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  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • 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

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

6

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"non really - the usual fare" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"again, nothing special" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"browsed the school's website," Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the school facilities were a lot better than i expected. passing by the outside of the school i wasnt expecting much. but it gets a lot better. the hospital is nice too. Bard wasnt too bad either" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"hmm... where to begin. 1) the faculty was arrogant and spoke disparagingly about other med schools and in general other institutions. this wasnt the case for all the faculty i met, but it was a stark enough difference from the other schools i interviewed at that it stood out 2) the students were so frat boy/ sorority girl types. almost without exception. 3) i'm just not a fan of the overly traditional curiculum that the school has. to me if students are skipping a significant number of lectures - the SYSTEM IS FAILING!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, my feelings towards the school are mixed. The arrogance that I perceived, both on the part of the faculty and students irritated me. In my opinion, CU has an over inflated sense of self-worth. It is still a good school, but where the school was my first choice prior to the interview, its now my second or third. And another thing - maybe my experience was unique, but the school did more talking than i did on these interviews. I mean out of 6 interviews, only one asked about my research! what is that?" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2002

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