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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?

40 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)?

"Relationship with family." -Posted 12/15/2003 | Report Response

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

"Questions about my senior thesis." -Posted 12/15/2003 | Report Response

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

"What was your favorite course?" -Posted 12/15/2003 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A very blunt question about something very specific (and negative) about my application--I was actually happy it was asked, so I could explain myself." -Posted 12/15/2003 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too difficult--conversational mostly." -Posted 12/15/2003 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed application, Columbia website, and obviously mentally prepared for predictable questions." -Posted 12/15/2003 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything, pretty much. The students even managed to sell me on the area--it provides the opportunity to get more hands on clinical training than schools like Cornell where the clientele may be a bit snooty. Columbia is by far my #1 choice." -Posted 12/15/2003 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really--the free meal was pretty weak, but who cares." -Posted 12/15/2003 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It only takes about 25 minutes to get there from dowtown Manhattan--I was 40 minutes early." -Posted 12/15/2003 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school, great interview, good tour." -Posted 12/15/2003 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/03/2003

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