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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 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)?

"tell me about yourself" -Posted 01/11/2007 | Report Response

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

"what do you do for fun" -Posted 01/11/2007 | Report Response

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

"what about x, y. z activities" -Posted 01/11/2007 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"technical question about my religion (wrote about it in amcas)" -Posted 01/11/2007 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"pretty basic/conversational" -Posted 01/11/2007 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, website" -Posted 01/11/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"students were much less competitive than i thought, they seemed to be trying very hard (almost too hard) to defy premed stereotypes most of the time i felt. lots of people stopped over to talk to us about their experiences, give us their emails, very affable. " -Posted 01/11/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"despite trying very hard to be non-premed, i think their curriculum/setup makes them one of the most study-intensive schools. " -Posted 01/11/2007 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"student success network - 2nd years tutor first years, lots of support in 1st year med school - quite cool." -Posted 01/11/2007 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"student host was really nice, got to stay the night in crappy bard hall. columbia has a reputation for being cutthroat (well, at least from my 2-person anecdotal evidence), which i don't think it deserves. there's only 1 interview, which everyone found pretty laid back, and the students were very happy to sell the school. the student facilities were pretty rough in my opinion, but the hospital was really nice. " -Posted 01/11/2007 | 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

2 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/04/2006

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?

6 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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