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  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Philadelphia
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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

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

"What schools did you look at for undergrad?" Report Response

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

"What are some of your extracurricular activities?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Just talked about the school, it's programs, my undergrad." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN questions, reviewed my app, practiced with friends." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Philadelphia is an awesome city. The school has so many different clinics and I love that it has its own science faculty. The DentSim lab is also fantastic. The required externship is a unique and exciting part of their curriculum. It's also great that all the Penn schools are together - vet, med, business - so there are many opportunities for a well-rounded course of study." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The basement - the ceiling is so close to your head and it's made of big dirty pipes. I've also seen nicer (brighter, more up-to-date) first year clinic labs. They are renovating, though. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Taxis are only about $26 to and from airport & UPenn. Philly is great - I wish I'd stayed longer." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"We all arrived at a room with several tables/desks set up. There were about 10 of us. Ms. Cacas gave a thorough presentation about the school. Penn had one of the best financial aid talks I've heard (though they need it -- expen$ive). Then we went off to student guided tours, self-guided tours, or interviews. At noon we had lunch with several current students who answered our questions. We were all through by 2pm." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

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?

Courtyard Marriot Downtown

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/28/2007

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

10 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

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