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  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What do you want to do as a dentist with a honors in x or a masters in x?" Report Response

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

"Why not medical school or phd?" Report Response

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

"what was your most worst time in college?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could invite 4 living/nonliving people to dinner, who would you invite and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain a bad grade in XYZ" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the Penn Dental Journal" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The informational session was very through." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Smaller clinical areas, students have to share chairs in clinic." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You need to mail your transcript and bring a passport sized photo." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Penn is a great school if you want to specialize, and you will have to work harder at Penn than at other schools. If you want to be a general dentist, then Penn might not be worth all the hassle since you might get a better education elsewhere." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

3 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Home

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

2/10/2012

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Directions to the admissions office, allowing students to confirm the interview via email since fax is not reliable." Report Response

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