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  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Boston
Individual Feedback 5 160 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 138
Negatively 8
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.29 156

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.91 106

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.60 106

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 4
15 minutes 18
20 minutes 32
25 minutes 16
30 minutes 37
35 minutes 11
40 minutes 17
45 minutes 16
50 minutes 2
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 1

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 149
At a regional location 0
At another location 4

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 137
In a group 12

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 96
Closed file 51

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.49 152

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

"How has dentistry changed in the past 10-15 years? (I am 21 for reference....)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you end up where you are today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide on dentistry so early on in life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done for research and are you interested in doing research at Tufts?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If dentistry did not exist what would you pursue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you destress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself 5-10 years after graduating?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why not medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If dentistry was off the table what would you do instead?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you don't get in to dental school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself? Strength/weakness? What do I do to relax? How will I manage my time in dental school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your thesis ( what were you studying, how did you do it, how many patients you had, etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a patient asked you to...? (several ethical questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you can handle the workload of dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry as opposed to medicine? (prompted by the fact that my parents are physicians)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you ok working with sick people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you decide you wanted to be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We talked about some of the things on my personal statement. And she mostly complimented my resume. They just want to know that you have been exposed to working with lots of people before." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you weren't accepted to dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You seem to love working with your hands. What activities do you do specifically? Can you handle a tough course load? How's your time managment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever had a job?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Can you explain more about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you decide to go into dentistry? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you switch careers into dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any role models?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you considered medicine? why or why not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"about my previous clinical experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you feel about treating a phobic patient who had HIV?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What do you know about the dental profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what would you change about dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"If you get accepted, how do you plan to manage your time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Tufts? Why are you a good candidate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry, why now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do u have any pulic speaking experience" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What makes you so sure dentistry is for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"How do you handle stressful situations? I said that I usually go to the gym and workout." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was a stressful experience and how did I handle it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any artistic abilities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Dent." More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you first start liking dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel your undergrad experience has prepared you for dental school life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what quality do I look for in another person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as others" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Pick any person, alive or not, that you can relate the most to and why." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"About my volunteer experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you weren't 100% certain about law, what makes you certain about pursuing dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Name a time that was particularly stressful and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"give me one thing you like about dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are my long term goals, why and what am I doing to pursue it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you saw someone cheating in your class, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your weaknesses, what are your strengths." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a troundtrip ticket (open-ended) and in this fantasy world, everything was paid for, where in the world would you go, who would youtake with you and why would you go there?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would i do if i don't get accepted? after 5 years of not being accepted???" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you pick dentistry over medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"So I see you do a lot of extracurriculars...cool...and yeah..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Same questions as the others on this forum" More from this Member | Report Response

"your hero? and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry and not any other occupation in the health industry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your hero (not including a family member)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what one place would you travel to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you become interested in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role model? and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"If your plans coming out of dental school fell through, how will you handle it and what would to you do seeing how you have a huge debt to pay back and you're on your own?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"why dentistry vs. medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry but not medicine? very common question asked to all students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you becoming a dentist because your mother's a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Would I go to Tufts if I was accepted at my State school? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about Tufts makes you want to attend specifically this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to destress?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what happened happened during your undergrad? How has your masters prepared you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress while in school ?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If dentistry was off the table, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What will you do if you are not accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How are you planning on financing your education?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a group leader and one member was not pulling their weight, how would you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you rate Tufts compared to other schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my Personal Statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"my research & jobs" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dental school requires a lot of commiments, how are you going to manage your stress level and studying?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry? Why Tufts/Boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry? Why not medicine? (Kind of broke down my reasoning to pressure me)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you relax? Are you organized? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to go abroad for a year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you ok working with a diverse student population?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why not medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very laid back conversation. Although it was with two faculty members, they were both very friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"why dentistry? Can you live in boston? Are you willing to lose cali weather?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing now during your year off?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does this school have to offer you that others don't?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the most interesting class you took as an undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me about my current job" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you detress/relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what do you do to relax? (he wanted to make sure I knew to get out of the 'dental' environment & be with other ppl; he was kinda giving advice thru the question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most stressful event / how do you deal with stress. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we choose you over other well qualified applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What have you done in the public service realm? What have you done that demonstrates you helping another?" More from this Member | Report Response

"have you ever been in a stressful situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this certain volunteer experience on your resume. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your dental experience and some volunteering exp" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you do not get admitted this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you been in a stressfull situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why not medicine, or research? why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you come to choose dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"a famous role model of yours? why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do u plan to pay ur expenses." More from this Member | Report Response

"if you get accepted to tufts, what do you think you can bring to the dental school institution" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any major regerts?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite/toughest subject? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your most difficult class during undergraduate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most difficult class during undergraduate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do u have any public speaking experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"have you considered medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who influenced me the most to pursue dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have experience with public speaking?" More from this Member | Report Response

"name a stressful situation and how you dealt with it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Are your time management skills good enough to handle the difficult workload ahead of you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The stressful moment question stated above." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"where do I see myself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn from undergrad and how will it help you in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you choose dentistry over medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my volunteer work" More from this Member | Report Response

"About how I would cope with long distance......(I am married and I had planned on moving to boston alone)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you consider pursuing a specialty?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we admit you considering all the other well qualified canidates?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"how do you handle stress" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hobbies, strength and weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are you going to do after 5 Years?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What's your one major weakness and one major strength." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would i do if i couldn't practice dentistry after an accident, let say." More from this Member | Report Response

"Elaborate on your volunteer work" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Wanna know about boston..." More from this Member | Report Response

"speciality program that i am interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your experience with Dr. X." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role model?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun? (After I answered, they pointed out that I won't be able to do any of it anymore once I'm in dental school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your hero (name someone we would know who is not in your family)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to de-stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you aware of the effects of nitrous oxide on a baby?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did your interest in dentistry come about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry and not any other field involving "science and people"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Say you're in a group project with five people, and all five share the same grade. One guy is slacking. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Tufts? Do you like Boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how prepared are you in moving to boston" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if you were so stressed in your second year of school that you didnt think you could continue" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Tufts" More from this Member | Report Response

"explain where your interest for dentistry came about." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like to study in groups or alone?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of animal would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are my plans after graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if you caught someone cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of volunteer experience do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your motivation for pursuing dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hobbies" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun and leisure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your day to day activities as a dental assistant." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of the skills a dentist should have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you handle criticism" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your strongest attribute?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where did you like volunteering the best?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What made you interested in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experiences have you had that would convince me that you are good at working with people?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you think you are capable of going through two years of science-intensive courses along with lab work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I cope with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Experiences working with the sick/ill" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked a lot about my family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you are from the south, do you think you have what it takes to live in Boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Asked about my family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you wanted something badly but didn't get it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you relax? are you organized?" More from this Member | Report Response

"asked about a few specific things in my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like diverstiy? can you work with different people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan on doing intramural sports at Tufts as well? (Based on reading my extracurriculars.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's one of your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you choose your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me if I would go to another school that I applied to if I got in" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any questions for us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you come here if we accepted you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think ethics are important in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe your experiences working with the public and the ill." More from this Member | Report Response

"how do I destress myself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you contribute to the school if accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a stressful situation and how you dealt with it. How do you de-stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you plan to do to keep from being overwhelmed by the stress of dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your 1rst choice and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you handle a situation in a group work where one member is slacking?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what would you say is your biggest fault?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Do u want to go back to ur home country to practice after studying." More from this Member | Report Response

"what are you most trying to get out of dental school and how are you going to go about doing it" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a smelly, dirty, bum from the street came to your clinic, and didn't trust dentists. How would you treat him?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you feel and deal with treating an HIV positive patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you didn't get accept to dental school, what is your alternative plan?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Asked about one of my volunteering experiences..." More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your strengths and weakenesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did your interaction with dissabled children impact you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How do you deal with stress? (My answer had to do with preventing it in the first place.) Ok, so if you just have a crazy week and can't prevent it, how would you deal with a lot of stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you push yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"About school back in my home country" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did you become interested in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like to eat?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the curriculum is taught where the students are broken into groups. How would you handle a group member who "slacked off," causing the group as a whole to suffer gradewise?" More from this Member | Report Response

"that was it. very conversational. no biggie" More from this Member | Report Response

"My favorite dental subject and which dental subject I won't like to study again during DMD?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are you going to do if you don't get in this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can Tufts do for you that other schools can't?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why dentistry and not any other field in the health industry? " More from this Member | Report Response

"why i want to be a dentist? Why i want to work with people with neglection of oral hygiene?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role model other than a family member and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you close with your family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you admire and why (famous)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you confortable to speak in front of the public? Pretty much he answered the question for me by reciting my past experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Public speaking experience? All the questions mentioned in other feedback pretty much covers it all. They ask you about 5 questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"So youre an assistant...." More from this Member | Report Response

"How many schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what things have i done in my life towards preparing me for dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you have any question's for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years. (Other questions asked to my fellow interviewees that day were "If you were a kitchen utensil, what would you be?" "How do you cope with stress?" and a few others already mentioned on this forum.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you se yourself after you graduate? They want to you if you plan to specialize." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where does your name come from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't remember. General stuff, anyway." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked questions about my MS thesis research." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you consider yourself an organized person? " More from this Member | Report Response

"do you think you can cope with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What one question would you ask Saddam Hussein?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Favorite two volunteer experiences and how they changed your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked about a specific extracurricular activity" More from this Member | Report Response

"talked a lot about my hometown since my interviewer lived there for a while. Talked about specific details from my personal statement. It was very conversational and fluid." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun and leisure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think we need to provide easier dental care to underprivileged individuals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not really a question, but when he would consistently reference details about my personal statement and application. We would go off on small tangents talking about the points that he brought up." More from this Member | Report Response

"give an example of when someone criticized you" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself without referencing dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. Just be prepared to have a conversation. After an initial question the interview will deviate dramatically." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel like it is easier delivering bad news in a British accent?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you helped someone that has gone through a traumatic experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What interests you about the German language?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient has a bad breath, what would you tell the person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Experiences working with the sick/ill" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"What dental procedure do you like the most and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing since you graduated and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever faced any type of discrimination? None were really difficult, they just want to talk to you to make sure you are personable and not some weirdo or anything. Everything they talk about has to do with you and your application, nothing out of the ordinary or out of nowhere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you wanted something badly but didn't get it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"any questions 4 me? lol" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If a student asked you a question, would you help him/her or screw him/her over?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the length of time you think you would spend studying each night in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan on doing intramural sports at Tufts as well? " More from this Member | Report Response

