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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"How long have you been interested in medicine?" -Posted 02/20/2009 | Report Response

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

"Why is Columbia a good fit for you?" -Posted 02/20/2009 | Report Response

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

"What are your thoughts on the new curriculum?" -Posted 02/20/2009 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"My interviewer and I had a similar pre-medical background. Many of his questions stemmed from that." -Posted 02/20/2009 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There were no really difficult questions. The interview was very conversational." -Posted 02/20/2009 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN Interview Feedback, Primary and Secondary Applications, Columbia Website (Curriculum changes in particular)" -Posted 02/20/2009 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The new curriculum, the learning environment (not too competitive, but extremely bright students and faculty), the location, international opportunities, the clinical environment." -Posted 02/20/2009 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The cost, the first year student dorms." -Posted 02/20/2009 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That there was no financial aid presentation." -Posted 02/20/2009 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This is a great school. I really enjoyed the experience." -Posted 02/20/2009 | Report 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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?

02/18/2009

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

10 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?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I would have liked a financial aid presentation." -Posted 02/20/2009 | Report Response

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