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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why should we accept you, what makes you unique?" Report Response

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

"Why did you choose your undergrad. school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you ever get angry? (My innately bubbly and cheerful personality had apparently deceived them)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about your family... I have a shaky past with my family-but the interviewer was really receptive even though at first I was reserved with what I was saying. He really wanted to understand me from my past until present-and I didn't feel judged at all." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Deep breathing, thought about how if they didn't REALLY want to meet me-I would not be interviewing (I'm not big [enough] on that whole confidence thing--but I felt absolutely great there), read up on HMOs/PPOs/POSs and other managed healthcare issues, reviewed my AMCAS, my secondary, and thought about how to really share myself and my experiences with them." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are immaculate and state-of-the-art, the people (admin. and students) were not a bunch of Ivy-League eggheads, but rather intelligent, social, eclectic people who I really felt connected to." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really about Cornell--just a few of the uptight, cutthroat people in my interview group (just 2 though)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How it would not be a stressful, intense, and traumatic experience. Also, I knew about PBL and that it was important to their curriculum-but not the the extent that it is there--it's a huge deal there. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"As my first interview I think it was awesome. I hope all the schools I interview at are as welcoming as Cornell-wishful thinking. " Report Response

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