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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

5

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)?

"Why do you want to do research?" Report Response

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

"Do you want to continue to do neuroscience, or would you like to try something else? What other specialties are you interested in (besides neurology)?" Report Response

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

"What can I tell you about NYC and Cornell?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Did your mother's breast cancer diagnosis affect your decision to be a doctor? Where you directly involved in her care?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mentally thought of questions and key points I would bring up in my response." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were great. They seemed happy and there was a good diversity in terms of age and background. I was impressed by a women's group that was recently started by second year MD/PhD students to address women's issues. Support for women having kids seems to be changing at least at Cornell. I was also impressed by how they try to speed the process along and integrate the program." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One of my PhD interviewers seemed a little antagonistic. He wouldn't ask me a question directly but would try to infer what my answer would be. Kinda annoying." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The MD/PhD interview was a busy one, but a lot of fun. On Thursday night we went out to dinner with the first years. They were great and answered a lot of questions that we had. Friday began with breakfast and a talk by the MSTP coordinator. Then we had four interviews in a row, each about 30-45 minutes. After that we had lunch with students and faculty. Then a tour and another interview. We met up again to go to a lecture at Rockefeller and had dinner at the faculty club afterwards. Then a crazy night of halloween parties and a bar in Manhattan. It was tons of fun, and the interviews we for the most part very relaxed and pleasant. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

LGA

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/28/2005

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?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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