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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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 penn" Report Response

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

"Would you move to the east coast" Report Response

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

"Any questions for me" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why not medicine or vet?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Are your parents supportive of you moving to the east coast?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, interviewing book, school website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The program is great, strong emphasis on clinical, basic science, academic and research. Also, there are 10,000 grad school students all part of the big community" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Expensive, W. Philly is a bit sketchy, it was raining, and 1st and 2nd years spent most of time in basement" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Rain...bring an umbrella. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I loved the program, but you pay out the ass for it and the location is not the best. (Not bad, just not the best)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

PHL

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

4 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Days Inn Chester (crummy area)

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/06/2006

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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