Strengths of NYU?

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  1. Shishka

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    For any of you attending NYU who have a free minute, could you tell me what are its strong points that make the school stand out besides obviously the location? Thanks in advance.
     
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    -Pass/Fail
    -School funded post exam parties
    -Tight class (everyone in the same dorm)
    -Lots of opportunities for research, fellowships, etc.
    -bout 70% of the class stays over summer break to do fellowships, research, bum around (the rest can do abroad projects)
    -Bellvue hospital
    -High average Step I average
    -Nice match list
    -Netter graduated from here
    -Get every jewish holiday off
    -Hot girls
     
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    There is also a profound orthopedic surgeon namely Dr. Fetto in NYU medical center.
     
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    Do you know what the Step I average is? They did not provide us with this information during the interview day. Thanks!
     
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    235 from what i heard - nyu tends to accept good test takers so that may be part of it.
     
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    Wow! That is almost one standard deviation above the national avg. Can any one confirm that?
     
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    Well, one time this guy tried to inject ground up monkey spinal cords as a polio vaccine. That's pretty cool
     
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    235, that is pretty sick considering that is the starting decent score for most competitive residencies (derm, nerosurg, ortho).

    I loved the school and will def consider it strongly if I get in.

    Question:
    Anyone notice that on the US News and World report guide to medical school it states that for the 2003 application year:
    ~3000 applied
    ~850 Interviewed
    ~950 got accepted

    They said acceptance rate was 29.7%. Which is probably one of the highest in the country.

    I initially thought it was a typo, but it says that throughtout the book.

    Does anyone have data for previous years or subsequent years?

    Is it considered a safe school for those who are really shooting for the top 20?

    Here is the link for the book

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1402202903/102-0679645-1216930?v=glance&n=283155

    Thanks guys
     
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    That may be true, I did hear of a lot of people getting in off the wait list this year. However it should be noted that my class was the first admitted using AMCAS. I think that last year the admissions department wasn't as skilled at "the game", resulting in such a high admissions rate. I would imagine that will go way down. They have changed the way they do things from last year to this year, I assume in hopes of changing that.

    As for being a backup school to the top 20, I can say that for some it may be. I know for me it was, in a sense. I got into Northwestern, however decided to come to NYU for various personal reasons. I don't regret my decision at all, though.
     
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    Is the 235 step 1 average really true?

    They did not mention it when I interviewed.

    Also, I did notice in my interview there was a lot of emphasis on making sure NYU was a TRUE interest to me and that I would go there if I got in.

    Why NYU? and WHY? and WHY? and WHY?
    No kidding that was about 3/4 of my interview
     

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