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  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Philadelphia, PA
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


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?

10 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"why the change?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"nothing in particular, we just chatted. we sat down & the prof looked at me and said "well, you're different" - alluding to the fact that I had been a programmer for 7 years before applying. we just chatted about computers for a while" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"so why the change?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reviewed my personal statement, the secondary I had sent to the school, the booklet they had sent w/ the 2nd app, and browsed thru the website; tried to come up w/ relevant questions (which was much easier after having been to one interview)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Dean DeRossi's opening remarks. pretty inspiring - esp in terms of offering all the "other" stuff you can do at UPenn - going abroad, taking educ, pub hlth, or business classes, etc" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"facilities seemed a little older; students seemed slightly less than happy; but we caught them on a day they were having a practical so maybe that's why..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"a little piece of advice: pay attention to how you "feel" about the place. i had a hard time deciding between here & another school and stats-wise, they were SO on par; it really just came down to "where do you want to live & be?" - but I hadn't been thinking along those lines when I was there. after the formal stuff is over, walk around the school, walk around outside; see how you fit in/feel about being there." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"again, very positive; I don't think you need to read the rest of these feedbacks either, since they'll all say the same thing - very casual. I do wonder whether your time w/ Corky is also "interview" time. haha It was cool getting to know the other interviewees and take a tour of the campus afterward." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


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?


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


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?


Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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