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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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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 research experience? (I talked about it in my app)." -Posted 10/06/2016 | Report Response

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

"Why Columbia / New York? (I'm OOS)" -Posted 10/06/2016 | Report Response

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

"Have you thought about what field of medicine you might like to end up in?" -Posted 10/06/2016 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why do schools like high MCATs? (He proceeded to tell me that it was so they could brag to other schools)." -Posted 10/06/2016 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Are you and your wife planning on having children? Do you think New York is a good environment to raise kids in? (Honestly hadn't put too much thought into it before that)." -Posted 10/06/2016 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed primary and secondary app" -Posted 10/06/2016 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"All the students that filtered in and out throughout the day seemed to be really happy." -Posted 10/06/2016 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Sounds like the new building has some kinks that still need to be worked out, but nothing too major. Also the dorms where most of the MS1s live are not very nice at all." -Posted 10/06/2016 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That you have to purchase a metro card and then load money onto it if you want to ride the bus/subway. You can't just pay cash or use a credit card or anything when you go to get on." -Posted 10/06/2016 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

No 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

LaGuardia for arrival / JFK on departure

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

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

$401-$500

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

No Response

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

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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