3 out of 10
At the school
"How long have you been interested in medicine? So, you have volunteer experience..."
"What do you do for fun? Tell me about yourself?"
"What do you think the biggest problem is in healthcare today? (I am a socialized medieicne proponet so we discussed that for most of the interview)"
"If you were Arnold Schwarzenegger what would your platform on health insurance reform be?"
"Nothing really difficult but he phrased the "why do you want to be a doctor?" question a little strangely so I had to go back to get in everything I wanted to say."
"Columbia Website, interview feedback, read my research and researched nobel prize neurobiologist, read my app"
"The interview was really chill and intereseing, I probably could have talked to him a lot longer in a less stressful context. The students were so happy and friendly. Stunednts from every year stopped by the interview suite and asked if I had any questions. Great clinical program and the students are really involved in activities."
"Nothing, the school is much better in person than on paper!"
"I'm glad I didn't know how much I would like it cause I would have been way more nervous."
"I didn't really get to say everything I wanted cause my interviewer was a little rapid fire with the questions. I heard that the Dean likes to draw out pauses in the intervie to see if you will be outgoing and take the initiative."