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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?

2 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 type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell me more about your thesis." -Posted 10/31/2002 | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Why are you doing ___ during your year off?" -Posted 10/31/2002 | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"How did your parents feel about your decision to pursue medicine?" -Posted 10/31/2002 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about your name." -Posted 10/31/2002 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"--" -Posted 10/31/2002 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read medical ethics stuff, background on columbia - didn't matter at all. I'd say you should just be relaxed and ready to talk about yourself." -Posted 10/31/2002 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students were really enthusiastic and happy; they kept running into the admissions waiting room to answer our questions." -Posted 10/31/2002 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"food at Bard, but the rooms seemed fine." -Posted 10/31/2002 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"--" -Posted 10/31/2002 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was really relaxed. As opposed to other students' blind interviews it was clear that my interviewer had read my file, and he asked me questions that were extremely specific to my application. There were no "why medicine" or "why columbia" questions. Instead, we had a nice conversation about my experiences and interests." -Posted 10/31/2002 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/29/2002

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