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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?

50 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)?

"How'd you like school?" -Posted 02/05/2003 | Report Response

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

"What're you doing in your year off?" -Posted 02/05/2003 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How did you like [the school you went to]? What are your thoughts on its curriculum?" -Posted 02/05/2003 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really" -Posted 02/05/2003 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"the website primarily" -Posted 02/05/2003 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I had interviewed at 11 schools, many of which compete with Columbia for students. I must say that the students at Columbia were by far the happiest and laid back, which I found...interesting due to their rigorous curriculum. Furthermore, I'm used to schools that concentrate on good, solid teaching. Columbia seems to have committed physicians and researchers thrilled to teach students. In fact, they have/had a nobel laureate teaching 1st years neuroscience (1st years!). That, in my mind, is impressive and humbling." -Posted 02/05/2003 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Umm...the school is fantastic. nothing really disappointed me except for the fact that food might be hard to find. But who cares? We could all shed a couple pounds here and there. =)" -Posted 02/05/2003 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Bard Hall isn't that bad. I've heard rumors that it was nasty, but it's not any worse than most of the other schools in Manhattan. Plus, Bard has lounges, a roof with a fantastic view of the Hudson and GW bridge, and a well-equipped gym all in one building." -Posted 02/05/2003 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Of all the schools I've been to (and I've been to a lot), this one has become my first choice. Top-notch students, top-notch faculty, top-notch facilities, in the top-notch city of all time. Fantastic school! I hope I get in!" -Posted 02/05/2003 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/17/2002

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