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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?

45 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)?

"Tell me about yourself." -Posted 11/21/2003 | Report Response

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

"Did you take an MCAT prep course?" -Posted 11/21/2003 | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"Are you prepared for life in NYC?" -Posted 11/21/2003 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What kind of music do you like/play? (I'm a musician; I was very pleased that my interviewer and others had an interest in what interests me) " -Posted 11/21/2003 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you speak Spanish? (P&S is very involved in the surrounding, predominantly Dominican community.)" -Posted 11/21/2003 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the website, bulletin, spoke with students & residents. Thought about my interests & feelings about healthcare and life in general." -Posted 11/21/2003 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Awsome support for minority applicants. Great atmosphere in general." -Posted 11/21/2003 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My student hosts room was so small that we were basically spooning." -Posted 11/21/2003 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I think I was pretty well prepared. I would like to have not stumbled on the question about Spanish." -Posted 11/21/2003 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very comfortable. The are personal and easygoing. I was nervous coming from a relatively unknown public school; the only P&S student from my school tracked me down and talked with me for quite a while; I was very impressed." -Posted 11/21/2003 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/20/2003

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