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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?

25 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)?

"Tell me what you know about DO? Who was the founder of osteopathy?" Report Response

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

"Tell me your daily schdule as a physician in the specialty of your choice. " Report Response

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

"What are your strengths/weaknesses? This question is asked about 95% of the time, so know your answer!!!! " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your daily schedule as a physician? My first interviewer wanted a run-down of what I thought my day would be like as a physician in the specialty of my choice." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"My second interviewer backed me into a corner and asked me how could I compare a family physician to a general surgeon. I shadowed both and I was trying to explain that I loved the surgery experience, but I equally enjoyed the family practice experience as well. That was really tough to get out of, but I did, somehow!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read over ACCOMAS primary, looked at school website, reviewed DO facts ( This is a definite must for this school! They will grill you on this one!)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The clinical rotations the third and fourth-year students are involved in. They are top-notch. The residencies are really good too. The campus was very nice. The students also have two parties during the school year: Osteoblast (at the beginning of the year) and Osteoclast (end of year). I thought that was a cute idea!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The commute to the school (3 1/2 hours from Central Jersey plus traffic, which is horrendous!). I felt that both of my interviewers didn't get a chance to know me at all. They pretty much had me recite the history of osteopathy and what I thought it was. Not very fun. I was more stressed than usual b/c I had no idea there were two interviews, so I was caught off-guard completely!! The student ambassadors were ok, but they didn't seem too excited about the school. The class size is the second largest in the country for all med schools (~200 students) and the class didn't seem close at all. The library is really small, and the cafeteria is small and old. Living in LI is REALLY expensive too. So, yeah......... " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That there were TWO interviews!!!!!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I didn't like the school much, but I didn't have a bad experience. I felt like the interviewers didn't get to know me much. Plus, I'm not a big fan of the NYC area in general, since I lived there for most of my life. It's too crowded and the traffic stinks. Plus housing is really expensive and a car is necessary to commute. The campus is very nice though, and there is plenty of parking!!! " Report Response

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