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  • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New York
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

5

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)?

"What is most important to you?" Report Response

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

"What values have you gotten from your family that will make you a good physician?" Report Response

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

"How are you going to choose a school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What makes you happy? also What's most important to you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What makes you different from all the other candidates who apply to this type of school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my application and research materials, and the Cornell MD and MSTP websites." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students are so nice and chill, it's amazing. They're all obviously brilliant, but largely avoid the stereotypes of being neurotic and/or socially inept. They also wine and dine you, even though it's just the interview, not the revisit. Interviews were pretty laid back, though they varied widely based on interviewer." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Um, nothing? The location's awesome (if you like NY), the people are great, and the program is extremely well organized. Oh, maybe the first-year housing? It's a dorm (you share a bathroom with 1 person, you share a kitchen with your whole floor of ~20 people), but it's also reeeally cheap for the Upper East Side." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Parking is INSANELY expensive. Park somewhere else (anywhere else, lower east side for example) or take the train in so you don't have to pay $40 a day (it's only $25 a day at the Helmsley garage, so try to find that if you'll be staying over and you refuse to park far away and take the subway up)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Five interviews is intense, but they're each only 30 minutes, and they're pretty laid back. The Medical College interview varies widely based on interviewer, but it's the most random " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/21/2003

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