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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

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

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Interview feedback, Columbia website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The entire admissions committee impressed me as well as the mutual warm and friendly attitude among students, faculty and administration. I'm also impressed by the extensive scientific/medical training. They definitely have one of the best programs medically speaking. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The clinical training isn't so hot: 3rd and 4th year students told us they are in the clinic 2-3 days per week and that they don't have a specific number of certain procedures they have to complete before graduation so in theory, students could graduate without ever having done a certain procedure. Students did mention that they can sometimes trade patients in order to get more experience in an area they are lacking, so that is good. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The whole day was planned to be very laid back. The two doctors who led the day were amazing people who tried very hard to set us at ease, no matter how impossible that may have been for nervous interviewees! We listened to a great presentation on the curriculum before heading out to our interviews. The interviewer was another amazing person who immediately made me feel relaxed and comfortable to discuss my background. He really didn't ask any specific questions other than the one I posted below. We then had a presentation on financial aid and a lunch with some current students followed by a tour of the facilities including one of the housing buildings. The assistant dean of admissions was even nice enough to walk us out to the street and help us each find our way to the subway, cabs or busses! " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

LGA

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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