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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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10


How long was the interview?

50 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 was the most difficult question?

"What are your mother's cultural beliefs? (directly related to my undergrad work)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Re-read application, SDN, Columbia website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students I met in the morning - I arrived very early for an afternoon interview, and being able to talk to the students drifting through the waiting area really made a huge positive impresson on me. This was obviously a self-selecting group, but they seemed genuinely interested in helping in any way possible and in answering all sorts of questions about life at Columbia." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"While I have no personal problem with people wanting to spend their time partying, I had the same tour guides as another poster, and I agree that I would have left with a very limited (and therefore somewhat dim) impression of life at Columbia if that had been my only student interaction." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I felt really lucky to be assigned to the interviewer I had - his interests really matched up with mine. I didn't feel like I communicated that as well as I could've, but I definitely left the interview inspired." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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


Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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