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best way to get to NYCOM?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by Dr Trek 1, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. Dr Trek 1

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    I am interviewing at NYCOM and was curious as to if I should fly into JFK or LaGuardia airport. Also, would you recommend taking a cab or renting a car afterwards in order to get to NYCOM?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. XKV

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    Hey DrTrek1,

    I flew into JFK for my interview and took one of the taxi companies to NYCOM - about 40 minutes away. Paid about $80 round-trip through that company. And the cabbie was psycho. If you can, call that Airport Limo service in advance so they can pick you up. All of the numbers should be in that packet they sent you. I think that saves about $30-40. Good luck!
     
  4. dcratamt

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    I don't suggest taking a bus. :laugh:
     
  5. HunterGatherer

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    Meanie. :smuggrin:

    If you are flying in just for the interview I'd just use the cab service. La guardia should be cheaper but you need to factor in your plane ticket if you did not purchase that yet.

    I spent about $110 on cab far for my UNECOM interview and it sucks to pay that kind of money but I did not have to bother with picking up, dropping off, putting in gas, and directions so it was not so bad overall. I think you will be paying about $40-$60 roundtrip.

    I live in NY and I think I will be taking a cab for my NYCOM interview.

    Good luck.
     
  6. nycom914

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    Hi, you should definitely fly into JFK airport. If you can rent a car at a decent rate I would get a rental, the school is about 45 minutes from the airport. Also, if you get a rental you can drive around the area to get a sense of Long Island, I would recommend driving around when visiting any school to see if it’s what you like.
     
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    Study hard in undergrad. hehe sorry.

    The question reminded me of the George Carlin special: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice.
     
  8. HunterGatherer

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    This is a very good point.
     
  9. OMMFellow06

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    If you are interviewing at NYCOM I would definitely suggest renting a car and driving around the area. Nassau county is not a place that everyone will like it has a different atmosphere about it. Hard to explain but it is a really rich area that many people that move from another area don't seem to like very much. So again rent a car and drive around visiting the mall and check things out.
     
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    :-( I love my Nassau County

    But yeah, from a residents point of view i would rent a car cause there is a lot to see in order to get a real feeling of the area. I've never been to a place that had commercialism and residential areas mixed so much together.
     
  11. mandolin

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    How do you like NYCOM? It would be a dream to go there! I am interviewing there in a few weeks. Any advice?
     
  12. Dies Irae

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    :thumbdown: Just a warning: the intersection of 25A and Glen Cove Rd. is the absolute worst place to drive on Long Island.
     
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    If anyone wants directions to anywhere around long island or has any questions feel free to PM me
     
  14. dude11

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    I just want to know if its possible to take the N20 from main street flushing to NYCOM. Does N20 go into the campus. When I was there, I didn't see any buses. Is the walk a long distance to the bus stop? I trying to figure out if its a good commute by public transportation because I live in Queens. Thanks.
     
  15. SuperFemDoc22

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    The bus system on Long Island is known to be VERY unreliable. I've known people to stand at the bus stop for a real long time (an hour or longer). If you really can't get a car to drive, maybe take the train and then a cab. The campus has a shuttle which is more for NYIT students but NYCOM is all the way in the back and the bus stop is at the entrance of the school.
     
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    I'm sorry, what I meant to say is that the intersection of 25A and Glen Cove Rd. is the absolute worst place to drive in the United States. This horrendous waste of a human life tried to make a left turn from the right lane during a red light in her flashy-rimmed Escalade and nearly hit oncoming traffic today. :mad:
     
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    OMG! There is some kind of accident there at least once a week!
     
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    The shuttle bus is for the LIRR train stop in Westbury?

     
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    What I wanted to ask was if its possible to commute to NYCOM as a student there. Can I take the N20 to NYCOM? Does the N20 stop at NYCOM? I want to save housing cost because I live in Queens!


    Prospective student
     
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  21. HunterGatherer

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    sent you a PM. reply to let me know you got it.
    How will staying in queens save you money? Do you live family that will help support you?
     
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    Thanks. Got it. Just that housing around school is going to be expensive. I am trying to figure out if I should go to med school because it costs so much. I am wondering if it is financially feasible because this is my endeavor and I am the only one who is supporting myself through it. I have to take out all loans because I used up most of my resources doing postbac work.

    Also, I did the loan calcuations and its about 2 K per month repayment for ten years for around 200 K loan. Also, residents don't make enough to cover this repayment as well as cost of living. This is all after graduating from med school and if things don't turn out well, etc, will have to pay back loan anyway. So its not a certainty in success in paying back an overpriced education.
     
  23. Dies Irae

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    You can expect to pay anywhere form $500-$800 a month depending on whether or not you have roomates/housemates, distance from school, size, and how new your place is. If you are privilaged or if you've got money to blow :laugh: , there are single apartments going for up to $1300. It's a good idea to shop around for housing, because there are plenty of people who are looking for roommates. Most students live in Glen Cove.
     

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