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  • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New York
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"So you spent some time at [undergraduate institution]?" Report Response

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

"Question about photography (we got to talking about things I do for fun)." Report Response

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

"Who are your favorite directors (as part of a discussion about movies I had recently seen)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Where in [very small home town] do you live? (the interviewer knew the town)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"All my questions were pretty easy, but the hardest for me was "what makes you unique?". I talked about my non-traditional background, but given that Cornell has many non-trads, I didn't feel like this made me really stand out." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read the Cornell website and the interview feedback on this site." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seemed pretty laid back and happy, especially the first-years. Cornell seems to take an "ease you into it" approach, and this along with the heavy emphasis on PBL and the afternoons free seems to create a pretty relaxed atmosphere. I also really like the international program, and Cornell seems to be great with financial aid." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I'm not sure about the dorm thing. On the one hand, it seems like freshman year all over again, but on the other hand I can see the advantages of living with all your classmates. Also, there was a lot of construction going on while I was there, complete with periodic massive, earth-shaking explosions from dynamiting. If this happens when you interview, try to keep in mind that you are probably not being bombed." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing comes to mind." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"You can relax about the interviews - mine were very low-stress and conversational. They're obviously not interested in grilling you, but just want to get to know you as a person. I left very impressed with Cornell. The students seem genuinely happy, the cirriculum is progressive and interesting, the clinical opportunities in New York are incredible, etc. etc. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/21/2004

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