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Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center School of Dental and Oral Surgery
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center School of Dental and Oral Surgery
  • Year founded: 1852
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 80
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Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center School of Dental and Oral Surgery (CDM)
Dental School
New York
  • SDN RANKING 4
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 107 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses
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Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $66,912
  • Non - Resident Tuition $66,912
  • Application Fee $75
  • AVG DAT 23.0
  • AVG GPA 3.6

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Admissions Information

  • Admissions Office
  • 630 West 168th Street
  • New York 10032
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The generation of new knowledge through research is an integral and highly-valued activity at Columbia University's College of Dental Medicine. The school's history is rich with significant connections to the evolution of modern dental research - both the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and the Journal of Dental Research were founded by CDM faculty member Dr. William Gies - and this tradition has been reflected in the student research program. The strength and constancy of the dental student research tradition at CDM is demonstrated by the 50 year history of the William Jarvie Research Honor Society (the dental student research group) and the Birnberg Student Research Day, both established at Columbia in the 1950's and continuing vigorously to this day. The school continues to be a supportive environment for student participation in the exciting discoveries of biomedical research both at the University and beyond.

Curriculum

Many departments of the University contribute to and collaborate in the education of dental and postdoctoral students, assuring them a broad foundation for sound professional development. The guiding educational policy of Columbia University is the pursuit of excellence, and the primary goal of the School of Dental and Oral Surgery is the preparation of graduates equipped to fulfill their obligations to the individual, to society, and to the profession. The School, recognizing the need for greater emphasis on the prevention of dental disease, constantly strives to revise the academic program. The curriculum is designed to increase a student's appreciation for the conceptual basis of dentistry. Adequate preparation for the demands of dentistry requires an understanding of broad biological principles integrated with a continually evolving body of scientific information in clinical dentistry and basic dental research. Predoctoral students, as directed observers, are exposed to a full spectrum of dental problems. They are then introduced to surgical and manipulative procedures as well as to methods of diagnosis and the prevention of disease. Emphasis is on the close relationship between health and disease, both systemic and oral; on diseases of the face and mouth that may affect other organ systems; and on oral health as an essential component in total health.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 83
Negatively 6
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.54 107

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.77 69

0 = low, 10 = high

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What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I had a wonderful time interviewing at CDM - it was by far my favorite interview experience. Keep it up!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please include the travel information to Columbia in the interview invite rather than in an email a few days before the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please provide parking locations in the interview invite. Update the website, it is outdated, and some of the videos require quicktime. The information on the website is very vague compared to other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Need to respond to e-mails better - it was often tough to get in contact with them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was perfectly organized and well-executed. Great job!" More from this Member | Report Response

"No suggestions, I was in the first interview invitation group so it was smooth sailing for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"It took me 2 weeks to get in contact with you to set up an interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"It would be nice if they were available to answer questions on more days of the week than just Wed" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very impressive & productive" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sparked your interest in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should I tell the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to tell the admissions committee? (Wrote my answer down word for word)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been up to lately?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you study for the DAT" More from this Member | Report Response

"How was your first year at your undergrad institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do we know you are 100% set on dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your extracurricular activities: clarinet and ceramics. Who's your favorite music writer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this activity that you've done." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you couldn't get into dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done to ensure you can handle to course load?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry, Why Columbia" More from this Member | Report Response

"?Why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So tell me about these schools here (I had gone to more than one college)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry? (I had been working since graduation)" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you went to these schools? Tell me about them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think your school is better than others?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is Columbia your first choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"just general questions about why dentistry. Very laid back interview" More from this Member | Report Response

""Do you have any questions about what Dr. Davis talked about during Orientation?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"about the dental school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan to specialize?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why columbia? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Your science GPA and DAT scores are very high. So, what do you want me to ask? So, I could suggest some questions:)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why columbia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about Alpha Phi Omega (service fraternity)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite course?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are many dentists in your family, tell me about your dental experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do now? (I am currently not in school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"went over a lot of activities i'd mentioned in my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do beside school work" More from this Member | Report Response

