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  • University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • San Francisco
Individual Feedback 4 86 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 63
Negatively 11
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.18 85

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.53 43

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 42

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 1
20 minutes 8
25 minutes 6
30 minutes 25
35 minutes 9
40 minutes 11
45 minutes 7
50 minutes 5
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 13

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 82
At a regional location 0
At another location 2

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 82
In a group 2

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 3
Closed file 81

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.87 85

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

"Apart from science and art and helping people, why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself after you graduate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Why dentistry? What would you do in ... (a scenario)? (Ethics related)" More from this Member | Report Response

"why not dds+phD??" More from this Member | Report Response

"why here" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your goals for serving your community as a dentist" More from this Member | Report Response

"community services" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you acquainted yourself with dentistry? Why do you want to go to UCSF? What makes you a unique applicant and why do you think you'll fit in well with our class? Do you have any questions for me? Where are you from? So tell me a little bit about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What kind of personality should dentists have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry (this was asked not by my interviewer, but by his friend who came by his office)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UCSF?" 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

"Do you feel dentistry is a right or a privelage?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could not be a dentist, what would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Education is a right or previlliage?" More from this Member | Report Response

"DDS interview: Why dentistry? Community Services? Leadership experience? Dental exposure experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"community service and jobs i've had" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your leadership" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe your leadership experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any community servcie experience? (hint: You NEED to answer this well)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents do for a living? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of research experience do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you have any leadership or extracurricular activies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why not be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what kind of community service have you done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you found out that a classmate was cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Community Service." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't worry about anything just be relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you see yourself serving an underserved community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my experience in a dental office" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was your research about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do that doesn't relate to dentistry at all - what was the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me why you are interested in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you chose dentistry out of the entire health field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about studying dentistry in a diverse environment?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you think you will be prepared to serve the healthcare needs of a diverse patient base?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"how do you see your instructors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your: research, volunteering, leadership, clinical experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me why you chose UCSF?" More from this Member | Report Response

"leadership, community, volunter, reseach experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your highest DAT score?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Research experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you participated in research? Volunteer activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Ethical Dillema" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is your manual dexterity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you would do in this situation? (an ethical dilemma)" More from this Member | Report Response

"why donot u want to be an artist? (I brought my sketch book)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your stats/ tell me about yourself/ how have these experiences prepared you for dental school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do to maintain good manual dexterity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do at X research lab?" More from this Member | Report Response

"grades and DAT" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you have any leadership experiences? Did you ever do any community service?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you prepared for dental school." More from this Member | Report Response

"What volunteer work did you do? What dental experience do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you like the curriculum/program while undergraduate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you give back to your community as a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What kind of community service have you done" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your plans after dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to do with your dental career?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are you planning to do in 5 or 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"PhD? Why DDS/PhD rather DDS or PhD? Why not MD/PhD or MD? Talk about your research " More from this Member | Report Response

"Any shortage of dentists in your community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"What types of volunteer activities have you done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of outreach/extracurricular activites have you done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your strengths and weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any leadership skills?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How have you acquainted yourself with dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Were there any downsides to your undergraduate experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any dental or research experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what kind of community service have you done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that we have too many dentists, not enough dentists, or a misallocation of dentists?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What extracurricular activites did you participate in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Extracurricular activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you held any leadership positions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about extracurriculars, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Community activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had any leadership role?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any volunteer work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with diversity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What leadership roles have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you plan to do when you complete dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you like shadowing for a private practive dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why would do you want to go to UCSF?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What are your extracurricular activities/leadership roles?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you speak any foreign languages?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Leadership/research experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your research experiences/leadership positions/dental experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Community and leadership experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How have you demonstrated your leadership capabilities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What community service activities have you done?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"What kind of extracurricular activities do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What about dentistry appeals to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

"Why dentistry? If you like people interaction why not business?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Did you do research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an ethical dilemma you have been in and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"case scenario" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything in particular you want me to tell the admissions committee" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Stuff about my background, family, personal characteristics such as hobbies, interests, etc..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your top 3 choices? Do you have siblings? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry... what intrigues you about the profession." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you do research? Mostly questions that were already answered in my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the research that you participated." More from this Member | Report Response

"Thats all, we finished and did a little tour early. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why will you be a good dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why are you interested in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is so great about this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about ur internship experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parents background" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think we need to do to solve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"explain your community involvement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any leadership experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your gpa? what was your worst subject?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry? (Nothing unusual and no trick questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about why I want to do dentistry, my extracurricular involvment, leadership experience, etc. Nothing hard. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Is receiving a college education a privilege or a right?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of leadership roles have you played?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what can you do with your hands?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are you doing now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the social issues affecting dentistry? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think makes a good dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would you help the community in the future when you become a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any experience in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you done any research? And when (what month of what year) did you decide to become a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about UCSF sttracts you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything you want the committee to know that I have not asked?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"What leadership positions have you held?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What activities did you do in undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"family" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you plan to do after Dental School?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you want me to bring anything to adcom, why should u be selected?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you done for the community lately?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you demonstrated leadership skills?" More from this Member | Report Response

"" " volunteer experience? " " leadership experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Your volunteer and leadership activities." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research, community service, and leadership experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you interested in research?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

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

"How would you handle a situation in which your patient couldn't afford the best treatment in your treatment plan? What would you do if they got upset about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you like UCSF so much over other schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you so cheerful?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you would do in this situation? (an ethical dilemma)" More from this Member | Report Response

"case scenario" More from this Member | Report Response

"gave me a scenario about if i saw cheating and how i would handle it" More from this Member | Report Response

"all were pretty straight forward." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What kind of personality should dentists have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experience are you proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What about UCSF attracts you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What book (excluding religous ones) has influenced you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"nothing really it was very general: why dentistry? coummunity service, leadership experience, work experience, dental experience, research etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"don't remember" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really... the DDS interviewers ask questions directly from an evaluate form." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of fillings that your dentist does? I was surprised she wanted to know that detail." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your leadership" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is education a right or a privilege?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing that interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is education a right or privaledge?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you can give back to the community as a leader/dentisit?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Why don't you want to go to UCLA?" My "faculty" interviewer was actually an endo resident who got his DDS/PhD from UCLA... I guess he really loved it there." More from this Member | Report Response

