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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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)?

"What was your favorite course?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What is your first choice for dental school?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"How do you feel about cosmetic dentistry?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"The questions are all pretty standard. They are not out to get you, they just want to get to know you as a person." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you feel about cosmetic dentistry? (I shadowed a cosmetic dentist). " Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"CUDM website, student doctor, practice." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The location and facilities are not bad at all. The campus is in Washington Heights and during the day it is a very nice and safe area. The facilities are old, sure, but what do you expect - the school has been there forever! It’s certainly not a dungeon – there are windows - and the clinics all looked high-tech and up-to-date." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I got the impression from one of my interviewers that my being married when I entered school was going to negatively affect my chance for admission. Then, when I went to meet first years, I found about five of them who were married. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"New York really isn’t that scary, and it will not take you two hours to arrive at the campus from your hotel 70 blocks away. Only 15 minutes. (Arrived at the school at 7am …)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"We arrived at the school and were directed to a room with a long table where the 15 of us sat. Dr. McManus and Dr. Davis (both amazing!) gave a presentation about the school and then we went to meet the faculty interviewers who took us off to corners of the Faculty Dining Hall or to their offices. The interviewers were very kind and pleasant, both Columbia grads and super enthusiastic about their school. They really helped me work through my financial worries about attending and I realized I would be crazy not to attend if I get in, because the program is phenomenal. Next we came back to the room with the long table for a FinAid presentation and then we ate lunch with three students. We then were taken on a tour of the school and we visited one of the dorms. It was a very pleasant experience." 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?

2-3 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?

LGA

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Days Inn on W 94th

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/21/2007

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?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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