2 out of 10
At the school
"How did you choose your undergraduate institution?"
"Basically asked me to explain how I made my moves across the country & between jobs before deciding on med school."
"Asked about my research work (see above)."
"The interviewer was really interested in my research work, which includes clinical trials in hypnosis. He had some past experiences with it and talked for a while about that."
"Nothing really difficult. Aside from my research he wanted to know about my undergraduate institution (and why I went there)"
"Read SDN, school website, talked with alumni, read P&S materials."
"The students were friendly and mostly positive (despite the fact that exams were in progress), interview was pleasant and I was impressed with how well the students seem prepared for a career in medicine. It was also nice to learn about the (highly touted) P&S club and find that they are very interested in making sure students have a broad social experience."
"As others have noted, there is a sense of entitlement at Columbia. Of course it is a big name school and most students who go there are from ivy league colleges, but it is a little annoying to constatly hear how much better they are than other schools. This was my first interview though and perhaps all schools are that way to an extent..."
"Good overall. They interview a lot of people, and everyone says the interviewers are pleasant so it is tough to get a sense of what your chances are..."