"(they were all pretty basic dschool interview questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I noticed you were part of the Greek community as an undergrad. What do you think you took from that experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does your sister do? They asked if I had siblings, I said one, I didn't understand why they cared." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to pick one thing about dentistry that really gets you going, what would it be?t" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you didn't get into dental school, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I thought about ethics. (it was a question he said he added in after we were done with the other stuff)" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you are currently working in Europe?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you considered Medicine? Why or why not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if you found another student cheating on an exam?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have a super-power, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you know about the dental profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had the power to change something about dentistry, what would you change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"my Q's were generic, however, the other candidates I spoke w/ had more challenging ones. ex. what would you do in anatomy class, if one person in your group never prepared and kept giving the wrong answers, w/ no regard to the fact that the group grade was marked down for it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Hope you are not a spoiled kid?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none " More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you rather be a big fish in a little tank or a small fish in a big tank? Wow that was weird..." More from this Member | Report Response

"How confident are you in your ability to be precise and accurate in working on a small object for extended periods of time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"would u like to go back to your home country to practice in future [as I applied for International student program and I am from India.]" More from this Member | Report Response

"what kind of car do you drive" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a smelly, dirty, bum from the street came to your clinic, and didn't trust dentists. How would you treat him?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress? How do you handle a group project where one group member is not pulling their own weight?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any experience with sick people?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"nothing too interesting or out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do u have any public speaking experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"have you considered medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I wanted to become a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you liked and disliked most about your academic and/or professional career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer (4th year student) had a sheet of questions to ask...but she didn't "ask" questions...it flowed very well...she merely would bring something up and we would talk about it: 1) talked about my research 2) talked about my volunteer experience 3) why dentistry, my different experiences w/ dentistry 4) how I deal with stress 5) public speaking -this was the stuff I remember her getting from her paper...I could give everything we talked about but I think it was just stuff that came up in conversation...I asked a lot about her and the school to get her talking as much as possible...maybe that will help..." More from this Member | Report Response

"what makes dentistry so challenging" More from this Member | Report Response

"How difficult were the classes you took at your university?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a stressfull moment and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Same old same old...." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a patient didnt like their treatment plan? or if they cant afford it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If someone in your group was slacking, how would you handle the situation. (Group grades are sometimes givin apparently in Anatomy)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one instance in which you felt stressed, and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with a "difficult" person, either patient, friend, classmate...?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do so many Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) want to be dentists" More from this Member | Report Response

"The ususal........" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, they were all decent." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked what I would do in a number of stressful situations, one of which related to dentistry and group work and seemed like a good way of testing my character. I felt that these people were truly concerned with finding exactly who in the room would make a good dentist and that was what I liked most about the school. It was very no-nonsense, yet at the same time, the people were down to earth and the facilities were out of this world!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a difficult situation you were faced with. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Do you like to eat? (The school is located in Chinatown with lots of restaurants)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle having to intereact with patients who may have highly infectious diseases?" More from this Member | Report Response

"info: your in a group in anatomy lab. At the end of the lab the instructor comes by and picks one group member to answer one question. If he gets it right you all get it right, if he gets it wrong you all get it wrong. A member of your group gets it wrong two weeks in a row which means that you get a zero for two days in a row. What do you do. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get accepted at Tufts this time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasnt asked any quetsions! We just talked for 30 min" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are you planning on doing after 5 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was not one interesting question. I think they were all pretty much what I had expected. Now I applied one month before the deadline. I still got an interview, and have been accepted. So it is possible to apply late and be accepted!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What's your favorite subject in school at the moment? (I'm a high school senior, that's why they asked this question.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pass/fail and grade system, which one i prefer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about going back to school full-time after working?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been in a mainstream motion picture?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you feel working with people that might have HIV." More from this Member | Report Response

"No" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the norm." More from this Member | Report Response

"Turning point the made go for Dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"wanna know about boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sets you apart from other candidates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have experience with public speaking?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if i would consider being a class officer due to the large amount of experience i have in the dental field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"who is your hero? and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none." More from this Member | Report Response

"have you ever had an experience with someone with an illness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Say a train was speeding towards a fork in the track. One side of the fork was an alternate route and has not been functional in 10yrs. A boy is playing on that side. The other side of the fork is functional and has fifteen people on the track. You only have time to let one group know that a train is coming. Who would you try to save?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a person, other than a family member or a public figure, who you believe is your role model." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your hero (not including a family member)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With money not being an issue, what one place would you travel to and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your hero (name someone we would know, and not a person in your family)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Whats the most recent book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a kitchen utensil what would you be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I could name one person that I considered a hero that the interviewers would also know and why would I pick that person." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your ideal characteristics of a dental school be?" More from this Member | Report Response

""How will you pay for your education?" This led into "loans and school are two simultaneous stresses - how will you deal?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research experience while working on your MS degree (nothing to do with dentistry)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you had all of the money in the world, where would you go, you would you take, and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"you're going to be experiencing a lot of stress when you start your dental education. how do you think you'll cope with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like to study in a group or by yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What animal would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research on white tail deer (had nothing to do with dentistry)" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How has technology advanced in practices? Wanted me to know this somehow" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specific procedure did you enjoy observing the most in your time shadowing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three adjectives that you would use to describe yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your weaknesses? (Didn't want to give one that highlighted any negativities)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle conflict? It really wasn't THAT difficult, but I had an answer prepared describing conflict not related to school and he specifically asked about it from a school perspective. It caught me the most off guard." More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were very difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions, very relaxed interview with a 4th year student." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you be able to handle the courseload?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if dentistry was off the table?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you posses that would make you a good health care provider?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"none really just discussed my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"What part of your dental shadowing experience really "wow"'ed you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Maybe "How do i deal with stress" but None really - the whole interview was very conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you not think you will be prepared well enough after going through our program? ( I had said I might be considering continuing with a residency )" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"none per say... i also got asked your typical why do you want to be a dentist, why dental or medicine, why tufts" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you talk a volunteer/research experience you've had?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe a time when you wanted something badly but didn't get it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What if you failed an exam in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none...it was really laid back. very conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role model?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. " More from this Member | Report Response

"none were difficult. the interviewer just asked about my extracurriculars and research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Because you're from the Midwest, you could move East or West, why did you choose East- I thought it was a weird way of asking ''Why Tufts''" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing to challenging, all very conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one time you experienced failure and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, it was very conversational. We just went over stuff in my application. (but he qualified at the beginning that he wouldn't be asking me anything about my grades or things like that) we mostly talked about work & volunteer experience; why I want to be a dentist; standard stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

"What excites you about dentistry? (… odd way of asking why dentistry… I was momentarily thrown off…)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we choose you over all the other qualified applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were forced to specialize in dentistry what would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"With such a large class size, students need to be very independent. Do you feel this is a quality you possess?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really" More from this Member | Report Response

"what have you done to show your hand dexterity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you say is your biggest fault?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you choose to become a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none..everything was straight forward. " More from this Member | Report Response

"if you were accepted to all the schools you applied to, which would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing difficult. Its more like a conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"name a time where you encounted someone who had some form of abnormality and how you dealt with that situation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any major regrets in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about treating and HIV positive patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most questions are based on personal experiences, therefore there isn't any difficult question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Most questions are based on your personal experiences, so they are not difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything else you woudl like to tell us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stressful situations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"hypothetical question concerning conflict resolution" More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions. The conversation flowed with me doing most of the questioning." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you liked and disliked most about your academic and/or professional career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't asked this question but one of the other guys was asked by a faculty member "what the role of a dentist is in society"....not difficult but I don't think I saw this one in the other feedback sections...." More from this Member | Report Response

"what makes dentistry so challenging " More from this Member | Report Response

"Are your time management skills good enough to handle the difficult workload ahead of you? (Not too difficult, my interview was very relaxed)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above...really wasn't a hard question, just interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was difficult. It was pretty much a conversation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Name an experience in which you had a stressful situation and discuss how you dealt with it (I couldn't think of a specific event). " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a patient didnt like their treatment plan? or if they cant afford it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most stressful time of your life? How did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you learned in your undergrad and how do you feel it will prepare you for dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was your single most important source of inspiration? (Easy enough if you had an answer, but I just couldn't think of one!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all very easy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing particularly difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"One person in the public eye that impresses you the most." More from this Member | Report Response

"What I would do if I knew that someone in the school wasn't pulling their weight fairly on a group project." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a difficult situation you were faced with. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress? It was really just a casual conversation. Nothing strange or too challenging." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, more like a conversation. Nothing really threw me off guard-all the standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"None were really difficult. If you don't have a good answer as to why you're going into dentistry, now would be a good time to figure one out- or that would be the toughest question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Tufts over other schools-BU, Harvard, UPenn?(I'm foreign dental graduate and had applied for ASP, DMD) " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were working in a group and there was a slacker in your group, how would you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you going to do if you don't get in this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not any one in particular" More from this Member | Report Response

"No question was difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"Thanks to this forum, I was totally prepared for every question, that's why I'm hoping by posting up my experience here I can help someone else the way I was saved by it :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do i choose to sacrifice for dental school workload?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a famous person you admire" More from this Member | Report Response

"no real difficult questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"No" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very general questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"none, maybe the common and expected question "Why dentistry" due to the various ways one could theoretically respond to the question. Basically there weren't any difficult or unexpected questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"i cant think of anythign too dificult, it was a very laid back interview, actually the most casual out of my 5 interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"stressful situation(s)and how i dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing really difficult, except for the random question above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Dentistry and not Medicine. I have my answers to this question, but it caught me off guard as this was the first question she asked?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions am I forgetting to ask you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the biggest disappointment in your life and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your hero (name someone we would know, and not a person in your family)." More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions asked..maybee What was your least favorite class durring undergrad? This qustion follwed a question about my most liked class." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you aware that nitrous oxide causes spontaneous abortions and that you may not be able to have children?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were exceptionally difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you please tell me when you felt that you have failed and what did you do to deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above. It was asked in a confrontational way that surprised me." More from this Member | Report Response

"no difficult questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you deal with criticism, when you have worked so hard on a project?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you worked in a group project and one student doesn't want to do his work ,what will you do ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have I ever been in a situation where I had to explain to a low socio-economic status person why they had to do something." More from this Member | Report Response

