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  • New York College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Podiatry School
  • New York
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 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?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"You've had an early interest in podiatry, what inspired your interest in this field?" Report Response

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

"What do your parents do for a living?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is North Carolina like? (Interviewer wants to retire there, and I informed him that the cost of living is approx. three times less in NC than NYC)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Can you explain your MCAT scores when compared to your GPA?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Answered practice interview questions, AACPM website, and interview seminars offered through my institution." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The admissions staff, faculty, and students were extremely friendly and helpful. Everyone was willing to answer questions and were delightful to shadow. The clinic is exceptional and a great opportunity for students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Location is dodgy in some areas of Harlem." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I would have relaxed a little more and packed more layers. NYC was freezing; my interview was the day after the massive snow storm that closed schools." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I was a little intimidated by the city at first. However, this diminished once I had the opportunity to talk to students attending NYCPM. I found that student, faculty, and staff were very enthusiastic about this institution. While the school is an older facility, the admission's staff informed me that the school is continuing to renovate various classrooms. Eventually the clinic will also be updated as well." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

LGA

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Jazz Hostel

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/03/2009

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?

8 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

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