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  • Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Newark
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"What got you interested in dentistry?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What qualities do you look for in a dental school?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What kind of music do you like?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What was it that got you interested in dentistry? (I though this was a much better question then ''why do you want to be a dentist?'')" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What qualities are you looking for in a dental school?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read website, knew my application, wrote down pre-formed answers for common questions and just went in there knowing what I wanted." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"ALL the faculty is super super nice. There seems to be great student-faculty relationships. All the student seem very happy but admit that the first 2 years are a nightmare no matter where you go. The also are extremely focused on clinics. There motto is that they want you to be able to go and practice as soon as you graduate. They are a ''hold you hands to the end'' type of school and want you to do well." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Area is not so fantastic, Newark is a bit unsafe, but because you are in such a large city you get a HUGE diversity a patients." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How their clinic requirements are 4 times that of any other school. Example is they require 20 or so crowns when most school just need 5." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was really fantastic. My interview was extremely relaxed like a back and forth conversation. Asked me basic questions and then he just talked to me for the rest of it trying to sell the school and talk about how great his band was (I play bass guitar and he wanted me to join the faculty student band). All in all, very chill. I stressed out way more that I needed to." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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?

0-1 hour

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?

01/11/2008

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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