2 out of 10
7 out of 10
At the school
"Tell me about this class you took..."
"What are some of the major problems facing healthcare today?"
"What are you looking for in a medical school?"
"Just about some classes I took --"
"Read the website (which doesn't reveal a lot)"
"Lots of doctors and students came into the room where candidates were seated, even if they were on their way somewhere to say hello and answer questions "
"Columbia did absolutely nothing to sell itself as a school and the day was completely disorganized. "
"That the anatomy course runs longer than any other medical schools and that there is a strong emphasis put on neurology/psychiatry."
"My interview was harmless, but the school did NOTHING to sell itself. There was no one from admissions to welcome the interviewees as a group or who was appointed to speak with us about the curriculum or community. And worst of all, the interview lasting only about half an hour, was over before 9am and there was nothing else planned for the day except a student-guided tour at 12pm. Killing 3 hours in a crowded room with a bunch of other interviewees is no fun and an insult to our time. Maybe Columbia believes that the school sells itself, but I STILL don't know enough about it to say...."