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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?

4 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?

20 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)?

"There are many dentists in your family, tell me about your dental experience." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"There is a drastic upward trend in your grades during undergrad - what happened?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What were your activities during univerisity?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"None, all were pretty basic." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"-" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN Interview Feedback, my application, the CU SODM website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The positive environment - I thought Columbia would have a cutthroat environment, but it's actually quite the opposite. Classes are H/P/F, plus 97% of their class goes on to post-doctoral programs." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing in particular." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing in particular." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day started off with breakfast and I talk from Drs. Davis and McManus about the school's mission. We then met with the admissions committee and broke off into separate corners to be interviewed . After the interview, we had a financial aid presentation followed by lunch with 2 D3s and an ortho resident, who gave us the tour in and around the school. It was surprising to see that the area of the school isn't the slum everyone makes it out to be. The school is in Washington Heights, not Harlem, and the area seems pretty safe during the daytime." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

LGA

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

4 out of 10

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?

8 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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