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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?

Open file

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

"How did you choose your undergraduate institution?" Report Response

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

"Basically asked me to explain how I made my moves across the country & between jobs before deciding on med school." Report Response

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

"Asked about my research work (see above)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The interviewer was really interested in my research work, which includes clinical trials in hypnosis. He had some past experiences with it and talked for a while about that." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really difficult. Aside from my research he wanted to know about my undergraduate institution (and why I went there)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, school website, talked with alumni, read P&S materials." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were friendly and mostly positive (despite the fact that exams were in progress), interview was pleasant and I was impressed with how well the students seem prepared for a career in medicine. It was also nice to learn about the (highly touted) P&S club and find that they are very interested in making sure students have a broad social experience." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"As others have noted, there is a sense of entitlement at Columbia. Of course it is a big name school and most students who go there are from ivy league colleges, but it is a little annoying to constatly hear how much better they are than other schools. This was my first interview though and perhaps all schools are that way to an extent..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Good overall. They interview a lot of people, and everyone says the interviewers are pleasant so it is tough to get a sense of what your chances are..." Report Response

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