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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"If you were to marry yourself, would you do it, why or why not?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why did you get a C+ in Women Studies?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell me about your dental internship experience." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were to marry yourself, would you do it, why or why not?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"If you were to marry yourself, would you do it, why or why not?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I didn't prepare much, I just read my personal statement and secondaries to keep my conversations natural." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty and students were all very enthusiastic which I really liked. The specialty match rates were spectacular the last two years that not many other schools can boast." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One of the lecture halls was so old, it was deadly." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Columbia is not that expensive and is one of the cheaper private institutions." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great. Very relaxed and conversational. Nothing tricky was asked because my grades were not a cause for concern. I was questioned about why I took Women Studies 50 but everyone I know asks me why I took it. So I had an answer." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

$501+

What airport did you use?

JFK

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

On the Ave Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/24/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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