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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?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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 type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"How do you think your work experience will prepare you for dentistry?" Report Response

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

"How will you manage your financial debt?" Report Response

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

"What do you think of the school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you think your work experience will prepare you for dentistry?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same question. (I was only asked about 3 questions in all)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, reviewed my mock interview notes, looked at essayedge.com." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Dent-Sim lab was incredible. Faculty, staff were very friendly, helpful. Learning about the WHO collaboration, international externship opportunities as a 4th year." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Very busy, fast-paced campus. I was expecting a low-key, tranquil ''ivy league'' experience with classical music playing in the background and surrounded by gothic architecture, but being on campus is like being in downtown Philly. Not a bad part of town necessarily....just busy and loud." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my interview would be so relaxed and conversational. I was literally only asked a few standard questions. Mostly, I felt like I was being gauged on my personality and my ability to converse. A very positive experience - I really enjoyed it." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day begins with a presentation about the school, then a financial aid talk. There were about 16 or 17 of us, so they had to split us into groups - some groups get interviewed while others take a tour of the school. The interview, like I said, was very laid-back and conversational. As a matter of fact, I think I asked more questions than I answered. But my interviewer was very helpful and she answered my questions fully and honestly. The tour was nice too. Dent sim lab is amazing, the pedo clinic is very nice, and they are in the process of remodeling the endo clinic. After the tour, we ate lunch, then had a brief one-on-one meeting with Corky Cacas to make sure our files were complete and to address any questions we might have. They also give you a map of the campus and encourage you to walk around and see the university. I was tired and it was freezing cold that day, so my self-guided tour was brief." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

$501+

What airport did you use?

PHL

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hyatt Regency at Penn's Landing

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/16/2007

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?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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