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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?

3 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

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"What influenced you to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Why Columbia?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about your interest in surfing and SCUBA diving?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No real difficult questions. It was more of an hour long conversation than an interview. At the end of our alotted time he had to cram in a few of the mandatory type questions. It was very enjoyable and personal." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, primary and secondary, researched a little about NYC." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very personal interview. My interviewer knew who I was becuase he prepared well, which made ourconversations natural and allowed us to get into more in depth conversations. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The local area isn't the greatest. The residence hall (Bard Hall) was not very nice." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a particular interest and my interviewer did a greatjob to address that. MY interviewer gave the phone number of a doctor that runs a department that I am interested. The second doctor met with me showed me the department, and was very welcoming in general. Everyone at Columbia loves Columbia and made me excited about the possibility of studying there. -Bard Hall, the main Dormitory for the med schl as well as other gradate programs, was a little run down and not a place I would want to live. -The med schl is not located in the best neighborhodd, but the positive is that you get a great patient population..." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

BOS

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2008

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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