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  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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?

1

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)?

"So you're from Canada?" Report Response

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

"Do you play any team sports?" Report Response

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

"What do you like to do in your spare time?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The difference between dentistry and medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The difference between dentistry and medicine?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, UPenn website and reread my secondaries again." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Robert Schattner Center is an unbelievably nice building. Their clinics are top notch and have Dentsim labs similar to Case. Research opportunities and ability to get a second degree." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Realizing that 300k is gone. First years begin their life literally in the basement of Penn Dental. Got lost around the campus though." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my SDN is wrong and my interview ended up being stressful. Other than that, Penn was what I expected it to be." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Nothing much, just asked stuff about my childhood, hobbies and debated over my answers to their secondary application. I was reminded of possible problems with my application as well. Thought the interviewer was out to ruin me." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

$501+

What airport did you use?

PHL

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hotel Windsor

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/22/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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