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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Why Dentistry?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your childhood?" Report Response

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

"What do i hope to achieve as a dentist (why not medicine)?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"i wasnt really asked anything out of the ordinary..i was asked about my childhood which was interesting" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"they were all very basic questions, why dentistry, why not medicine, tell me about yourself..etc" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn and studied the website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"how relaxed the faculty and students were. The interview was very well organized and it was very laid back. The faculty and students were very approachable! I was very nervous before the interview, however, after about a half hour of being there I was completely relaxed. Also the school is beautiful!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The pre-clinic lab and lecture rooms are in the basement. Which seem to be a common thing among dental schools. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Although this is an ivy league school, the staff and students are very very laid back and that I didnt need to be so nervous before hand. Also, if you are flying to upenn, then make sure to call a shuttle ahead of time to take you to and from the airport in philly. The shuttle is a lot cheaper than taking a cab!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"When I arrived to the interview I was taken into a conference room. We had breakfast and had a chance to get to know everyone (the other interviewees...there were about 11 other people there). Then the dean came and talked to us...he was incredibly laid back and funny which was very nice! Then we broke into groups, where half of us went for our interview and the other half were given time to walk around campus. After that we were given a in-depth tour of the dental school. Then we had lunch and after lunch the people who hadnt interviewed earlier had thier interviews. This whole day was very relaxed and organized!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

best western

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/09/2006

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?

5 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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