be in an older building." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facility is a little run down and cramped. The students did not seem to really have anything super positive to say about the school and repeatedly mentioned how hard the curriculum was. Harlem is a little scary." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they were interrogating me a little about my grades and past performance" More from this Member | Report Response

"Terrible facility" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is pretty cramped as it's all contained within one building. The facilities leave something to be desired. Two exam a week testing schedule for the entire first year." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The amount of study space on campus seemed rather limited." More from this Member | Report Response

"older facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"area around college--but this will expose you to a greater diversity of patients and give you more experience/better skills" More from this Member | Report Response

"The building is very old (granted, it's the oldest podiatry school) and the interview day was very unorganized." More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost of living in New York City." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area is the ONLY thing that has me worried. But there is a shuttle service provided at night time for those that want to go back to their apartments." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Neighborhood" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"small library (in regards to study space)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the school. Also, the building itself it quite old and is in desperate need of renovations!" More from this Member | Report Response

"On campus clinic doesnt operation room." More from this Member | Report Response

"distance between housing complex and school is >15min if you live at the heritage, and you have to have at least 2 roommates if you stay in the school's housing complexes" More from this Member | Report Response

"From the outside, the school building and clinic aren't the most aesthetically pleasing structures, but the facilites are decent within." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is very old, but they have been, and are in the process of renovating. Nothing important." More from this Member | Report Response

"While the classrooms looked very nice, some of the hallways looked a little run down" More from this Member | Report Response

"The entrance and lobby area" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cafeteria." More from this Member | Report Response

"I am not going to lie I do not like Harlem. The facilities are kind of old BUT they have renovated a lot in the past couple of years. This school has everything you need to learn and become a good student...but nothing more. Their GYM sucks big time!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Harlem. " More from this Member | Report Response

"No kosher food in 3 miles (I'll just bring lunch with me) Gym/weight room is not the best I have seen. These are minor things that do not matter. If you look at the big picture, your here to get a good education, not lift weights all day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"kinda dank area! schools curriculum looked pretty weak, but then again they arent admitting a class like DMU is." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some outdated materials" More from this Member | Report Response

"Location is dodgy in some areas of Harlem." More from this Member | Report Response

"Harlem" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not really seeing the "crappy, old" facilities that everyone was talking about. (maybe a good thing- because the lab was being renovated) and I was being ignorant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"the competition and stress it seemed everyone was in" More from this Member | Report Response

"older facilities and a small building." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facility was a dump. You would think they would at least spend some money updating the appearance/outside of the school but it really looks like a depressing place. You could say that this is NYC and that makes it worthwhile, but still, the place looks terrible. Students bashed on other schools (it seems like Barry is their crappy half brother pod school who they rank on the most). The only positives I could get out of students was the location in new york city and busy clinic. " More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING besides the busy clinic" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school probably has the worst "campus" of the 8 podiatry schools. It is one run-down building and that's it. Basement anatomy lab and dorm-room sized gym. It is not located in a nice part of New York but neither is Columbia Med/Dental school either. Students did not seem very impressive and the large majority I met went to NYCPM just because its located in new york city. There is no true vision for the podiatry program unlike DMU and AZPOD. The school is independent and not affiliated with a university...same with OCPM. People can say they are affiliated with columbia and NYU but having a few teachers come to nycpm does not count. I mean TRUE affiliations like Temple University with Temple pod, des moines university with CPMS, scholl with rosalind franklin, etc. The president/CEO is just some old businessman with no relation to podiatry. Very few externships (just increased to 4 THIS year) and it seems they keep you working at the nycpm clinics for much of your clinical years. Overall, I think out of the schools I visited - all 8 - NYCPM was the least impressive. Only Barry came close to taking the cake." More from this Member | Report Response

"How they talked down other schools, the facilities, and the lack of "campus" feeling...everything cramped into one dirty old building" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular..." More from this Member | Report Response

"the school is just one, pretty outdated building" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are old and dumpy. Also the neighborhood is a little "ghetto"." More from this Member | Report Response

"Buildings were a bit old" More from this Member | Report Response

"Location. Facilities could've been better. " More from this Member | Report Response