"in the dental profession, there will alwasy be those 'angry patients'. how will you handle a case when someone who seems to be quite unreasonable criticizes your outrageous prices and sub-par work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What one question would you ask Saddam Hussein?" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, it was very helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN questions, research into the school, review of personal application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback questions!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Tufts Website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Forums, SDN Interview feedback, friends who interviewed there, Tufts Dental web site." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn and website and this site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did not prepare - just being myself works best for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tufts sends a giant book of information about the school. Skim through it so you are prepared and know something about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website, blue book, and sdn." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read sdn and practice with other people" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read all the questions on the SDN and I called Dr. Carleen Eaton and did a mock interview with her. She was really helpful!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the sdn, looked at website, talked to faculty and students, and just spoke from the heart during my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice with wife." More from this Member | Report Response

"Previous interviews and reading the website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback section, read everything and anything about the school, spoke with current dental students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the big green book they sent me and came ready with questions. Reviewed app etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed past interview questions from SDN, reviewed my AADSAS app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over the books/files provided by Tufts and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, practice questions, read Tufts website and handbook" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tufts DMD booklet (sent when invited for interview), SDN, website, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"read the material they send you, look up top 10 dental school interview questions, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview, read up on the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"reading AADSAS essay, browsing website and dental school research prospectus, talking to an alum and students I knew" More from this Member | Report Response

"read the whole book (not necessary, but i did it anyways), practiced, practiced, practiced SDN questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AADSAS stuff, practiced answering questions on here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN and the monster packet they sent." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, skimmed Tufts DMD Program Information book, went over app again" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, the Tufts Handbook they mailed to every student." More from this Member | Report Response

"Review interview feedback, practice interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, read over the booklet they mail out" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn. skim tufts admissions/curriculum book." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, camcorder" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just relaxed and tried to be confident." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read the manual they sent, their website, my app, supplemental q's for other schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, previous interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked over SDN and interview feedback, read the school's website, had some experience from previous interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN helped a lot, researched the school, re-read my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read info book they provided, read senior bios, tufts website, and SDN (SDN was huge help)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over AADSAS and personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"AADSAS app." More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed my personal statment; looked at unique elements of their program; tried to come up with good questions to ask while I had their time" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, SDN, school website, other internet resources." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN. mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN forum, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Think over why you want to go to this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"worked thru sample interview questions, read the booklet they send you before the interview thoroughly and prepared a list of questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I flew to the site of the school, wore a suit, and attended the session with about 10 other applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview, SDN feedback, school-web page" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced answers to sample interview questions, SDN interview feedback..." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, my notes from shadowing, reading personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"read the booklet they sent, their website, and sdn." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, School Websites, Application, Mock Interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, and mock interviews " More from this Member | Report Response

"This website and the school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed posts on this site, read materials sent to me from the university, prepared answers for possible questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sdn, School website,talked to friends studying in the same school" More from this Member | Report Response

"i used this website along with googling frequently asked questions at interviews at this institution" More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked at the school's website, and SDN's interview feedbacks, and my fellow SDNer's advice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Research school. Mock. Look over my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked over this website. I copied and pasted all the possible questions that the interviewers might ask, and answered them a head of time." More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked through this website. Then copied and pasted all the possible questions they might ask,and answered them before going to the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over the school's website, talked to alum and other interviewees." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did nothing. Just be yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"read guide they sent, perused website, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website and other interviewees" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked through the TUSDM website, SDN, and did a mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN...you will find all the possible questions on this forum....Mark put together a 175 page book of information about tufts...pretty much all you need to know is in their...but I would readd through it and write down a few questions to ask him...he loves to answer questions and give all the information possible..." More from this Member | Report Response

"school website,materials sent by school(A LOT of information),SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview with professors at undergraduate university, read voluminous information mailed by Tufts, tried to relax." More from this Member | Report Response

"Previous interview experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and info. Tufts sent me" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, School Website" More from this Member | Report Response

"looking over my application. my sister is a dentist and she asked me some questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the questions posted by other students on SDN and then made a list of them. Every question I was asked I had seen before on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, slept the night before" More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't really prepare at all" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview,SDN,Interview books" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read schools website, prepared standard interview questions, mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the Tufts Dental website and memorized the mission statement and goals of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website and materials." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, went over personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over some practice questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, looked at the website, read my personal statement and practiced what I was going to say." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, website, and the fat booklet" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN website, school website, rereading my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"read up on tufts" More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied Tufts website Referred SDN-it was a great help. " More from this Member | Report Response

"read my personal statment and read up on tufts and the interview packet mailed to us" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the questions in this website..worked out really well" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN,Website and packet they sent " More from this Member | Report Response

"I read this site, read many articles about interviews on the internet, their package that they sent in the mail, and I was just myself!" More from this Member | Report Response

"School website, booklets" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over questions here, did some research online as well as the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"THis website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tufts Website and read the information brochures they sent me." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed my essay/application, and quickly glanced at the packet provided with interview invitation" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, spoke with students, read online, reviewed my essay and resume, looked up commonly asked questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read catalogue & site. Just be myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Review primary application and SDN interview feedbacks" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, the material the mailed us. But to be honest, you really don't have to prepare much. Don't fret at all!" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, previous interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked at SDN, Tufts website, read the materials they sent, looked at general interview prep web sites" More from this Member | Report Response

"relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"admission packet sent to us" More from this Member | Report Response

"interview feedback, website, huge booklet they gave us." More from this Member | Report Response

"read the literature that was sent to me by the school and this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, spoke to faculty and deans of school." More from this Member | Report Response

"read my essay, and relaxed myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at the school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interview, SDN, read personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my aadsas application. Talked to friends who had alread gone on the interview. Read SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my personal statement, my ADDSAS application, research publications and looked at the tufts website." More from this Member | Report Response

"practiced questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the school's website and checked out other students' responses on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talked to students about their experiences, looked at their website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read lots of interview advice from many sources, then looked at Tufts website." More from this Member | Report Response

"read website, talked to students." More from this Member | Report Response

"website, ask questions, studentdoctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"go over your AAdsas application, personal statement and school website and you will be fine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"read sdn interview reports, looked through the tufts website and thought through some anticipated questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tufts website, read their booklet, newspaper, time magazine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at website, read interview package, went over resume and AADSAS essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"their website." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the book that was sent, actually got to Boston (it was during a blizzard) " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The duration was longer one-on-one than any other interview I have had. Forty-five minutes is a good amount of time!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It seems that the school carefully selected who conducted my interview. The professor had things in common with me and shared interests. This facilitated a very conversational and enjoyable interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"LOVE the school! Great close-knit vibe, excellent facilities, solid curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful views from the sim lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and the friendliness of the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"welcoming atmosphere, beautiful building" More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty was so amazing, it really is an unbelievable school. The faculty was so nice and really just promoting the school, student wellness and a ton of community outreach. very diverse school and the students were all telling us to go there cause they are SO happy. The city is also beautiful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Thoroughness of admission presentation, Friendliness admission staff, faculties, current students, tour guide, interviewer,etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities (brand new labs, equipment, five new floors), the students, the faculty, the fact that they change the school based around suggestions and needs of the students, the resources available. They care!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the location, most def" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty seems to provide a very constructive learning environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's visible dedication to honesty. They told us the exact selection process and the exact numbers of acceptances sent out. They also stressed that if you have anything bad in your background check it will only hurt you if you hide it from them (as long as it's explained obviously)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are amazing and faculty are truly caring." More from this Member | Report Response

"The presentation provided by the admission's office." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the admissions staff were really friendly and made you feel relaxed. The facilities and technology they had was amazing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything about the school (faculty, students, and facilities) were amazing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The view from 15th floor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Quality of the facilities, friendliness of students and faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mark is a very knowledgeable and sincere guy who created the handbook and cares about the school and the students. The new simulation lab is awesome. The admin. seem very open to suggestion and student friendly in terms of curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything...The amount of info presented, the areas they themselves mentioned needed improvement and what steps they were taking to improve, the location, new facility....etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mark Gonthier, my faculty and D4 interviewers made me feel really comfortable at the school. I knew that if I decided with Tufts I'd be respected as a peer and student doctor and not just a student. The floors from the vertical expansion are amazing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It really felt like they were trying to sell the school to me. At many of my other interviews it felt like they were really sacrificing by letting us come to their school and pay tuition. The facilities were great and you could really care that Mark Gonthier is there to help the students and improve the school better" More from this Member | Report Response

"The presentations were extremely informative, the students were all very friendly and helpful, and the new floors are absolutely beautiful" More from this Member | Report Response

"the new levels were awesome, the clinic on the last level looks amazing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Brand new clinic, newly renovated building, and friendly people." More from this Member | Report Response

"The handbook is the BIBLE of information! Dean Gonthier was amazing and very genuine. The staff and students were very friendly. The facilities are BEAUTIFUL - vertical expansion - really awesome planning" More from this Member | Report Response

"Curriculum, school tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff was really nice and knew everything there was to know about Tufts. They were very proud of their school. The new floors are amazing! You will come out of Tufts as a very good general dentist. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great new facilities. Awesome collaborative environment. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the new 5 story expansion (SO gorgeous), the students, the staff, the city" More from this Member | Report Response

"the new facilities; the happiness of the students; friendliness of the admissions staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"I made a great connection with my interviewer, Dr. David Shin. The students and staff still came out to interview us even though the campus was closed due to a blizzard. The facilities are nice and I think the students get a lot of practice in various procedures before graduation. The preclinical education is very medically based, and even includes hospital rotations in hematology and ENT. I felt like the staff really cared about the students and would advise them and take care of them. The students were very diverse, but all of the ones I met were awesome in their own way. Some were more serious and academic, and others more fun-loving, but everyone seemed to have thrived at Tufts. The clinics were really nice and airy (not windowless dungeons like I've seen in other places). The research done by dental students is really diverse and interesting, and Tufts in general seemed like an intellectually alive place. " More from this Member | Report Response

"general student happiness" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very up to date facilities. Great central location in the city. The presentation answered every single question I had and then some. The new addition being built will be great for incoming classes. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome location. Aggressive growth plans. They tried to get students where we were from to come by during the day. The thorough question and answer session." More from this Member | Report Response

