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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?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"favorite undergrad class, followed by favorite nonscience class. also most important EC activity" -Posted 10/27/2005 | Report Response

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

"discussion about dual degree interests--of course know them if you have any" -Posted 10/27/2005 | Report Response

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

"talked about shadowing in detail" -Posted 10/27/2005 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"talk about my experience at my undergrad school--be prepared if you went somewhere mediocre" -Posted 10/27/2005 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"talk about my research in detail--i should have read up more, especially since it was a while back, doh" -Posted 10/27/2005 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"i studied and rehearsed a whole lot, admittedly. found many reasons why columbia but wasnt asked that. it helped to know them anyway, and prepping made me more confident vs nervous. websites not great--seek info from outside books and students on SDN" -Posted 10/27/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"NYC, great views, interviewees seemed high caliber. i liked my interviewer more than my previous ones at other schools, he was nice. subway stops are right by the school and go everywhere." -Posted 10/27/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the specific area of NYC is shady, but theres no changing that. most of the facilities are old. lunch was small for a hungry person like me." -Posted 10/27/2005 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"my interviewers name and specialty, but thats the same with all interviews. traffic in nyc is the worst. tolls and hotels are costly, but everything probably is. no videos or presentations, unusual" -Posted 10/27/2005 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"if youre surrounded by ivy students and such and feel uncomfy--screw it, dont be a wimp, have some confidence. obviously the schools interested. but you might have to prove yourself that much more. eat a good breakfast if youre appetite is big like mine, bc lunch is small as aforementioned. the schools good--it has the reputation and the ppl, its not in the glorious part of nyc but its close enough. just do your best and dont have regrets." -Posted 10/27/2005 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

ISP

Where did you stay?

Hotel

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Comfort Inn

How would you rate the hotel?

3 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/27/2005

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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