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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?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

15 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)?

"Strengths and weaknesses? " Report Response

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

"What is Osteopathic medicine? / What have you learned about Osteopathic medicine? " Report Response

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

"What are you doing now? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why are you doing your research as a volunteer and not as a paying job? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too difficult. Nothing unexpected. My advice is just to know yourself- your strengths and weaknesses, etc. - and tell it like it is. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"By filling out my secondary the day before so that I could have all of my experiences fresh in my head. (As an aside, I think that the way NYCOM does secondaries is a plus in that you hand in the secondary at the interview)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was positively impressed by the 2nd year medical student who took us on the tour. She was great for getting questions answered, and we got to see the OMM lab, the Anatomy lab, and the ICC (Institute for Clinical Competence). The other interviewees were impressive as well, as I noticed that I had a lot in common with many of them. The NYCOM match list and the breadth of rotation sites where one can learn in the 3rd and 4th years is important. Also, an interviewer ate his lunch with us and spoke to us, very conversationally, about his life in medicine. He seemed like he would be a very good teacher/mentor at the school. I have the utmost respect for people who don't always need the barriers of rigidity and heirarchy, but rather, show a humane willingness to reach out to all. That, to me, explemplifies what osteopathic medicine should be about. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"No one was there to talk to us about financial aid. I also felt like I could have gotten some more energy back at me during the interview itself. But I do realize that it was a long day! " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I liked the interview experience a lot. I had a good time at NYCOM. The tour gave me a better sense of the school. It was a marathon of an interview day, so do eat breakfast and lunch. The school was kind enough to provide us with the latter. The LIRR is a bit of a trek and "connecting trains" don't always connect. :) So plan accordingly: There are two good ways to go by train. One could take the Oyster Bay train to Greenvale and catch a cab to the school, or one could take the Port Jefferson Branch train to Hicksville and either take the N20 bus or a cab. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/02/2004

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