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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?

10 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"In your volunteer experience, what were you inspired by? (She asked for at least 5 different things)" -Posted 03/01/2006 | Report Response

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

"Why did you choose to go to the University of XXXXX?" -Posted 03/01/2006 | Report Response

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

"Blah" -Posted 03/01/2006 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None." -Posted 03/01/2006 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"My specific inspirations to become a doctor, and I mean specific..." -Posted 03/01/2006 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Same as everyone else, SDN, ReRead application." -Posted 03/01/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Its Columbia. Facilities are nice, students seem very laid-back yet extremely intelligent. New York is a hate-it-or-love-it kind of place, theres nothing else like it in the world, both in a good way and bad. Extra-curriculars are abundant." -Posted 03/01/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Schools location is not on the world renowned Columbia campus, but rather, about 50 blocks north, near Harlem. The selectivity of the school seemed very biased towards your specific undergraduate institution." -Posted 03/01/2006 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the public school kids would have to defend themselves." -Posted 03/01/2006 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"In traditional Ivy League customs, almost everyone in my interview group went to a Top 10 private undergrad institution. There were only 3 of us that didn't, all from public school. After talking to the other students who had already been interviewed, the common consensus was the interview seemed pretty laid-back and conversational. My interviewer absolutely grilled me on every aspect of my application. I felt like I was defending myself, like I had to prove I was good enough among my peers, defending my decision to attend my undergrad school. Every other aspect of the day was great, P&S seems like a great school, but it seems the admissions director is pretty old school, so unless you went to school that would be respected by ivy-league types, be prepared to rigorously defend yourself." -Posted 03/01/2006 | 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

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

$101-$200

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/25/2006

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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