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  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New York
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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 is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Where did you grow up?" Report Response

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

"Where did your father work?" Report Response

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

"How old are your sisters?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing difficult, it was conversational." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I spoke with a relative who attended Columbia. Other than that, nothing." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was impressed by the wide range of clinical opportunities. Also, Bard hall seems to give first years a chance to get to know each other. And the rooms weren't bad for Manhattan." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The admissions staff didn't do anything to sell the school. Also, I'm not too fond of Washington Heights" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it would be FOUR DEGREES out" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was interviewed by an older doctor who had very old fashioned ideas about women. I could see how someone would be offended by some of his comments (I told him my mother was a homemaker and he mentioned that he liked 'traditional women') But, I chalked that up to generational differences. He was actually very nice to me and the interview, overall, was conversational." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/18/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

7 out of 10

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