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  • University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • San Francisco
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Tell me about your experience as a dental assistant." Report Response

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

"What questions do you have for me? (This was asked over and over, so bring a lot of questions or at least be able to think of them)" Report Response

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

"I see you've traveled. Where should I go if I go to that same place?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The cheating ethical question." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were difficult. It was mainly a conversational, getting to know you/ make sure you're a good person and qualified type of interview" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Re-read my application, PS, and looked on SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"My interviewer contacted me after the interview as a follow up and usually it is the opposite, where you need to contact them." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really.." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Writing samples are taken at the interview. Luckily I had good answers to my questions." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall a top-notch program within the US, and it was great that they emphasized that they make the interview relatively easy because they know how hard we worked to get selected for their interview (less than 200 out of over 3,000 applicants picked) and now they just want to get to know us on a personal level and have a friendly conversation. Also great alumni and faculty here. Very supportive group." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 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?

Oct 2012

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None. Very friendly staff." Report Response

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