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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me what happened during your first year of college." Report Response

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

"Is the idea of a 3 year program push you towards choosing UoP or away?" Report Response

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

"Are you married?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I didn't really get asked too many questions, my interviewer pretty much just told me stories about dentistry back in the day and I jumped in during relavant parts of the conversation. My faculty interviewer knew my file very well though." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Didn't" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very nice school, nice facilities, very up to date technology wise, student body was great and friendly. Humanistic approach makes for a really nice class environment, and the fact they only have one specialty program on campus means you get lots of cases you would never see anywhere else. San Francisco is freaking awesome." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"San Francisco is freaking expensive. So is UoP. Dean Yarborough makes the case that the extra year pays you back the extra cost, but that doesn't really make any sense. No matter how you look at it you still have to pay back 300,000 in loans." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Rumors about specialty programs discriminating against UoP grads are grossly false, as are the rumours that they don't prepare you for boards. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Loooooong interview, information sessions, multiple interviews, lunch, tour, more information sessions. It was pretty low stress though and everyone at the school was really nice, and even...fun? Even Dean Yarborough seemed like a pretty cool guy, and students were joking with him/other deans in the hallway." 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?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

OAK

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/23/2006

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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