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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

Closed file

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

"Tell me about yourself, and why you want to be a DO." Report Response

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

"Pick a controversial topic that you've been prepared to talk about and talk to me about it. (I picked stem cell research)." Report Response

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

"As a physician, will your primary responsibility be to cure, or to care?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you think this interview is going?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If your bishop told you you were no longer allowed to receive communion because you support stem cell research, what would you do? (I had mentioned I am Catholic and support stem cell research.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"School website, sdn feedback, reviewed personal statement and portfolio." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"My interviewer had lunch with us prior to the interview. He was a wonderful person, very kind and genuinely interested in us. The student who gave the tour was very informative and pleasant. The school, overall, is impressive, especially the OMM lab and the simulated patient lab." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school is a bit small, but not terrible. The financial aid representative was not there to give a presentation (we were given hand-outs), and the tour was a bit rushed." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The whole day was relatively low-stress. I definitely worried too much beforehand." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"For me, interview day at NYCOM was a great experience. The interviewer (a DO) was extremely personable and made sure we were all relaxed. The student ambassador was a great resource and gave a very good sense of the school. I think the school provides all of its students with a great education and numerous resources, and I since I was accepted, I look forward to attending in the fall." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/02/2004

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

9 out of 10

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