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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Do you think your school is better than others?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Your QR reasoning score was a bit low, explain." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why not medicine?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"You had a lot of leadership. You think you had time for that?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"None." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"studentdoctor.net, school's website, reviewed my application and research" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The holistic view of the program and the emphasis on learning alongside the med students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The dental school is pretty far away from downtown and any fun city nightlife." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"To bring an umbrella." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Admissions Director and Assistant were really friendly and welcoming. Both had a great sense of humor. The interview was very low-stress, more of a conversation than an interview. No one is trying to sell the school to you or make you convince them why you deserve to be there. They stress the fact that you were offered an interview, so you deserve to be there. They also say that the program is intense and its a great program, but it isn't for everyone. I was really impressed by the overall atmosphere of the interview. It was all about exposing us to Columbia, telling us about the program, getting to know us, and letting us decide if this is the right fit for us. They kept thanking us for coming out and spending our time and money interviewing. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

JFK

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/26/2008

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"It would be nice if they were available to answer questions on more days of the week than just Wed" Report Response

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