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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?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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 is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Healthcare question." -Posted 05/05/2004 | Report Response

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

"Why a doctor?" -Posted 05/05/2004 | Report Response

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

"Do you think you can handle it (curriculum and such)?" -Posted 05/05/2004 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Only had 3 questions. The first was (paraphrase) what is the biggest challenge/problem in healthcare?" -Posted 05/05/2004 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you think you will have any trouble at Columbia?" -Posted 05/05/2004 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read AMCAS app." -Posted 05/05/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students. They are very glad to be there." -Posted 05/05/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It was my first interview so it was hard at the time to compare it to other schools. Looking back, the day was pretty short. No speech from Frantz. No financial aid session." -Posted 05/05/2004 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. Had been to Washington Heights/CUMC previously." -Posted 05/05/2004 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"URM session over bagels and juice at 9 or maybe earlier. Spoke to students and to Dean Hutcherson. There were 3-4 other applicants present. Had my interview (not with Frantz) early morning. Told me I was "in" on the spot (didn't believe him). Students came in to speak with the few applicants waiting in the interview room. No arrogance. Very candid. They have a rep for churning out people who want to go into surgery or surgical subspecialties. Not a place for primary care although Mailman school of public health is among the best." -Posted 05/05/2004 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/31/2003

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