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  • New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine - NY
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Old Westbury
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"Why DO?" Report Response

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

"Tell me something about you that's not on your application" Report Response

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

"What is a strength/weakness of yours?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me something about you that isn't on your application" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is a weakness of yours" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reaffirmed my reasons for DO, prepared for ethical questions (none were asked), review the school's mission, relax and breath." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Beautiful campus, undergrad life, academic and athletic facilities. Big anatomy and OMM lab. Cool robots to practice on. They have an alternate learning track called the Doctor Patient Continuum, where students work together in groups of 10 and are required to teach themselves and each other instead of learning in lecture halls." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Tuition. Small Osteopathic library, but main library is fine. Lunch consisted of yogurt, granola bars, and weird muffins. Osteopathic cafeteria is small. No on-campus hospital, but there are plenty of hospitals in the area. Outdoor track is simply an asphalt surface around a lacrosse field." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Interview was super-relaxed. Eat something before you come because they only provide you with granola bars, muffins, and yogurt. There were a lot of applicants on my day, maybe 15." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Beautiful campus, decent facilities, friendly faculty. Has the feel of an undergrad campus but also has its own unique DO quad. Huge class size ~300. Very high tuition. Big emphasis on primary care." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/02/2010

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

8 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?

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Many people spent over an hour just waiting for a free interviewer. Either have more interviewers per day, fewer interviewees per day, or stagger the events so we don't have to wait hours before the interview." Report Response

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