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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?

3 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)?

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" -Posted 11/07/2006 | Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" -Posted 11/07/2006 | Report Response

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

"What did you enjoy about studying philosophy?" -Posted 11/07/2006 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was it like following your mother's automobile accident? (Personal challenge that came up in conversation)" -Posted 11/07/2006 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing remarkably difficult." -Posted 11/07/2006 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Spoke with current students, but not much else. I was fairly familiar with the area to begin with." -Posted 11/07/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"My student tour leader was down to earth and changed my opinion of who I thought composed the class." -Posted 11/07/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The day was not amazingly well organized and did not highlight the finer aspects of the institution." -Posted 11/07/2006 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If I wanted to learn about the strengths of the hospital associated with the medical school, I would need to collect all of that information myself." -Posted 11/07/2006 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a preconceived notion (not remarkably positive) about who I thought attended Columbia University. Half of the students that I met confirmed my expectations, however, half of the students proved me quite mistaken. If there is any piece of advice I would pass along to students who are interested in this school it would be this: Yes, it is Columbia, and yes, there are many areas where that name will be helpful in your career. At the same time, I would try to enter into your interview day with as balanced and open a mind as possible. Do your homework, be yourself and I believe the day will be of sincere value to you. Best wishes." -Posted 11/07/2006 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2004

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