3 out of 10
At the school
"Why are you taking a year off?"
"Why _____ major?"
"What do your parents think of your career choice?"
"What would you tell other pre-meds about research? Would you recommend it?"
"No very difficult questions. He asked where else I was applying--I wasn't so sure this was a "legal" question, but I answered anyway."
"Read over my application, read over interview feedback, tried to read up on healthcare issues, and thought about answers to commonly asked questions."
"The friendliness of everyone I encountered, including the first year student tour guides, admissions staff, and students walking past the interview suite. All the students seem quite happy and proud to be at Columbia. The curriculum is well designed."
"Some of the facilities (lecture hall) seem a bit outdated. The first year dorm and dining facilities leave a lot to be desired. The neighborhood is not that great."
"Interview was pretty relaxed, though my interviewer did not smile very much, which sort of threw me off. I had an afternoon interview, so my day started at 11:45am with a tour and lunch. My interview was pushed back and my interviewer was late and read my file right when he arrived. Afterwards I met with a member from the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)--they offer to meet with all female interviewees. She was nice and very helpful/informative. It was nice to have a more in-depth conversation with a student."