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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

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Why Cornell? " Report Response

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

"What was your favorite class? " Report Response

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

"Tell me about your lab experience..." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do issues considered in sociology (I am a sociology and biology double major) impact the way that people perceive and receive medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the biggest problem in health care, and how would you suggest ameliorating this?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN Interview feedback, searched the school's website, read brochure, reviewed application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seemed laid back and confident instead of stressed and competitive. Moreover, the fact that the associate dean of admissions gave a welcome address and got to know each applicant was impressive. The hospital is beautiful, and according to several students, does not just cater to the Upper East Side elite." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There was a slight time pressure since my first interview started before the tour ended-- I wasn't able to see the dorm rooms. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Honors/pass/fail for all years-- this apparently helps the students to learn without the added pressure of grades. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Most of the interview addressed specific points from my application. The interviewers were obviously not trying to stump me, and they really gave me the impression that they were trying to find out information that they could use to convince the admissions committee to admit me-- it was very reassuring that they seemed on my side in the whole process. Also, my student interviewer said that they report to the committee if a student seems too uptight or not personable, so keep that in mind as well." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/12/2004

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