View Full Version : Columbia: Interviewing deciision
12-22-2010, 10:35 AM
I started this email for those on this board who wish to discuss the merits of holding/not holding interviews so as to keep the next thread I am starting dedicated solely to information re: admittance decisions.
Have at it!
12-22-2010, 05:49 PM
I can see no benefit in NOT having interviews but a TUN of negatives which have been discussed here before. From my perspective it is bad for the entire profession and irresponsible to accept students without an interview.
12-23-2010, 10:28 AM
Not conducting interviews is truly crazy stupid, in my opinion! Someone may look super on paper, but be a total dummy in person! Just because someone has a 4.0 doesn't make them a strong person clinically. At least in an interview, they can be asked what they would do in a clinical situation and their answer will show how prepared they are in a stressful situation. Again, someone that has 20 years of experience in a critical care setting might now be as well prepared as someone that has 2 years experience in a higher acuity unit.
12-23-2010, 10:56 AM
Agreed. The sense one gets when a student is under pressure is very important. An interview is a great time to see if an applicant is a good fit, from many perspectives (clinical, personality, etc...)
However, I'd love to hear from someone on the other side. Anyone from Columbia feel like contributing?
There's always two sides to a story.
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