2 out of 10
At the school
"Where did you go to undergrad and what did you like and dislike about it?"
"Where do you see yourself as a physician in 20-25 years?"
"First off, the physician who interviewed me likes to do closed file interviews. This was my first interview and I thought it was great. Very laid back. The most interesting question she asked me was also the most difficult. See Below "
"Why just volunteer in Latin America? Why not develop and run a full time organization within Latin America?"
"Read Columbia's website. Read interview feedback"
"Despite what a lot of people say about Bard hall I thought it was great. I loved living in the dorms during my undergrad years and I feel Bard Hall allows the medical students to really get to know one another. Of course you don't have to live there if you don't want to and apartments are relatively cheap(for New York) in the Washington Heights area. "
"They only allot 30 minutes for each interview which I thought was a little short. Washington Heights gets very windy! "
"The students at Columbia are very attractive."
"The questions she initially asked me were mostly springboards for further conversation. From what I've gathered, that is how Columbia likes to run interviews. When asked a question don't just answer it with a formulated reply. Use it to start talking about other aspects of your application. I was basically asked two "starter" questions in the interview and from there we went in different directions with questions pertinent to the conversation. "