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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?

3 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?

45 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)?

"Tell me about Alpha Phi Omega (service fraternity)." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What happened in genetics? (I got a C+)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

""I see you got a few awards.." Then I explained them." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What's your style of bowling? Do you hold it in your palms or do you stick your fingers in the ball?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Personal question about a family struggle. " Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, web site, reviewed AADSAS" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The focus of both oral and systemic medicine, their holistic approach to clinical requirements (points on complexity of cases instead of per crow/bridge/etc), the resources to do basically whatever I wanted with my dental education" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One of the lecture halls had "stadium" seating (although not as big as a stadium of course) that was really steep and there were sections of the room where you could definitely not see the projector screen...The fact your chances of getting housing decreases the closer your permanent residence is to the city. I kind of don't want to get stuck living with my parents." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That they'd let us walk into a classroom full of D1's on the tour. It was a pretty cool gesture to get to talk to random students there." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviewer was flipping back and forth through my AADSAS printouts and was making comments throughout. I chimed in when I thought I needed to explain something or wanted to highlight something. He asked me a few direct questions right off my application, too. He wasn't trying to grill me, just trying to get to know me. We had a few common points, which definitely helped." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/28/2007

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 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?

10 out of 10

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