"all were pretty basic interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"why don't you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you think education is a privilege or a right?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you found out that a classmate was cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who has had the most impact on your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What medical issue is there in your community that you would like to address/change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who did influence you mostly?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Who has inspired me the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None really. All standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked how I would "deal with diversity", which I think is a strange way of putting it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about being culturally diverse." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UCSF" More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't think anything memorable was asked. Just regular. Nothing weird was asked. Pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing interesting asked. Much like the rest of the day UCSF didn't offer me anything interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would friends or family members say to describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were to trying to be your friend, what would you say about yourself to impress me?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why don't you just go to UCLA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you speak any foreign languages?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing really. The interview was pretty much predictable." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what philosophies influence your life? " More from this Member | Report Response

"None really. They were all normal type of questions asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"She asked alot of questions about my background and how I grew up." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your mom say about you if she were here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are my role model in high school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me an example of how you resolved a conflict in your work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you feel about current issues in health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None impressed me, they were all standard questions. "What would your mother say about you if she were here?" was a little unusual." More from this Member | Report Response

"Without thinking, how would your mother describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about UCLA dental school (probably because I am from LA)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was the latest movie I have seen." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you interact with people? (Shouldn't they judge that from the interview?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing atypical" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think education is a right or privilege?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions were typical interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

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

"Why do you think you're a good fit for UCSF?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing in Particular" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you apply to UCLA, if you got into both UCLA and UCSF, where would you go?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an ethical dilemma you have been in and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The essay!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the writing sample prompt" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you think kaplan gives students an unfair advantage over those of lower socioeconomic status?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you think would be the most exciting thing and the hardest thing while attending here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"which school is your first choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you like the curriculum/program while undergraduate? (asked about your major and what did you learn)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three things you would like to change about yourself and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The questions my faculty asked were not unexpected but it was the manner she asked them in (curtly and aggressively)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What book (excluding religous ones) has influened you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did u decide to go for dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you expect from school faculty and staff? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do other people describe you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your internship" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain bad grade." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you describe yourself to other people" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing hard at all" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Nothing expected. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you can give back to the community as a leader/dentisit?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"all were pretty standard dental questions... maybe how would you assist the community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The dates. Since it was closed file, the interviewer asked for specific dates for community services and work experience. why's that important? its all in the file." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if you found out that a classmate was cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I think there is a shortage of dentists in certain areas, if so, where, and what should we do to fix this disparity" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None really" More from this Member | Report Response

"The most difficult part was coming up with exact dates for everything I had done in the pretaining to dentistry, volunteering, and life. I kind of think that an open file would have made the faculty interivew more informative, because we wouldn't have had to go over all of that specific stuff. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, very nice interviewers, they just want to get to know you as a person." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should I be chosen over somone else" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to UCSF? Had to give an half-hearted answer. That's why it was so tough." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"nothing mind-shattering" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above." More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you unique and why should we pick you over other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None... all of questions were expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your parents say about you if you were here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"=)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the name of the book you are currently reading(My mind went blank for a second and I almost forgot:)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did I read? What was the last novel I read? Did I finish?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none." More from this Member | Report Response

""Why don't you want to go into medicine?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I wanted to be an open person and meet new people so that I could have relationships (as in a friendly relationship), what would you tell me to do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the specific vulenteer activity in the area of health that I have done?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What did you learn from you observation at a dental clinic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think education is a right or privilege?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your lowest DAT score?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN and dental student friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very well" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Mock interview at my undergrad, SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced with my friends " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, advice from past interviewee, read over secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, my AADSAS, met with students and former faculty to find out about what the school was looking for, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really. i had already had a bunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"look at SDN interview feedbacks. mock interview. look presentable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my AADSAS app, secondary app, mock interviews, SDN interview feedback. Really though, I went in over-prepared because the interviews are really laid back. They genuinely want to get to know you as a person and whether you'd fit in with their class. So don't memorize answers and just be yourself. " More from this Member | Report Response

"websites, practice answering questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, student attending, UCSF website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read thoroughly the personal information, school website, and SDN website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, SDN, visited school previously" More from this Member | Report Response

"Had someone mock interview me. Also had a another interview the week before which got me into the right frame of mind." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, read over AADSAS application, personal statement, visited school website and got plentiful sleep the night before." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school & friend mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read though my secondary app., my essay, and current event dentistry articles. Walked around the school and area the day before. Also made a list of all the questions that were asked on studentdoctor.net and talked through answers to each of them. Found aspects about the school that stood out to discuss during interview. (this was my third interview, so I had some experience to make it a little easier)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN, Personal Statement, Secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"read my personal statement, secondary, SDN, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN previous interview and my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed primary and 2ndary application, and SDN feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, ucsf website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Watched movies in my hotel room" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, previous interviews, secondary application." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had been to four other interviews, so I felt pretty comfortable" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN, my secondary, my AADSAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"I researched UCSF, made a list of answers to potential questions, and read feedback on studentdoctor.net" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read all the brochures the UCSF rep gave our pre-dent club, went over my AADSAS and secondary apps, and browsed the latest news on the UCSF website." More from this Member | Report Response

"just slept a lot and read school web page" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"all sorts of stuff: went over my personal statement; reviewed UCSF's secondary application; read up on my published journals; meditated " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, UCSF website, personal statement. Read some of my old essays to prepare for the writing sample." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at SDN and reviewed my AADSAS app." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN and my second application" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had previous interviews, so I was pretty confident and prepared. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN feedback, and going over school website briefly. I had had several interviews already, and I got accepted to all the schools I had interviews at. So I was confident and relaxed. Actually, I was not so prepared and so relaxed, I did not say a few things I should have said. It is so true that being stressed makes you perform better. :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just relaxed the day before and tried not to stress about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't really prepare - I think you have to be yourself, and I've already been accepted wuite a few places so I've had previous experience interviewing and wasn't very nervous either. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, and other interviews helped." More from this Member | Report Response

"Website other students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Brochures from my college about UCSF and websites. Wish I knew about the student doctor network at the time!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at UCSF brochures, website, and talked to many friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application (essays, secondary, and website)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my UCSF secondary and application and my UCLA secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at the UCSF website, read over my application, and the SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"I looked over my AADSAS file again, read previous interview posts on SDN, and read material my undergrad gave me about the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"read over my AADSAS and secondary application, personal statement, visit the UCSF website, talk to current students, and read interview feedbacks" More from this Member | Report Response