"the Dean of Admission's presentation (I felt like he laid everything about the school on the table - it was very informative, not just about tufts but about the dental field as a whole), research opportunities, vertical expansion = very update facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is beautiful. The inside is gorgeous. Instead of a letter stating that you have an interview and a map of the city, there was a very thick and detailed handbook about Tuft's program. There's no BS. All the statistics are laid out in front of you. It is very detailed in the coursework load, financial aid, guide around Boston and anything else you need to know about the school. Five additional floors will be added by December. So by Jan 2010, students will be able to use the facilities. Mark is awesome, answers every question you have." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything, the admissions presentation was very thorough. It made me feel like they were not hiding anything and really wanted applicants to make an educated decision. They went over each persons application individually with them." More from this Member | Report Response

"expansion project and students" More from this Member | Report Response

"the presentation VERY detailed - they tell you your 4 years at tufts in a nutshell" More from this Member | Report Response

"The up-to-date facility, friendly students, supportive faculty, challenging curriculum, high student-satisfaction rate, impressive board scores. Concerning Boston, the location (tons of shops, restaurants, bars, parks), alternative means for transportation (T, buses, walking), and diversity impressed me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"students happiness, friendly faculty, helpfulness of admissions officers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students' happiness, faculty friendliness, the location" More from this Member | Report Response

"nice building, nicely renovated, crazy good presentation (a lil long)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything: the information session given by Mark was great, they tell you everything about the school. They're doing a new expansion that'll greatly increase the number of seats for all of the programs, both predoc and postgrad. This is good news for everyone. Their 4-year practice management curriculum and 3-year medicine curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole school. Seems like they really help students as much as they can. Students seemed very happy. Great faculty. Beautifull city with diverse cultures. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the students were very humble along with being so enthusiastic about their school. i felt a lot of school pride, but not in an obnoxious way. the location (downtown boston) and facilities were also great. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The Associate Dean Mark Gonthier was awesome- you could tell he really cared about the students at Tufts" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty, staff, and students were all very happy and friendly. Seems like a great social community designed to really support each other in achieving success and really preparing you to practice right from graduation." More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinical focus of the school, the informative packet you receive at the interview which lists the Board Scores and other statistical analysis dating back to the 1990's" More from this Member | Report Response

"program" More from this Member | Report Response

"wonderful facilities, students seemed happy there; tour guide Adam was very friendly & enthusiastic; Dean Mark Gonthier really reflected a very thorough focus on the students' experience there" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities appeared quite good, the proximity to downtown Boston, students seemed happy with their school, and faculty is genuine in addressing current faults in the school and fixing them. " More from this Member | Report Response

"happy students, new facilities, and a staff that works hard to evaluate their curriculum continuously." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities, the simulation lab was awesome!! the clinics with state-of-art technology; I would definitely regret it if I didnt get into Tufts. " More from this Member | Report Response

"good facilities and good student selections" More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities and curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are nice and the student body was also. The school seemed to give the students a lot of clinical experience and experience in private practice." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities, enthusiasm of all the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinics and the facilities in general, location in downtown boston, how happy students seemed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The serious approach to learning and attaining good board scores." More from this Member | Report Response

"how organized they were, and how happy the students and the staff are to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the school is located in a big city and patients are basically passed on to you from former students." More from this Member | Report Response

"location of school (conviniently right downtown); diversity of student body. Students seemed very happy. Everything looked new. EVERYTHING IS SUBWAY ACCESSABLE, Thank goodness." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities are really nice, and the students (though there are many of them) all seemed genuinely happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The effort the school spent in clearly informing students of what the program entailed." More from this Member | Report Response

"the school has great facilities " More from this Member | Report Response

"during the tour... one of the dentists in the endo facility showed us the new x-ray equipment (awesome), and the paperless file system." More from this Member | Report Response

"The simulation labs was amazing. The students and admission staff were very straight forward in letting us know what to expect over the next four years. Students seemed very happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. The facilities are great. Faculty is soo friendly and the students studying there are really happy about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"the simulation labs were amazing. top of the line and much more impressive than those that i saw at my other interviews which were in georgia, florida, california, and texas." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were amazing! They looked absolutey new, gorgeous! Their sim lab was state of the art. I also liked the fact, that there were windows all over the place, so you didn't feel closed in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. Especially the faculty! They were making such witty comments as we were walking on our tour. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers are very friendly and honest. The facilities are very up to date." More from this Member | Report Response

"They interviewers are very friendly and honest. The facilities are very up to date. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The emphasis the school puts on the student experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"nice facilities, good location The interview session was very well-organized compared to other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"they really have a calm day planned out and try to discuss every aspect of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The positive atmosphere of the students and faculty. The facilities were top of the line. The day was planned and organized very well." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities, the location, and well-organized literature prepared for prospective students" More from this Member | Report Response

"great facilities, whole school is peper-less, digital radiography, boston is awesome, faculty was nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"almost everything! everyone was so nice. faculty seemed very approchable and caring. students seem to love the school. great facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire visit was well planned and scheduled to the last detail. The tour was extensive, and they gave presentations in order to inform us about everything they could about their school and programs. I felt that they really cared that we were fully informed so that we could compare them to the other schools to which we are applying. They had unique interest in each individual's questions while we (11 interviewees) were there. Their facilities are top notch, their professors and assistants are accessible, the students seemed to really love the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were better than all the other dental schools I've been to (2 of which were Ivy League). I also liked that there is one lab only for denture simulation (where you work on a mannequin) and another lab that is used for "wax-ups" and "carve-downs". Usually these two different labs are combined into one room but not at Tufts. Secondly, the interview is so amazing that other schools should mirror the interview at Tufts. They truly make you feel welcome and they thank you so many times for your interest in their dental school...none of the other dental schools even came close to this. During the interview you will get all of your answers and then some...they give you so much information that you will definitely know by the end of the day if you wish to go there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the school's reputation, location, students, facilities, and faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"they don't try to hide anything... lots of information on anything you could think of... lots of question and answer time. Great facilities with access to public transit. The students I spoke with loved the school and said they had plenty of time to hang out with friends/spouses. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved the facilities, every one was so kind. I was also impressed by the simulation lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"The thoroughness of info provided about the school (board data, schedule of curriculum for four years, etc.) Everything was very professional." More from this Member | Report Response

"Commitment to students. They seemed willing to make changes to help students." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they actually make an effort to prep you for entering general practice right away (few schools do), GREAT facilities, simulation lab, difficult curriculum but with a high payoff in preparation" More from this Member | Report Response

"The positive attitude of the students and staff. Everyone seemed to love the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school,staff and just their approach to you.Very professional " More from this Member | Report Response

"I applied for the combined BS/DMD degree so i interviewed at Adelphi University, but Adelphi's campus is decent." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed with everything about this school. The city is awesome, the facilities are awesome, and the faculty and staff were very willing to help, professional, and just very nice. As nice as they were the entire time, they also seemed genuinely concerned about how good their candidates would be at practicing dentistry. This showed in the interview and made me excited about going here." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are state of the art. Paperless system." More from this Member | Report Response

"technology...really nice facilities. students have persoanlity" More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilites and the area of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, faculty, staff, students, the city, huge emphasis on clinical work, paperless system with digital radiographs coming soon" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked the school and hope to get in there. Boston is a great city. The sim lab is fairly new. Everything was just really nice and the people are very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Simulation lab, cleaniness of facilities, high-tech equipment, location" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facility was beautiful. It's all relatively new, especially the sim lab. The number of people in the clinics-very full! Everything was so bright. And I liked that an externship is required." More from this Member | Report Response

"the building is awesome! The sim lab is great and so are the clinics. It's the best set up i've seen and i've been to five schools. The building is right downtown and is very beautiful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sincere and friendly approach of everyone at school- admission committee, faculty,students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"everything" More from this Member | Report Response

"They give you pages of information telling you everything you ever wanted to know about Tufts. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Almost everything is in one building. The classrooms were clean and well organized. They offer a good amount of help in order to achieve the highest possible score on the National Boards" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and Boston" More from this Member | Report Response

"How well organized they are during the whole day. The school is awesome...very clean, very new. I loved it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Brand new facilities, friendly staff, Chinatown is cross the street, transportation is very easy (no need to drive)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were so amazingly sweet it was wonderful and it made me feel so much more comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities are very new, modernized. this is the 4th school in the US that digitalizes patients' profiles" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"how Tufts try everything in their power to look after their students even upon graduation, the sim/pre-clinical labs, the implementation of paperless patient files, and of course, the sense of a solid support system from the faculty/staff provided to their students " More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, students happiness" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice facilities, extremely nice people" More from this Member | Report Response

"lLrge patient pool, nice school, friendly students and staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, the dean went through the curriculum with us explaining why they made certain things the way they are in order to help the students learn. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The sim lab, the assoicate dean of admission, the curriculum...etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"great facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice and happy everyone was.......Very accomadating (sp)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly and nice the staff and interviewer were" More from this Member | Report Response

"diversity within the student body, facilities, admission staff/faculty seemed very friendly, asso. dean was very clear and honest about the program during his presentation." More from this Member | Report Response

"very nice facilities, clinical experience, students seemed to be happy overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"the close relationships that the student body has with the faculty, alumni involvement, modern facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are nice (although a bit small), faculty and admissions staff seemed to know the students well, interview was very very casual and laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"Boston. What a beautiful city. And the staff. They were pretty positive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the admissions staff was really nice and seemed to know all the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, simulation labs, the focus on the students, noncompetitive environment, BOSTON!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are really nice and new." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and students were warm. The School was in good condition with a great sim lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything but the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed by how much everyone seemed to really enjoy the city and the school. My interview was really fun actually because the professor that interviewed was light-hearted, dynamic, very personable and seemed to have an underlying solid sense of humor. Finally, I was also impressed with the dean's candid honesty and thoughtfulness during his presentation." More from this Member | Report Response

"The city if very interesting and the public transportation system is very efficient. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Good facilities, a generally well-rounded school with something for everybody (i.e. they don't emphasize research but all of the resources are there if you want them). The assoc. dean of admissions was a great help." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, the location (china town and Boston in general - a 5 min walk to the ocean). The admissions staff, faculty and students went out of their way to make you feel welcome and comfortable. The food and free Tufts University toothbrushes they gave us were a nice touch too!" More from this Member | Report Response

"how many organizations there are on campus, and how diverse the student body is." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty members were really friendly. They work with you to succeed in all your courses." More from this Member | Report Response

