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Individual Response

  • 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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Why Columbia?" Report Response

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

"Why did you take a year off? Are you enjoying it?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your early life." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Re-read my secondary application essays, researched the school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The research opportunities are vast, especially in neuroscience (an interest of mine). The clinical training is great. I think the new curriculum will be a good thing for future students. It's in NYC!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much. The area around the campus is not that safe, but most stay within the CUMB "bubble."" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it doesn't take long at all to get to/from Port Authority on the express train." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Not surprisingly, a fantastic program!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

Other

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?

11/15/2008

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

4 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Columbia should be more responsive to emails from individuals they have invited to interview." Report Response

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