"read my personal statement and sleep" More from this Member | Report Response

"reread adsas app" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't really prepare for it. Since we were told that it would be a closed interview, I figured I would wing it and be myself. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over personal statement, secondary application questions, SDN..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Personal statement, website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my file and read the school info on the web" More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, reading feedbacks" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my personal statement, AADSAS file, and everything I could get my hands on about UCSF" More from this Member | Report Response

"read website. attended an interview workshop offerred by the school last year." More from this Member | Report Response

"UCSF website, SDN, application, secondary app." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application and just relaxed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"read over personal statement and application, read over FAQs from the university web site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ask from UCSF students, read online about interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, secondary application, talked with former UCSF former students" More from this Member | Report Response

"read interview feedback at studentdoctor.net, thoroughly thought about answers to potential questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice questions" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"City of SF! Attitude of faculty, staffs, and students. Research opportunities. Curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of people around." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location, clinical opportunities, opportunities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of staff, beautiful campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus was amazing, SF is the best city in CA, the staff and faculty are the nicest people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great in all aspects. High specialty rate. San Fran is an amazing city." More from this Member | Report Response

"Brand new SIM lab and updated technology. The school is A LOT different from my first visit two years ago. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Pass/Fail, program has great reputation, students seem happy, you can get in state residency after one year, great location." More from this Member | Report Response

"Almost everything, even the view from the school out to the Golden Gate Bridge!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Staff are nice and try to de-stress us. James even introduced nice restaurants around the school ^^" More from this Member | Report Response

"research" More from this Member | Report Response

"It had the best of everything. Amazing faculty, high boards and tons of students specializing, P/F system, great facilities, the view is incredible" More from this Member | Report Response

"the buildings, library, and facilities were all very beautiful, with a great view of the city and pacific. the admissions staff were all exceptionally friendly and sold the school very well. The Pass/No Pass system seems great too." More from this Member | Report Response

"They aren't out to interrogate you or make your life miserable. They just want to get to know you and see if they like you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The preclinic labs were a lot nicer than what the other SDNers made it out to be. We got to sit in on a lecture (which was VERY cool) and the students seemed happy...the lecturer was very enthusiastic and the whole class of 80-or-so erupted in laughter several times during the lecture. A lot of people specialize after getting their DDS since UCSF is such a prestigious school. The admissions people said over 35%, but the faculty interviewer that I talked to said that it was like 65% during his day." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is very nice. The student interviewer and the tour guide were informative. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The location, the prestige, the P/F system" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is definately number one dental school in the nation. everything was really impressive. Best dental school~!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Independent study options.. and the flexibility if I decide to do a joint program or research. Nice gym!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The presentation by the Dean." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. This is a fantastic school. The clinics and facilities were nice, the building has a great view of the ocean, faculty seemed happy, students were intelligent, campus is beautiful, curriculum seems thorough and well-planned. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Dean Bertolami was a genuine guy, as were the other faculty and students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Extremely cordial admissions staff, provided continental breakfast and paid for lunch. Ample time to ask questions and meet professors and current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, location, friendliness of admission staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendly atmosphere, the location, the facilites, the research, the staff, the clinics, the pass/fail curriculum, the essay question, almost everything. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the school and how it was among other health professional schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is not as out-dated as people talk about." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone is very friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very strong faculty for the PhD program" More from this Member | Report Response

"the tuition and the diversity. the location as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"faculty was really nice and the students seemed happy" More from this Member | Report Response

"I like the pass/fail grading system. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The nice staff and the nice weather." More from this Member | Report Response

"They have a solid program with good faculty and ample opportunity for financial aid. Grades are pass/no pass and their curriculum focuses on multiple-faceted study of the body region by region instead of separately the courses into histology, bio chem, immunology, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were MUCH better then I had expected. They put a lot of $ into it and it shows. The faculty were real nice and the students, although very busy working, looked very happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dedication and professionalism of the staff and faculty. I like the fact that UCSF puts a lot of emphasis on helping the disadvantaged. There're a lot of volunteering, research, extracurriular activities. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and enthusiasm of the students I met, it suprised me, most people made negative comments about UCSF before I came." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's great location; being in a great mix of pharm, dent, and med students; the prestige; the school gives you so many options about how you want to spend the 4 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewers were really nice and the location in inner sunset of S.F. is wonderful" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost and quality of the education." More from this Member | Report Response

"the vibrancy of that whole campus -- seeing all the other students in one loosely assembled community " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school looks great!!! Nice view of Golden Gate Bridge from classroom." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of research going on in the school. Lots of specialty programs (I guess this could be a negative also)." More from this Member | Report Response

"That its pretty cheap." More from this Member | Report Response

"People were all nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Many of my Asian brothers and sisters were there! Represent! I like the big campus atmosphere, even though you have to walk around a lot. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The classes are all pass/fail, the program is top notch compared to the other programs in the nation, there is a large campus with a gym, and indoor pool, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"students seemed to be happy and I liked the clinical/Sim lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"Weather, environment, neighborhood, nice people. Emphasis on clinical traning -- almost 99 % go into practice (practice and specialty training) right after graduation. Emphasis on community service. Great fitness center right in front of dental clinic. Pass/Fail grading system. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That there was an inclusive Asian community. Many clubs and ways to get involved in the school. Research opportunities that I was interested in." More from this Member | Report Response

"I am amazed that so many people have come away with such negative impressions of UCSF I really thought that t was great. I thoght that the clinics were really nice , as well as the campus. I like the fact that it feels like a little "health care village", and I loved being surrounded by other people who have passion for science and health care whether it be medicine, pharmacy, nursing or dentistry. I also really liked the gym!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. It really is an amazing school in ever aspect." More from this Member | Report Response

"THe cost and the school interdigitated with the other health profession schools on campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost of education" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is located in beautiful San Francisco and their Research opportunites. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The opportunities the school offers to its students." More from this Member | Report Response

"San Francisco is an awesome city. The fact that I already know a lot of the people that go to the school. The ticket price of going to school (but this has pretty much diminished due to tuiition price increase and living expenses)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The city environment and the fact that I would not have to own a car." More from this Member | Report Response

"The many opportunities in research the school had. Also, the school is pretty cheap even though tuition sky rocketed last year." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"1) The great reputation the school has. 2) San Francisco is also a great city. 3) Low cost of education." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think UCSF has strong research. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the school is excellent. SF is a beautiful city that has a lot to offer (food, scenery, diversity, etc.). The atmosphere and environment of the school is very professional and academic. The faculty and students are top-notch in the nation." More from this Member | Report Response

