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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"smt about my application" -Posted 10/10/2006 | Report Response

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

"tell me about your family" -Posted 10/10/2006 | Report Response

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

"you in ten years" -Posted 10/10/2006 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are you going to be doing in ten years?" -Posted 10/10/2006 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None" -Posted 10/10/2006 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my application, feedback posts" -Posted 10/10/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students seemed like they were genuinely happy. It seemed like a really laid back environment, pass-fail contributes to this. " -Posted 10/10/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Half the kids were from Yale, the other from Harvard. Not much diversity there. " -Posted 10/10/2006 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How freakishly awesome Columbia is. It was my last choice and now it is my number 1! The students seemed like they were tight with each other, the ECs were great (P&S club). Lots of flexibility for fourth year rotations. " -Posted 10/10/2006 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was really, really laid back. He just went over my application and asked me a couple of questions. Very nice guy. " -Posted 10/10/2006 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

JFK

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

6 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?

10/06/2006

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 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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