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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

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)?

"What do you do for fun?" -Posted 10/14/2007 | Report Response

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

"Is your family out in California? (we were talking about my undergrad in CA)" -Posted 10/14/2007 | Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" -Posted 10/14/2007 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"what sort of music do you like?" -Posted 10/14/2007 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Part of my job is to relay anything additional you would like the admissions committee to know that isn't supplied in your application already - is there anything you would like to add?" -Posted 10/14/2007 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read over my AMCAS, secondary, essays to secondaries for other schools (this was my first interview), school website, SDN feedback" -Posted 10/14/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"how enthusiastic the students were, a lot of them dropped by the admissions office to chat with us while we were waiting - everyone seemed genuinely happy about the school" -Posted 10/14/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"traditional lecture based curriculum; I guess Bard Hall wasn't all that impressive, although I hear the towers are much better for MS2's..." -Posted 10/14/2007 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"...my nametag kept falling off my suit jacket...bringing a safety pin next time!" -Posted 10/14/2007 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall a great day - started out with a breakfast with one of the students, just informal chitchat; then lunch and tour with several students - they were all really nice and very down to earth people, not at all like some of the rumors that I had previously heard. Interview was pretty short, to the point where it left me wondering how I had done...but I think it went alright." -Posted 10/14/2007 | 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

What airport did you use?

JFK

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

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

$301-$400

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/05/2007

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?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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