"I like the fact that all the staffs including the dean were very down to earth and helpful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the school and its vast opportunities and of course sf itself" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new curriculum and the overall positive comments made by the dental students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"New curriculum for next year that is P/F to encourage less competition among students and it also gives more free time." More from this Member | Report Response

"The beautiful city, the facilities, the staff is soo pleasant and makes you feel like they would be lucky to have you and not the other way around. Dr. Bradshaw is soo great! " More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus was beautiful. It was on top of a hill in SF. The student interviewer was very friendly. I got to sit in one of the classes that day and it was very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Opportunities. You can do whatever you want after your training there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The recent upgrades to the dental labs and sim labs were very impressive. ALL students seem really happy to be there. Faculty members seem very nice as well. Research opportunities are plentiful. Proposed curriculum changes for next year seem positive." More from this Member | Report Response

"nice labs. nice pre-clinical labs with monitors." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities were nicer than I expected. Clinics are beautiful looking out towards the pacific ocean. The staff and students were VERY nice and accomidating. The school is top-notch for sure. I like that the dental school is attached to the med school/ hospital. It is a bustling, intoxicating atmosphere of academia and learning. Also, all the other applicants I met were quite nice and talkative. Overall it was a fun visit." More from this Member | Report Response

"The diversity, the clinics weren't half bad (better than what i expected), their research program, and the fact that they were consistently ranked 2 or 3 in terms of clinical preparation among all dental schools in the US. The students there were REALLY friendly and were very open to talk about UCSF's strengths and weaknesses. " More from this Member | Report Response

"student attitudes, lots of opportunities for students, labs, Dean was superb" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is located in a good part of city. The labs are very nice and have great view." More from this Member | Report Response

"UCSF seems to have an endless amount of opportunity for their students. There seems to be a very good balance between clinical focus and research opportunities. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Rank top among expenditure on student. Excellent faculty. Great exposure to various field of dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness and enthusiasm of faculty and students " More from this Member | Report Response

"The many research opportunities, enthusiastic students, and the school's location." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is very affordable, and seems to have a good cirriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"cold weather. expensive housing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students I talked to said that they had no personal experience placing implants, which made me concerned that more complex cases are not available to D4s." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing at all" More from this Member | Report Response

"Probably not going to get the clinical exposure of the school across town UoP, or the newest, best facilities but no school has it all." More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't think of any." More from this Member | Report Response

"noe...Best school ever visited!" More from this Member | Report Response

"facility" More from this Member | Report Response

"not a thing about the school, I just wish SF was cheaper to live in" More from this Member | Report Response

"i didn't get to talk with students at UCSF hardly at all! aside from the student interview, there was virtually no interaction with the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost of living. I think housing in SF rivals NY! It rained really hard all day. Also, they don't really feed you that well so make sure you eat a good breakfast before you go. Lunch is cafeteria food. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty interviewer. I was trying to make eye contact with her the entire time and she didn't look at me at all even when she asked me questions. She had some communication problem. Didn't know how to ask her questions. I felt like I was answering my own questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"the cost of the public school, my interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"sim lab was a little bit old." More from this Member | Report Response

"$5 lunch voucher, when most items are $4.50.. no money for drinks! Labs look old. Closed-file interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The SIM lab is not an amazing one as UCLA's." More from this Member | Report Response

"5$ for lunch didnt buy much. Also, some of the students seemed distant, others seemed stoked and totally friendly. The slide projector didnt work very well. Also, we sat for like 4 hours before we were allowed up." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student who interviewed me did not seem to excited to be there and I did not have much clue as to how well I did when interviewing with him. UCSF was slower than most schools when it came to interview invitations, and acceptance notificiation." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was old, seemed very competitive/cut-throat and the cost of attendance." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"how expensive the International Dentist Program is" More from this Member | Report Response

"Walking up the stairs... i guess i am getting old." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was raining...typical sf weather" More from this Member | Report Response

"The set up of the interviews was a little disorganized." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are a little old and San Fran's a little weird. A lady next to the school tried to sell me some drugs." More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't say anything negatively impressed me. It's a great school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather was terrible when I interviewed. It was raining like mad and so windy I felt like I was getting blown away. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The difficulty in trying to contact the admissions staff with questions prior to coming to the interview. All of my travel info on arriving at the school came from outside sources." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions/faculty interactions seemed somewhat strained; the medical students seemed to be friendlier than the dental students; it was confusing to find my way around." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything was pretty great" More from this Member | Report Response

"the disorganization of the admissions commitee." More from this Member | Report Response

"the area around the school is hilly " More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't like the idea of moving towards PBL" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of diversity. Many students in the clinic were complaining. My student tour guide even mentioned that he was bit put back by the arrogance of the professors at UCSF." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty much the whole interview process. Not organized at all. The interview was bad too. Its basically who you get. I later found out from a student that I got interviewed by a professor that nobody likes and the student called him " very weird." " More from this Member | Report Response

"facility is old" More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinic and there were only about 8-10 seats for students in their "sim-lab." I saw this as a pathetic attempt to keep up with other schools. The professors seems to be on a "high horse." While visiting the labs I stopped paying attention to the student tour guide and heard a student on the clinic floor complaining about how his instructor is biased and favors other students. lol. This is not a good impression of UCSF and it makes me wonder if students at other dental schools feel the same way. It's a pretty scary notion." More from this Member | Report Response

"The technology was not completely up to date, and the buildings looked a little bit old" More from this Member | Report Response

"it was raining..." More from this Member | Report Response

"UCSF medical campus is isolated in a residential area up on a hill. There aren't any nice restaurants or any college town nearby, although nice public transportation system takes you to the downtown in 15 minutes or so." More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinic and lab facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The pre-clinics are not that great, but everything else is top notch. Also, they speak a lot about diversity, yet the majority of students (and interviewees) are asian. There did not seem to be a very high number of underrepresented minorities, they just replaced all of the white kids with asians. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"the time it takes to get around on campus and the hills" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of modern dental facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Shotty facilities. The students at the other schools I interviewed at seemed a lot more happy and had more enthusiasm than UCSF students. I might be wrong but that's the impression I got. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The sim lab pretty bad but the clinic is nice. The school does not allow you to interact with many students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dental facilities are pretty much crap and they are behind other schools in terms of modern teaching. For example, many dental schools have digital x-rays, but not at UCSF (just one of the MANY things I noticed). UCSF seems to be geared towards research." More from this Member | Report Response

