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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?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

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)?

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

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

"What was your most significant experience?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you think your mom would handle you being in New York City? (I'm from CA)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, my secondary application, Columbia'a web-site" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was expecting to be let down because of reviews I read on this site, but my experience was refreshingly the opposite. Everything was incredible, from the facilities, to the neighborhood, to the enthusiasm of every student I ran into. Two of the best things were that the students made it seem like a nurturing environment that was not cut-throat and the school seems incredibly diverse, ethnically and in the way people think. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some people may question the safeness of the area, considering that I was aproached by someone on the street before I got to my interview, but I think if you keep a big city mentality it is not a big deal. One of the students said that the area is a lot safer than he was expecting it to be. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was very relaxed and more of a conversation. The doctor who interviewed me told me to relax as I came in and told me she just wanted it to be a comfortable environment. We just talked about my application and my family." 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?

Out of 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

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/17/2005

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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