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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?

Negatively

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?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"How was the drive here?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why not medicine?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Your application looks good. Anything else you would like to add that you might have forgot?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Why not medicine?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN feedback, doctors I work with, employer, fellow pre-dent students." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Faculty lounge where we interviewed looks like a high class country club. Unfortunately, the rest of the hospital does not!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Being told that as a student we will never get to see downtown NY (which really doesn't matter because it's actually about an hour away from the dental school). Also, students who want to pass will get only 5 hours of sleep per night." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Dental school is in a very questionable neighborhood." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I heard rumors beforehand that Columbia has a difficult program but didn't expect that students and faculty members would admit that I won't enjoy my time here. The interview itself went smoothly " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

4 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/17/2006

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

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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