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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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 medicine instead of art? (I submitted my portfolio as a part of the supplemental)" -Posted 05/18/2010 | Report Response

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

"What would you do if you were not accepted?" -Posted 05/18/2010 | Report Response

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

"What courses are you taking this semester?" -Posted 05/18/2010 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Wasn't so much a question as a discussion about Frankenstein and Victorian literature! I'd been taking a class on medicine and mystery in 19th century lit, and the interviewer had also read a lot of it." -Posted 05/18/2010 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you do if you were not accepted, because it made me want to curl up and die as I immediately blurted out "RE-APPLY" at which the interviewer laughed and said "obviously." DEATH." -Posted 05/18/2010 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up about Columbia's curriculum, history, etc. Went over my own application." -Posted 05/18/2010 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were sooooo relaxed. Kind of people you'd like to have a beer with. Not what i expected at all! Bard hall is NOT that bad. Honestly, I've lived in much rattier places. Bard Hall is a palace compared to a lot of cheap apartments, ESPECIALLY in Manhattan! WTF @ all the complaints. The interviewer I had was also amazingly nice. Shiny new expensive neuroscience center!!!" -Posted 05/18/2010 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much... the day seemed really informal. I was expecting a formal presentation or something." -Posted 05/18/2010 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that it was a waste of time to read up about details of Columbia's curriculum etc. That the interview would be so conversational." -Posted 05/18/2010 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"LOL @ People who are scared of Harlem." -Posted 05/18/2010 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

Train or subway

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

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

$201-$300

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/18/2007

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?

4 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"More information about financial aid, housing, new curriculum... a formal information session would have been nice!" -Posted 05/18/2010 | Report Response

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