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Individual Response

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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Why did I go to my high school?" Report Response

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

"What did I learn from some random class I took two years ago, and not medically related. I had forgotten about that class." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about X (in my essay)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Where do you see yourself within medicine in twenty years?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Talked to faculty." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"THE PEOPLE. Students, other applicants offered interviews, teachers. . . Everyone was VERY sharp. This school seemed to be top-notch." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My interviewer didn't ask me enough questions to really get to know me. It was comfortable during the interview, but I walked out wishing he had put me on the spot with deeper questions. In this way I felt like an average applicant that wasn't needed. Oh well." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The day is really short: mine was from 10:30 to 1:30." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"School was great. After seeing it, it became my first choice among fourteen big names." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/14/2004

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