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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?

60+ 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)?

"You have taken a non-traditional path to medicine. Explain to me what motivated you along the way." -Posted 01/22/2004 | Report Response

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

"You made a very interesting observation in you personal statement, can you please elaborate?" -Posted 01/22/2004 | Report Response

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

"Coming from a public city university, how do you think you will feel attending a medical school that admits the top 5% of students from the top 5% of universities in the country?" -Posted 01/22/2004 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Coming from a public city university, how do you think you will feel attending a medical school that admits the top 5% of students from the top 5% of universities in the country?" -Posted 01/22/2004 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read interview question for Columbia on Student Doctor, re-read undergraduate thesis, reviewed latest research on the areas of medicine I have worked in, reviewed school website" -Posted 01/22/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Interviewer really took the time to review my application and had very specific question about statements in my personal statement and my research activities. Also, student tour guide was very friendly, informative, frank, and down-to-earth. I did not get the impression that Columbia students think that they are better than all other med students." -Posted 01/22/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"No presentation by the Office of Admissions. It gave the impression that the school feels that it doesn't need to sell itself." -Posted 01/22/2004 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"What a positive experience! I arrived with a high opinion of Columbia and left with an even higher one." -Posted 01/22/2004 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/22/2004

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