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  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New York
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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)?

"Tell me about your family." -Posted 12/20/2007 | Report Response

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

"Could you discuss X project you worked on?" -Posted 12/20/2007 | Report Response

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

"How did you end up working at the CDC?" -Posted 12/20/2007 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about your family" -Posted 12/20/2007 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"(None. All were straightforward.)" -Posted 12/20/2007 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reread my application. Researched Columbia online." -Posted 12/20/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty and the hospital facilities are great. " -Posted 12/20/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"We received no welcome talk or discussion of Columbia from admissions folk, deans, or faculty. Basically, there was no show of support from the Administration whatsoever. Everything was left to a handful of students. Also, all freshman live in garret style dorms with no temperature control and peeling walls. " -Posted 12/20/2007 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Came away with very mixed feelings. The students were all ivy-leaguers and focused on the fun to be had at Columbia. The faculty and administration never said a word, not even hello to the interviewees. OTOH, the facilities are great and the classes were interesting. " -Posted 12/20/2007 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

Other

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/19/2007

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

10 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?

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

3 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I had to call three times to confirm my appointment. Each of the first two times I was told there wa" -Posted 12/20/2007 | Report Response

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