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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?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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 dentistry?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"You could have been accepted to medical school. Why not medicine?" 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 about Columbia?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"I used to work for Gendex/Midwest (a factory that makes dental equipment) and I wrote about it in my application. The interviewer asked me what it was like to work for Gendex. I was excited they asked about it, b/c it showed that they took the time to notice the details of my application." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"None of the questions were difficult, it seemed to be very conversational in nature and I didn't feel as if I needed to say a right answer. So the most difficult question..why dentistry? :)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I worried a lot and took a shower and shaved." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone at the school seemed happy to be at Columbia. They also seemed very honest and open in discussing the facets of the school; stressing that it is academically challenging, but also strong in biomedical science." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Bad weather!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I would have a lot of fun and that I did not need to worry so much about details. ie what I should wear or what I should or shouldn't say." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The director of admissions is a funny guy." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/17/2004

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