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  • SUNY - Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Stony Brook
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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

15 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)?

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

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

"How would you handle uninsured patients?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your family?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you handle uninsured patients?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, website, wrote down questions, knew my application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school itself is really impressive. It's very modern, paperless, and has an extremely intense program." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Everyone was a total a**hole! (Except the dean Dr. Rifkin who was so nice and reminded me of Jerry Garcia). The Dean of admissions seemed so miserable like she didn't want to be there and made it very uncomfortable. All of the students there seemed very snotty as well. They have an extremely elitist attitude about themselves and it shows. My father then later talked to Dr. Rifkin and found out the school was already overbooked so none of us had even the slightest chance. I thought that was very inconsiderate since 2 people had to drive 5 hours away and stay in a hotel. It was almost like everyone was acting like ''we can't let anyone else in why the hell are we still interviewing people?''" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the school was overbooked by 10 people and I had no real chance." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview experience was just strange. The man that interviewed me was in his 70's and didn't really ask me anything, he just kept going on about how cold my hands were. He was nice and joked around but he really didn't seem genuine and rushed me out of his office in 15 minutes, Probably because he had to interview 2 more people after me. I also found out afterwards that the school was already overbooked so they probably figured this doesn't matter anyway. All in all, I was very weirded out about the entire experience. The people were standoffish and the students came off as thinking they were better than everyone." 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?

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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/14/2008

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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