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  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New York
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"Relationship with family." Report Response

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

"Questions about my senior thesis." Report Response

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

"What was your favorite course?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A very blunt question about something very specific (and negative) about my application--I was actually happy it was asked, so I could explain myself." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too difficult--conversational mostly." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed application, Columbia website, and obviously mentally prepared for predictable questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything, pretty much. The students even managed to sell me on the area--it provides the opportunity to get more hands on clinical training than schools like Cornell where the clientele may be a bit snooty. Columbia is by far my #1 choice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really--the free meal was pretty weak, but who cares." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It only takes about 25 minutes to get there from dowtown Manhattan--I was 40 minutes early." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school, great interview, good tour." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/03/2003

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