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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?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

15 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)?

"standard issue." -Posted 11/20/2003 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"i did a minor in architectural art history. he pointed out some buildings in pictures around his office and asked me to identify the style, era, architect, and all that good stuff." -Posted 11/20/2003 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"nothing really...standard issue" -Posted 11/20/2003 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, princeton review, msar, their website" -Posted 11/20/2003 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"nice housing...dorm style, i miss that kind of stuff. students in general seemed pretty happy and very confident, etc." -Posted 11/20/2003 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"in the beginning, a student ran into the office saying columbia sucks, go somewhere else. the sheer arrogance of a lot of the students that i met, saying things like, the residency directors will come and shake your hand out of 30 applicants because you're from columbia...it's badass. in addition, the runaround pissed me off. i was originally scheduled for a 2 pm interview, then they shifted me to a 9 am a couple of days before, so i had to reschedule stuff. when i showed up at 8 am, they told me that my interview was cancelled...so they had to run around looking for someone to interview me...and i got a 15 minute interview. whatever, i scratched this school off my list. in addition, it's in a crappy part of town compared to cornell, mt sinai, nyu, etc....too far north. one more thing, their traditional curriculum is hating it. a huge proportion of the students don't go to lecture because they're boring and inefficient...so you basically study on your own and graduate with the columbia name. i think i'll give my $130k to someone else." -Posted 11/20/2003 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"bleh" -Posted 11/20/2003 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"bleh" -Posted 11/20/2003 | 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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