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  • Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Harlem
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • New York
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"See the ''most interesting question'' bit." Report Response

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

"See the ''most difficult question'' bit." Report Response

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

"How did you decide to go into medicine? Specifically, why osteopathic medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you think you would deal with the surrounding neighborhood? Would you be comfortable in working in such an urban area?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you were accepted at Tourocom and another school (that I applied to and I told them I got waitlisted there), which one would you choose?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed old stuff that I had from previous interviews." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The staff was enthusiastic and very attentive to your needs, seeing that you'll potentially be part of their first class. I am positive that down the line, this'll be one of those schools that people will desperately want to get in to. It has plenty of promise and quite a bit of media attention (being the first med school to open in NYC in 30 years, and at Harlem at that). Most importantly, the school seemed very, very sincere in wanting to make a difference and serve the neglected areas of NYC. It really felt like you'll be part of something great if accepted." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The building wasn't done. I was under the impression that it was going to be a NEW building but in fact, they were only renovating this older one. And although Bill Clinton's office is only a block away, Harlem still has that unfortunate stigma of being tense and slum-like. If you've lived most of your life in smaller cities and such, it might freak you out." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really, though I wish I knew EXACTLY where the building was because it was an absolute pain for me to walk around in high heels." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Apart from the interview, I spent a couple of days or so in NYC to visit friends and to sight-see. While my overall experience was quite positive, I'd be lying if I didn't mention my disappointment in the fact that the building wasn't done. I wanted to see the facilities myself instead of being told repeatedly that it'll be state-of-the-art." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

EWR

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Somewhere near Times Square

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/27/2007

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

6 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?

10 out of 10

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