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  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Boston
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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

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)?

"why did you switch careers into dentistry?" Report Response

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

"what do you do to relax? (he wanted to make sure I knew to get out of the 'dental' environment & be with other ppl; he was kinda giving advice thru the question)" Report Response

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

"Do you think ethics are important in dentistry?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What I thought about ethics. (it was a question he said he added in after we were done with the other stuff)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really, it was very conversational. We just went over stuff in my application. (but he qualified at the beginning that he wouldn't be asking me anything about my grades or things like that) we mostly talked about work & volunteer experience; why I want to be a dentist; standard stuff" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reviewed my personal statment; looked at unique elements of their program; tried to come up with good questions to ask while I had their time" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"wonderful facilities, students seemed happy there; tour guide Adam was very friendly & enthusiastic; Dean Mark Gonthier really reflected a very thorough focus on the students' experience there" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing really; other than maybe being in downtown in the middle of a bunch of highrises; depends on whether you're a city/urban type" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that we'd have to introduce ourselves to the group (it was my very very first interview) you sit a big round table in a board room, after some welcoming remarks, they have you introduce you, where you're from and something unique about you." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"very positive; everyone there was very friendly; a bunch of students dropped by at lunch (during which they slyly take you out for the individ interview one by one); don't bother reading the other feedback - they all say the same thing - very friendly, low stress..." 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?

10 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?

Other

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/06/2007

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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