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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Why do I want to be a Dr.? " -Posted 12/12/2005 | Report Response

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

"Talk about my experience abroad" -Posted 12/12/2005 | Report Response

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

"Just relaxed conversation" -Posted 12/12/2005 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What my dad's influence was in my decision to be a Dr. (I mentioned him in my essay)" -Posted 12/12/2005 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None really, just relaxed conversation" -Posted 12/12/2005 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over SDN... made sure I was relaxed (although I got caught in traffic on the way there!)" -Posted 12/12/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The intelligence and outgoing nature of the students" -Posted 12/12/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I don't enjoy it when the tour goes to sites that you are pretty much never going to see as a 1st/2nd year medical student (i.e. the children's hosp)" -Posted 12/12/2005 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That med students were so involved in sports (e.g. Rugby). I would've tried to make some contacts b/c I love rugby." -Posted 12/12/2005 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviewer was great! She was nice and enthusiastic and made me feel completely relaxed. We really just talked for a half hour... the time flew by." -Posted 12/12/2005 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

LGA

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2005

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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