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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Why medicine?" -Posted 10/30/2008 | Report Response

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

"You've done some research, tell me about that." -Posted 10/30/2008 | Report Response

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

"What do you look for in a Medical school?" -Posted 10/30/2008 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What needs to change in healthcare in the next ten years?" -Posted 10/30/2008 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What needs to change in healthcare in the next ten years?" -Posted 10/30/2008 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website, read over my secondary, talked to some dr's i know who work at/went to columbia P&S" -Posted 10/30/2008 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How many fourth year students dropped in on us in the waiting room and really wanted to talk to us and answer our questions. Also, P&S Club, student lifestyles seemed pretty great." -Posted 10/30/2008 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"No one could really answer questions about the new curriculum, my tour guide was the least enthusiastic/most apathetic person I met all day." -Posted 10/30/2008 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That a student was taking me to breakfast." -Posted 10/30/2008 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I knew Columbia was a big name, good school, but I didn't expect to be as impressed as I was with the overall program." -Posted 10/30/2008 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

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

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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

$201-$300

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/27/2008

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

8 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?

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

4 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

4 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Make it easier for interviewees to sit in on classes. But 1st and 2nd years both had exams the day" -Posted 10/30/2008 | Report Response

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