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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?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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?

5

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"Basically every interviewer asked the same questions: Why MD/PhD, Tell me about your research, How do you think you will like New York." -Posted 01/22/2007 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above" -Posted 01/22/2007 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Review school website, SDN, Review my AMCAS and secondary essays" -Posted 01/22/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The dorms/appartments seemed nice enough, despite what I had heard before coming." -Posted 01/22/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Like most NYC buildings, the facilities weren't planned that well, and it was easy to get lost in the maze of uneven hallways." -Posted 01/22/2007 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The 5 is express all the way to 149 and Grand Concourse. There is no express on the 1 line up to the medical campus." -Posted 01/22/2007 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a long day, but a common format. Light breakfast and introduction to the program at 8:45am - interviews through lunch- tour after lunch- interviews until 4pm. I had one 35 minute break when I got to explore a bit." -Posted 01/22/2007 | 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?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

LGA

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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?

$201-$300

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/12/2007

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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