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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 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)?

"What were three of your favorite undergraduate courses?" -Posted 12/25/2005 | Report Response

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

"Why did you decide to quit advertising and become a doctor?" -Posted 12/25/2005 | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research?" -Posted 12/25/2005 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Did you really enjoy James Joyce's Ulysses? Why/How?" -Posted 12/25/2005 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You did well in August... can I ask what happened with your April MCAT? " -Posted 12/25/2005 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read over AMCAS and Secondary, NYT healthcare articles...though not needed" -Posted 12/25/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How relaxed and easy going the interview was- the interviewer really just wanted to know all about me." -Posted 12/25/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Honestly- nothing, wish it were in a better area but that isn't the school's fault." -Posted 12/25/2005 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." -Posted 12/25/2005 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great- students seem very happy, new student lounge is very nice, faculty very accessible" -Posted 12/25/2005 | 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?

Train or subway

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/30/2005

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?

7 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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