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  • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • 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

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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 cornell?" Report Response

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

"how did you find your undergraduate experience. and what were some of your motivations for taking time off?" Report Response

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

"tell me about your family. i see you come from a family of doctors. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"are there any questions that you'd like to ask me that you haven't found anywhere else. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"what might be your biggest misgivings that may have prevented you from going into medicine, if any? ( talked about wrestling with the potential of making a genuine, but unintentional medical error on my part, and how i had to really come to grips with this possibility before i proceeded with the pre-med-prep during and after college). " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read the website(s) found at the school. get a gist of the philosophy that the school tries hard to write into their brochures. talk to as many students as you can while there, before the interview if possible (they have lunch where lots of current students drop by to say hello. this i felt gave a good feel for the varied folks at the school. old, young. straight. gay. former profressionals from other fields, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the facilities, both med school and hospital. the hospital is beautiful and the other rotations possibilities sound great (in the bronx, brooklyn, queens). they are in the process of building another new facility = state of the art out-patient 14-15 story building. students actually seem to really enjoy it there. that includes all the years (1-3) whom i talked to. they are getting mac G5 supercomputers next year for each individual station. the pbl curric seemed to be positively a central part of their experience. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"small dorm rooms for the 1st year only, though 2nd-4th you move into newly renovated real apartments. (still the rent is really cheap for upper east side for both of them). " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"pretty chill. ended up talking with the interviewer about his childhood experiences seeing joe dimaggio play baseball. mostly basic interview fare: why cornell? talked about my life experiences as written in my personal statement. " Report Response

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