What do you like most?
"Freedom! They trust us to know what benefits us individually and they don't micromanage our choices. I don't go to histology lab, but I do attend lecture. Other people love the small group sessions but prefer to watch lecture at double-speed and save a bunch of time. If I have a friend in town and I feel comfortable taking a day off, I take a day off. But I know exactly how I learn best, and I love that Columbia respects that. There's something for everyone. The world-class lecturers don't hurt, either. It's pretty cool to suddenly realize that the place you know the current lecturer from is "The Colbert Report". Nobel prize winners lecture as well."
"Students get exposed to a lot of interesting pathology. Also, we get to rotate through hospitals in the surrounding area, not just in Washington Heights where the medical center is."
"New P/F curriculum that the current students seem to really enjoy. Deans/teachers work to get the students what they want. Tons of resources for student activities."