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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 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 type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What did you do at ______, _______, ______? (my undergrad, plus the 2 other schools where i took classes)" -Posted 01/20/2005 | Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself 15 years from now as an MD?" -Posted 01/20/2005 | Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for me?" -Posted 01/20/2005 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Have you read Camus "The Pest?" (I had, in French.)" -Posted 01/20/2005 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Where do you see yourself 15 years from now as an MD?" -Posted 01/20/2005 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, website, read over my AMCAS and secondary." -Posted 01/20/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nice lecture hall, most of the students were very friendly, lots of clubs and extra-currics." -Posted 01/20/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The student tour guide wasn't great. He seemed bored and couldn't answer many of the questions asked. Also no vegetarian options at the lunch. That was unfortunate." -Posted 01/20/2005 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Some of the student's interviews started/ran late. Mine was on time though." -Posted 01/20/2005 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Pretty friendly and relaxed. Arrived at the admissions office, was given a packet with student handbook and financial aid info, went on the tour and had my interview at 1:30. It was conversational and the interviewer seemed genuinely interested in my background. I can't really tell how I did, but I guess I'll find out eventually." -Posted 01/20/2005 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/20/2005

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