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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?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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 Tufts?" Report Response

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

"Why dentistry?" Report Response

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

"What is one of the skills a dentist should have?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Not really a question, but when he would consistently reference details about my personal statement and application. We would go off on small tangents talking about the points that he brought up." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you handle conflict? It really wasn't THAT difficult, but I had an answer prepared describing conflict not related to school and he specifically asked about it from a school perspective. It caught me the most off guard." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN Forums, SDN Interview feedback, friends who interviewed there, Tufts Dental web site." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities (brand new labs, equipment, five new floors), the students, the faculty, the fact that they change the school based around suggestions and needs of the students, the resources available. They care!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Eh, nothing really." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"To just relax. They are not there to grill you or intimidate you. They pretty much say this before the day starts." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This is a really great looking school. The state of the art facilities represent an advancement in the field of dentistry and how Tufts is keeping up. They value the input of the students and this is something that is great because it means that they all have a voice." 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?

$501+

What airport did you use?

Boston Logan

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Revere

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

1/7/2014

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

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?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"No real suggestions. I really enjoyed the day. Maybe more food for the amount of students that end up coming and eating too." Report Response

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