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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

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?

7 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)?

"Tell me about X activity." -Posted 12/12/2008 | Report Response

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

"Tell me about Y activity." -Posted 12/12/2008 | Report Response

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

"Why are you interested in medicine?" -Posted 12/12/2008 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"none really." -Posted 12/12/2008 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none really." -Posted 12/12/2008 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website." -Posted 12/12/2008 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They seem to turn out a lot of surgeons. "Transplant pager" seems like a cool idea. Smart kids." -Posted 12/12/2008 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities are old and Bard Hall (the first year dorm) is literally a slum. I don't think the housing situation improves much after that either..." -Posted 12/12/2008 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the interview would be so chill." -Posted 12/12/2008 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Columbia is definitely overrated. The instruction might be good, but the rest of the package is lacking. Not sure why I would pay $60k+ per year to live in the kind of conditions they subject their students. "But it's NYC" and "it's Columbia" don't seem to be good enough excuses." -Posted 12/12/2008 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

2 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?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

laguardia

Where did you stay?

Hotel

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Broadway Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

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

$101-$200

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/01/2007

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?

5 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?

7 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?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Maybe have a formal presentation by the Admissions staff or someone in charge (rather than only stud" -Posted 12/12/2008 | Report Response

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