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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?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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, nothing academicly." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Among all other dental students, what's your most shining characteristic?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Do you have any questions for me?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Among all other dental students, what's your most shining characteristic? How's Las Vegas?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing is really hard. I already knew that I would be asked about my graduation date, and I was being honest and brave about it." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I worried a lot because I really wanted to attend the school, so I did a bunch of preparation for the interview; however, it turned out that I could have done better without having pressure. I guess for me it normally works backwards:( I wish I hadn't thought too much about it." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty Dr. Davis and Dr. McManus are two very honest and dynamic people, and they both happened to be pediatric dentists. I always dreamed about becoming a pedo because I love kids, and that’s one of the reasons I wanted to have an education in Columbia. When they talk I feel they set an example to me because I like to teach as well. Maybe I will end up being an educator just like them later on who knows:). The clinics are actually pretty good, spacious and much better than expected. I’m the only one from Las Vegas and everyone is like hey that’s a fun place to stay! " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Couldn't think of anything... wait, there are only 2 women in our 12 people group. Also I didn't see any mysterious "Korean hot chick":) Forget it, if you come here, there's no time for dating, at least the first two years." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It's wonderful overall. I arrived a day earlier to check out the place and didn't know what I was going to experience until the day. Faculties were nice and we were even taken on a tour to the dorm, where we got to see the beautiful view through the window! The curriculum are very tough according to every single one and they are very honest about it, if you are not up for challenge or not wanting to pursue specialty then go somewhere else. Columbia is a place for smart individuals who seek for an opportunity to be a specialist. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/11/2005

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