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  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • 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

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"Describe your family" Report Response

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

"Why did you take ballet (insert random class you took in undergrad.)?" Report Response

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

"What was your distinction project? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"none really. I only had about 3 questions. It was more like a conversation. The questions I had weren't even, why do you want to be a doctor or why columbia? It was more about my family and why I chose my undergraduate college." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I didn't prepare at all. Not a single bit. which worked well for this school because the interviews are so casual but I plan on preparing for the others. I think was more important to let your personality out, be friendly, engaging, personable. Just have a conversation, shows maturity. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How relaxed and easy going the interviewer was, it really helped me because I didn't practice. I got the invite a week before the interview date and it was my first interview so it really took a lot of my nerves away. Plus, the students and faculty are so friendly everyone that walked past the waiting room " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities and the fact that so much of the first and second yr was lecture. All of the "classrooms" I was shown were huge lecture halls. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing but if you don't live nearby and want to sit in on a class, schedule this ahead of time so that you can do it while you're on campus for the interview, esp. because the interview day is not that long. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

10 out of 10

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