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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?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"What will you do if your [research] hypothesis turns out to be wrong? Have you thought about living in New York?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None - all the questions concerned experiences discussed on my application." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Previous interviews helped set the stage. I thought about the type of student (if there is such a thing) that Columbia seems to like and how I could emphasize that part of myself in the interview day." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"My interviewer was a really friendly guy who seemed genuinely interested in my answers. The students love being at Columbia." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It's a pretty short interview day - I would have liked more opportunity to hang out with students. The tour was one big group, which made it hard at times to hear what was being said. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"If you are already enthusiastic about Columbia, you will be fine. But don't expect the interview day to get you fired up. Some people had really short (like 15 minute) interviews - I don't think that is necessarily the kiss of death. " Report Response

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