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  • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New York
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 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?

2

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)?

"first interviewer was really conversational. It made me more relaxed about being there, which was nice. the questions are really specific to your application so they vary. but the obvious ones were "when did you decide to go into medicine?" "do you have any physicians in your family" What will you do between graduation and medical school? etc" Report Response

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

"the other interview was a trip. the guy seemed to be on a mission to disprove anything i could possibly say. I don't know what his purpose was but i think i did a good job of defending my positions, but he was really persistent. What do you think of the current healthcare debate? why Cornell? Why did your grades drop this one semester? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you think hope is a good thing? (he then went on to tell me how silly i was for being hopeful)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"school website, sdn, prayed, " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students we met were super chill and normal. they did not have their heads stuck up in an ivy league cloud. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That there was a good chunk of free time in the middle of the day. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really liked the school more after my interview day, i liked how chill the students were and how the faculty seemed to care for the students needs. I thought we would see the actual hospital during the tour which we did not see. At the end of the tour the tour guide made a pass at me which was super awkward because I was not even expecting it. " 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?

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?

jfk

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

best western plaza long island city

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/01/2007

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

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 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

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"there were huge chunks of time which should be eliminated maybe by starting interviews later." Report Response

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