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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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 was the most interesting question?

"None. Standard stuff." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Quized me on a minute detail of an unimportant component of my research that I'm sure most doctors don't know." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read the school's website, read over my essays" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"A very friendly student who came into the interviewee waiting area to answer our questions and talk to us about her application experience and her Columbia experience so far. Also, Columbia seems to have more clubs and extracurricular activities than other schools." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The dorms, classrooms, and general facilities were awful (worse than my rural middle school's). Our tour guides ditched us instead of having lunch with us." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not the best advising system. You have to be REALLY proactive about it." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviewer seemed like he had already decided I would be a certain type of person and that I would give certain answers, and when I didn't give the answers that he thought I should or would give, he kept pressing me and pressing me. Not the most pleasant 50 minutes." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2004

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