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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?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

How many people interviewed you?

2

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 do you think Cornell should look for in deciding who to accept and why do you think you have what it takes?" Report Response

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

"What do you think about the US healthcare system, its strengths and weaknesses?" Report Response

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

"Who do you respect and why?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What values does your family have and how has that influenced your decision to pursue medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you had one day to do anything at all, without restrictions, what would you do? (This one stumped for about five minutes)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read this website, read my application, talked to current students" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the facilities, the Dean's speech in the beginning, the tour, above all the happiness of the students" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the lunch wasn't very satisfying, I had to wait about an hour and a half between interviews, the amount of early clinical experience" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the wait might be long between the two interviews, and it's very easy to lose steam and concentration in that time." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was impressed by almost everything at Cornell, especially the students' attitudes toward the school and the international opportunities that everyone gets. All-in-all it was a very well-organized day and I was very happy with almost everything I saw. I was surprised by the friendly atmosphere, even among the other interviewees. Cornell has everything I want, except adequate clinical experience. It starts in the first week of school, but they mostly shadow doctors and don't get many opportunities to do things themselves. They thought it was exciting that they sometimes get to give flu shots, which I don't think is that big a deal." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/20/2003

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