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Question for all you lovely people...

I have an interview at NYCOM next week. I know that they give about 700 interviews... Does anyone know if they give preference to New Yorkers once they get through the interview stage? I'm hoping they do - as it's my first choice school!

Also, for all those who have interviewed at NYCOM already, do you have any suggestions? Preference in interviewers? Any advice?

One more thing... my best friend and I (we have same GPA 4.0 and similar MCAT 22, 23 and the same extracurriculars and we're both NYers) are interviewing the day after each other... do you think that we have a good shot getting in together? We're both dying to go there together... We're nervous that one of us will get in and the other won't! What do you all think??
 

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DrBeanie said:
Question for all you lovely people...

I have an interview at NYCOM next week. I know that they give about 700 interviews... Does anyone know if they give preference to New Yorkers once they get through the interview stage? I'm hoping they do - as it's my first choice school!

Also, for all those who have interviewed at NYCOM already, do you have any suggestions? Preference in interviewers? Any advice?

One more thing... my best friend and I (we have same GPA 4.0 and similar MCAT 22, 23 and the same extracurriculars and we're both NYers) are interviewing the day after each other... do you think that we have a good shot getting in together? We're both dying to go there together... We're nervous that one of us will get in and the other won't! What do you all think??
Wow this same situation happened to me and my friend.. we basically had the same stat.. interviewed a day after one another and we both got in... but we were one of the first candidates to be interviewed in mid nov.. So you guys might have a tougher time with that.. But just be yourself.. its a stress free interview lasting about 10-15 min.. so don't stress it.. And just prepare yourself for the basic questions of "So tell me about yourself" lol
 

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DrBeanie said:
Question for all you lovely people...

I have an interview at NYCOM next week. I know that they give about 700 interviews... Does anyone know if they give preference to New Yorkers once they get through the interview stage? I'm hoping they do - as it's my first choice school!

Also, for all those who have interviewed at NYCOM already, do you have any suggestions? Preference in interviewers? Any advice?

One more thing... my best friend and I (we have same GPA 4.0 and similar MCAT 22, 23 and the same extracurriculars and we're both NYers) are interviewing the day after each other... do you think that we have a good shot getting in together? We're both dying to go there together... We're nervous that one of us will get in and the other won't! What do you all think??
hey, congrats on the interview! from some past posts here, there's speculation that instaters have a good chance of getting in (~75%) post interview... as for the interviewers, as far as i know you don't have a choice, so be prepared for both laid back and harsh interviewers. if you haven't checked the interview feedback for nycom here at sdn, that would be a good place to start. most importantly, just try to relax! good luck and hope to see you there in the fall :thumbup:
 
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thanks so much for the replies!!

do u think that my best friend and i should mention each other? we obviously wouldnt say it in the capacity that we want to go there bcuz the other does... but just casually that my best friend is interviewing tomorrow and this is her first choice...

our stats are identical... 22, 23; 4.0; research; letters of reco from DO; etc... do u think these stats are good enough?

any suggestions about interview rapport? we need all the help that we can get. i can only dream about joining all you awesome people next year.
 

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DrBeanie said:
thanks so much for the replies!!

do u think that my best friend and i should mention each other? we obviously wouldnt say it in the capacity that we want to go there bcuz the other does... but just casually that my best friend is interviewing tomorrow and this is her first choice...

our stats are identical... 22, 23; 4.0; research; letters of reco from DO; etc... do u think these stats are good enough?

any suggestions about interview rapport? we need all the help that we can get. i can only dream about joining all you awesome people next year.

Hi. 1st, congrats on both of you getting interviews! I am a NY resident, though far away from NYCOM, and interviewed in mid-December and found out my acceptance right after christmas. i had a 25 MCAT and 3.6 GPA. Are you both NY res? I think they were definately giving priority to NY residents with the early interviews, but seems like they have branched out now. The interview day is definately relaxed and I actually enjoyed myself. You'll probably spend a lot of time waiting around with the other interviewees before your interview, if the set-up is the same as when I was there. You can PM me if you want any more info. I interviewed with an OMM and family medicine doc, she was great. It was like a really friendly conversation, with questions slipped in, but not a stressful interview at all. WHen I was there they split us into 2 groups of 4 and there were 2 interviewers. We were called in one by one to interview with one of them. So, its only one interview and short, about 10-15mins. The prof who interviewed the other group when I was there took about 30mins per interview, but he was a replacement for someone who couldn't conduct interviews last minute. I read through interview feedback from NYCOM before my interview and it really helped me feel extra prepared. I think that you and your friend getting interviews a day apart is lucky, then you should find out about the same time. I have no idea if mentioning your friend is a good idea or not. Maybe someone else can post to that. I would say maybe after the formal interview you could mention it, or maybe after the interview day see if there is someone on admissions you could talk to. I would probably not mention it during the actual interview, unless they asked why you want to go to NYCOM, and you could tack it on the end of your answer (not that you want to go b/c your friend wants to go, but that its an additional reason). Just a few thoughts. Good Luck and pm me if you want to know more about the interview, etc...
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DrBeanie said:
thanks so much for the replies!!

do u think that my best friend and i should mention each other? we obviously wouldnt say it in the capacity that we want to go there bcuz the other does... but just casually that my best friend is interviewing tomorrow and this is her first choice...
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In my opinion, I would absolutely NOT mention your friend as being a reason for wanting to go there. I'm not ignoring the importance of friends/family supporting you through med school, but:

1) I would draw the line at a family member - if your brother or sister is applying there it could possibly be worth mentioning.

2) Your friend isn't even accepted there yet, so they're going to think "if student B isn't accepted, will student A still attend if accepted?"

3) I would try to emphasize maturity and professionalism at the interview and comment on facilities, affiliations, osteopathic experiences, etc.. instead of a best friend who's applying.