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  • New York University Grossman School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New York
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Tell me about your extracurricular activities." Report Response

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

"What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?" Report Response

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

"Other questions from my AMCAS. Disappointingly, not conversational at all." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Can you think of a patient who stood out to you in particular over the summer you spent in X's practice? Why did they stand out, and how did your experience with them reinforce your desire to be a doctor?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No objectively difficult questions, but the way in which they were asked made them very difficult to answer. Everyone reports having a conversational interview here, so I was knocked a little off balance by my interviewer's style. She spent the interview shuffling through my AMCAS, asking me a direct question, then shuffling through the AMCAS more with no eye contact or change of expresssion while I answered. Repeat many times. AWKward!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reading SDN feedback, reading NYU's website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"NYU is in an amazing location. The school also seems to be very active in making sure the students are enjoying their time there: they have discounted movie, sports and theater tickets, and the school sponsers parties after every test! The pass-fail system is great for fostering a cooperative atmosphere among the students. The buildings are all very well-connected: you could wear flip flops to class in the middle of winter since you wouldn't need to go outside! Housing is way cheap for midtown Manhattan. Great transcript service. They have Bellevue." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I didn't meet a TON of students, but the ones who I did meet weren't very impressive. Both tour guides had BIG issues with the word "like." The students were all dressed VERY trendy (think miniskirts, cowboy boots, and popped collars); trendy to the point of seeming immature. I just didn't really feel a great spark with anyone I talked to. Also, almost no students actually showed up to have lunch with us, which was disappointing compared to the enthusiasm I've seen at other schools." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Other people on this site said admissions was hard to find, so I arrived super early. And it was EASY to find; basically just one turn from the entrance. So, don't worry about that. Also, I took a cab from Grand Central on my way in, but on my way out I took the subway (the 6 from 28th and Lexington) which was really easy and pretty close, so the cab really wasn't necessary. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, NYU has a lot of nice qualities, but I just didn't feel a "spark." Although I'd love to go to school in the city, I don't think this is the place for me." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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?

7 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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