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  • University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • San Antonio
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 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?

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?

Closed file

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

"Why SA?" Report Response

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

"What shadowing experience do you have?" Report Response

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

"What do you bring to the field of dentistry?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"what do you bring to the incoming class?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"same" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, read over file, school's website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"nothing really" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"lack of enthusiasm at the school; disorganized interview" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"normal sdn feedback on this school wasn't what i experienced" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Going into the interview, I had read the sdn interview feedback and expected to be blown away. I was wrong! The interview was highly disorganized- for started, the dean of admissions was out so we had a replacement who first fiddled with the computer for about 15 mins; the financial aid lady was very late and RAN through financial aid in less than 20 mins. She didn't even break down the cost of attending the school and only gave us a brochure from the ADA. She spent time talking about how we should make sure our addresses and phone numbers are correct. Next we had an "IT" class in which this professor spend an hour talking about computers and its use at the school. He even demonstrated how to search for a word in a text book like we don't know how to research things on the computer. It was extremely boring and looking around, people were starting to lose focus. The tour guides were very funny and had great personalities. It was good until they got lost and some people were 10 mins late for their faculty interview. One interviewer didn't show up and so one poor student didn't even had a faculty interview just the student interview. The school said they wouldn't hold it against him. The interview wasn't like a conversation- the interviewer basically fired questions and I answered. I asked him why he decided to teach and did he like it. His answer was more of its a job isn't it? I asked the students what is the one thing they loved about the school and they said the faculty. Watching the students and faculty interact, that was obviously a lie. They seemed disconnected and didn't really care. The school was extremely diffucult to navigate, didn't have any windows and looked like a psyche ward. Talking to the other interviewees at the end, about 4 or 5 complained about their interviewers. One girl had a professor from the medical school who asked her some many times why medicine? She was very upset when she came back to the room for the wrap off session. I also didn't like the fact that you could cross a hallway and be in the medical school. Very confusing even for 4th year students! From listening to the orientation and reading sdn I thought the facilities were going to be top of the art- wrong! The building didn't look to great, their sim lab isn't as impressive or big as the other schools, and the clinics were just okay. I think my expectations for SA were very high based on what I've read. Normally what I do read falls in line with my experience but not in this case. I just got the overall feeling that everyone there was just doing their job with no motivation or care for excellence. I didn't enjoy the school like my others and would rather go out of state than come here. I was extremely dissapointed to say the least." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In 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

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

4 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Oak Hill Medical Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/08/2007

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

1 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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