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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?

9 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?

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 did you apply here?" Report Response

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

"How did you come to chose dentistry as a profession? How did you end up in your Undergrad. school? " Report Response

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

"do you have any questions for me? (Since I'd missed the information session, I asked him a lot of questions and he was great about it.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Not specifically a question, but my interviewer was trying to figure out if Penn was my #1 choice. He said, "I understand that not everyone accepts Penn's offer of admission. I don't understand it, but I accept it. I'm sure you'll have a large selection of schools to choose from." At that point, I think he wanted me to reassure him that Penn was my #1 but I didn't pick up on that until later. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none of the questions were difficult" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Interview feedback on SDN and looking through the brocures that Penn sent me to make notes of questions I wanted to ask. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"friendly faculty and staff, top notch facilities, high board scores" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the tuition...but I already knew about that when I was applying" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"if you decide to stay in the suburbs with a relative or friend, leave 2-3 hours ahead of time. I left Collegeville at 7:30 and got to Penn Dental at 9:45. I completely missed the information session but was on time for the actual interview with Dr. DeRossi-an awesome guy! He was so friendly and relaxed. The interview was the easiest part of the trip to Philly, so I wish I hadn't worried so much!" 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/28/2005

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?

5 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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