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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"Describe your family" -Posted 12/07/2005 | Report Response

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

"Why did you take ballet (insert random class you took in undergrad.)?" -Posted 12/07/2005 | Report Response

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

"What was your distinction project? " -Posted 12/07/2005 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"none really. I only had about 3 questions. It was more like a conversation. The questions I had weren't even, why do you want to be a doctor or why columbia? It was more about my family and why I chose my undergraduate college." -Posted 12/07/2005 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none" -Posted 12/07/2005 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I didn't prepare at all. Not a single bit. which worked well for this school because the interviews are so casual but I plan on preparing for the others. I think was more important to let your personality out, be friendly, engaging, personable. Just have a conversation, shows maturity. " -Posted 12/07/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How relaxed and easy going the interviewer was, it really helped me because I didn't practice. I got the invite a week before the interview date and it was my first interview so it really took a lot of my nerves away. Plus, the students and faculty are so friendly everyone that walked past the waiting room " -Posted 12/07/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities and the fact that so much of the first and second yr was lecture. All of the "classrooms" I was shown were huge lecture halls. " -Posted 12/07/2005 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing but if you don't live nearby and want to sit in on a class, schedule this ahead of time so that you can do it while you're on campus for the interview, esp. because the interview day is not that long. " -Posted 12/07/2005 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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