"The labs and facilities were somewhat outdated. I mean you make the best of what you got, but not too many resources in terms of clinicaly oriented. Also, the cost is not that competitive when you consider living and equipment expenses. Especially the equipment. Also, they presented that about 20-23 students go on to specialty (33%), but the breakdown was weak. They had only five or six students in total going to ortho, omfs, endo and prosthetics. The rest went into AEGD (about 7), and several more going into GPR, and research which in my opinion should not be counted as specialties since UOP prepares its students really well clinically in three years. I am pretty sure that I wrote down about 14-16 out of the 22 students entering specialty went into AEGD or GPR:(" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seem to be pretty smug and unhappy. The overall feeling I got during my interview day was a depressed surrounding. My interviewer was nowhere to be found and even admitted to me that he almost forgot he had an interview to give. The buildings and facilities are old. Very unorganized looking school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty do not make you feel wanted like other schools. I felt like I was being put on the spot at the interviews (both of them)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hmmmm. Where do I begin? During my interview I made sure to ask other UCSF students who were NOT involved in the admissions process (ie. those not giving tours or designated to answer questions to make the school look good) what they thought about the school. 1)The students did not have any personality. During my tour I asked one of the 3rd year students if he liked experience UCSF he and he just put his head down. Overall, many of the students did NOT like where they were. 2) I asked another student what he thought a weakness of UCSF was and he said that the professors think of themselves very highly and are not helpful. For example, other schools call you doctor when you enter the clinic, but this is not the case at UCSF. 3) The facilities are OLD OLD OLD!! I can't believe dentistry is taught there! 4)During the whole interview UCSF emphasized diversity---they even devoted a 30 min video promoting it. That's great and all, but they really beat the topic to death thoughout the whole process. I was sick of hearing about diversity, when all I saw were a majority of Asian students. It seemed a bit contradictory on their part. 5) One of the most negative impressions I got was when one of the dental students who was apparently upset told our tour group, "DO NOT GO TO DENTAL SCHOOL!" I almost wanted to laugh, but after the interview day I could see why he hated dental school. 6) The school concentrates excelling more on research than they do on the clinic floor. Before I never knew why UCSF was a top ranked dental school or had a good reputation, but then I found out that the students they accept have excellent GPA's and DAT's and most importantly they are funded with a lot of research money--this is what contributes to their high ranking. This was a disappointment for me because even though research opportunities are helpful, I was looking for a program that emphasizes more clinic with better facilities. Where is all the UCSF money going? To the facilities?...I don't think so. To research? Most definitely." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was not organized. Some of the students did not get a tour of the school. The building and facility are old." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students did not have much personality after going through the student interview and walking around the clinic observing students. The pre-clinical rooms and clinic were old and ugly." More from this Member | Report Response

"lack a good time table for the interview. several students were late or no show for giving tours or interview " More from this Member | Report Response

"parking and the fact that there were 20 other interviewees with ucsf havin an 80 person class" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview was 'closed' and yet the interviewer asked me about my GPA and DAT scores. Also, San Fransisco is a really expenisive place to live in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost of living!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The SF traffic. I also heard that the students were very competitive. But, the school is supposed to go to P/F system starting this year. So, it may be better." More from this Member | Report Response

"Big name, so high expectation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Great school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just a wee bit unorganized. The man leading us to meeting room didn't know exactly where it was. During my interview, my interviewer asked me what my gpa and DAT's were even though I thought it was a closed file interview. Also, my faculty interviewer had the personality of a dead fish. He wouldn't really smile at all and he didn't give me much feedback on my answers to his questions. I asked him later why he became a dentist and he told me he was a researcher and then I was like "no wonder". i'm not saying all research people are boring and have no personality. it just made sense to me..." More from this Member | Report Response

"the weather was horrible, pourred all day long, parking is $18/day and they have no sutdent parking" More from this Member | Report Response

"The city is very expensive to live in and there is no parking for studnets." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview process really stressed diversity in their class. However, I don't feel that UCSF's class is really that diverse. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The building is a bit old." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities. not as nice as the private schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day was disorganized. My faculty interview took place at the same time as the school tour. I missed the tour, but my student interviewer was kind enough to give me a mini tour. The dental school looks old, and could benefit from some remodeling." More from this Member | Report Response

"No free parking, limit $5 for lunch. My faculty interviewer forgot he had an interview that day. We interviewed in the clinic while he was helping his students. The interview lasted 1hr and a half because of all the distractions. It seemed very unorganized. So consequently I missed out on the school tour. " More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It gets very cold at night. Plan a trip around SF!" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a short writing sample at the end of the day asking for your interpretation of a quote (quote changes with each day, and they ask for about half a page to a page of writing, giving you 30 min). I also wish I would have known that an option financial aid presentation would follow the interview day -- I would have liked to stay for that but could not as I had already scheduled a shuttle to take me to the airport." More from this Member | Report Response

"Writing prompt at the end of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I shouldn't have stressed out so much because it was so easy going and relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"They had just received their 4th Nobel winner of the school the day of my interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"You will have 2 different interviews, a 30 minute 1 on 1 with a faculty member and a 30 minute group interview with a current student (2 interviewees with 1 current student). Both interviews are closed file. Also, your interview time is not fixed nor back to back so you never know when its your turn to go." More from this Member | Report Response

"writing sample was way too hard for me...I bombed in that section ><" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the student interview was 2 applicants per 1 student simultaneously. There's also a 30 free-response essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"the quote i would have to write about. it was really abstract." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking was $20 dollars! But seriously, it's not a big deal considering you are interviewing." More from this Member | Report Response

"new curriculum " More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviews were literally right after lunch and you get assigned to the interviewers randomly, literally a few seconds before the interview. I had to cram my tuna sandwich down my throat and take a big swig of water to was it down. Also, the girl's bathroom down the hall has only ONE stall, so make sure you go before everyone else otherwise you're lining up behind like 6 girls after lunch when your interview is 5 minutes away." More from this Member | Report Response

"Older simulation and working lab. No Dean right now (they're working on that). " More from this Member | Report Response

"that i would be evaluated during the lunch interview with student" More from this Member | Report Response

