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hello, i tried reaching the financial aid office but can't seem to get through, so wondering if any of you can answer this for me: i've read on the nymc website that the maximum amount for the federal direct unsubsidized loan is 44,944; some other articles on the aamc have said medical students can borow up to 40,500; but all the official things for the loan, like on the fafsa email i received and the master promissory note, have indicated that the max is 20,500 per year. can anyone confirm the actual maximum for me and/or link to an official, federal source? thanks in advance!!
 

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hello, i tried reaching the financial aid office but can't seem to get through, so wondering if any of you can answer this for me: i've read on the nymc website that the maximum amount for the federal direct unsubsidized loan is 44,944; some other articles on the aamc have said medical students can borow up to 40,500; but all the official things for the loan, like on the fafsa email i received and the master promissory note, have indicated that the max is 20,500 per year. can anyone confirm the actual maximum for me and/or link to an official, federal source? thanks in advance!!
Medical students get double the 20k number. Google will find you this also but I don’t have a source for you offhand.

If you want to get to the financial aid office you may consider sending an email since today is a holiday and they’re probably not in office.
 
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Is there a group for people who have decided that they're attending? I'll be attending Touro and im looking for a roommate.
 

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Is there a group for people who have decided that they're attending? I'll be attending Touro and im looking for a roommate.
Do you mean the dental school? I recommend contacting them to see about their Facebook group to get in touch with potential roommates.
 

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Do you mean the dental school? I recommend contacting them to see about their Facebook group to get in touch with potential roommates.
Yep! I was only able to find the one for accepted students, but not one for students who have decided to attend.
 

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Yep! I was only able to find the one for accepted students, but not one for students who have decided to attend.
Well I would start there for now — not sure exactly the timing on dental school works but for Med school it’s still a bit early to be 100% sure. If there’s no group yet there will probably be one soon.

Good luck! I’m sure many students are looking for the same thing.
 
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Does anyone know what the average Step 1 scores of NYMC are? I dont know how big of a factor that is for choosing a school but I’m between here and MSU CHM and thought it would be helpful
 

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Does anyone know what the average Step 1 scores of NYMC are? I dont know how big of a factor that is for choosing a school but I’m between here and MSU CHM and thought it would be helpful
This is a hard metric to use because it really reflects personal prep and many other factors. I wouldn’t recommend making a school choice based on Step 1 average. You have much more control over your score than you think.
 
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How often does nymc test their students? Is it block by block basis? Or like every 2-3,4 weeks? And are there multiple exams in that one week? Or just one big exam?
 

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How often does nymc test their students? Is it block by block basis? Or like every 2-3,4 weeks? And are there multiple exams in that one week? Or just one big exam?
Roughly speaking first year is every 2-3 weeks, second year is about every 4.
 

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@21Rush12 Could you please provide some information regarding Clinical training (first 2 years) & Research opportunity in NYMC?
it's described well on the school website. Clinical skills class is very good in my opinion called FCM. Research is what you make of it, also mentioned on site i assume.
 
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@21Rush12 Could you please provide some information regarding Clinical training (first 2 years) & Research opportunity in NYMC?
There are a few components to clinical training in the preclinical years:
1. Preceptorship: you spend 8 half days over the course of the first year working with an attending/preceptor, interviewing patients with residents, etc. Pretty standard preceptorship stuff. This continues in the second year as well.
2. Standardized patients: we learn first in small groups / practicing with each other how to conduct a patient history/physical exam, and then practice these skills with standardized patients (paid actors). The first year is just mastering basic skills, the second year includes more difficult patients, and actually gets into diff. diagnosis etc.
3. Patient panels: there are FCM (foundations of clinical medicine) lectures and patient encounters, in which they bring patients into the school and you can ask them questions as a class (ie. you could ask a patient with Autism Spectrum Disorder about their experience in healthcare, etc).

For research, I would check out the following site:

NYMC has a yearly research forum for student poster and platform presentations, and offers stipends for summer research with NYMC faculty (and a few stipends for research at other institutions.) There is also a research concentration which you could choose to participate in, which includes attending student research presentations (held twice a month), an online research course, and presenting your research in some way during your first three years of school.

Hope that helps!
 

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Does anyone know what the average Step 1 scores of NYMC are? I dont know how big of a factor that is for choosing a school but I’m between here and MSU CHM and thought it would be helpful
If you're very curious, some forums track scores - but it's not exactly an official collection of step averages so take the numbers with a grain of salt.

Reddit link
 
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There are a few components to clinical training in the preclinical years:
1. Preceptorship: you spend 8 half days over the course of the first year working with an attending/preceptor, interviewing patients with residents, etc. Pretty standard preceptorship stuff. This continues in the second year as well.
2. Standardized patients: we learn first in small groups / practicing with each other how to conduct a patient history/physical exam, and then practice these skills with standardized patients (paid actors). The first year is just mastering basic skills, the second year includes more difficult patients, and actually gets into diff. diagnosis etc.
3. Patient panels: there are FCM (foundations of clinical medicine) lectures and patient encounters, in which they bring patients into the school and you can ask them questions as a class (ie. you could ask a patient with Autism Spectrum Disorder about their experience in healthcare, etc).

For research, I would check out the following site:

NYMC has a yearly research forum for student poster and platform presentations, and offers stipends for summer research with NYMC faculty (and a few stipends for research at other institutions.) There is also a research concentration which you could choose to participate in, which includes attending student research presentations (held twice a month), an online research course, and presenting your research in some way during your first three years of school.

Hope that helps!
Thank you so much for the information. You rock!
 
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