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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

1

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 your family?" Report Response

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

"What type of books do you read for fun?" Report Response

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

"What sports have you played?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about your family?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing tough" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my essays." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The amount of funding for research, the city, the students were the friendliest I've seen yet, the facilities are top notch, proximity to subway stop" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Bard Hall is dorm style but 2nd-4th years you live in the Towers and they're really nice" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They DO NOT look down upon non-ivy league students." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I arrived early and waited for about 15min before my interviewer came to meet me. I interviewed with the Dean of Admissions and he was the kindest old man you'd ever want to meet. We chatted for 45min about books, hobbies, family and then he let me go. While I was in the waiting room students constantly stopped by to say hello, and at one point the entire room was packed with interviewees and students from every year. I heard they were very stuck up about being ivy league but I didn't get that impression at all. I go to a very small, no name school and they treated me like everyone else. It was a little intimidating having the name of your school on your name-tag since everyone else was from top 25 schools. The tour guides were very enthusiastic and seemed genuinely happy. The location is unbeatable and downtown Manhattan is a 15min subway ride away." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

Train or subway

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/12/2007

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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