"great facilities, students seemed happy to be there, honesty of everyone" More from this Member | Report Response

"The happiness of the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"the way the staff and students really tried to encourage students to come to the school. there was a genuine sense of enthusiasm everywhere. the entire student body seemed to really enjoy their decision to attend tufts" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were brand new. Size of the clinics, friendly environment" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything..nice facilities and faculty members" More from this Member | Report Response

"everything. i went to 10 dental schools for interview in the northeast... tufts has THE best facility. top-notch. nice, clean area. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are really nice, the curriculum is great, a nice focus on practice management, the externship, the location, and talking to the students" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interviewer asked off-handed and irrelevant questions to someone who is applying to dental school. I was disappointed and unexpectedly stressed out during this interview. My other interviews were so much more chill than this one." More from this Member | Report Response

"Because all interviews are virtual due to COVID, there was no leeway in the length of the interview. The email we received said 30-45 minutes, but they closed our Zoom room exactly 30 minutes in. Both I and the two interviewers had more to discuss and were cut short." More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost of living in Boston" More from this Member | Report Response

"No campus feel - it is just a skyscraper" More from this Member | Report Response

"the price" More from this Member | Report Response

"Eh, nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"the books aren't electronic" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview as a whole gave me a very negative impression of the school. The students seemed UNHAPPY. Everybody was quiet, keeping to themselves, not joking around or anything when we walked around the school on the tour. It seemed like an uptight and "cold" environment. This is the vibe I got both times I visited the dental school. The structure of the interview was also bad. There was no breakfast, not even coffee, and for the small lunch they provide, an interviewer pulls you before you even had the chance to take a bite of the sandwich or talk to the students that are at lunch with you. The presentations were very long, I would rather have spent more time talking to the students than listening to the presentation about their new public health program." More from this Member | Report Response

"For a school that claims to be fairly medically-based their curriculum only partially reflects this." More from this Member | Report Response

"Paying for parking" More from this Member | Report Response

"Price?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The angry new york-er sitting next to me all day" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing def one of the best dental schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost." More from this Member | Report Response

"Besides the new simulation lab, I felt the school was over-hyped in terms of clinic and technology." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview process ran a little longer than expected but that was OK for me because my flight wasn't until much later." More from this Member | Report Response

"The class size is a little bigger than I would like (its the second biggest class after NYU in the nation) but they assured us that it doesn't feel as big as it is. (It seems like this is feasible)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, really... Boston's a great place, if you like big cities, and Tufts is a great school" More from this Member | Report Response

"boston...so boring" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost =(" More from this Member | Report Response

"pulled me out for interview during lunch? was a bit unexpected" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer's attitude ( very cold, questioning)" More from this Member | Report Response

"It will be difficult to get into postgraduate programs, but they do give preference to their own grads." More from this Member | Report Response

"Low board scores." More from this Member | Report Response

"didnt realize boston got so dark so quickly" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students didn't seem to match to the best post-grad programs, which worried me. The class size is on the larger side, so there would be less individual attention. The part of Boston Tufts is in (Chinatown) is kind of dirty and not my favorite place. " More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewing when i am starving!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost of living in enormous! The huge class size would probably make getting assistance on projects etc tougher than at other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was done by a student in a random corner of the school while standing up - we pay a lot to go to these interviews... couldn't they have found a room with some chairs? The Q and A was really, really, long. " More from this Member | Report Response

"vertical expansion = more students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The outer appearance, which is understandable, because it is undergoing construction. During lunch, when I was about to take a bite of my sandwich, my interviewer came up to me to take me to her office to get interviewed... and I was starving. Also, the school tour guide should have been a student." More from this Member | Report Response

"vertical expansion project- we might have restricted access to simlab next year too long presentation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost of attendance is expensive" More from this Member | Report Response

"not a lot of food for everyone at lunch" More from this Member | Report Response

"construction might be a little inconvenient, but it is supposed to be done by the end of this year." More from this Member | Report Response

"not all students get a chair" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost. But you know going into it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. Vertical expansion project might be something to contend with over the next 2 years, but they are taking every foreseeable measure to make the transitions and temporary conditions as non-impacting on their students and patients as possible. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The vertical expansion may cause lots of problems - rearrangement of facilities, downsizing of the sim lab, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinic seemed to be small, but they are doing construction to make a bigger one." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really; other than maybe being in downtown in the middle of a bunch of highrises; depends on whether you're a city/urban type" More from this Member | Report Response

"Low rate of postgrad matriculation, limited research. " More from this Member | Report Response

"chinatown would take some getting used to, few students specialize." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, in fact, there was nothing that negatively impressed me." More from this Member | Report Response

"cost of tuition and living expenses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Small number of students specializing." More from this Member | Report Response

"curriculum is "dynamic" alright...but sometimes at the expense of your education/board scores" More from this Member | Report Response

"the condition/location/setup of the dorms. " More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very large class size; the school being located in downtown Boston, not in a campus environment; there is going to be construction over the next few years causing disruption." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything was so hightech, that I wondered if it would affect student-teacher intimacy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"there will be construction on the dental school building for the next four years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Rainy and Cold, seemed like the sun did not come out in Boston." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything was very nice, and organized " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really it was all good." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dental school is expensive..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Iliked everythingabout the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"asides from the tuition money, nothing. i loved everything about the school and the environment it was located it." More from this Member | Report Response

"You can't really have a car" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They kinda pull you away during lunch for the interview. This was somewhat disorienting." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"lunch room" More from this Member | Report Response

"No negatives" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, I really liked the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"wish it was cheaper, but at this point it seems like they're all expensive" More from this Member | Report Response

"the location of the school. it's right next to chinatown which is quite convinient but it's too much of an urban setting. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The number of students vs. the number of seats avaliable (160 students for only 80 chairs). But they solved this problem well by spliting the class into two where one group learns Book material in a class setting while the other group steps into the lab to work the simulations." More from this Member | Report Response

"the large class size (as compared to other schools)...but you already know this before your interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"That exams are not well spaced out. Some students I saw seemed really stressed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the information sessions and tours were given by non-science, non-health admissions staff, many of whom were new and didn't really know much about Tufts or dentistry. We had to wait until lunch to meet any students or faculty. Also, because they work the students so hard to go right into practice, they are in class MUCH more and seemed MUCH more stressed out than most other students I've met. None seemed to be having fun. And, of course, it's $75,000 a year with only tiny merit scholarships!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Low scores on part II; but that is not that big of a deal." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tuition costs.........but that is something you know before itself" More from this Member | Report Response

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"Nothing negative happened, which was the only school I interviewed at that I could say that about. " More from this Member | Report Response

"$$$$$$$$" More from this Member | Report Response

"$$$$ but it was expected" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is right in the middle of China Town and I hate Chinese food. Other than that the school is great but it is VERY expensive but I knew that going in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost of living in Boston and tuition (~>$60k)..the elevators were strange.. we had to take two elevators to go from the 7th to the 9th floor.. don't ask me why but we thought it was funny" More from this Member | Report Response

"not much-although it's expensive. But I knew that, and was prepared for it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the cost and the elevators....always busy." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were pulling people for interviews during the lunch hour. There wasn't enough time during lunch to casually ask students questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview and faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, other than the tuition, and the cost of living in Boston....nothing. But we already knew that prior to going....this was just a reminder." More from this Member | Report Response

"Apartment is very expensive" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"the financial presentation is so deadly boring. At the end, everybody was bored by curriculum presentation....too much info." More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost of tuition" More from this Member | Report Response

"$$$" More from this Member | Report Response

"LOTS of work" More from this Member | Report Response

"price" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was President's Day when I arrived. So everything was closed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Only 4 elevators for over 400 students to use" More from this Member | Report Response

"The program is expenssive, also they tell you "you did great & very impressive during the interview, 85% of getting in if being selected to the interview, and the ineterview is critical", but then not accepted because my academic has to be more competitive, then I say: why waiting my time and money if I did not meet their academic requirements. They have to be more competitive at the selection process and be more compassionate because that is what Dentistry is all about at the end. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I am really not trying to be negative, however I lost respect for the school at the interview. When we were served lunch, all the dental students came in and were each handed a file. Instead of us being able to talk to the students, they were frantically reading our files and personal statements (gpas and dats excluded). We were then taken by a student and had a very casual conversation. He didn't ask anything about me and when I tried to answer a question like I was at an interview, he seemed disinterested. I just lose respect for a school that does not use the interview time to really get to know their applicants. No need to prepare for this interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"China town" More from this Member | Report Response

"places to eat at the school is limited and doesn't look appetizing. (For example, I recall seeing on the tour an oversized closet-sized room that supposedly feeds 500 people over the course of the day)." More from this Member | Report Response

"cost" More from this Member | Report Response

"bad weather(snow)! but it is expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"the price tag that came with it. Boston is a nice city, but an expensive one!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the price of tuition" More from this Member | Report Response

"Although my interview was very relaxed, the interviewer kept badgering me about my answer to the train question, as if there were a right or wrong answer. Rather strange..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not a whole lot" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the admissions staff members was really annoying and tried to be funny but was mostly mean with her comments." More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost of the education (already knew it was one of the highest tuitions), the lower than the national average placement into specialty programs, 11' x 12' dormrooms" More from this Member | Report Response

"Location - in a bad area (there are a couple "adult" shops littered around the school). Also, some of the students said "We hate it here, but you're going to hate dental school no matter where you go." " More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is NOT wireless." More from this Member | Report Response

"The feeling I had during the interview. I felt like my interviewer didn't take me seriously as a woman." More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost of the school (even though I had already done research and had guessed accurately, but I guess that I had hoped that tuition would have been miraculously cut in half) also the cost of living in the Boston (though it isn't significantly higher than where I am now)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't get to really see all of the facilities (ie labs and floors), I was brought to most of the levels but there wasn't too much shown but two classrooms and clinics. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It's not in the best part of town, but it's all right." More from this Member | Report Response

"had to pay 24 bucks to park...but that's to be expected - I was so jazzed about the school that I didn't even care." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing.........." More from this Member | Report Response

"The class size" More from this Member | Report Response

"the insane cost of tuition!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Boston is a very crowded, busy city, but that can is something one can get used to, the cost of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really. ohhhh, the price tag. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the cost is high, but it is a great school, and it's not that much more than most out-of-state tuitions" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I should know what technological advances have been introduced into practices over the past 10 years and how dentistry has changed in general over the past 10-15 years. I wish I would've known these things." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they were going to be so strict with the time. It is hard enough to be concise let alone when the timing is that strict." More from this Member | Report Response

