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  • University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • San Francisco
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?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

55 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

Two; one faculty member and one second-year student.

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)?

"I wasn't asked a single direct question related to my motivations, strengths, weaknesses, etc by my faculty interviewer. The interviewer knew my file and my stats and clearly stated at the end of the interview that he just wanted to make sure I was "a regular person." Even when I tried to relate what we were talking about (golf, family, his background) back to dental school, it was very apparent that he just wanted to have a friendly chat. It was very relaxing and pleasant. The student interview asked me a few questions, but it was still very conversational in nature. One such question was "Was there a time when you collaborated with other students in your group without expecting anything in return?" UoP was very big on emphasizing the "family" nature of their classes." Report Response

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

""Do you have any questions for me?" This came up a ton. UoP told us that we were there to interview them just as much as they were there to interview us." Report Response

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

No Response

What was the most interesting question?

No Response

What was the most difficult question?

No Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"There was really nothing to prepare for. Just be yourself." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The entire dental school community was fantastic! All of the staff and students were incredibly warm. When we visited the sim lab, literally every student there looked up from their work, greeted us, and wished us well as we were passing through. The admissions office knew all of our names before we arrived. And even when I went out to a local restaurant to eat dinner after the interview, two first-year students recognized me from the day and came over to introduce themselves and chat for about twenty minutes. The school felt like a family, and I felt very comfortable being there. Also, the new building looks phenomenal." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The cost, but that is to be expected in San Francisco." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I knew how little I needed to worry about interview day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This interview was far and above the best that I have had at any school. The day was so organized and relaxing and gave great insight into the actual day-to-day activities to be expected of us." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

SFO

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

The Queen Anne

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

9/12/2013

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?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Keep doing what you do. Everyone was friendly and accessible, and they even knew my name when I arrived." Report Response

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