2 out of 10
At the school
"What is the future of (your undergraduate institution)?"
"What is your favorite most recent foreign film? (this wasnt out of the blue, we were talking about this subject)"
"What is it like living in an extended family? "
"What are the most important factors that will allow you to choose one school over the other?"
"Where do you see yourself 10 years down the line?"
"read this website, researched school, read over application."
"enthusiasm of students, relaxed atmosphere, everyone was very friendly. "
"the student tour guide didnt show up. "
"I should speak slower, think a little bit longer before answering."
"It was a great first interview. We hardly spoke about medicine/science at all, it was mainly about my personal interests outside of school and my family background. Very low stress, they are just trying to make sure that you are a normal, likable person. He liked that I loved my undergraduate college, and I think its because they also want students to be enthusiastic about going to Columbia. Also, my interviewer told me that a special thing about columbia med students is that they are all superb in something outside of medicine, and that makes them more rounded human beings. So try to bring out your diverse interests during the interview."