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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?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why are you leaving such a cushy job to go into medicine?" Report Response

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

"How do you know you can handle the rigors of medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"none really" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"why do you tink you can handle the rigors of medical later in life? (I'm a non-trad)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"standard stuff" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I like how self-contained everything is at Cornell. You basically go to school over a two block stretch in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Everything is right there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The subsidized housing is great, but they are dorm rooms. Nothing more. You'll need that as a medical student, but as someone who is used to really good housing, I was disappointed to see that you get a 70's style place that is small." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Cornell is PBL, if I did my homework I would have known. :(" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My two interviewers were both MD's and they really tried to examine my reasons for going into medicine. I didn't feel that I gave satisfactory answers (which is a problem because I should have at least nailed that down.) But I do like that they didn't just ask the standard questions, they had read my application thoroughly and asked poignant questions. I felt like they really wanted to get to know me despite the fact that I wasn't satisfied with the way I answered some questions. Regarding the university, Cornell is cool. I didn't realize how much traffic there is around there, and how many people are on the streets. It's definitely not residential (like I thought it was.) The students were cool and I could see myself being with them. I didn't get the impression that Cornell was all that stuffy but it is a little stuffy because they have the Ivy League umbrella over them. Nevertheless it's a good name." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/01/2005

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

8 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?

10 out of 10

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