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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?

2 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 dentistry as opposed to law (my mother is a lawyer)?" Report Response

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

"Why UPenn?" Report Response

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

"What questions can I answer for you? (this took up most of the interview)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None, all standard questions. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None, standard questions. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read website, compiled a list of questions to ask. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I LOVE the environment. The professors have really good relationships with the students and it's open door policy (professors sometimes go drinking with the students too). The rates of specializations are ridiculously high, the flexibility of the program is also amazing. The sim lab is really cool too (it even checks your posture and ergonomics). LOVE the school. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They do not videotape lectures or podcast them whereas other schools do. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Taking the SEPTA to the school is really easy from almost anywhere in Philadelphia and MUCH cheaper than a taxi. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"LOVED the school. A+++ The faculty and staff seem to really bend over backwards for the students and treat them as future colleagues who they're committed to help succeed. " 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hilton Garden Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/01/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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