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  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center School of Dental and Oral Surgery
  • Dental 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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

15 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)?

"How was your first year at your undergrad institution?" Report Response

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

"How is your admission's process going?" Report Response

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

"Why did you retake the DATs?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What makes you stand out from other applicants?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What other career paths have you considered?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Digging through Columbia's website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities were overall good. The medical school curriculum, and a very strong research program. It is a very different type of dental school. The lunch they provided was awesome (5 stars). Prepare dentists as future leaders of the field." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The Dual Degrees require an extra year or two." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The cost of parking: $30. Very close to NJ: George Washington Bridge, You need your photo ID to get pass security." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"A great school if you like to specialize and like to be challenged. It attracts the smartest students, so it is a competitive atmosphere. This school is not for everyone, but for those who are talents and like to go beyond the requirements." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

No Response

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/24/2012

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?

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

3 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Please provide parking locations in the interview invite. Update the website, it is outdated, and some of the videos require quicktime. The information on the website is very vague compared to other schools." Report Response

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