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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Where did you grow up?" -Posted 01/28/2005 | Report Response

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

"Where did your father work?" -Posted 01/28/2005 | Report Response

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

"How old are your sisters?" -Posted 01/28/2005 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing" -Posted 01/28/2005 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing difficult, it was conversational." -Posted 01/28/2005 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I spoke with a relative who attended Columbia. Other than that, nothing." -Posted 01/28/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was impressed by the wide range of clinical opportunities. Also, Bard hall seems to give first years a chance to get to know each other. And the rooms weren't bad for Manhattan." -Posted 01/28/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The admissions staff didn't do anything to sell the school. Also, I'm not too fond of Washington Heights" -Posted 01/28/2005 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it would be FOUR DEGREES out" -Posted 01/28/2005 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was interviewed by an older doctor who had very old fashioned ideas about women. I could see how someone would be offended by some of his comments (I told him my mother was a homemaker and he mentioned that he liked 'traditional women') But, I chalked that up to generational differences. He was actually very nice to me and the interview, overall, was conversational." -Posted 01/28/2005 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/18/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

7 out of 10

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