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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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)?

"See above. I've managed to block the rest of the interview." -Posted 06/13/2002 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What does the ring in Lord of the Rings do? (I was reading the book at the time.)" -Posted 06/13/2002 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above. Although there are several possible answers, the correct answer according to my interviewer was, "You don't grow older." He followed that up with, "You must not have been able to think of that one because you're not concerned yet about getting old."" -Posted 06/13/2002 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read interviewfeedback, read over my application" -Posted 06/13/2002 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness of the Admissions Office Staff. The students. View from the towers is nice." -Posted 06/13/2002 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It's a grey, grey place. Safety of Washington Heights area isn't too great either." -Posted 06/13/2002 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really, I had lived in New York before so the subways weren't too frightening. I would suggest buying a subway map if that's how you're planning on getting around." -Posted 06/13/2002 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviewer was pretty awful. One of those guys bent on making you feel like whatever you say is wrong. The students seemed pretty great, and the education is top notch, but it seemed like Columbia might be kind of a hard place to last for four years." -Posted 06/13/2002 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/14/2001

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