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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

15 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)?

"So how did you end up in Rochester (for undergrad) being from Miami?" -Posted 11/06/2004 | Report Response

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

"So, rugby...I actually confirmed through your school that you play....I see you are quite good, you know that is a great thing here, correct?" -Posted 11/06/2004 | Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions to ask me?" -Posted 11/06/2004 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Im not going to lie here, the interview was only 15 minutes. I was a member of the BALSO invites and we were given breakfast in the morning and had our own interviewer (The Dean of Minority Affaris). She was laid back and wonderful, told me after seeing I played rugby and had high marks that I was "almost guarunteed admission."" -Posted 11/06/2004 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"NOTHING - questions were about rugby, moving to the North (being from Miami), and about abbreviations used in IM convos!" -Posted 11/06/2004 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up on the patient care aspects, asked the BALSO student members questions" -Posted 11/06/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school is amazing, in a perfect area, and the facilities are second to none. The new Pediatrics hospital built LAST YEAR is awesome." -Posted 11/06/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The "dorms" the students live in the first year suck big time." -Posted 11/06/2004 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the College of P&S supposedly "recruits" rugby players! I was told the Admissions director played rugby and the P&S team has one the med school championships 11 years in a row. Apparently being a 4 year starter on my undergrad team almost guarunteed admission, who would have thought?!?! So all you ruggers - apply!" -Posted 11/06/2004 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Excellent, great....blew U Miami, UPenn, and Mt. Sinai (other 4 schools I have gone to so far) out of the water!" -Posted 11/06/2004 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/03/2004

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