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  • New York Medical College
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Valhalla
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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 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?

Closed file

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

"None really... just conversed about both our lives, etc." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Are there any red flags in your file I should know about?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None really, as it was 100% conversational. The interviewer had not read anything about me, so we started from scratch." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Browsed the NYMC website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Anatomy lab, children's hospital. Also the match list was very impressive" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Actually a bit. It is a very on-your-own day, meaning that if your interview is at 9:45am (as mine was), you are free from 10:30-12/12:30 to do ___. Another interviewer & I walked around the children's hospital and generally just explored. It was kind of weird how they had nothing that we could do. Also, a lot of the students live in dorms (or close to it) on-campus which kind of weirded me out. Finally, it seemed like it was a safety school for most people- they nearly admit to this by not only interviewing well into the 1,000s of applicants but also by saying something to the effect of ''40% of our students had another choice & chose to come here''. Obviously then 60% did not... Finally, they do ''a lot'' of MD shadowing, which actually amounts to 1 day a month or something nearly as ridiculously infrequent." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Location & the fact that so many of the students both live on campus & commute to their rotations as far away as hours..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Got there at 7:45am. Waited 20 minutes til the staff actually showed up to unlock the doors. Sat in a room until like 8:45 and had a 45 schpeel, touching on some info about NYMC. Interview for 45 mins with awesome/nice Prof. ~90 mins-2hrs to waste by just meandering. Tour by 2 students of the school, followed by lunch. Good thing is you're done by like 1:30!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

2 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Wellesley Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

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