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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?

No Response

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"So I see you presented at the SPER conference in 2007, tell me about your research." -Posted 02/17/2010 | Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun? If you got a chance to play something on the Rachmaninoff piano, what would you play?" -Posted 02/17/2010 | Report Response

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

"What books have you read recently?" -Posted 02/17/2010 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think of the health care bill? Will it be successful?" -Posted 02/17/2010 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would it take to see a Universal Health Insurance system through?" -Posted 02/17/2010 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read Understanding Health Policy, NYT, NEJM, mock interviews, read SD interview feedback." -Posted 02/17/2010 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I had a lot in common with my interviewer, it was a delightful conversation, the best I've had yet. All the students are very happy. Seems like third year preparation is top notch." -Posted 02/17/2010 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Bard Hall." -Posted 02/17/2010 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my interviewer would be so cool, and I would enjoy our conversation so much." -Posted 02/17/2010 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There really are low numbers of people becoming primary care physicians. Seems that most people go into surgery. Definitely a factor to be considered depending on what field you are strongly considering." -Posted 02/17/2010 | 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

La Guardia

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

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

$501+

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/04/2010

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?

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?

10 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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