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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?

1 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?

2

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

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

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

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

"How did you get interested in dentistry? (there were MANY other questions, but all were mentioned already and they were very straight forward fun questions. Nothing to try and trip you up.)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"All the questions were very typical. (not to say that they were boring, rather, they were questions that most people already listed in the other interview ratings)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"None of the questions were hard. It was a really laid-back, fun, and friendly interview!" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked over my AADSAS application and tried to just calm down." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Dr. Martin was incredible and dynamic. The 2 faculty that interviewed me were amazingly friendly and put me at ease right away. The students were exceptionally friendly and honest (gave me a real sense of what they liked and did not like about the school. I didn't feel as if they were trying to hide the bad or only talk about the good.) I went to Columbia being very open to going their for the program, and I left thinking "wow! i REALLY want to come here!"" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It was COLD when I went there (but I guess that's not really something about COLUMBIA that negatively impressed me). Columbia's facilities aren't as nice as other places that I've seen, but they were still fine. I heard from a few of the students that the chairs etc. are going to be replaced soon. The building itself is not as new as other places I've seen. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the interview was going to be really fun! I went into this interview thinking that the people would be stuffy and ask difficult question to try and trip me up. It was completely the opposite! My interviewers were so friendly and open. The other interviewees were also people that I would like to go to school with (nobody struck me as a "gunner" or "one of THOSE" students). The dental students I met there were fun people and struck me as really genuine!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a GREAT time during my interview. It was one of the best interview experiences I had (meaning, on the dental school's part -- how they made me feel welcomed and at ease). The interview made me want to attend the school even more than before." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/14/2003

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