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  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New York
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Are you interested in pursuing geriatric medicine?" -Posted 02/07/2006 | Report Response

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

"What books have you read lately ?(after having told him that I read a lot)" -Posted 02/07/2006 | Report Response

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

"Do you have any family members who are physicians?" -Posted 02/07/2006 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was hardly asked any questions. My interviewer spoke for most of the time. I suppose, "are you interested in pursuing geriatric medicine"" -Posted 02/07/2006 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none." -Posted 02/07/2006 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read over my application, read feedback on SDN. Read enlightening magazines." -Posted 02/07/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were very nice, they loved the school and they seemed to be very tight-knit and non-competitive." -Posted 02/07/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing, except that my interviewer didn't even ask my why I wanted to be a doctor, not why I wanted to attend Columbia." -Posted 02/07/2006 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing." -Posted 02/07/2006 | 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?

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?

02/07/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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