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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?

3 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)?

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"What did you enjoy about studying philosophy?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was it like following your mother's automobile accident? (Personal challenge that came up in conversation)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing remarkably difficult." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Spoke with current students, but not much else. I was fairly familiar with the area to begin with." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"My student tour leader was down to earth and changed my opinion of who I thought composed the class." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The day was not amazingly well organized and did not highlight the finer aspects of the institution." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If I wanted to learn about the strengths of the hospital associated with the medical school, I would need to collect all of that information myself." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a preconceived notion (not remarkably positive) about who I thought attended Columbia University. Half of the students that I met confirmed my expectations, however, half of the students proved me quite mistaken. If there is any piece of advice I would pass along to students who are interested in this school it would be this: Yes, it is Columbia, and yes, there are many areas where that name will be helpful in your career. At the same time, I would try to enter into your interview day with as balanced and open a mind as possible. Do your homework, be yourself and I believe the day will be of sincere value to you. Best wishes." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2004

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