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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?

4 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?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell me about your outreach activities." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

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

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

"What do you want us to say to the committe when asked why you should come here?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What was it like to be the daughter of dentists?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think happened during the DAT quantitative section? (I didn't do too good)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Columbia website, SDN, other secondary applications, previous interviews." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students and faculty were very nice. Dr. McManus is very funny. The dentists I spoke to at the clinics were actually volunteers. I think this is cool because they actually want to be there. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing really...great school!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The school is in the hospital and it took me about 30 min. to find the admissions office (I wasn't the only one who had this problem). The dental clinics are in a different building than the admissions office. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Faculty and students were very nice. The interview was very relaxed and conversation like. We had the typical school information session and financial aid session." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

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?

Astor in the Park

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/13/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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