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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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)?

"Why Columbia?" -Posted 11/21/2008 | Report Response

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

"Why did you take a year off? Are you enjoying it?" -Posted 11/21/2008 | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your early life." -Posted 11/21/2008 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Re-read my secondary application essays, researched the school." -Posted 11/21/2008 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The research opportunities are vast, especially in neuroscience (an interest of mine). The clinical training is great. I think the new curriculum will be a good thing for future students. It's in NYC!" -Posted 11/21/2008 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much. The area around the campus is not that safe, but most stay within the CUMB "bubble."" -Posted 11/21/2008 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it doesn't take long at all to get to/from Port Authority on the express train." -Posted 11/21/2008 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Not surprisingly, a fantastic program!" -Posted 11/21/2008 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2008

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?

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

4 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Columbia should be more responsive to emails from individuals they have invited to interview." -Posted 11/21/2008 | Report Response

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