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  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New York
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"tell me more about your psych research" Report Response

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

"how'd you like your undergrad?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you desire in a medical school environment?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"nothing tough... i was questioned about past research, but not interrogation-style or anything." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Columbia brochure, self-practice with interview questions from SDN, reviewed application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"New York is a happening place to be no doubt. Also was impressed when I was told by my faculty interviewer that Columbia was #1 in the country for highest Board Exam scores. Never heard that before." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Bard Hall wasnt nasty as many folks report, but I hear many dorm residents occasionally have a tough time finding a meal. Students were very UNenthusiastic about their student experience (perhaps, hopefully, because on the brink of an exam week). No free printing!?!?!?! P&S really didn't appear to offer anything outstandingly unique for the students to speak highly of--much of the students positive comments revolved around either Columbia's IVY repututation (but is P&S reputation THAT distinguished compared to other top med schools?), or it's NYC location. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That Cornell had an 5-year MPH program with Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Students had more complaints about quality of life @ P&S than positive comments. Students appeared to struggle in selling their own school(not much good to say)! From what I gained, the big reason to attend Columbia....it's a flashy-name school (duh!) in New York (duh!). Didn't walk away with much more than that." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/01/2003

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