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  • New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine - NY
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Old Westbury
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

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?

Open file

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

"Tell us about yourself." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why DO? Who is the founder of osteopathic med? Give me a brief history of osteopathic med?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why NYCOM?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Since you are interested in peds....how would you handle late-night calls, etc..?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"How many DO schools are you applying to? Are you applying to MD schools? How many? Why would you pick DO over MD?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, background on DO, read over my application and essays..." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Good student diversity & decent facilities. Students seemed happy with their choice of attending NYCOM...supposedly, the MS-3 and 4 rotations are supposed to be excellent. Our tour with a student was by far the highlight of the day....she took us around the school and we spent some time in the anatomy lab where we had the chance to talk with other students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The admissions staff---they made us feel unwelcome and annoying. Like we were such a hassle to have (and this is how they were at the BEGINNING of the interview cycle!). They make you sit around in a COLD room for 3hrs waiting for your interview with nothing to do...and noone to talk with. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing...The school is adjacent to the Oyster Bay area and expensive. I don't think you're going to get much benefit from being "closer" to NYC." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Out of the 5 DO interviews I had, this one was by far the worst! The interviewers were extremely abrasive and impersonal. It didn't feel like they were interested in getting to know me at all! The bulk of the time was spent on me explaining DO stuff. The secondary gives you little to no room to explain your extracurricular activities/experiences and I didnt have the chance to talk about these much in my interview either. With all this said, I was surpised to get an acceptance! I'm not sure what they are looking for in the interview.... Even though my interview experience was so negative, NYCOM is still high on my list of DO schools because of its location & reputation." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2002

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