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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?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

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

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

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

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

"General questions about my file and myself." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

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

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing difficult - more of a conversation." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN and their website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Newly renovated facilities. Enthusiastic students. Very friendly (and funny!) admissions stuff. High specialization rate. NYC location. Pass/fail grading." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Location is way, way uptown - though that could be a good thing for housing. Hospital feel and combined classes with med students may not appeal to some. The NY law requiring residencies seems to lower the clinical emphasis. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school, enthusiastic students, would go there in a heartbeat." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

LGA

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2009

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?

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

6 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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None." Report Response

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