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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

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"Tell me about your family." Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

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

"When in your life did you seriously decide on a medical career?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do your parents ever feel that your pursuit of a medical career will interfere with retaining your culture?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None. It was the most awesome interview, very laid back and welcoming." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Re-read my application, Looked over P & S curriculum, Thought of some interesting questions to ask" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"My interviewer was AWESOME, Dr. Stephen Nicholas. If you get him, you'll love him too. Very personable, friendly, down-to-earth, not intimidating at all! " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The dorms!!! Yuck!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview experience was awesome. That Dr. Nicholas made me feel so comfortable. We spoke about everything BUT medicine. He only asked 5 questions, and not one of them addressed academics or the MCAT. It also helped that he had a lot of the same interests that I have (he helps to run a pediatric AIDS program in the Dominican Republic, and I have done a lot of work there). Just be yourself, don't try to give your interviewer an answer you think he/she wants to hear. Be genuine, open, and honest, and I promise you will love your interview. Also, make sure you prepare some interesting questions for your interviewer. 15 minutes of my interview were allotted specifically for MY questions." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/27/2002

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