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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?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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 more about your psych research" -Posted 12/08/2003 | Report Response

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

"how'd you like your undergrad?" -Posted 12/08/2003 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you desire in a medical school environment?" -Posted 12/08/2003 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"nothing tough... i was questioned about past research, but not interrogation-style or anything." -Posted 12/08/2003 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Columbia brochure, self-practice with interview questions from SDN, reviewed application" -Posted 12/08/2003 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"New York is a happening place to be no doubt. Also was impressed when I was told by my faculty interviewer that Columbia was #1 in the country for highest Board Exam scores. Never heard that before." -Posted 12/08/2003 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Bard Hall wasnt nasty as many folks report, but I hear many dorm residents occasionally have a tough time finding a meal. Students were very UNenthusiastic about their student experience (perhaps, hopefully, because on the brink of an exam week). No free printing!?!?!?! P&S really didn't appear to offer anything outstandingly unique for the students to speak highly of--much of the students positive comments revolved around either Columbia's IVY repututation (but is P&S reputation THAT distinguished compared to other top med schools?), or it's NYC location. " -Posted 12/08/2003 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That Cornell had an 5-year MPH program with Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health. " -Posted 12/08/2003 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Students had more complaints about quality of life @ P&S than positive comments. Students appeared to struggle in selling their own school(not much good to say)! From what I gained, the big reason to attend Columbia....it's a flashy-name school (duh!) in New York (duh!). Didn't walk away with much more than that." -Posted 12/08/2003 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/01/2003

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