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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"Usual stuff." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why don't you think that cell cultures dervied from nerual stem cells are appropriate models for neuronal signalling?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The same. He was stem-cell guy, and I had foot in mouth disease. Though I still think I was right." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I practiced describing my research experiences to my parents who know nothing about biology." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"3/4 labs I interviewed at were awsome, and all the labs I visited were on my origional list. I did not interview with the god Eric Kandel, but I did int with Ottavio Arancio, the son of god." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Interviews were slightly too short. They should give you at least 45 min interviews with 15 min walking time. 30 min interviews with 10 min walking time is stressful. We could have used some more time to interact with the students than just the dinner the night before. I also thought that they didn't adequately describe the program during the meet-up session. I was asking a lot of questions to my interviewers." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"To bring a hair dryer." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

6 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?

10 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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