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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?

4 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 about your family? Where did your parents go to school what do they do?" -Posted 01/06/2004 | Report Response

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

"What was your favorite class (x3)?" -Posted 01/06/2004 | Report Response

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

"Tell me more about an activity in your application." -Posted 01/06/2004 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about your family?" -Posted 01/06/2004 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None- most were basic stuff about me." -Posted 01/06/2004 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read through Columbia materials. Looked over my essay." -Posted 01/06/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I like the hospital and the Med school administration seems helpful." -Posted 01/06/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The student tourguide went on a little too much about the rep for being "College of Surgeons and Surgeons." Her point was to explain that it wasn't this way, but it definitely made me wonder." -Posted 01/06/2004 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Bring a book- if your interview is in the morning it may be a long wait until the program gets started." -Posted 01/06/2004 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall it was a good experience. It seemed like an interesting patient population and of course the school has a great reputation. It was more laid back than I thought it would be. I was surprised that I had such a basic conversation with my interviewer. It didn't feel like his purpose was to delve deep and "get to know me."" -Posted 01/06/2004 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/29/2003

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