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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?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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

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

"Tell me about your research. Tell me about your current position." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why didn't you think you got into medical school the first time you applied?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Why didn't you think you got into medical school the first time you applied?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"I wasn't asked anything hard, not even any Osteopathy-related questions. I guess out of the questions I was asked, the one I felt was the most challenging was "Tell me about yourself." That's because it's up to you how you want to answer it." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read NYCOM's website, read their catalog, read about Osteopathy, researched on Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee, talked to current students, practiced typical questions with friends, read about health issues." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The administration, the students and the interviewer were all very nice and made us feel as comfortable as possible." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I was warned about the cafeteria and the library, but it wasn't a problem for me. I think it's sufficient. However, I didn't like the fact that there wasn't any welcoming speech or anything like that at the beginning of the day. After we gave our supplemental application and fees to the receptionist, we were all placed in a room to wait for our interview. I wished they had a brief NYCOM orientation video or something. Also, during my interview, I felt I wasn't given a chance to elaborate on my answers as much as I would have liked, because as soon as I answered her question, my interviewer would either cut me off to talk about herself or would ask a follow-up question. Cheap lunch, too." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That they didn't need my letters of recommendation at the day of the interview. I made one of my references write her letter in less than a week just so her letter will make it before my interview day. Who knows, if I had given her more time, maybe she'd have a longer period of time to review and revise her letter (if she needed more time). Plus, I made her send it FedEx overnight to NYCOM, which is expensive!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall I thought it was very relaxed. She didn't really ask me any ethical questions. She did refer to my grades and my MCAT, so if you have any discrepancies between your grades and MCAT scores, be prepared to answer that. Most of the time we were talking about my interests. Just smile, relax, and as long as you're honest about your answers, you shouldn't have a problem." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/06/2004

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