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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?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 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)?

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

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

"Explain certain aspects of file (research, grades, experiences, etc)." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What would you like me to tell the admissions committee on your behalf?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you do if you couldn't be a dentist?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain why your grade in a certain class was low - but that area of the DAT was really high." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read the website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"It's Ivy League, and there is a lot of focus on specialties. The lunch was good too." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The location (Washington Heights), several staff members who constantly reminded us how sketchy the area is. The overall atmosphere at the school was cold (not unfriendly, but just a bit stiff and distant)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I would go if this was the only place I got accepted." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/10/2003

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