3 out of 10
At the school
"Why Columbia, so far away from California?"
"If you came here, would you be willing to do some research?"
"What do you do in your spare time?"
"How do you plan to adjust to the community her around Columbia (which is known not to be the greatest)? "
"Columbia website, SDN, Princeton/Kaplan Medical school review books, read over primary and secondar apps."
"The student I stayed with was a fantastic guy, who really made me feel welcome and totally at ease. All the students seemed not only happy and relaxed, but kind of jumpy and overjoyed to be there. Also there was a great sense of comraderie there. Interviews were conducted very professionally and the tour was very thorough, though not so long that you got tired of walking. "
"nothing much . . they say the neighborhood is bad, but once you are in the vicinity of the med school, you are in a whole nother world . . so it is definitely managable"
"This was a great interview experience, starting from my student host to the very end. Everything is very conveniently accesible at Columbia, and its quite easy to get your way around. There pool of potential patients is har to beat. And the whole interview experience in general was very easy-goign. All interviewees wait in one room prior to being called in, and everyone is quite friendly and supportive. A top priority for sure. "