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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?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

25 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 is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"How long have you been interested in medicine? So, you have volunteer experience..." Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun? Tell me about yourself?" Report Response

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

"What do you think the biggest problem is in healthcare today? (I am a socialized medieicne proponet so we discussed that for most of the interview)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were Arnold Schwarzenegger what would your platform on health insurance reform be?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really difficult but he phrased the "why do you want to be a doctor?" question a little strangely so I had to go back to get in everything I wanted to say." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Columbia Website, interview feedback, read my research and researched nobel prize neurobiologist, read my app" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interview was really chill and intereseing, I probably could have talked to him a lot longer in a less stressful context. The students were so happy and friendly. Stunednts from every year stopped by the interview suite and asked if I had any questions. Great clinical program and the students are really involved in activities." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing, the school is much better in person than on paper!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I'm glad I didn't know how much I would like it cause I would have been way more nervous." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I didn't really get to say everything I wanted cause my interviewer was a little rapid fire with the questions. I heard that the Dean likes to draw out pauses in the intervie to see if you will be outgoing and take the initiative." Report Response

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