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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

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)?

"Why Columbia?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

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

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you plan on specializing?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"I see here that you have applied to medical school in the past . . . Why Dentistry now??" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read these interview feedbacks so that I knew what students' concerns were." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very gracious faculty, everyone was really nice and strived to make us feel comfortable. They let us talk to other students as much as we wanted. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They say that if you want to practice primary care, you should either go somewhere else, or plan on doing a residency." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I forgot a pen. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Some students said that they work very hard, others say it was fairly laid back. Some say it depends on your personal motivation and even your class--some classes are more competitive, some are more laid back. Some classes are taught with medical students. Medical students can be snobby toward dental students they say. Residency programs look very favoriable towards Columbia graduates (one student said he doesn't understand why--he thinks Columbia is not any different than other schools in the end). One student applied to a Oral Surgery program at UCSF which is usually 7 years, but he said that that program is 6 years long if you are a graduate of Columbia, U Conn, or Harvard." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/17/2004

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