"VERY POOR facilities - old and classrooms are all located in the basement of the building. No windows. Parking in less than safe neighborhood (i.e. old mattresses and tires piled 10 ft high in the corner of the parking lot). Tiny cafeteria and below standard "gym" " More from this Member | Report Response

"not really a negative, but cramped aging facilities, yet very functional" More from this Member | Report Response

"very cramped place and the building is ancient" More from this Member | Report Response

"During the campus tour, my guide ran into a student he knew. Just finishing an exam, the student said that he hadn't received a grade that low since kindergarten." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the school, and the length and number of interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities were bad and professional attire/attitude was less than expected from the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The site of the campus." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"would have prepared more specific examples from my time shadowing a dpm" More from this Member | Report Response

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

"You get a bunch of chances to speak to/get to know prospective students who are interviewing the same day as you" More from this Member | Report Response

"they will ask about a low grade" More from this Member | Report Response

"They wouldn't take me bc low MCAT" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I knew that the interview was going to be right away in the morning. It didn't make much of a difference, but I would have been a little more mentally prepared. I was the first one in the group to be interviewed so when they said ok we're doing interviews now, I was surprised that they were happening so soon since I thought they would be happening a little later in the day after shadowing etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they take your picture for an ID, give you $10 voucher for lunch (oh, their cafeteria is delicious)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not close to midtown" More from this Member | Report Response

"That they were going to ask so many questions about my grades and scores" More from this Member | Report Response

"That you need to add some extra time if you're taking a cab or uber to the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is no essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"NO ESSAY" More from this Member | Report Response

"No essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN prepared me really well. Look over as many questions as possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"just remember that you have to write a short essay in the beginning" More from this Member | Report Response

"The mini essay at the beginning of class" More from this Member | Report Response

"Writing an essay before the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"the essay at the beginning of the day" More from this Member | Report Response

"Well I knew about the pop essay part, but it would have thrown me off a little if I didn't know that beforehand." More from this Member | Report Response

"just to relax" More from this Member | Report Response

"Essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview day schedule in more detail." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was pretty well prepared for this interview. Nothing took me by surprise. FYI you get FREE lunch during your interview day so don't worry about paying for it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a short essay to write at the beginning. It was easy." More from this Member | Report Response

"That you had to write a 250 word essay on the spot in 15 minutes. " More from this Member | Report Response

"that u have to sit in 2 separate interviews between a student and faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a written essay at the beginning." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have relaxed a little more and packed more layers. NYC was freezing; my interview was the day after the massive snow storm that closed schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"poor facilities, not being able to see the lab being renovated, anatomy lab will be taken at a neighbor school (Touro?) for the time being, should've looked over NYCPM website more closely before interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"1. to wear flats and not high heels (ironically, the feet were hurting), the shiny floors were slippery and I was sliding all over the place. FYI: this is just a personal note, ladies please continue to dress appropriately for your interviews. 2. to shadow a little more in the field before my interview. that was the only thing I didn't have enough exposure to to be able to speak about. " More from this Member | Report Response

"that a med student was going to interview me in addition to a staff member" More from this Member | Report Response

"That they accept a ton of people who apply. This does not do much for the profession when other schools are striving to be great." More from this Member | Report Response

"the crappy old bulding and how bad the location is. i thought i was going to get shot." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, I did not expect too much going to NYCPM." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to be afraid of the area =)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the january students and the september students seem to be split and very bias as to when to start" More from this Member | Report Response

"How old the facilities are." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Above." More from this Member | Report Response

