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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?

1 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?

60+ 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)?

"So, you're a rugby player?" -Posted 09/21/2006 | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your experience abroad this summer." -Posted 09/21/2006 | Report Response

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

"(See " -Posted 09/21/2006 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"So, your family's a long-time (home state) family...do you think you'll be able to do all of the things you enjoyed in college in NYC?" -Posted 09/21/2006 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"It was a very conversational interview. I don't remember a difficult question coming up." -Posted 09/21/2006 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up on the school." -Posted 09/21/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students are incredibly happy and very social. The curriculum isn't really as lecture-based as everyone makes it out to be. The Student Success Network (run by 2nd years for 1st years) really seems to help students get adjusted. P&S Club seems to have something for everyone. Bard Hall is much better than everyone else seems to think." -Posted 09/21/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." -Posted 09/21/2006 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a 9:30am interview with Dean Frantz, before I had the chance to speak with any of the students. It was very conversational and quite enjoyable. We talked about rugby for the first 20 minutes and then moved on into the other extra-curriculars Columbia has to offer for a while. We then talked about my background and my interests in neurosurgery. He recommended a biography of Harvey Cushing and talked about how strong P&S is in neuroscience. He really seemed to be trying to sell the school to me, which was interesting, because I had imagined I would have to sell myself to the school. He had to end our last conversation topic early because we had run over into the next interview time slot by 10 minutes. Afterwards, the students all came by and talked about how much they love the school. The tour was relatively short, but quite informative. Most of the time, I talked to one 1st year about how much he's enjoying it so far and how nice it is to have pass-fail in your first year." -Posted 09/21/2006 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

LGA

Where did you stay?

Hotel

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Milford Plaza - Lower Manhattan

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

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

$401-$500

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/21/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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