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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"One or two questions about my file." -Posted 11/04/2003 | Report Response

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

"The rest was just talk." -Posted 11/04/2003 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"No interesting questions." -Posted 11/04/2003 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No difficult questions either." -Posted 11/04/2003 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my application, SDN, read about the school, and looked at some current events." -Posted 11/04/2003 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The second year apartments - they are nice!!!" -Posted 11/04/2003 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Our student tour guide, although he had an adequate knowledge of the school, didn't seem too thrilled at his assignment of showing us around. The neighborhood is quite awful. There wasn't much of an effort made in terms of selling us the school (I guess they don't need to)." -Posted 11/04/2003 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Actually I didn't really discover much during my visit." -Posted 11/04/2003 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I got there in the morning, maybe an hour earlier than I was supposed to, so I walked to the McDonalds to chill for a bit. I had the tour of the school first, then the interview. My interviewer was nice enough. He didn't really ask me any questions worth mentioning, just some stuff about my file. It was mostly a conversation. What can I say, Columbia is Columbia. Its probably a really excellent school, but you won't be able to tell that from your visit. I didn't really like the environment there, and I'm not sure why. Bad vibes I suppose. The students I met didn't seem like particularly interesting people - but then again I might have just gotten a bad sample. " -Posted 11/04/2003 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2003

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