"The "student-led tour and lunch" is actually a STUDENT INTERVIEW!! Very misleading. The student evaluated us at the end of the tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers know nothing about you or your past, the are trying to gauge your personality. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Closed file interview (yeah, maybe I should have looked on here beforehand)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I had researched this school pretty thoroughly before my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Eat before and wear comfortable shoes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Writing practice, write as much as u can." More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewers were really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"more info about the OCS program faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"i would be eating lunch while interviewing(kinda hard to focus on both things)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You can get in state tuition after one year. The writing sample is really easy--nothing to be worried about." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviews were so layed back. My student interview asked me only one direct question. We spent the whole time just talking. They truley just want to know what type of person you are." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. No surprise. We just had a little 10 minute essay on some question of the day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed it would be, people and myself were making me think I was going to be interrogated heavily and given the cold shoulder by people at the school. Not so!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't have to be so nervous." More from this Member | Report Response

"all was pretty much known" More from this Member | Report Response

"how UCSF views the writing sample: they correlate the writing sample you do on interview day with a dentist writing down notes in a patient's chart " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a little disorganized. Housing can be quite expensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"This school is pretty much balanced in every field." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known the interview was going to be a waste of time. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Wear more comfortable shoes because the campus is large!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I should have taken a shuttle to the school rather than Taxi. It would have been cheaper." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I was going to be writing an essay. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That it really is a great school. Make sure you don't take other people's opinions to heart too much. You really have to see a place for itself. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The walking...wear comfortable shoes" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much traffic there was going to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since I had gone to other interviews, I think I was pretty prepared for this one." More from this Member | Report Response

"UCSF is not just about research. They offer their students the chance to take part but it is not required. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing was really a surprise." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing bad. It was a nice day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview was going to be unorganized and you I was going to spend most of my time waiting. " More from this Member | Report Response

"1) There is NO parking anywhere. 2) During "lunch" you are getting your student interview done. Pretty awkward to be talking with a piece of lettuce in between your teeth!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that the entering class had already been full and that there were 20 other students being interviewed on this "last interview day" for the 2004 entering class." More from this Member | Report Response

"That my lunch time would also be my interview. I did not like talking while eating." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would miss my tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was not going to be too stressful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That even though the dental school itself is not really as diverse as they claim, the med, pharmacy, nursing, and hygiene programs are literally right around the corner and there are alot of student organizations that cross program lines. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It rained in SF. (In another word, nothing new)" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"there is a lot of traffice in SF" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing new discovered." More from this Member | Report Response

"The parking situation. I should have gone there earlier to find street parking few blocks away. I parked at the school parking. I ended up paying $18 for the day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"how laid back the interview would be" More from this Member | Report Response

"That there is no free parking. I received a letter on Friday to interview on Monday. I didn't think that was enough time for me to make plans, I had to rush to get there." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"<3" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I really loved the school... close call for me between UCSF and UOP if I were to be accepted!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome school! Relax and be yourself, if you interview here they really want you (they don't interview that many applicants)." More from this Member | Report Response

"I can definitely see why this school is one of the top schools in the country. They have the campus, the staff, and the reputation to support that claim." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall the school is amazing. It has been my number one school and still is. I am extremely anxious to hear back on the first and hope i receive good news. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Highly regarded school in a fantastic city. Of course, if you are interested in research, hard to find a better school. Overall a balanced program. Definitely one of my top choices." More from this Member | Report Response

"A great school, not only in research but also in clinical training. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I love the school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"staff were very friendly. two interviews, one with dental student, one with faculty. breakfast and lunch were provided." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was by far the most impressive school I interviewed at. I was really amazed, and I think that it made more nervous than I needed to be. Overall I thought the admissions faculty treated us like gold and the students seemed to love the school. I thought that closed file interviews were not very effective, and felt like I had a hard time getting all my points across in the 30 minutes because my interviewer had to get to know me from scratch. I came away feeling a little uneasy about the faculty interview, but it must have been fine because I just got accepted. " More from this Member | Report Response

"UCSF is a top tier school and lived up to and surpassed its reputation during my visit." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is a maze! Don't get lost!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything were nice except the faculty interviewer. She asked me my grades and DAT even though it was supposed to be a closed interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day started at 8am in the lobby of the dental clinic and we all waited around for about 15 minutes before the admissions guy (Bob MacKenzie) comes and brings us up one floor to a conference room. Then we all get to have a continental breakfast (tea, coffee, muffins, danish, croissants, bagels, juice). While we eat, there's a bunch of speakers that come to give a talk (Director of Admissions, Associate Dean, Dean of Administration, Financial Aid, faculty member). Then we have lunch at 12pm (cafeteria food - sandwich, bag of chips, fruit, cookie) and around 12:50-1pm we get randomly assigned to arriving interviewers. There's 2 interviews, one with a dental student and the other with a faculty member. Both interviews were extremely laid-back. With the faculty interviewer, it was more of a conversation with only a few direct questions thrown in. The interviewer talked a lot about himself and his experiences. It was cool getting to know him, but we went waaay overtime because of that and ended up going for over an hour when it's supposed to be for 30 minutes. Not sure what that means. He wrote stuff down on a notepad the whole time until 45 minutes into it, then he put it down and just kept chatting. The dental student interviewer had a list and went right off the list (you interview with one other person at the same time). Right when we sat down, she told us, "Congratulations on getting this far because when you interview here it usually means they want you. We just want to make sure that you're normal." Lol. She didn't write anything down at all, I think she waited until the very end to fill out the evaluations so the whole time we were speaking she was listening and nodding her head. Afterwards we got a tour of the clinic and sat in on a really good lecture about the different types of crowns available. Each student had their own station, flat screen computer and mannequin, and shared dental tools with the person next to them. After the interview day, I wanted to go here even more than before! There are so many opportunities for the dental students (research, community service, shadowing dental specialists) and students here have no problem passing the national boards (I think it's like a 96% or above first time passing rate on the first boards). UCSF is no doubt one of the best dental schools in the nation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was great! I think I got lucky cuz everyone else there had 1 interviewer and two applicants, where mine were both one on one. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I really loved the school because it is all about opportunity. Unfortunately, my first interviewer seemed pretty curt and aggressive so it was hard for me to gauge my performance. I wish the student interview wasn't over lunch. It was difficult to enjoy the food. " More from this Member | Report Response

"UCSF is the best dental school in both research and clinic. everything during interview was awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty interviewer evaluated me during the interview time. Interviewer had a list of questions to ask, all of which were already answered on the primary application. Interviewer was really nice, but had an accent! Also, the faculty interviewer was supposed to interview a DDS/PhD applicant, but the interview coordinator wrongly let me interview him. Seemed a bit un-organized." More from this Member | Report Response

