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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?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"Why Cornell?" Report Response

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

"What was your favorite class?" Report Response

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

"What did you find in your research?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing at Cornell really stuck out as a difficult question, except for perhaps the dreaded "what if you don't get into med school?" deal." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my application/AMCAS and the school's website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Happy students, innovative curriculum, lots of technology integrated, school appears to be building a lot in the area, nice location. People will also try to tell you that Cornell students don't get a lot of exposure to "real" patients because of the school's location on the upper east side, but they have a preceptor program where students shadow physicians in all boroughs of NYC for four semesters, and your physician changes every semester. I also liked that it seemed they get out of class earlier." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really...I would miss having a more suburban-city setting but it IS NYC. Also, there seemed to be some hostility towards Columbia (and vice versa)--both schools just need to chill and start to get along for the love of god!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The preceptor program" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very laid back....just know your application and WHY Cornell is good for you, because you WILL be asked this" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2004

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