"didn't check the weather, should have taken shorts" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"the poor quality of the facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The exact location and transit time to move around in New York." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"great school in terms of academics and reputation for placement, not exactly known for mental health and student support" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was a very smooth process. The interview wasn’t intimidating and they give you a tour, some shadowing, and a free lunch. Don’t get too nervous, just focus on showing off your best “you”" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would go if I got accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone at this school was so nice. I felt right at home and I was impressed by how kind everyone was and how the whole place felt like a big family. I was also pleased to learn from students that research is easy to get involved in if you make an effort." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared to talk about your bad grades and have an ability to express how you would be able to handle living in the city." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall impressed. NYCPM has a really busy clinic, solid residency placement rates, and a great location." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day went by so fast! Everything was scheduled really tightly so I didn't get to speak with the students as much as I would have liked, but it was nice that everything was planned so well for us (I spent the day with two other applicants, although the interviews were individual)." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were two different interviews. One was with the head of admissions and a podiatrist and the other was with a student. The student was incredibly friendly and helpful!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Accepted here and most likely will be attending! :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"There seemed to be great emphasis on transitioning to new york and handling the stress of school. Those two things kept coming up in the interview and throughout the day. All the current students seemed very nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great interview experience; I hope to be admitted here to begin soon." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are staying at Hotel Newton, be prepared to know that the room is really small. However, don't forget you are there for business (to get into this school), I utilized my night by going over practice questions and having an outline of points I would like to cover. You should go in with an open mind to this school because it's not about if the school accepts you as much as do you accept this career choice and what the school can provide you. It made the experience fun for me! Enjoy yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good overall. Really helpful and kind staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great score would highly consider going there if accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"overall, I'd go to this school if accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was stunned by the clinic and by the students' enthusiasm about attending NYCPM. The students were honest and it didn't feel like they were trying to sell us the school. Sure the building isn't brand new and shiny, but to me that's not what matters. Ultimately, I want to go to a school that can provide me with a strong academic curriculum and sound clinical skills - I believe NYCPM will do that for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved the school, and this is my number one choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I was impressed by the school. Also Harlem is not as bad as people make it out to be" More from this Member | Report Response

"Definitely more that meets the eye with this program. People are very genuine and supportive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Summary of the day: 1) Answer an EASY essay 2) Presentation on NYCPM 3) Faculty interview 4) Student interview 5) Tour of school and foot clinic 6) Lunch with first year students 7) Interview with Dean of Admissions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed with this school, and I would like to go there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day started with Mr Douglas McNabb introducing himself with a friendly smile. There was one other candidate interviewing with me. Then they called both of us in to two separate rooms to interview with a faculty member; next, each of us interviewed with a student ambassador. Then we toured the college together, including the clinic. Had lunch together, spoke a lot about everything. We then met with Mr McNabb again give us final comments and were on our way home after a long lasting day." More from this Member | Report Response

"interview = acceptance" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I was a little intimidated by the city at first. However, this diminished once I had the opportunity to talk to students attending NYCPM. I found that student, faculty, and staff were very enthusiastic about this institution. While the school is an older facility, the admission's staff informed me that the school is continuing to renovate various classrooms. Eventually the clinic will also be updated as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"4th years are hard to talk to for the moment, as they are preparing for exams and their own application process into residency programs; don't get turned off by their rushed manners. 3rd years are easier to talk to at this time. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, no complaints. Nothing I haven't already known about the school facilities, staff, location, curriculum, etc. Everyone shared their perspective about NYCPM. It might be in a "scary ghetto" place, but I want a DPM from NYCPM, and nothing's going to stop me, if accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think it is a good school. They don't have many full time faculty though but they are getting more. They get MD teachers to come over and teach, which is interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interview and glad it is done and over with. Only good thing is it prepared me for other school interviews. Really did not like NYCPM! The kicker was the acceptance letter which said "MACT" scores instead of "MCAT."" More from this Member | Report Response

"it looks like they accept way too many idiots. i talked to the students and they seem to know nothing about podiatry. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very quick day which was a good thing (less than 3 hours). I was really glad to get out of that dump. I did not feel comfortable at NYCPM and could never see myself as a student there." More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed with a basic sciences prof and then a third year student. Also, because my two interviews took so long, I didn't get a chance to interview with a DPM or shadow a third year student. Lunch was provided...the cafeteria was a little salad bar and grill, nothing super exciting. The admissions staff seemed helpful as well. Students at NYCPM seemed very positive, energetic and enthusiastic. They only had good things to say about the school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive, the students are all extremely nice, foot clinic is busy, not too long of a day, and I got the chance to learn a lot about the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"it was a good day, not too long...spent a little time in the clinic downstairs, watched a video, faculty interview, student interview, ate lunch with some students, tour the building, wrap-up" More from this Member | Report Response

