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  • New York Medical College
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Valhalla
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

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What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"What do your parents do? Any physicians in family?" Report Response

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

"Long discussion about anthro and evolution...see above." Report Response

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

"Any questions for me?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"From an evolutionary standpoint, why do you think some tribes have monogamous marriages, when humans are naturally inclined to be polygamous? (Obviously, this guy is a PhD, and was referring to a single intro to anthro course I took in summer school nearly 3 years ago...sheesh)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Look above." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read website, MSAR page, CV, bioethics notes, interview feedback on this website, SDN, and talked w/ a friend who had been accepted there." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Housing, spiffy name badges that you get to keep, new anatomy lab is wonderful, friendliness of everyone. My interviewer gave me his card and told me to email him if I had any questions...first card I've gotten so far!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Um...cafeteria food? The fact that I could easily get lost since the streets are so small and dark. Everyone always talks about how they work so hard, but it's worth it due to near 100% pass rate for the boards in last few years." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Waitlists are not ranked." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I loved this school. Compared to Einstein and BU, I think this school suited my personality the best. It is in a quiet city in the suburbs and you have the option of going to the big city if desired. The housing is dorm-like, which I love, since I never dormed. 4 people to an apartment style place, each w/ own rooms, 2 people per bathroom (yes, 2 bathrooms total!), ethernet. I also felt like I knew my way around somewhat after only being there for one day." Report Response

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