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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"Favorite three undergrad courses." -Posted 10/29/2005 | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your family." -Posted 10/29/2005 | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your high school and undergrad experience." -Posted 10/29/2005 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What were your three favorite undergraduate courses?" -Posted 10/29/2005 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What type of medicine do you think you might want to go into? (difficult b/c I have no idea)" -Posted 10/29/2005 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read the school's brochure" -Posted 10/29/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"It sounds obvious but the kids seemed particularly smart and accomplished. Also, the med school and hospitals are very nice even though the area around them isn't." -Posted 10/29/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The day was a little disorganized. There was a lot of down time (I had 2 1/2 hours to kill between my interview and the tour!). We were waiting around a lot for tour guides to show up and the day ended later than they said it would." -Posted 10/29/2005 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The first year students live in single dorm rooms." -Posted 10/29/2005 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was very relaxed and conversational. Totally low stress and no difficult questions." -Posted 10/29/2005 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2005

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?

6 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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