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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Tell me about your family." Report Response

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

"Tell me about your current job. What would you be doing if you didn't get that job?" Report Response

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

"What fields of medicine interest you right now?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, read up on Columbia, re-read my application, got some SLEEP the night before." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How passionate the faculty and students are about their school, how hard the school seems to work for its students, how the fact that they make no bones about having a traditional curriculum (not so much problem-based learning), Columbia Presbyterian, the support for the rugby team (I hope I get to play)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The reputation of the library (we're not supposed to see it on the tour), the dorm room we saw at Bard (albeit the worst room they had to offer) was pretty bad. But supposedly the other rooms are a LOT nicer." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing sticks out. I did a lot of research into the school before I applied. I found it interesting that about 90% of the patients the med students interact with speak mainly Spanish." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I interviewed with Dr. Frantz who is an AWESOME person. He was so much fun to talk to. It was a very relaxed conversation. He knew my file inside and out which was great. We talked about my family, my college experience, my current job (I'm 2 years out of college), sports, reasons for going into medicine. He told me about how much Columbia has to offer its students through all the various programs in the P&S Club. We also spoke about rugby and how it is so popular at Columbia. The interview lasted about an hour, then I sat in on a Human Development class, took a tour, and ate lunch. Overall a great day." Report Response

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