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  • New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine - NY
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Old Westbury, NY
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?

40 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)?

""We have many interviews and it's hard to remember all the applicants. Tell me one thing you would like me to remember you by"" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What made you interested in Osteopathic Medicine?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you want to be a doctor vs. a career in Chemistry (I wrote about how I love chemistry and was a biochemistry major.)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read the school's web site and I talked to a DO student. You do not want to sound rehearsed or stressed out so just relax. I didn't even bother reading my personal statement. I came up with all answers on the fly since I was realaxed." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The campus is the most beautiful I have ever seen. It is like being the middle of a forest. The facilities are very clean and look new (don't forget the school was funded recently in 1977). The school is 30 minutes from Queens if you know how to get there. Basically, any major department store/ restaurant is within close driving distance. As soon as you get out of Old Westbury and into the city, you'll get anywhere. This is New York. We have tons of subways, trains and busses. While the school only has 2 buildings they seem to use, the buildings are large. Surprisingly, the school has a high tech simulated patient they let you use. I know this since they charge you a special fee to use this robot. Before the interview, they gave you the residency listings for 2004 and I was very impressed with the wide choices of residencies DOs were able to obtain (ER, orthopedic surgery, surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics etc..) This openness impressed me. The 4 medical schools I interviewed at didn't even give you this info! They also gave you a whole lecture on how much to school will cost and about financing options. What I enjoy most about the school is the laid back attitude the students and faculty seem to have. It's hard to explain what I mean, but you can feel it in the air. I really don't care about the large class size of 260 since I am used to large class sizes and they do get good residencies anyways. It is little concern to me how long I cut up a cadaver or how long I can speak to a lecturer. What really matters is what kind of residencies I can get. This is one of the most underestimated schools in the nation and I was happy to get accepted on June 23rd. Also, the school is the only one I know with a very fair admissions department. I got a 31 MCAT, 3.73 avg and Biochem major and all the Med. Schools rejected me. This was the only one I got in to! Thank G-d for one fair school out there!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They make you wait outside the office for about 30 minutes before they bring you into a seperate room and begin talking about the school. There's only enough room for half of the students to sit down and the rest stand for 30 minutes. That's kind of rude even for a New Yorker like myself. The library was a joke (The first floor is about 100 X 30 feet). I didn't see too many computers there to use (about 10). You won't get too much attn. Class size is 260. There's probably a lot of students per cadaver. The school is kind of pricey for 35K first yr and expected 43K by the last year." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I didn't expect the shcool to be so open about how mush $ you'll owe them and the great residencies they have. I was wrong!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The guy was not what I would call "excited". He was very laid back (almost half sleeping) and asked fair questions. HE ACTUALLY READ my material and based his questions based on those contents. In most interviews I went on, the interviewers did not even bother to read your stuff! For a good portion of the interview, we talked about my hobbies. Even though the guy was a DO, he did not pound me with questions about what's so great about being a DO. He just asked what interested me in applying to a DO school and I gave him a good answer. Basically, it was a nice laid back interview with predictable questions and it was evident the interviewer was experienced and read your material. The only "bad" thing was that I left the interview thinking the interviewer was uninterested in me since he did not seem to enjoy interviewing people. But don't let this fool you, since I got accepted in the school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

8 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

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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