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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

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What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"My interviwer was Canadian so we got into a conversation about the Canadian health care system (which I am only slightly familiar with!)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same as most interesting" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read and Columbia's website. I also had a friend who was a 4th year so I asked her a bunch of questions. She eventually helped me get in off the waitlist." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The diversity of the patient population. I went to Stanford as an undergrad and the quality of the patients at Stanford is very different from that of the patients at Columbia. The patients at Columbia have very real needs and the school provides important services to them." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Probably Washington Heights. But the rest of New York is only a subway ride away." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not to be too scared of being in New York by myself. It was totally fine." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was very good even though I made some blunders with my interviewer. He asked what I liked to do for fun and I said rock climbing. He proceeded to tell me about one of his good friends who died climbing so I didn't leave the interview with good vibes. But I did end up getting in and that's where I'm going in the fall." Report Response

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