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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?


What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why osteopathy?" Report Response

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

"What's the most interesting thing that has ever happened to you?" Report Response

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

"What's your favorite book?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You have great MCAT scores. Tell me why I should NOT consider them." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really stumped me, but the second interviewer did have a tendency to ask questions which were tough to give a simple answer to." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read interview feedback, checked out the school's website, talked with a D.O. acquaintance" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seemed happy. They felt that the faculty was there to *teach* rather than do research or other "stuff"." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much research going on, but I think the school has a philosophy skewed more toward producing clinical physicians rather than scientific physicians." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The website is very, very out of date. The library really isn't that bad, plus they've got a quiet study hall full of cubicals. The overall attitude of the school seemed to be a bit more "sink or swim" than I was expecting." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The first interview was conversational, the second was a bit more confrontational. Overall, I think they balanced each other out. There was nothing on ethics, just questions that were aimed to make you talk about yourself. The director of admissions gave us the opportunity at the end to make sure our files were complete, which helped me because I got to give him an answer for something that the interviewers may not have been able to convey. The school itself seems to be undergoing a lot of renovations. The campus is fairly small, but the facilities are adequate. The students seem to have made the decision to attend for reasons other than "I didn't get in anywhere else"." Report Response

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