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  • Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 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?

5 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

0-- Video interview

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)?

"Why Temple University?" Report Response

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

"Why Dentistry?" Report Response

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

"Why should we pick you over the other 3,000 applicants?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What dental instrument was my favorite? one girl said tooth pick?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why should we choose you over the other applicants? I hate that question" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I didn't. You can't really prepare for the video interview. Just show up and know why you want to go in to dentistry." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Philadelphia is amazing... The school is in a rough neighborhood, but that is by design. They targeted the kind of patients that will come to get work done by dental students. The amount of patients was impressive, and the clinical strength of the school was appealing." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The sim clinic was old-- It was undergoing renovations.. I hope it's done by the time I get there." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That you have 3 minutes to express yourself. BUT-- you don't have to use the full 3 minutes, end whenever you feel like you have said what you need to." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Loved the school. Don't worry about the video, it's much less stressful than it seems." 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

PHL

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?

Marriott--Residence Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

March 12th

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?

3 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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None-- really enjoyed them. They are unorthodox, but extremely friendly and provide a stress free day." Report Response

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