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  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Boston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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?

1

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)?

"How do you manage stress?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about research experience" Report Response

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

"Where did you like volunteering the best?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No difficult questions, very relaxed interview with a 4th year student." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Did not prepare - just being myself works best for me." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

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

What impressed you negatively?

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

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That there would be no breakfast." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The tour is also given by someone who is not a student, and the information she provides could not be more useless. I could have read this info on the website, and would have rather gotten some real feedback from a real student about the school on the tour. I feel like people generally love Tufts from their interview there and I don't know if it's based on comparison to other interviews the people have had, but from my experience I was very disappointed with the overall presentation of their school. It felt too structured, cold, and with not much contact with the students - other than the 4-5 minutes I had during lunch before getting interviewed. At all four of my other dental school interviews I had at least an hour to talk to the students and also the professors, but not at Tufts. Even on the tour, we sped walked by the clinics. I really, really wanted to like this school but I just can't put my heart to it." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

Automobile

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

No Response

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

No Response

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?

1/22/13

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

5 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?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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