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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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 do you see yourself in the future? " -Posted 12/13/2005 | Report Response

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

"Why would you want to study medicine at Columbia over your undergrad school? Also, why I want to study in the US (I am a Canadian applicant)?" -Posted 12/13/2005 | Report Response

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

"What inspired me to study medicine (asked in the context of some specific things I had said in my appplication)?" -Posted 12/13/2005 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Where do you see yourself in the future?" -Posted 12/13/2005 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were really difficult. Just opening discussion points abut things in my file." -Posted 12/13/2005 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN. School website. Read over AMCAS and supplemental." -Posted 12/13/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The enthusiasm of the current students. The diversity of the area (Washington Heights) - many people comment on the school's surroundings as seeming unsafe and/or leaving a negative impression, but the opportunities such a diverse area offers to see as much as you can during medical school is one of my biggest draws. The fact that from 1st year you can volunteer in a free clinic affiliated with Columbia and actually see and give preliminary diagnoses of patients from that early on. " -Posted 12/13/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The first year residences of anything I guess, but honestly the students don't seem to mind and it is a great way to get to know and bond with your classmates (shared hardships and all that)." -Posted 12/13/2005 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It takes almost no time to get to the school by subway and I came from the far East edge of the East village. I was an hour and a half early for my interview." -Posted 12/13/2005 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very comfortable and low stress. Actually one of the things that impressed me most about Columbia is how much they genuinely want to get to know you (not to make you snap). It was mentioned to me that they are very cafeful about selecting a cohesive class who will make personable and well rounded physicians, and that is one of the reasons everyone seems to get along so well." -Posted 12/13/2005 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

LGA

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

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

$501+

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/07/2005

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?

10 out of 10

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