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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?

2 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?

Closed file

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

"Where did you go to undergrad and what did you like and dislike about it?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself as a physician in 20-25 years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"First off, the physician who interviewed me likes to do closed file interviews. This was my first interview and I thought it was great. Very laid back. The most interesting question she asked me was also the most difficult. See Below " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why just volunteer in Latin America? Why not develop and run a full time organization within Latin America?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read Columbia's website. Read interview feedback" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Despite what a lot of people say about Bard hall I thought it was great. I loved living in the dorms during my undergrad years and I feel Bard Hall allows the medical students to really get to know one another. Of course you don't have to live there if you don't want to and apartments are relatively cheap(for New York) in the Washington Heights area. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They only allot 30 minutes for each interview which I thought was a little short. Washington Heights gets very windy! " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The students at Columbia are very attractive." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The questions she initially asked me were mostly springboards for further conversation. From what I've gathered, that is how Columbia likes to run interviews. When asked a question don't just answer it with a formulated reply. Use it to start talking about other aspects of your application. I was basically asked two "starter" questions in the interview and from there we went in different directions with questions pertinent to the conversation. " Report Response

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