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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?

4 out of 10


How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Questions specific to my transcript." Report Response

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

"Tell me about a specific case/person that affected you in your volunteer work." Report Response

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

"What have you learned in your job" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you go about calculating the number of gas stations in America?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The first interviewer asked a LOT of questions. It's not that any of them were particularly difficult, but there were simply a lot of them. Be prepared to answer to any inconsistencies/weaknesses in your transcript." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Good food, rest, relaxation, reviewed AMCAS, read SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were VERY friendly and seemed happy and active in the school. There was a variety of activities they participated in, and community service was a common denominator." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The first interview was by a student, who went through a list of canned questions... the result was a REALLY LONG interview. Luckily the second was by a seasoned interviewer (general surgeon) and very brief; more like a conversation." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The winter storms can be really bad, and taxis are impossible to get. Also, the hotel shuttle takes airport trips as priority over other trips, so my ride ended up getting dropped from their list. Have a back-up plan for getting to the airport." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The school is very open to students of various backgrounds, and underscores peoples need for a life outside of med school. The administration takes great pride in their support of students. The students confirmed this. Also, they recently changed their curriculum to integrate the first year, and had great success--the boards ave. went up the first year the new curriculum was implemented (they are above the national average)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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