"100% Positive!!! Professors, faculty, staffs and students all are great and nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved this school, and was convinved I was going to go there until I got into HSDM. It is a fantastic school. Be prepped for the writing sample and have good questions prepared. " More from this Member | Report Response

"While it seemed everyone else had a pretty relaxed interview, I got the hardest interviewer. But when that happens sometimes its the best opportunity to show them that you're a great candidate. I did my best to stay collected and did well enough." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had as much time to let them get to know me as I got to know the school on the actual interview day. In general, UCSF seems like a great school that allows the students flexibility along with challenge." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day overall was good - a lot of presentations about the school, their vision, etc which was useful. However my faculty interview left me with a really poor impression. The person would ask me a question, I would start answering, then (s)he'd cut me off and as an unrelated question. The questions were also kind of weird - eg: I said I ran 3-4X a week, (s)he then asked, oh not 7X a week?? I said I organized an event, (s)he then said, were you just a point person or the overall coordinator? It left me with the feeling that I was constantly being tested, and after being interrupted the 5th time, I got really annoyed and said something like if you would let me finish my thoughts, I'd be able to answer that question. Not the best interview etiquette but by that time, I was pretty irritated! (S)he didn't seem interested in what I had to say. However I think I had a unique interviewed b/c other people said theirs was conversational and low-key. The students seemed nice, stopped to converse with us, and the location is amazing! Going in, this was def. my top choice and still is up there, but the interview left me with a bad impression I didn't expect. Guess I'll start scheduling my other interviews now!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was like my interview days. Everyone meets in the lobby and they take you to a room w/ breakfast where you get to know some of the other interviewees and get a slide show on the school itself. Then they gave us a ten-minute essay, which was pretty nerve racking being that it takes me forever to gather my thoughts and write an essay. I thought it was awful but I was accepted so it couldn't have been that bad. A financial aid slide show is given and then you are taken on your interviews. After interviews, they give you a coupon for lunch at the cafeteria (which is pretty good I might say). After lunch, you go on a tour of the campus, and then a brief closing is given and the day is over around 3 pm. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is great for research and dentistry. I did not feel like I fit in, but I think its a great school for others. Also, you have to talk about yourself to both interviewers, pretty much repeating everything on your application. You had to make sure to tell them the exact amount of information, it should have just been open file. I do not think they got a sense of who I was as a person, because I was too busy telling them everything I had participated in the last four years of college." More from this Member | Report Response

"The over all ecperience is great. No surprising Questions were asked. The interview process was very stress-free, and similar to chatting. However, the negative thing is since it's so relax and unformal, u don't know what interviers are looking for. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is GREAT! " More from this Member | Report Response

"I went to interview for the IDP program. It was stressful because of the practical and written exam but the interview was really enjoyable. Interviewers were really nice and we have an interesting conversation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Introducation and tour took up the whole morning. I was a little wearied at the end of the day after 4 interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not too bad. If your interviewer asks to walk up the stairs, ask to take the elevator instead. " More from this Member | Report Response

"introduced eachother, financial aid presentation, deans intro(done by dr. alexander), student interview, faculty interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"They told us about the school and we got to know the other applicants. Then we did our writing sample, went on a tour, had interviews with a student and a faculty member, and finally ate lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire day was very relaxed. We had a school and a financial aid presentation. Then we had a writing assignment. We then went to our interviews with a faculty member and a student (at seperate times). The day ended by having lunch with the other interviewees." More from this Member | Report Response

"Bottom line..UCSF is a great school! I heard that their facilities were old and outdated but I saw the exact opposite. Their sim lab and clinic were great. The entire building wasn't as new as the spank'n new schools like AZ or UNLV but the equiptment was top notch. Who cares if the walls are a little run down?? I mean, UCSF has been around for 125 years, what do you expect?? :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"UCSF is a great school in a great, festive city. But, I can't stand the wind and rain." More from this Member | Report Response

"Welcomed by a faculty member. Brief overview of USCF's SOD background, financial aid talk, while snacking on some nice brkfast treats (fresh fruits, OJ, H20, coffee, bagels, croissants). Introduce each other (fellow interviewees). 10 min essay write. Faculty/student interview. Student tour. Outro. I enjoyed the people I met, both the fellow interveiwees and students and staff. I like the fact that UCSF is in the middle of all this nice lil restaurants and near golden gate park." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great and the interviewers were really great too" More from this Member | Report Response

"UCSF is a great school. The program is excellent and the cost is pretty low. But the admissions process was very dissapointing. We were told that seats were still available and not to worry, but a few weeks later i got a letter saying that my application had been suspended because all the spots were full. The whole interview and admissions process was disorganized and reflects poorly on the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"waiting in a lobby with other interviewees -- tense, guarded listening to the different deans -- inspiring, ambivalent waiting around for your interviewer -- nervous, disappointed taking the tour of the entire campus -- inspiring visiting the cafeteria -- disappointing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great looking school with renovated facilities. I hope I get in!!! Gym is awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"I have to agree with a huge sentiment of interviewers this year about UCSF. I'm sure it's a great school for some, but it's definitely not for me. My student tour guide told us that UCSF dental students "see the best in each specialty perform their work." That's nice to see another doctor do the procedure, but when do those patients ever make it to the student's chair? The difference is that I learn by seeing AND doing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't like the school, and the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't understand in what basis some of other guys say there is no diversity. 50% asian really means diversity and truely represent diversity of california. If one thinks Asia is just one country, he does not deserve to come to this school anyway. Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Philppinos, Vietnamese .... check the map dude. They are not same. Anyway, Dean and faculty members were nice(I couldn't find any rudeness from this nice people). They do not restrict you to ask questions to any student (people don't lie). We passed one lab, they were laughing loudly seems like they enjoyed a lot (it's not an act, since we didn't go into the lab and tour time was random to each person.) People, I personally don't like San Fransico, but UCSF is one of the best school you can be educated as a good dentist. Come and check. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The Dean claims that you'll have a "great education at UCSF," but from what I witnessed at my interview I saw nothing that backed that up. Instructors were rude and arrogant, the pre-clinic and clinic were terrible, and most importantly students were unhappy. Does research really give a school a great repuation? If so, then UCSF must be known for that only. But, I don't want to be a researcher, I want to be a dentist. " More from this Member | Report Response

