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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Tell me about discovering and solidifying why you want to be a doctor (just the story of my personal statement)" Report Response

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

"Can you handle living in NYC?" Report Response

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

"Just basic questions about different activities I've done (tutoring, running a program house, etc.) Also question about my history as an unschooler." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Talking about unschooling with my faculty interviewer. Apparently he's considering it for his kids!" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing difficult at all." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read SDN feedback, re-read all my applications, read Cornell website and thought about the ways that it and I fit together" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything: Dr. Bardes, the dean of admissions, is friendly and funny. About 8 students showed up to have lunch with us, and were all extremely warm and friendly. They say they are the least stressed out of all their friends at other med schools, and that Cornell is very laid back. I love PBL--I think it's the ideal way to train to be an effective, resourceful physician. The facilities are beautiful. My faculty interviewer was warm and friendly and GENUINELY interested in having a conversation with me. So yeah, basically, it was great." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nada." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was great. My interview with the associate dean of admissions was friendly, easy and pretty uneventful--only very standard questions. My faculty interview was fabulous; we really clicked and I had a wonderful time talking with him." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/22/2005

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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