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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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?

Closed file

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

"Why dentistry?" Report Response

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

"Why this school?" Report Response

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

"What sort of things do you enjoy outside of academics?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"All of the questions I was asked were pretty standard for dental interviews. I was anticipating being asked about specific things with regard to my application, but most of the questions were pretty standard. I have talked to others who have interviewed there, so this might vary however." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were very difficult, but I was asked about why I chose to pursue dentistry over medicine." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my personal statement and supplementary application as well as visited this site." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Enthusiastic students for the most part, location of the school, pretty decent facilities." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not very much, but the costs might be a little high if anything." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

Train or subway

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/19/2007

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?

7 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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