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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?

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)?

"Why Columbia, so far away from California?" Report Response

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

"If you came here, would you be willing to do some research?" Report Response

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

"What do you do in your spare time?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you plan to adjust to the community her around Columbia (which is known not to be the greatest)? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"nothing difficult" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Columbia website, SDN, Princeton/Kaplan Medical school review books, read over primary and secondar apps." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The student I stayed with was a fantastic guy, who really made me feel welcome and totally at ease. All the students seemed not only happy and relaxed, but kind of jumpy and overjoyed to be there. Also there was a great sense of comraderie there. Interviews were conducted very professionally and the tour was very thorough, though not so long that you got tired of walking. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing much . . they say the neighborhood is bad, but once you are in the vicinity of the med school, you are in a whole nother world . . so it is definitely managable" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was a great interview experience, starting from my student host to the very end. Everything is very conveniently accesible at Columbia, and its quite easy to get your way around. There pool of potential patients is har to beat. And the whole interview experience in general was very easy-goign. All interviewees wait in one room prior to being called in, and everyone is quite friendly and supportive. A top priority for sure. " Report Response

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