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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

10 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)?

"What's going on? How's everything going so far?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine? Why do you want to be a DO?" Report Response

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

"A few specific questions about my experiences (Easy questions). "Do you have any questions?"" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""Whats going on?" (Very informal, relaxed interview)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Interestingly, I wasnt asked too many questions at all. Just, "why osteopathic medicine?"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN-student secondary and primary application researched osteopathic medicine read newspaper, updated myself on current events." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The personability of students, faculty and staff. Everyone was very encouraging and willing to talk. Everyone was supportive and it allowed for a more relaxed feel. My interviewer was very enthusiastic about my file and was very easy to talk to." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"That day it was hot in the building, and I was one of the last to be interviewed, so even if I wanted to relax and minimize anxiety, I felt very uncomfortable. Also, the students werent on campus because they were on break so we couldnt interact with many students but the ones there were helpful. Many of the facilities were closed." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I knew where to turn onto Glen Cove once I got off the exit, I made a wrong turn and got lost (initially). I wasnt late but I wasnt early (like I wanted to be) I also wish I knew that my scheduled interview time was not the actual time of my interview but was the time to come and start the information session, and touring (these were afternoon interviews)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a great experience at NYCOM, the other students interviewing were very nice and were easy to talk to (no competitative attitudes). The faculty and staff were willing to stop in and talk to you, as well as offer advice. Some of the students were available to offer input. My interview went well and I wasnt asked anything too difficult. The atmosphere seemed very relaxed and inviting." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?


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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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