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

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 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)?

"Tell me about what you like to do in your spare time." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you like to do in your spare time?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"NONE." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Website and personal statement, know your extra curriculars!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Philadelphia's cultural and historical life!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour guide was very negative and discouraging I felt. Also students were stressed out and there seemed to be high level of cut throat competition among them. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"D1 and D2 live in a dungeon." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It wasn't as top notch as I expected from an ivy league dental school. D1 and D2 work in a dungeon, D3 and D4 students kinda hog for available chairs for patients, you have schedule your own patients unlike at Case, you study from powerpoints just like undergrad, and students wear jeans and t-shirts to work on patients. There was no sense of real professionalism or anything special that stood out from other schools. But maybe I just had high expectations. The tour guide really laid out the reality and discouraged me to specialize by saying that everyone thinks they're going specialize and just end up doing general. The interview was very laid back. She basically let me talk the whole time about myself. The deans and faculty were super nice. They all did a good job selling the school. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Discouraging

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?

2-3 hours

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?

02/15/2007

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

6 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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