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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?

2 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)?

"Why columbia?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"How did you decide to go to your undergrad?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Any questions?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"No particularly interesting questions really." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"It wasn't a grilling. Much more of a conversation, very nice, few actual questions. To be fair, not all the other applicants got such relaxed interviews." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Thought about my pre-dental experiences. Looked at application and essay. SDN. Thought about answers to standard questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty and students seem very glad to be there. Dr. McManus and Dr. Davis are great, very kind and sincere. The clinic was quite nice. Tons of students specialize." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I guess the area could be better, but I haven't been to any dental school with an outstanding neighborhood around it. Also it seems like it's hard to get on campus housing if you're from the area." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my interview would be soooo nice and laid back and friendly." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day was pretty long but it was great. Columbia seems like a fantastic school. I'll sure go there if I get in. It was the best interview experience I've had. It's a great school if you want to specialize, or go into research or teaching. If you're into general dentistry, it seems like it's probably best to go somewhere that's more geared in that direction. The deans freely admit that." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/07/0007

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?

7 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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