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  • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New York
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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 your story." Report Response

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

"Why did you not apply to Harvard? (see above)" Report Response

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

"What will you add to PBL groups?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What should your 'sound bite' be? (the succint reason we should want you to come to Cornell)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why not Harvard? They excel in many of the areas that Cornell does- also has PBL." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Review AMCAS, extracurriculars, Website, SDN; practice answers to general questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything. From PBL (not for everyone), to the atmosphere, to the attitude of the students, to the medical facilities and opportunities for travel and research- Cornell stands out amongst elite institutions." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Gym facilities are lacking- but you'd be in NYC- where you can get anything you can ever want." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Be aware- this is not a school to just pass the boards and 'practice'. Try to have an idea of how you want to take advantage of their curriculum" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very interactive interviewers interested in working as your advocate for the ultimate decision. Terrific experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/14/2004

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