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  • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • 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

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 do you manage stress?" Report Response

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

"What can you contribute to our school?" Report Response

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

"Do you ever have any fun?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you had to tell a child that he was terminally ill, how would you do it?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"A question relating to my research work, which I should've known, but just couldn't remember at the time." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Cornell website, read over primary and secondary apps, SDN, other medical school guides from Princeton/Kaplan" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything is very close by and together, so its easy to build tight relationships with classmates. The environment seems very relaxed, though filled with people who kno what they are talking about." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interview set up . . I got lost searching for one of my interviewers room and it turned out to be in the most obscure location. I had to ask three people to help me find my way there. Also, they had promised to find me a student to house with, but left me hanging till the very last day. The "cheapest" hotel was a mile away and had shared bathrooms. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Not at all stressful interms of the questions they ask- pretty mcuh straight out of your application. Makes sure you know about their unique style of curriculum, since they were one of the first schools to adopt it. Also, make sure you ask to know where you are going before you head to interviewer offices. I got lost. Besides that it wasn;t to bad, but i came away with a bland feeling . . . not that amazing, but certainly not bad at all. " Report Response

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