"How well do you feel your undergraduate school prepared you for your graduate studies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How was the drive here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like me to tell the admissions committee on your behalf?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your top choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to marry yourself, would you do it, why or why not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your outreach activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How was your flight here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your extracurricular experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about Columbia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to tell the admissions committee about you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your grades. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do outside of school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see yourself in 5 years? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your hobbies." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why app so late" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, nothing academicly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Columbia" More from this Member | Report Response

"why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions about Columbia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing this year? Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see your self in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you want to specialize?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your major." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry and not medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you want to be remembered? (yes, when you die. that was a cheerful question, esp given the neighbourhood. I guess it they were being realistic.)" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who are your favorite composers? Who are your LEAST favorite composers? (classical music)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why was organic chemistry your favorite course when you took "life and death"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools did you apply to? -- We actually discussed the schools and their pros and cons. My interviewer was pushing Columbia over the other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm thirsty, would you like anything to drink?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why am i changing careers" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you stand out from other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your study habits." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your favorite artist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for your DATs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like me to tell the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"So how often do you swim now? (I'm a former collegiate swimmer) He was interested in how I handle my free time now." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you most disappointed in? How is ________ (my research professor!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"cant recall" More from this Member | Report Response

"None in particular." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you play any musical instruments?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Anything else you would like me to tell the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lol, It was so laid back. Not stressful at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"You had a lot of leadership. You think you had time for that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Family tradition?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to ask?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes a good reputation? what does it mean to have a good rep?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No particularly interesting questions really." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your style of bowling? Do you hold it in your palms or do you stick your fingers in the ball?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions are all pretty standard. They are not out to get you, they just want to get to know you as a person." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, all were pretty basic." More from this Member | Report Response

"What should I tell the admissions committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your favorite football team?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What else do you want the admissions committee to know about you.... (about 10x)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I am your representative to the admissions committee. What would you like me to tell them on your behalf?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Everyt question was standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your views regarding smoking?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your favorite artist? (related to my undergrad major)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you study?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were particularly interesting or difficult; the interviewers are volunteers who advocate for you at a meeting of the admissions committee. My interviewer had gone through my application thoroughly and had very specific, but easy to answer questions about things he wanted to be prepared for." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to marry yourself, would you do it, why or why not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was it like to be the daughter of dentists?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the campus?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked very little questions, he just kept asking me if I had any questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, really. My interviewer asked me general questions. I think he already knew what kind of person I am from the file." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to tell the committee on your behalf? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do outside of school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, too stressful" More from this Member | Report Response

"not many questions, the guy just asked me why dentistry? he said my file was great, and he basically went on about how great columbia would be for me" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really too interesting. My interviewer wasn't too conversational which gave the interview a drab overtone I felt. Probably not to my advantage." More from this Member | Report Response

"Among all other dental students, what's your most shining characteristic? How's Las Vegas?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you sit in the front of the class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really interesting...mostly asked questions regarding my personal essay...asked more in detail of the experiences i had written" More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you want to open your practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for the DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is not concerned with grilling you. They just wanna get to know you better- put a personality to the paper. " More from this Member | Report Response

"We have a very hard curriculum, are you up for the challenge?" More from this Member | Report Response

"any questions about Columbia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can your bring to this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your trip to Honduras." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan on specializing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if you couldn't be a dentist" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you concerned about your daughter being relocated if you come to Columbia? (I have a kid, and we live in another city)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I used to work for Gendex/Midwest (a factory that makes dental equipment) and I wrote about it in my application. The interviewer asked me what it was like to work for Gendex. I was excited they asked about it, b/c it showed that they took the time to notice the details of my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"why columbia dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"just asked about life expereinces, why i wanted to become a dentists, the usual. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do with your hands? (sorry I'm not a woodcarver)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you apply to McGill? " More from this Member | Report Response

"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)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your major to me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you couldn't be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like to say about you when I'm presenting your case to the committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"can you make chili?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you go get me a glass of oreange juice?...I'm too old to walk over there." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing terribly interesting......it was pretty dull" More from this Member | Report Response

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