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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"Why medicine after your graduate degree?" -Posted 10/20/2004 | Report Response

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

"How did you get where you are now? (I have gone to school in really different places)" -Posted 10/20/2004 | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your family (I have a spouse and child)" -Posted 10/20/2004 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing out of the ordinary, but a nice conversation." -Posted 10/20/2004 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Again, very conversational, not a difficult interview at all." -Posted 10/20/2004 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my AMCAS, secondary, looked at their website, SDN, interview feedback, etc." -Posted 10/20/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nice setup for the interviews. Nice view of the river from the west side of campus." -Posted 10/20/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Ugh what a disorganized day (there was a big event at the school which screwed everything up). The tour guide was a first year so he/she wasn't very familiar with the campus. The admissions office wasn't overly friendly compared to other schools." -Posted 10/20/2004 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They changed the time of my interview before I arrived without telling me until I got there. It screwed up the rest of my day." -Posted 10/20/2004 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"People seem to just love Columbia med from what I have read on SDN. However, I wasn't blown away compared to other NYC schools, and the area was less than stellar. Also, everything seemed old and run down. The students seem really happy though." -Posted 10/20/2004 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2004

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