"In the first group meeting with the Dead of Admissions, she asked us to introduce ourselves and provided one interesting fact about ourselves." More from this Member | Report Response

"To just relax. They are not there to grill you or intimidate you. They pretty much say this before the day starts." More from this Member | Report Response

"that they DO have a space for luggage and suitcases" More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed the interview was going to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there would be no breakfast." More from this Member | Report Response

"To bring the blue info book with you to the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Its a long day" More from this Member | Report Response

"They will pull you in the middle of lunch for your interview and it may be a four year student (mine was and she was really great)" More from this Member | Report Response

"That all you need to do for the interview is be yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was going to rain on interview day. Bring an umbrella. Also, the Tufts medical center entrance is NOT the dental school entrance. The Entrance to the dental school is on the corner of Kneeland and Washington FACING KNEELAND ST." More from this Member | Report Response

"Call you to interview while eating...read it on sdn and tried to eat fast but it wasnt fast enough haha...You have time afterwards to finish" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was going to rain that day :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not all interviewers are as easy as everyone makes them sound! :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview/tour/Q&A is supposed to end around 2:30 but it can go up til 3:30 actually. Plan your transportations accordingly." More from this Member | Report Response

"pulled out for interview during lunch" More from this Member | Report Response

"That they will want so much info on my thesis." More from this Member | Report Response

"After reading SDN, I was expecting a very relaxed interview, and mine was pretty stressful, but they can't all be easy! It was nice to have a student and professional point of view when asking questions in the interview. (2 interviewers - 1 faculty member, 1 student)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You can use the nearby parking garage, and they'll validate your card so itd only cost you like $12." More from this Member | Report Response

"how easy the interview was going to be (everyone told me this but it really is true)" More from this Member | Report Response

"that I didn't need to be so stressed out! They're really really nice =) " More from this Member | Report Response

"that this was going to be so easy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The length of the presentation took the whole time so make sure you fly out of boston at like 6pm so you have enough time to get around and handle anything you may need to get done. Also, eat some breakfast before hand. Lunch is around 12ish, so if you get up early and get ready and what not and dont eat, you will probably have a growling stomach come lunch. Eat fairly quick, the students and faculty take you out during lunch. Mine was closer to the end of lunch though." More from this Member | Report Response

"They would be so rigid on not accepting AP credit (even if it is on your transcript)." More from this Member | Report Response

"that I would actually be there for the whole time (until 3pm). a lot of schools tell you "oh the interview is until 2 or 1" but then you're finished by noon. tufts wasn't like this. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How awesome the presentation of the school was. I thought it would be long and boring, but Mark made it so interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there would be so many students and faculty at lunch, on all my other interviews there were only a couple." More from this Member | Report Response

"lunch is pretty weak" More from this Member | Report Response

"that the presentation would be quite long. if you havent fulfilled one of their prereqs, they won't let u slide (even though on the phone when I asked they said "its fine") as your eating lunch in the board room, you will be taken out for a quick interview. you can come back and finish lunch. the board room is your home plate. you start here, hear presentations, eat lunch etc. You leave the room only for the tour and interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"you'll be eating lunch and some student can come take you away for a quick interview. you come back to finish lunch. So talk nice and smile at everyone!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to be so nervous. Also, don't bring so much cash. I got from the airport to the dental school in fifteen minutes and spent only two dollars using the T train!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How good the mozzarella and tomato sandwiches were; I would have gotten 2." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. This school is awesome, it'll make you a great clinician." More from this Member | Report Response

"your interviewer might be a 4th year student. i thought the student i had met was escorting me to my faculty interview, but then realized the interview had already begun and it was with him!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't know the school has virtually no ''campus feeling.'' It's definitely right in the city." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the SDN comments, so was well prepped for the events of the day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"that we'd have to introduce ourselves to the group (it was my very very first interview) you sit a big round table in a board room, after some welcoming remarks, they have you introduce you, where you're from and something unique about you." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that the interview procedure will be so cool...I wouldnt have gone through all the nervousness the night before." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is really cold in Boston during winter. Bundle up!" More from this Member | Report Response

"they demand a speedy reply to an acceptance" More from this Member | Report Response

"that it would be so laid back" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview is very laid back and there was nothing to be hyped up about." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"there will be construction on the dental school building for the next four years." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are accepted to Tufts, you must finish any program you are currently in... Masters, Phd, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not know that upon receiving an acceptance letter, you have only 30 days to put down a $1500 deposit to hold your place in the class or else your place is forfeited." More from this Member | Report Response

"That going to school is really easy bcoz subway is really close by and u can save lot of money . Dont take cabs they r expensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing. if there was something i didn't know, they explained it to me and were extremely friendly about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to be so anal about what to wear and how to look professional. There were girls wearing outfits that were so unprofessional, but the school doesn't look at that as much as what the person's assets are." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone brings a leather notebook. we didn't use them, but I was the only interviewee who didn't have one." More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a its a really good school and great location" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I knew they were going to be very thorough in their presentations. They covered almost all of my preplanned questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"don't underestimate the cold especially if you are from the south! Also, the actual interview was extremely casual and informal...nothing to worry about at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had previously read that all of the interviewers were 4th year students, while an unlucky one would have a faculty plus a 4th year...but atleast for my interview, I would say 3 or 4 of the students were interviewed by a faculty (out of 10 interviewees)..." More from this Member | Report Response

"they do not offer breakfast!! so eat before you go, otherwise you'll have to starve until noon." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't have a good idea of what kinds of questions would be good to ask to gain more information about the school. However, while I was there, the Dean gave us a presentation on different things to ask and to look for while we were visiting the other dental schools we were applying to so that we could make the best decision. It was very informative." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing...very smooth interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing...just make sure you have all of your prereq courses completed and that you have sent the school verified completion of those courses...otherwise it is a waste of time, money, and effort to attend the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't stress about the interview so much and instead concern yourself with questions you have about the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Left more time to explore..." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the whole interview was so stress free" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish i had done more mock interviews at home, so that my responses were less robotic and more freely spoken." More from this Member | Report Response

"they have already accepted 104 students..about 55 spots left. 85% students interviewed are accepted" More from this Member | Report Response

"Boston is a fantastic city! Yes, it is cold but nothing you'll die from. The subway system is excellent and takes you all over the city. I stayed out by the airport and rode the subway to the interview and out exploring. No problems." More from this Member | Report Response

"That you really don't have time to eat lunch. They give you lunch while you are suppose to talk to dental students and then they call you for the actual interview. I was too nervous to eat anyways!" More from this Member | Report Response

"25% of applicants are accepted to interviews. Of those 25%, 75% are accepted outright." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was prepared with the help of SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"They have lots of clubs and extra-curriculars. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Just relax, enjoy the Tour, and also keep in mind that the interview is really casual. Just make sure you let them know that Tufts is the place that you really want to go and you will be fine" More from this Member | Report Response

"How expensive everything is back in Boston" More from this Member | Report Response

"We didn't need to rent a car....but it was still fun driving around and getting lost!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Accept only 5% from the waiting list" More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was going to be a whole lot less nerve-wrecking than I thought it would be!" More from this Member | Report Response

"they accept most interviewees." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they accept 85% of the people they interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"simply an itinerary of the day's events (i.e., when the interviews will be conducted, the tour, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing- I prepped A LOT!" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the above!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing surprised me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Construction to add 5 floors will be going on starting next year" More from this Member | Report Response

"80-85% of those interviewed are accepted" More from this Member | Report Response

"how extremely laid back the interview really was. The interview was said to be closed file, but my interviewer looked at my file during interview. It's that laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"that is was not going to be stressful." More from this Member | Report Response

"no surprises, just have good questions to ask the faculty that is what they are there for" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just how nice Boston is. It is in a cool location also. Close to petty much everything." More from this Member | Report Response

"You only have 30 days after you hear back from them (as early as December 1) to let them know if you want to go to the school. This can conflict with other later interviews at other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"That manny ramirez lives in the top floor of the ritz carleton across the street!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That this website was available!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I discovered that what we were doing in our interviews and what the admissions office was doing in their presentations and tours was very very similar in nature. Everyone was trying to sell themselves to the other side, we were trying to convince the admissions people that we were worthy of being accepted and they were trying to sell the school to us. It's kind of an interesting dynamic when you look at it that way and it also greatly reduced my stress level when I realized what was occurring." More from this Member | Report Response

"I knew it was cold there, but no one told me it was going to be freezing! " More from this Member | Report Response

"that the school accepts 85% of all interviewies...would have put me at rest a bit more." More from this Member | Report Response

"the school looks like a museum" More from this Member | Report Response

"Boston's traffic," More from this Member | Report Response

"To eat a big breakfast...lunch is after the tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"What a great city Boston is" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I think I got a bad interviewer because the majority of these reviews say the interview was super chill. Otherwise, I loved the presentation day that you are required to go to before the interview! Everyone was so nice and it was very casual :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone involved in the presentation day and formal interview was extremely friendly and made it a comfortable experience. Additionally, I feel they did a very good job translating the presentation day over to a virtual format due to COVID. Still educational and allowed for great discussion with dental students. The only downside was not seeing the campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Exceptional school, thoroughly impressed" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was 2-on-1 with a faculty member and a fourth year dental student. Very casual, they tried to keep it very conversational versus just question-answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"So happy with my interview day, they made things stress free and wanted everyone happy. I loved everything about it. Great program, faculty, students and facility. Also, they had a spot for luggage!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved it. Hope I get in! I find out on the 18th!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"This is a really great looking school. The state of the art facilities represent an advancement in the field of dentistry and how Tufts is keeping up. They value the input of the students and this is something that is great because it means that they all have a voice." More from this Member | Report Response

"i wish we had gotten the blue book beforehand" More from this Member | Report Response

"I am sold on the school after the interview, they are now my #1 choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour is also given by someone who is not a student, and the information she provides could not be more useless. I could have read this info on the website, and would have rather gotten some real feedback from a real student about the school on the tour. I feel like people generally love Tufts from their interview there and I don't know if it's based on comparison to other interviews the people have had, but from my experience I was very disappointed with the overall presentation of their school. It felt too structured, cold, and with not much contact with the students - other than the 4-5 minutes I had during lunch before getting interviewed. At all four of my other dental school interviews I had at least an hour to talk to the students and also the professors, but not at Tufts. Even on the tour, we sped walked by the clinics. I really, really wanted to like this school but I just can't put my heart to it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall a good school, especially in regards to clinical experience, but needs stronger didactics to truly be an elite school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tufts was a very laid back interview. The program is very strong and well organized." More from this Member | Report Response

