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  • University of Washington School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Seattle
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"Tell us about a significant challenge in your life and how you overcame it." Report Response

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

"How will dentistry satisfy your creative side?" Report Response

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

"Tell us about a time where you exercised leadership." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How will dentistry satisfy your creative side?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you want us to know about you? Tell us about your family, your schooling, and how you became interested in dentistry. (Not a terribly difficult question, but very open-ended. Hard to know where to start.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read school's website, looked on SDN, studied list of hypothetical questions that I came up with beforehand." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Students seemed happy to be there. Facilities were above average, but not quite top notch. The whole day was very organized and informative." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They have no international externship opportunities for students - only regional. Not a big deal though since students can find their own externship opportunities independently." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I didn't really feel as though I was caught off-guard by anything. They give you a handout at the beginning of the day that lays out the day's activities, so you know what to expect throughout the day. I had heard that UW interviewers like to ''grill'' applicants during the interview, so I guess I wish I had known that they would be much more laid back and friendly. I didn't feel uncomfortable at all." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"They ask a lot of questions that are designed to get a sense of who you are and how you will fit into the upcoming class. I don't think they asked why dentistry or why do you want to go to this school (pretty standard at other schools). The questions were more aimed at getting me to sell myself and my positive qualities. What sets me apart, what will I bring to the field, what leadership qualities do I have, etc. They also will ask lots of questions about your personal statement and other aspects of your application." 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?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In 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?

11/19/2007

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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