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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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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 not Canada?" Report Response

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

"What do you research?" Report Response

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

"Why UPenn?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You applied to U of Buffalo last year...why are you not there this year?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the main issue about Dentistry?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up on myself...nothing major." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students were cool, and really enjoyed this school...if you want to specialize...u should probably go to this school (85% of the students who apply for specialization get it!)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interview didn't really answer my Q's, he just promoted the school and basically made me feel my questions were unimportant." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The electives that they promote so much are actually nothing, and are only about 3 hours long for one session...they are not actually courses you take for a whole semester...at least that is what the students told me." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Signed in, watched a presentation by Ms.Cackas (she's really nice), then by the Dean, then had lunch, chilled with other applicants, had a tour, came back for the interview, then went home. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$501+

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton's around King of Prussia mall

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/20/2006

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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