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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?

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)?

"Tell me about why you went to your school." -Posted 05/17/2009 | Report Response

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

"Have you heard the quote.... (multiple times)" -Posted 05/17/2009 | Report Response

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

"What specialty do you see yourself in." -Posted 05/17/2009 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Did you play rugby in college?" -Posted 05/17/2009 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The quotes. Dean Frantz was hitting me with things from a half dozen languages. Fortunately, my studies in medical history and scientific history helped me field the follow up discussions." -Posted 05/17/2009 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This was my 6th or so school that I interviewed at. I read up on their site, picked a half dozen things that I liked or had questions about." -Posted 05/17/2009 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students! Dozens of students came in to talk up their school. That level of enthusiasm, combined with club P&S." -Posted 05/17/2009 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some of the interviewees shunned me because of my public school undergrad. This was not reflected at all in the medical students themselves, but I am a tad nervous seeing that Ivy Leaguers are heavily represented in their class next year." -Posted 05/17/2009 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I was going to get off of waitlist!" -Posted 05/17/2009 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Dean Frantz owns the waitlist. Don't think you have to wait until May 15th to get off it. Be agressive, and if Columbia is your top choice commit as soon as possible! Write a couple letters, than give him a call. He is very open to that, compared to other adcoms that I dealt with. Once I committed, I was immediately accepted." -Posted 05/17/2009 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

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?

Airplane

Where did you stay?

Hotel

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

$301-$400

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2009

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?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 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?

"A little more correspondence via email would be appreciated and eco-friendly!" -Posted 05/17/2009 | Report Response

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