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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?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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 research." -Posted 02/16/2004 | Report Response

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

"What are you career goals?" -Posted 02/16/2004 | Report Response

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

"Tell me about <so-and-so> activity. " -Posted 02/16/2004 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"n/a" -Posted 02/16/2004 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about yourself (open-ended Q)." -Posted 02/16/2004 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"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. " -Posted 02/16/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Quality of the faculty, shadowing of doctors during 1st year, residency placement, students, cafeteria" -Posted 02/16/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Housing" -Posted 02/16/2004 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"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. " -Posted 02/16/2004 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"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. " -Posted 02/16/2004 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/09/2003

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