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

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Why did you decide to change careers to dentistry?" Report Response

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

"What are the qualities of a good dentist?" Report Response

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

"Would you be interested in teaching dentistry?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What exactly is the predental program at your school like?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you deal with a patient that was difficult to work with?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, but didn't really prepare because everyone says it is so basic and they just want to get to know you." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone at the school was very nice. Students would randomly wish you good luck or tell you that you were already as good as in. Everyone says they love the school and their time there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I actually got an interviewer who asked a lot of questions, which everyone had said wasn't what would happen. I wish I had prepared better for actual questions." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"We started the day by meeting the other applicants and talking. We then had a short conversation with Dr. Yarborough before he had to catch a plane. The admissions people had a Q and A after that. Then we took a short tour that was given by a student and got to ask a bunch of questions of him. After that we had a great lunch with current D2 students who had nothing but great things to say. I then had a student interview for a half hour. The student and I just talked and he clarified some of my questions. After that I had an interview with a faculty member. He knew my file really well and asked a couple tough but fair questions. Mostly he wanted to get to know me, but he did drop a couple unexpected questions on me. FInally we had a wrap up Q and A with a faculty member and a financial aids and loans lecture. Overall...it was a really good day." 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?

In 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?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

OAK

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/12/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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