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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Is Columbia your first choice?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell me about [X] (several times while looking at my app)." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

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

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about yourself. I always hate that one." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, CDM website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"high competitive specialization rate, strong biosciences curriculum, several opportunities for research and community service, international externships, FRIENDLY staff (Dr. D and Dr. M were downright hilarious!), friendly students, nongunner atmosphere, the neighborhood seemed nice, cheap on-campus housing, state-of-the-art facilities." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"obv the most common critique is the lack of clinical in the first two years, but that is changing slightly for next year. there are virtually NO merit scholarships available, which surprised me because Columbia probably has oodles of rich alumni donating. so expect to take out 70k in loans per year. and there are no externships in germany :(" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that they would feed us breakfast AND lunch." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Columbia is a great school and I think I would be very happy there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/19/2008

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

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