5 out of 10
At the school
"Tell me about your research."
"What are you career goals?"
"Tell me about <so-and-so> activity. "
"Tell me about yourself (open-ended Q)."
"On the day before, I looked through the info I submitted via my application. While waiting for the interview, I read through their school catalogue. "
"Quality of the faculty, shadowing of doctors during 1st year, residency placement, students, cafeteria"
"I didn't realize how "renown" this school actually was until about 2 months later. Frankly, I was just applying to NYC schools and Columbia happened to be in the right place. I guess that explained why some of the other students were so anxious during their interviews. "
"Interview was with an endocrinologist affiliated with the hospital. Columbia doesn't use a few standard interviewers - it appears that they use a bunch of different doctors. My interviewer was really into research so we talked a lot about that. "