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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

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

"Why Penn?" Report Response

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

"Ever been to Philly before? What are you doing after the interview?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could only have dinner with five people, dead or alive, who would they be and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you could only have dinner with five people, dead or alive, who would they be and why?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Re-read my AADSAS application and supplemental application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Some of the top faculty in the nation." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The majority of the facilities are very poor and run-down." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The school is not medically based in the way Columbia, UConn, or Harvard are, although they try and compare themselves to these schools." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Not a bad school but seems to be in an identity crises regarding whether to be a clinical or didactic focused school." 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

Philadelphia International

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Airport Mariott

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

March 2012

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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