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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

15 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)?

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

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

"Why Columbia?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why dentistry?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Who is your favorite artist? (related to my undergrad major)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Same as above" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked over AADSAS, rehearsed answers to standard interview questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The staff and faculty (partic. Dean Davis and McManus) emphasize the importance of choosing the right school for yourself. They are very open & honest about the curriculum, acknowledging that it's biomedically/ academically oriented which may not be for you. They encourage you to talk to the students to see whether you'd be happy there. They were SO FRIENDLY & Dean Davis was HILARIOUS. They seem to genuinely want to see you at Columbia in the fall." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"n/a" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"1- arrive at the faculty club where there's a long table you will be sitting at with the other interviewees. continental breakfast available. 2- Dean Davis has everyone introduce themselves then gives a slideshow presentation on the school. The presentation is very thorough & gives many good reasons to go to Columbia! 3- Interviewers (members of the admissions committee) arrive one by one. They will take you to a certain part of the room (the room has many dining tables and is very roomy) to speak with you. Very casual, almost like talking over a fancy lunch without the food. 4- Return to the original room with the long table for lunch (sandwiches, cookies, yum). 3-4 1st or 2nd year students show up to talk to you about the school. Opportunities to talk with other interviewees as well. 5- Tour. Given by a student. Many opportunities to talk to teachers and students. All were so friendly. 6- Day ends at ~3pm. Very positive, 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

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?

5 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

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