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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10


How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"I wasn't asked questions. entirely conversational. he talked most of the time." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"i think i was asked one question the whole time: what do you like to do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"same stuff I've done for every other interview. just go through your routine, whatever works for you. (honestly, I've been to over a handful of interviews now... and so the only preparation I do is look at the school's website for 10 minutes)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"residency match list is ridiculous. place to be for future surgeons and those interested in neuro." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"bard hall SUCKS. i stayed with a student host.... honestly, its like a freshman dorm. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"flying into JFK is easier since you can take the subway to columbia med (even though it is physically farther than laguardia)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"though the interviews are technically open-file. my interviewer told me in the beginning that he did not look at my file (nor does he look at anyones) since he just wants to get to know me as a person and see if I would do well here as a person (they want to know how well they can suit your interests outside of medicine... since everyone they interview is already determined 'academically adequate')... We talked about painting, disease, track, he took out his gym stuff to show me his new basketball. easiest interview as of yet (and ive had some pretty easy ones so far)." 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?


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

4 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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