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  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New York
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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 is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Refer to first comment at top" -Posted 05/30/2003 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was only asked one question: "What would you contribute to Columbia and how does that make you different from everyone else I will interview today?", but we talked a lot about my response." -Posted 05/30/2003 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"=) refer to above" -Posted 05/30/2003 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I reviewed my application and did a few practice questions with my roommates. I also perused the P&S website again." -Posted 05/30/2003 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seemed very energetic and happy. I never got the impression that the students wanted to be anywhere else. I liked the school's location in a relatively safe Dominican neighborhood and the solid couple housing available. " -Posted 05/30/2003 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The neighborhood around Columbia (I heard is fairly safe now)--just a bit run down and gray. The housing situation is also far from perfect (the dorms are rather old and small with inconvenient kitchens, so you frequently eat out) unless you get couple housing first year. " -Posted 05/30/2003 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"About the influence Dean Frantz has on admissions (Don't get me wrong--I liked my interviewer). I would have requested to interview with Dean Frantz beforehand." -Posted 05/30/2003 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"If you want to live in a large city and want to live in an underserved community surrounded by energetic, happy peers--Columbia looks like a great place to go. Going to the interview will help you get a good impression of whether or not you'll be happy here for 4 years." -Posted 05/30/2003 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/28/2002

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