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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

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

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

"What would you like me to tell the committee on your behalf?" 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?

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

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about yourself? (wasn't really hard, but I hate that question because it's so open ended)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"website. SDN. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything. The staff is very friendly and the students are awesome. In fact, there were two freshman twins that took the time to talk to us after their midterms that day and they did a GREAT job selling the school - the school should seriously be paying them to be tour guides or something. They were awesome. You could tell they genuinely loved being there and having them there made the whole day better. It's a real family atmosphere over there and everyone looks out for each other. I loved it. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"A 4th year told me flat out that they do not get enough clinical experience there and felt he needed to do a GPR/AEGD. Also there is no cafeteria and just a tiny community kitchen in the dorm (Bard). " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the community around the school was primarily Spanish speaking. That could have helped me out during the interview, but I didn't learn that until after. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This is a great place. The only negative I can think of is the clinical experience. But even that doesnt seem like a big deal because what they lack in clincal experience can be made up with a GPR. And I think having to go through that extra year is worth it to get the level of education Columbia give you. Besides, its NYC. What's not to like?" 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

LGA

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

4 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Astor on the Park

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/28/2005

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?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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