"IT was a good experience. the typical questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews were not very hard. They asked standard questions. Student interviewer was very happy to be there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"For the most part UCSF is a nice school with a good reptation. I would rate it average. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I think I've seaid enough already!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice school, deans were great. Students looked happy and said they were happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great School! Despite the facilities, the reputation and the outstanding faculty members makes this a place to get your dental education." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think I'd make UCSF my back up choice. Cool school but nothing spectacular. I even think some other Cali schools are better like UOP or UCLA. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What's all the hoot about UCSF? It's a good school, but why are all these people blowing it out of proportion? I'm sure the education a student receive's is top notch, but I think other schools have more to offer in terms of clinical preparation. I suggest that if you want to specialize take a look at UCSF, but there are many other dental schools with better facilities and same type of top notch education that can help you get into a specialty." More from this Member | Report Response

"Meet in lobby. You are taken to a room where the dean of admissions tells you about your day. You break for a snack and a photo. Next you listen to the dean talk about the school and what it has to offer. You then have you faculty interview. I found you experience here depends on the faculty member that interviews you. After this you are interviewed by a student over lunch. When you are done you get the tour of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview experience was a pleasant one. The interviewers were nice and welcoming, but those antics weren't enough for me to see through the poor clinical facilities they had. The students looked a bit introverted compared the other schools I interviewed at. It appeared to me that UCSF students did not like where they were. All in all, I was looking for a school offering more in terms of clinical training." More from this Member | Report Response

"Had a really great interview process. I was taken back that they said they were looking for diversity, when about 57% of their students are asian--Go figure!. Faculty interviewer was not the best person to do interviews. Loved the library!! Nice weather, and had fun talking to the students there, but the students outside the interview process seemed to not be too happy to say in a way." More from this Member | Report Response

"I have to admit that UCSF used to be my 1st choice dental school, but after this interview I think I'd pick another California school. I too bought into the hype, but after seeing the outdated facilities and talking to students I definitely changed my mind. " More from this Member | Report Response

"UCSF turned out to be a HUGE disappointment. Don't be fooled by it's reputation! Think for yourself and ask many other students questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I think UCSF is a good school, but I'm not sure it won me over today. I'll probably base my decision on the school's good name more than anything I saw at the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"UCSF was my first choice before the interview. After visiting the school, I was certain that I would attend the school if I were accepted. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I think that ucsf lives up to my expectation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"This is a wonderful school and the day was well organized. My faculty and student interviewers were great and answered all of my questions. I especially appreciated their frankness in their responses. After my experience there, UCSF jumped to the top of my list. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the interview experience. I thought the school was in a great location and I would love to spend the next four years living in San Francisco!" More from this Member | Report Response

"My experience at UCSF was awesome! After the interview, they jumped from one of my last choices to my first! Everything was laid back and everyone seemed liked they were really interested in what you had to say. The opportunities at the school are endless no matter what your interests are and the area is beautiful. I really feel like I will be getting an awesome education there as well as being able to do whatever I want to do post-graduation." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student interview was very comfortable. I felt like i was able to express my personality during this interview. The interview with the professor was pretty much reviewing my file. So I thought it was a bit more tough." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I could have been more calm. I knew the questions would be challenging. I guess I did okay. I am glad that my interviewer cares about me rather than just asking questions on the sheet. It then turned into a conversation rather than just a Q&A. BTW, there are two interviews. One by faculty and one by student." More from this Member | Report Response

"All in all, this is a great school for everyone, from general dentists to hard-core PhD researchers." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewers just want to get to know the student. No pressure. there is no right or wrong answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student interview was great. I felt we had a rapport withing minutes of meeting. Very laid back and relaxed. Told me up front that I shouldn't be stessed out that he just wanted to learn about me. Faculity interview was a bit stressful. My interviewer vollied question after question, some difficult some standard, one after another with little follow-up to each inital question. I wasn't asked to elaborate on any particular question but I couldn't get a good read on him because he didn't show any emotions really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was a great experience. I was impressed by a lot of the stuff I mentioned before. I came out thinking that UCSF was a really well-rounded school. It has good research programs, a good patient pool, good academics (as displayed by their national board scores), and the people there were really friendly. I was told about one third of the students go on to specialize and for some reason I feel that that's how it should be. Not too many and not too little. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A little disorganized, but overall, everyone I met seemed really nice and happy to be at UCSF." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive experience. The school can provide dental school tons of opportunities: research, specialties, community dentistry... They will implement a new curriculum in 2004. It supposes to ease up some of the competition among dentals students. So that's good news." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since UCSF conducts closed file interview, it might be a little stressful since you want to impress your interviewer with what you look like on paper. However, this should not be the case. You start with a clean slate which means no specific questions about how well or terrible you did in ochem or the perceptual ability section on the DAT. The interviewer knows that you are more than qualified to be considered as a candidate at UCSF. UCSF faculty and students are different than other schools in that they truly want to get to know you as an individual. If you get an interview, be proud and go in with confidence. Its your grand opportunity to shine." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were not intimidating and everyone was friendly. Everyone was given two interviews, one with a faculty member and one with a student. I only wish that the day could have been more organized. The "question of the day" was not difficult and only required about 15 min of writing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are really old, they haven't updated their labs in decades. Many students are not very friendly, don't have any social skills. The interview is supposed to be closed but the interviewer still asked me all my stats, it doesn't sesm closed anymore after you give them all your info right there." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 57
Faculty member 6
Admissions staff 17
Other 2

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 31
Neutral 9
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.28 40

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 29
Out of state 11

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 11
2-3 hours 13
4-6 hours 8
7+ hours 2

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 22
Automobile 9
Train or subway 8
Other 1

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

Response # Responders
< $100 8
$101-$200 4
$201-$300 5
$301-$400 7
$401-$500 2
$501+ 4

What airport did you use?

LAX

San Fran International Airport

SMF

OAK

SFO

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 1
With students at the school 2
Friends or family 10
Hotel 14
Home 0
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Carl Hotel

Carl's Inn

carls' hotel(super close)

Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Holiday Inn

Parc55

Renaissance Parc 55 in Downtown

The Carl Street Hotel

The Metro Hotel

The Queen Anne

Would you recommend the hotel?

Carl Hotel

Carl's Inn

carls' hotel(super close)

Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Holiday Inn

Parc55

Renaissance Parc 55 in Downtown

The Carl Street Hotel

The Metro Hotel

The Queen Anne

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.22 41

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
8.93 42

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

Response Avg # Responders
9.21 42

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.67 15

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 15

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.77 13

0 = low, 10 = high

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