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  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New York
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 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?

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)?

"Why I chose my undergraduate college, my major, and a career in medicine." Report Response

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

"Explain your research in simple terminology." Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 20 years, not only in terms of a career." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I was asked to summarize a paper about post-revisionist history and the Cold War that I wrote freshman year. (One of my recommendations must have mentioned it.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Re-read my application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were very positive and seemed to be very supportive of one another." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The first-year housing is pretty horrible." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Even though Columbia interviews are supposed to be pretty stress-free, my interviewer was very argumentative. Hopefully that's just his style, but maybe he just didn't like me. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/14/2002

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