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

How did the interview impress you?


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?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"it really is all related to your personal life and very conversational so don't worry, you'll have the answers to all the questions" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"questions about my time spent abroad" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"no difficult questions really, very laid back interview" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reread application, MSAR, Columbia website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"students seem enthusiastic, love area school is in, MD/MPH opportunity" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the students seem a little... all from upper middle class backgrounds; I'm sure there is more diversity but that is what I saw" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Columbia has a longer anatomy course than other universities" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a very laid back interview and the students were very enthusiastic even though they had just had exams." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?


Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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