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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?

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)?

"What do your parents do?" -Posted 10/19/2004 | Report Response

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

"What are these Classics 390 courses on your transcript?" -Posted 10/19/2004 | Report Response

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

"Interestingly, my interviewer made a crack at the end of the interview about how he hates it when students come in and all they can/want to talk about is bio and research. He was looking for other interests to show a well-rounded student." -Posted 10/19/2004 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"My transcript looks a little funny because of some seminar courses I've taken in the Classics department, so he asked me a lot about what I learned in those classes" -Posted 10/19/2004 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I basically ended up giving my interviewer a history of Ancient Rome. I was sweating bullets by the end beucase I was trying to call up information from freshman year!" -Posted 10/19/2004 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Columbia website, practice interview" -Posted 10/19/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the facilities and all the little "insider stuff" the student tour guides told us. All the students were incredibly friendly. You stick out like a sore thumb because you're wearing a suit, so everyone comes up to you to say hi." -Posted 10/19/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing, really" -Posted 10/19/2004 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that the interviews are conducted at the office of the faculty interviewer. I arrive 15 minutes early to the office of admissions and the woman told me "here is the address of your interview. it's about 15 minutes away, so you'd better hurry." " -Posted 10/19/2004 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was very much of a conversation, but with me teaching my interviewer. I think he was looking to see if I could express myself well and explain concepts clearly." -Posted 10/19/2004 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/29/2004

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