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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

10 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)?

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about this activity." Report Response

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

"Have you done community service?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why weren't you a postdoc? (Absolutely stupid question since I don't have a PhD. I'm really shocked I was asked this since the interviewer, a MD, should know better.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

No Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

No Response

What impressed you positively?

"Friendliness of the admissions staff. Location." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Second interviewer (Dr. Richard Stern) was curt and absolutely unknowledgeable about the medical school. When asked about the curriculum or what he likes about Weill Cornell, or the students here, he would reply either with a generic response like "the curriculum is very strong" without any further details or support or just "I don't know anything about that." I don't know why he is allowed to be an interviewer. I had to ask many questions just to keep the conversation going and that only lasted 10 minutes. He also asked only redundant questions that he could clearly find the answers to in my application (example "Have you done community service). My application was right in front of him too. He also asked a really strange question of "why weren't you a post doc", when referring to my research post graduation in the lab. I don't understand this question because clearly on my application I did not say that I have a PhD or have even been to graduate school, so why would I have been a post doc? It was the most unproductive, uninformative, joke of an interview that I've had. If it weren't for the friendliness of other people I met at Cornell, I would have left with a very bad impression of the school. Fortunately, it was just that one idiotic doctor who thought he could be an interviewer." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

No Response

What are your general comments?

No Response

Tour and Travel
No Response
General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/14/2010

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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