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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?

9 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?

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)?

"About my family" -Posted 01/06/2006 | Report Response

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

"About my music" -Posted 01/06/2006 | Report Response

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

"Why Columbia? Reasons for becoming a doctor, etc. (These were all asked in the context of a very conversational interview)" -Posted 01/06/2006 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why did you choose your undergraduate school? (not too difficult, but the interviewer asked for several reasons)" -Posted 01/06/2006 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, P&S Website, MSAR2006, my AMCAS application" -Posted 01/06/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities, the views of the Hudson River from many of the buildings (including first-year dorms), the children's hospital. Most importantly, though, the students were incredibly friendly, diverse, interesting, and happy with their choice." -Posted 01/06/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour was a bit tedious. The students meant well, though - they were excited and wanted to share every little bit of information with us." -Posted 01/06/2006 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That Morningside Heights is actually pretty safe." -Posted 01/06/2006 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was very nervous for my interview, but once I got in the room it was fun and a good experience. Everyone at Columbia seemed geared towards getting to know me as a person. I really enjoyed my visit." -Posted 01/06/2006 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/03/2006

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?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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