"After interviewing at other more modern schools, I would not have gone to NY if I had known the condition of the facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed my interview experience and my time in NY. The buildings were definitely run down, but they are constantly updating their faciilities. Moreover when you look at the core of it, with their they are helping a population that would have otherwise been never reached. Interviewers were all very nice and laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was quite good. It was kinda long. First, I had an interview with a faculty member. Then, I got to meet student president and had an interview with him. It was very relaxed though. After that, we went to clinic and shadow a podiatrist for a while. After that, we had lunch and met housing rep. I took a tour with a student right after that. Finished the whole process by seeing admission head. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Professional interviewers. Facilities stunk. :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"laid-back, informative, painless" More from this Member | Report Response

"You get interviewed by three people (a podiatrist, a faculty member, a 3rd year student). They all have the SAME list of questions that they are required to ask you. So you repeat your answers with each of them. Just be honest about it and it should be good. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I arrived early and so had breakfast with other interviewees. Then we watched a brief video about the school, and then I had an interview with a 3rd year student then the director of admissions. After that, I toured the on-site foot clinic, and was then showed around the campus by two students. We had lunch, and then I had another brief interview with another admissions counselor." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty, staff and students were very friendly. Lunch with the students was helpful. The commute to NY city and to Harlem is confusing if you're not familiar with it. There were 3 interviews, 2 by faculty and one student, followed by a tour and chance to shadow a student at the foot clinic. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The only positive aspects of this school were the diverse patient base and friendlyness of the students and staff. Everything else was dissapointing. I definitely could not see myself as a student there, but some people like it, so it depends upon you." More from this Member | Report Response

"3 Interviews: The 1st with a DPM (clinical), the 2nd with a phD (pre-clinical) and the last with a Junior or Senior student (only one if u're lucky... most of the time u have 3 of them interviewing you <based on student comments>)." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was more nerve-racking than I had thought it would be. Also more direct than I expected." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 52
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 10
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 48
Neutral 14
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
5.54 61

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 16
Out of state 46

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 20
2-3 hours 15
4-6 hours 14
7+ hours 11

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 21
Automobile 16
Train or subway 19
Other 4

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

Response # Responders
< $100 17
$101-$200 9
$201-$300 6
$301-$400 6
$401-$500 4
$501+ 6

What airport did you use?

La Guardia

La Gaudria

LaGuardia Airport

megabus- $1 fare one way

Laguardia

JFK

LGA

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 1
With students at the school 1
Friends or family 10
Hotel 26
Home 7
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Aloft Harlem - NYCPM paid for one night stay

Aloft Harlem--provided by school for free

Belnord

clarion

Doubletree in philadelphia

Franklin

Hotel Newton

Jazz Hostel

Marakech

midtown

The Hotel Newton

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

Aloft Harlem - NYCPM paid for one night stay

Aloft Harlem--provided by school for free

Belnord

clarion

Doubletree in philadelphia

Franklin

Hotel Newton

Jazz Hostel

Marakech

midtown

The Hotel Newton

Yes

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.55 65

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
6.05 65

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.40 65

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.89 47

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.28 47

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.38 47

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"They are great, wish they accepted me" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing it was great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

"They treated us very well and have been responsive and helpful throughout the application cycle. Certain other schools should take note!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing--great job/organized!" More from this Member | Report Response

"To be a little more organized. The interview day only lasted from 10:00-2:30, but it definitely felt long because of how unorganized it was. There was a lot of just waiting around and at one point there was a lot of confusion with the admissions staff of who had had both of their interviews (a student interview and a faculty/dean interview). Also the student interview didn't seem necessary." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the great work." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admission staff is really friendly! If you stay at Hotel Newton they may even come to pick you up. They make every part of your day go by real smoothly. They remember the names of most current podiatry students, that shows the level of involvement they have not only during the admission process but after as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Every admissions member was very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour given by a student was too informal and seemed to lack some knowledge about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Better packets" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. They were perfect, friendly, and efficient. Just an all-around pleasant experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"to be more organized with the day's plans." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed this interview and I don't think there is anything they need to change." More from this Member | Report Response

"No Pop essay writing during interview process... our brains arent functioning in the AM if we had a" More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide an agenda of the interview day in hard copy form. And maybe some notepad for notes." More from this Member | Report Response

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