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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 was the most interesting question?

"Do you think you've taken enough non-science courses?" -Posted 10/19/2006 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, MSAR, Columbia website" -Posted 10/19/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Great faculty, my interviewer obviously knew my file, friendly students, nice support facilities (like sweet student lounges), it seemed like the school had good relationships with the surrounding community" -Posted 10/19/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Bard Hall, lack of information session (would have been nice to have a presentation at the start of the day)" -Posted 10/19/2006 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"availability of married student housing in the Towers" -Posted 10/19/2006 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Friendly yet not completely informal, I was very impressed with my interviewer and his knowledge of, well, everything. He obviously took interest in the admissions process and had read my file well. We talked about new york, research, and a lot of things that had very little to do with medicine (private vs public schooling, classics, us dependence on oil). 45 minutes flew by even though we were only scheduled for 30." -Posted 10/19/2006 | 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?

7+ 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?

Days Hotel NY

How would you rate the hotel?

5 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?

10/19/2006

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?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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