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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 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?

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)?

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

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

"What are you career goals?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about <so-and-so> activity. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"n/a" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about yourself (open-ended Q)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"On the day before, I looked through the info I submitted via my application. While waiting for the interview, I read through their school catalogue. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Quality of the faculty, shadowing of doctors during 1st year, residency placement, students, cafeteria" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Housing" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I didn't realize how "renown" this school actually was until about 2 months later. Frankly, I was just applying to NYC schools and Columbia happened to be in the right place. I guess that explained why some of the other students were so anxious during their interviews. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interview was with an endocrinologist affiliated with the hospital. Columbia doesn't use a few standard interviewers - it appears that they use a bunch of different doctors. My interviewer was really into research so we talked a lot about that. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/09/2003

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