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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

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

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

"What is your greatest achievement?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What are you most disappointed in?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What are you most disappointed in? How is ________ (my research professor!)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

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

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, went over some questions, reviewed the website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"World class institution, tons of patients, Dr. McManus and Dr. Davis were AWESOME!!!! Very funny and Dr. McManus was extremely direct about our chances of getting in next cycle, which I greatly appreciated. Beautiful faculty club, awesome food. My interviewer was really nice!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It's NYC, the building is cramped. The hallways are really narrow and there doesn't seem to be a lot of space to move around. Also the tourguide didn't want to take us out to the library in a separate building b/c it was cold, but I would have liked to see more of the campus." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not much. I was pretty prepared for the interview, and I wore flats which was useful." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"From Penn Station, the A express train takes you right to the subway stop at 168th - don't take the C! It will take FOREVER - more stops, even though it also takes you to 168th. Be prepared for a lot of really standard interview questions. Excellent school, excellent food, not sure if it's for me." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/04/2009

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

7 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?

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

2 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

2 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"It took me 2 weeks to get in contact with you to set up an interview!" Report Response

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