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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"What brought you to medicine?" -Posted 10/06/2008 | Report Response

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

"Tell me about _________ activity." -Posted 10/06/2008 | Report Response

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

"Why should we accept you?" -Posted 10/06/2008 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"It wasn't a question exactly, but the interviewer surprised me with a comment on an aspect of my background/application." -Posted 10/06/2008 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why should we accept you?" -Posted 10/06/2008 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, mock interview questions from Career Services, website, primary and secondary apps" -Posted 10/06/2008 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"My interviewer was very down-to-earth, genuine, and friendly. The facilities were not as bad as I expected. To be honest, I had low expectations for the school on the whole, so I came out pleasantly surprised." -Posted 10/06/2008 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"While the students were friendly, I wish they were a little more diverse. I also think there could have been more administrative involvement in the day." -Posted 10/06/2008 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was pretty conversational, without too many surprises." -Posted 10/06/2008 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/06/2008

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

6 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?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Smile more." -Posted 10/06/2008 | Report Response

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