"wear a suit. I saw a couple of comments that said don't be so professional but I was wearing a skirt suit and I was glad I did" More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome School. Top choice out of the 9 interviews i had. The dean was awesome" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school looks great and is of very high quality. The students look happy and are more than willing to help newcomers. Aside from the cost, I don't think anyone would regret attending Tufts. Also, the doubletree hotel is literally across the street from the school! You can get an interview discount and you wont have to worry about travel the morning of the interview. This is a huge help." More from this Member | Report Response

"Found it funny to hear that the even classes (hopefully us 2014 follow through) are friendly where as the odd classes aren't. I was kinda of let down by the fact many of the people interviewing with me were so quiet and reserved. I don't know if it was their only interview and got nervous but it wasn't certainly the case for half of the interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent school. Will be very happy there next fall!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't stress the interview too much, there's a high chance you'll get accepted afterwards... at the same time, don't underprepare!" More from this Member | Report Response

"very typical interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked Tufts and everyone who were there but cost is holding me down" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tufts is such a great school. The school really cares about answering any questions and providing all the information for students. It is now my top choice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school location and facilities but very expensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"They basically just went over my AADSAS application in front of me and allowed me to expand on it. Very unstressful and conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"my interview went really well. the students in my interview group for the most part said that they did well too. basically once you get an interview, they pretty much like what they see on the application. They just want a face and personality to an application so be yourself and dont be nervous! The staff were very helpful as well. It really is an amazing school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Boston traffic is a nightmare! Don't drive there unless you absolutely have to. Give yourself plenty of time to get to the school. Bring a small snack just in case you get really hungry (lunch is at 12pm). " More from this Member | Report Response

"I heard back from Tufts about two weeks after my interview, and I was accepted, but ultimately I'm declining my acceptance due to the issues I discussed in the "What impressed you negatively" section, though I was sad to do so because I really loved the people I met at Tufts and could see myself being really happy there. I got into my state school as well, so financially turning down Tufts seems like the smart decision to me. However, overall I think it was an awesome school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"so excited to be attending!" More from this Member | Report Response

"A really good school now if your willing to pony up the dough. After the construction is finished, it will probably be a great school." More from this Member | Report Response

"my interview was very short - which made me doubt my performance but everything turned out good :) " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers are random. Most students get interviewed by one 4th year student. I was interviewed by two faculty members. I guess you'll never know who is going to interview you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really great experience overall" More from this Member | Report Response

"your interview can be with faculty student+faculty student only (what i had) interview can be specific to your file so know your file well you get a tooth brush +tooth paste =)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I could see myself living in Boston and attending Tufts the moment I got off the subway. The culture is amazing because of its diversity, the history is rich, the city is beautiful and green (3rd greenest city), and the food is delicious. I came during the coldest time of the year, but it really wasn't that bad! I just wore a pair of long johns underneath and I was good to go exploring the city. Everything was within walking distance and there were a ton of students walking around. City life without the hassle." More from this Member | Report Response

"very casual interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Financial aid presentation got a bit boring." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was very relaxed, i was interviewed by a 4th year student. basically they were just looking to see if you can hold a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't asked any questions at all. Me and a D4 student just had a conversation. Through the conversation I learned a great deal about the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"i've always heard great things about tufts and was first impressed with the great info they sent along with my interview invite. the actual interview day impressed me even more! everyone was really friendly and seemed to really have personality. it felt as though tufts was really everyone's top choice and they were really excited to be there. i loved the school and thought it had the perfect balance between clinical exposure and strong didactics. " More from this Member | Report Response

"You begin the day in a board room with other applicants, the admissions staff goes over stats and what you're chances are, they cover financial aid, and then a detailed presentation of the packet they provide you with and a chance to ask lots of questions, then a tour. Then during lunch in the room with current students they pull you away to your interview, the presentation is continued when everyone gets back. A very relaxed and nice interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Informative for me, relaxed, conversational, actually a very pleasant and positive experience. The faculty and student I met with were just wonderful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview itself was somewhat frantic. Lunch was given then students/staff came in and took us away to our interviews. It just seemed like the school rushed through the interview itself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews are given by seniors, post-grad students, and faculty. I had a post-grad student which made for a relaxed interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"very positive; everyone there was very friendly; a bunch of students dropped by at lunch (during which they slyly take you out for the individ interview one by one); don't bother reading the other feedback - they all say the same thing - very friendly, low stress..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very professional and very friendly. Make sure you eat lunch quickly, just after the interviewers (student and faculty) enter the conference room, they start taking interviewees out one by one. Be yourself, but come prepared with pen and pad, and solid questions. Many applicants showed up without a pad and appeared very unprofessional, in addition to being poorly dressed- overall indication of bad composure. Figure out how to tie a tie and tuck your shirt in before the morning of the interview! Above all, throughout your entire interview experience remember: interviewers are more concerned with how you carry yourself then the actual content of your answers. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was a great experience. the staff was so friendly. the interviewer was really cool!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was not too intimidating. I really learned a lot about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Long tour of the school with admisssions staff. Then financial aid talk. Then more specific questions adressed by admissions coordinator. Then lunch with other dental students and in the middle of the lunch you get taken out to do your interview (So get your food first and eat fast so you don't have a bite in your mouth when they call you. Also, I suggest eating fruit, so your breath doesn't stink.) Then back to the room to address more questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"i love the fact that tufts is smack right in the middle of chinatown... everyone seems genuinely nice...tour, presentation, lunch, interview...the basic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive, i feel like it was more informative for me than anything else. staying in boston and sightseeing was also alot of fun. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was positive, and Dr. Allen was great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was really laid back and informative. The interview was a conversation and the students that came during the lunch time were very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"with a 4th yr student. Very agreeable person. Qs were very typical. Very relaxed. They seem to have in mind who they want, but the interview rules out people who you only know inperson, should not be practicing medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really surprised by how nice the school was and how organized and prepared the day's presenters were. I really felt at home there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was laid back and interesting. It was done by one faculty member and two students who all seemed to want to know more about me other than drill me. It was really good." More from this Member | Report Response

"couldn't ask for a better school, they are great. The interview went very smoothe and everyone was very helpfull, plus good school morale." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I applied for Dental international student program and I am from Inia.It was an overall pleasent experience. compared to all other interviews I attended the interview was well organised they make u feel really comfortable and they welcome u whole heartedly which I did not see in many other universities. The faculty are very nice and friendly. They call only few people for interview and accept 80% of them which is really good. They just dont waste money and time of lots of students for few positions like other universities. They will tell u results in 2 weeks which is really fast. I got an acceptance letter in 10 days. And the personal interview is soo relaxed that they just want you to know in person. So be yourself and be honest. Dont forget to eat breakfast before attend for interview bcoz they dont offer breakfast." More from this Member | Report Response

"my interview was done by a 4th year student and was very laid back. the actual interview part was about 15 minutes or so. the next 30 minutes we talked about our personal lives and things such as what kind of cars we drove, if we were in a relationship, what our favorite movies were... pretty much casual talk." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone (I had a real friendly group)left the school wanting to go there including myself!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a friendly interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a friendly interview, where the interviewers just want to know you better as a person. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They have a contact for LGBT students. I called and was given the info for a gay student before I showed up so I had a connection to the school before I showed up and that made the whole process much less intimidating. I knew what to expect." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had my interview with a fourth year dental student. She was very nice, and the interview was more like a conversation than a formal interview. Just be yourself and relax." More from this Member | Report Response

"casual with a 4th year dental student. it was more of a conversation which i appreciate." More from this Member | Report Response

"GREAT. I was accepted 2/16/06. I can't wait to go. Tufts was my last choice, but they blew me away at the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I got there at 9am, we were greeted and given an overview of the admissions process, financial aid, etc. Then we were given a tour for about an hour around the whole building and hospital, ate lunch, interview, and then talked more about the curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked the interview...it was my third and it seemed to be the best of the three so far...there was a post in the forums by someone (howui3) who gave a detailed synopsis of the entire day...I read his post before the interview and it was pretty much exact, even the fact that you feel like you're on the Apprentice when you're in the board room...my interview lasted about an hour, but I was the 2nd to last one done...I asked who was the first one done, and a guy's interview was 15 mintutes (with a faculty)..so you can expect anywhere from 15-60 minutes...relax and enjoy, this was an easy interview..." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was a great interview. this is the first school i interviewd at so i dont have anything to compare it to but it was definitely a good experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was completely relaxed and was conducted by a fourth year dental student. He made me feel confortable immediately, and that gave me confidence. The interview was surprisingly short, and he had not read my entire application before the interview, but I believe the impression I left was a positive one." More from this Member | Report Response

"refer to positve impressions. If your one to get tired during a lecture drink coffee becuase they talk to you for awhile about the dental school towards the end of the day...can you believe someone was dozing off during this time while the Dean was speaking...this girl was nuts I tell ya!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Started with an introduction, discussion of financial aid, tour of the school, a quick intro of another faculty member, lunch, talked with students, and had interviews. Good experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a professor and a 4th year student interview me. The interview itself was very low-key, non-stressful. They had obviously read my file a few times because they knew a lot about me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Group of fifteen, no breakfast (eat before), I had a four-year student do my interview by himself, others had a faculty member plus a student-in-training. Everything we did seemed very informative and productive. They tell you straight up that Tufts is hard and stressful so there are no suprises in school, but the graduating students seemed very confident about their training. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed the interview. We took a tour of the school, met with students for a catered lunch, had the interview, then we met with Mark to talk about curriculum. The students I talked with were very happy. One student had transferred from North Carolina and enjoyed Tufts more. I actually liked Tufts the best of all schools that I visited, the only downside is cost. " More from this Member | Report Response

