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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

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 your flight here?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"You have two brothers? Younger/older?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What do you think is the biggest problem facing dentistry today?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think of the campus?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the biggest challenge in dentistry today?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Website, friend who interviewed @ Columbia last year" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"EVERYONE was extremelly friendly, faculty, students, Dr. McManus, my interviewer, our tour guide was really cool also (she graduated from columbia w/D.D.S. and is now an instructor in Pediatric Dentistry). New York is really interesting! Take the subway to times square and check out the city for a few hours! " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Realllly cold weather, everything else was great!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I feel like I overprepared for the interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really enjoyed the campus. The teaching facilities are top notch. I only was able to check out one of the labs, but it looked like a 7/10 as far as my previous experiences. The other students on the interview were really cool and not as quiet and stressed as I had thought. " 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western (sucked!)

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/16/2005

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?

8 out of 10

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