2 out of 10
At the school
"Why medicine and when/how did the decision become solidified?"
"If you could pick 2 or 3 courses that have been your favorite, which ones were they and why?"
"Do you have any brothers or sisters? (yes) What are they like?"
"What made you decide that medicine is a better vocation than music which is more of an avocation?"
"same as most interesting"
"SDN, Columbia website and literature, talked to a friend who had interviewed there"
"The student body - I got a genuine impression that many of them truly love everything about Columbia. I really liked the school's network of student clubs, the testing system, and the clinical experiences offered."
"The facilities weren't as nice as I'd hoped they would be, but they still look decent"
"The area is a lot safer/nicer than I expected. Someone was saying that Washington Heights is now reported as the second safest neighborhood in Manhattan."
"People either love this school or hate it. I have a feeling that most of the haters haven't experienced the school except through what they've heard from others/SDN. Take peoples' comments with a grain of salt until you actually go to this school. I was truly impressed with my experience. The best part of the day was how the current students (from all years) willingly came to talk to us about their experiences thus far. They all seemed really honest and, with that, they all really loved the place. My interview was very conversational, no probing questions or anything. I had a good feeling about this school before I interviewed, and now I have an even better one. It's definitely my first choice. It will be an agonizing wait until February 15!"