3 out of 10
At the school
"Describe your research"
"Describe the clinical experience that you noted in your application."
"Describe your extracurriculars and how your background will affect how your practice."
"How do you think sociology prepares you for a medical career? (I am a soc and bio double major)"
"What will be difficult for you in medical school?"
"SDN, reread application, searched the website since you need to come prepared with lots of fodder for the informal session with the 4th year students"
"Great facilities, students seemed happy, area not so bad at all; also the other students at the interview were more diverse in terms of undergraduate institutions and home states than at the Ivy League med schools where I have interviewed"
"The informal session with the 4th year students-- conversation seemed a little contrived."
"That the cab drivers are always late-- almost missed my bus back to Cornell!"
"There were two interviews-- a closed file 15 minute interview with a 4th year student, and a 45 minute open-file interview with a faculty or admissions committee member. Also, all your down time (from approximately 2 PM after lunch until you can leave [they say to stay at least until 4:30]) is in a group interview-type setting with 4th years who are on the admissions committee. This is relatively informal, but still a little stressful because there is a sense of being evaluated. The student and faculty interviews went smoothly and were low stress. No one tried to stump me with hard questions or anything like that. The campus seemed a lot nicer than everyone had been describing it. I didn't feel unsafe or see too many security guards, etc-- it seems that the "ghetto" description is unfair. Besides, the community that is served by the hospital seemed great-- very diverse ethnically and socioeconomically."