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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?

8 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?

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?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What are your strengths/weaknesses?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What do you do for fun in your down time?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"I am your representative to the admissions committee. What would you like me to tell them on your behalf?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

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

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN. School website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"It's very "ivy". Beautiful and old with an impressive history. The curriculum is focused on a thorough understanding of the biological sciences which I like. Everyone does post-grad work (not nec specialization -- a lot of GPR and AEGD). 12 applied to OMFS last year and 10 were accepted. It's NYC and dorm living makes it affordable. Financial aid director was very nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not the best part of town. Still not sure if the med school component and hospital rounds are all relevent. Leaves a lot to be desired in technology." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I had no reason to be stressed... everyone was very laid back and personable." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Stayed with a friend in midtown and cabbed it up to the D-school. Got lost by going into the vanderbilt clinic instead of P&S but eventually found everyone. Good continental breakfast and GREAT lunch. Presentation by Dr. Davis (Dr. Mcmanus was out of town) and spoke with some students who all love the school. The tour was pretty quick and we left at about 2." 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?

4-6 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?

EWR

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/08/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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