"As for the interview itself? Mine was with a faculty member and a 4th year in training to do interviews. It was in a room with another faculty member doing work (they don't seem to have their own offices), so don't be freaked out if someone is "listening in." They were both very friendly and low-stress. They seemed to mostly know how you deal with stress, asked about my family (my dad went there), and asked where I got my inspiration from. It is given right after lunch. As for the school in general, it will DEFINITELY prepare you to be a dentist. On the bad side, that makes for very stressed students and lots of class time. No one could really answer "so how's the student dynamics? What do you guys do for fun?"...they all stared at me and said "we study". PROS: They have an excellent simulation lab, great clinics with semi-private cubicles, low loan default rate (i.e. Tufts dentists make $$$$), great opp's for externships, specialties. CONS: stressed, unhappy students, COST, large class (pro or con, depending), more class time than other schools, restrict curriculum to dentistry and have their own hospital rotations so that dental students purposely never meet med students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was extremely laid back, absolutely nothing to stress over" More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole interview is nothing to get stressed about,If you made it to the interview round your chances of getting in are very good." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since it was a combined BS/DMD program I feel like I was treated more as child and in a sense they went easier on me. My interviwer was Mr. Olson, and he was very coopertive and could see that I was very nevous and promted me to talk. However i did not get into the dental program although my stats were high SAT- 1420 and had alot of ECs, but overall it was a decent interview experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had made plans to stay in Boston longer!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities really impressed me. Students appeared very happy with the quality of education. School makes a genuine effort to respond to students' feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"very organized...they do a good job selling their school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"School had obtained completed application in October. Received an e-mail in January telling me to feel free to send in application withdrawal letter. I don't like the way this school does business. It would be really considerate to let your applicants know if the dog ate my application, if you hate me & want me to go away instead of me calling the adcom & them stating "uhh.. our applications increased 30%." " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tufts is AWESOME!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was a great experience. The morning was filled with presentations on the curriculm and cost. Mark knows everything about the school and is a great person to talk to. My interviewer was awesome, it really was more of a conversation-it didn't feel like an interview at all. Then you get to talk to dental students and one went to undergrad where I am now so that was cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"The morning discussion on curriculum and financial aid was informative. The curriculum discussion was a presentation as well as a Q & A session. The interview itself was very relaxed. The questions were pertinent to understanding why you want to become a dentist, as well as how you would cope in dental school/practice. I was nervous because that's the type of person that I am, but in retrospect, it wel very smoothly. I almost wished they hadn't covered so much in the preliminary discussion, so I would have some more questions in the interview! The tour afterward was great. I wished it had been longer so I could have seen more of the day-to-day activity." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole experience was awesome! I met with seven or eight other candidates in a board room and we were given information about financial aid, curriculum, housing, etc. We went on a tour and then had lunch. Since I knew that we were going to be pulled out one by one during lunch, I had a small sandwich. The interview was given by a 4th year student and it was really laid back. I ended up asking my interviewer more questions about the school--overall it was conversational. Afterwards, we went back to the board room and listened to some more specifics about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"This school is awesome. It has a major clinical empahsis and I love that. they have a great clinic and really turn you into a competant clnician when you graduate. The faculty members are great and the school has a good curr. The students there who just took the NB part one averaged 89.1 which places them sixth in the nation...so the curriculum works well. The students love the school and the city. Boston is awesome and would be so much fun to live in. This was also the most professional interview set-up I've seen. Mark gives the best presentation of a school i've ever seen. They said that they interview 25% of the applicants and then they accept 75% of the interviewees." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was my first interview, but it is one of the most memorable events for me. I got accepted. The interview was cool.It was more like a conversation. I wasn't asked any technical or academic questions. Study your CV,SOP,be confident and honest. It works." More from this Member | Report Response

"was excellent! I got accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a pleasant experience overall. They give you a toothbrush and a nice map of Boston. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was held by a fourth year student. It took place after i had the chance to meet other dental students and ask them for advice. The interview is taking place only to help you. Stress will only make your situation harder. Just see it as a friendly conversation and your chance to show them who you are and why you chose Tufts." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a Pharmocology professor and a fourth year student drill me. It sucked and took forever." More from this Member | Report Response

"I arrived there a day before my interview, because I had no idea where the interview would be held, being that I have not been to Boston. We drove to the place like three times to make sure that we knew exactly how to get there without getting lost, since we were staying outside the city (less expensive). The whole day was pretty laid back. I have it a stress level of 5 because I didn't know what to expect, so I feared the worst. The interview came as soon as I had finished eating, so there was not ime to brush my teeth. The interviewer was super funny nand nice, but very professional in asking me "interview" type questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very impressive, good school" More from this Member | Report Response

"it was good, the interviewer tried hard to stun me." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was actually fun and informative at the same time. Interviewer reassured me that the experience was not meant to be stressful at all. Everyone else interviewed in my group had the general consensus that everyone was extremely nice and not intimidating at all. " More from this Member | Report Response

"While I was nervous, the interview was as relaxed as possible- the dentists were really friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Amazing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was a nice experience but I think they don't trust you at the end." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very straight forward interview. My interviewer just wanted me to clarify some information I put down on my personal statement. We only spent about 10 mins on my porfolio and Q&A for the rest of the time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly I felt they wasted my time" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxed.....Very cool....I wish they were all like this one." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tufts seems like a really good school to go to if one doesn't mind the expensive tuition of a private school and living expenses of residing in Boston." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was fun, i learnt a lot more about the program and the profession. the students i met were really nice and fed me with +feedback about the school. the admission staff is very pleasant." More from this Member | Report Response

"overall it was a positive experience, i was well informed about what the school has to offer and the interview was extremely casual. She basically asked like two interview ?'s and then we talked about how we are both from NYC the rest of the time. I think they try to pair you with someone who has something in common with you so you can somehow relate so just try and find that out and you are golden." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall a positive experience, met lots of nice people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great place but real expensive" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was only so-so. I had really wanted to go to Tufts for dental school, but the interviw-day was just not that much fun. The peopled seemed nice enough, but I just got the sense that the particular students we talked to weren't having a good time. Also, the interview itself seemed very mundane and sterile. The interviewer had a list of questions and just went through them. It was different from my other interviews because the Tufts interview was very NON-conversational. There were awkward periods of silence and it just seemed as if my interviewer didn't really like my answers or care about what I was saying. My other interviews at other schools were much more laid back, fun, and conversational. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great time with my interviewer, he was such a nice man and made me feel really comfortable durring the interview. He let me know that I was doing a great job answering my questions. The interview felt like a conversation. My adivce to anyone interviewing would be to just relax..and if you have been granted an interview, you've passed the hard part and they just want to know that you are a person with emotions and that you are not a psychological defect to cause harm to patients. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The trip went really well other than the fact that I felt like my interviewer didn't like anything I said." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pleasant, positive and I learned more about the admissions process, loans, exams and dental school curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had on interview at UOP before visiting Tufts, and I think that Tufts simulation lab seems a bit cramped. I didn't get to see all of the school, but I think because we also stepped into the medical center we didn't have enough time. I found the faculty and students to be nice. Although I didn't feel much of a connection to the school. Overall I think that Tufts is a decent school and they do put much effort into helping their students do well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tufts is a good school with a lot of resources; it doesn't have anything really above and beyond unique about it, but I certainly wouldn't mind going there (if I don't get into a cheaper state school, that is)." More from this Member | Report Response

"great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"great school, very positive experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"this was my first interview, and i really enjoyed it. the whole session was very informative" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 19
Faculty member 11
Admissions staff 113
Other 2

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 85
Neutral 10
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
9.14 92

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 11
Out of state 82

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 19
2-3 hours 16
4-6 hours 33
7+ hours 24

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 55
Automobile 23
Train or subway 13
Other 4

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

Response # Responders
< $100 16
$101-$200 14
$201-$300 13
$301-$400 14
$401-$500 12
$501+ 9

What airport did you use?

N/A-virtual interview because COVID

Boston

SFO

Manchester Airport (NH)

Boston Logan

Logan International Airport

took train into South Station, flew out of Logan

Logan International

Logan

Delta

Boston Logan International

bos

MHT

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 2
Friends or family 23
Hotel 51
Home 2
Other 1

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western

Best Western - Roundhouse

Boston Plaza

Club Quaters

Courtyard/Tremnot

Double Tree

doubletree

Doubletree Hotel

Farrington Inn

Hilton Downtown

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn express Boston

hyatt

Millner

Milner

Milner Hotel

Milner Hotel Boston

Radisson

Radisson on Stuart Street

Ramada

Ramada Inn

Revere

Sheraton

The Milner

The Milner Hotel

Westin

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

Best Western

Best Western - Roundhouse

Boston Plaza

Club Quaters

Courtyard/Tremnot

Double Tree

doubletree

Doubletree Hotel

Farrington Inn

Hilton Downtown

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn express Boston

hyatt

Millner

Milner

Milner Hotel

Milner Hotel Boston

Radisson

Radisson on Stuart Street

Ramada

Ramada Inn

Revere

Sheraton

The Milner

The Milner Hotel

Westin

Yes

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.63 103

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
9.26 104

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

Response Avg # Responders
9.63 104

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.43 51

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.85 54

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.19 47

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The situation is of course constantly adapting due to COVID, but the strict time limit on the interview was disappointing." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was perfect!" More from this Member | Report Response

"No real suggestions. I really enjoyed the day. Maybe more food for the amount of students that end up coming and eating too." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing. they were all nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make a digital copy of the blue book and put it online. Or send it to the applicants before their interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure there is always someone available to answer the phones." More from this Member | Report Response

"Better directions to reach interview location. Information about parking and hotels. Remind students to bring the blue book with them." More from this Member | Report Response

"The book that was sent about a week before the interview was too much information a lot of it I could find on your website." More from this Member | Report Response

"It would have been nice to have a student give the tour of the school instead of the admissions staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pick up the phone" More from this Member | Report Response

"Allow more time for lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"Too much down time, and need more student involvement during the whole day. For example, allow students who can demonstrate student life to give the school tour rather than people from admissions who can give you just "basic" facts." More from this Member | Report Response

"None Doing an amazing job" More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide a more concise student packet, the one sent in the mail was informative but filled with overwhelming amounts of detail." More from this Member | Report Response

"It would be nice to have the opportunity to shadow one of the dental students in the clinic for a bit during the interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing - they were awesome! It was a snow day and they still came in to interview us!" More from this Member | Report Response

"bring more food. don't invite that many students to lunch. it's really overwhelming." More from this Member | Report Response

"possibly have a student do the tour, this would allow us all to ask questions in a very carefree and" More from this Member | Report Response

"None - very good and responsive." More from this Member | Report Response

"shorten the presentation!! I almost missed my flight!" More from this Member | Report Response

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