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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Is there anything else on your application you want to tell me about?" Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I arrived 11am, and met the other interviewees. After a greeting from the Assistant Dean of Admissions, we had an info session with the Assoc. Dean for Admissions. He told us about what makes Cornell different from other schools (huge emphasis on PBL) and answered any questions we had. We were served lunch in the admissions office and ate with one 3rd and one 4th year student. Then about 20 eager first-years suddenly descended on us to chat and answer questions (not too helpful as they just started here last week). After about 20 minutes we began a tour with 4 first years. We saw the library, gym, a first year dorm, lecture hall, PBL room, and anatomy lab. I went to my 2 afternoon interviews. My first interviewer, an MD, had a very disconcerting manner. He asked very open-ended questions, and I could not tell if he was listening until he challenged my answers. I also could not tell if he had read my file or not. He took two phone calls during the interview, which lasted about 45 minutes. The interview got better once we started having a conversation about his research, which was very interesting. My second interview, with a 4th year student, was much less-stressful. It lasted 30 minutes and was held at the admissions office. She asked standard questions and was engaged and friendly when I replied. Overall, I was very impressed by the school's facilities and students." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/12/2006

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