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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?

No change

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?

8 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?

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)?

"Tell me about your backround." Report Response

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

"What other schools did you apply to ? Why do you think this school suits you the best ?" Report Response

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

"What are your immediate graduation plans ?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What makes you willing to pay so much for your dental education ? (How can you justify it)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None really" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN reviews, my personal statement, C.V., got some good sleep." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The coherence of the program, and the program administrators outstanding organization and preparation for our interview." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Clinics were not as "state of the art" as I heard. I mean they're "OK", just not what I've been hearing about them. Probably a good 10 year old. Also the dental school is basically a building in the middle of San Francisco. Don't expect much." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Almost nothing. They were very thorough and detailed in preparing us for what to expect on the interview day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was interviewing for the IDS program, not the DDS. They are both basically the same, except the IDS is only a 2 year program for foreign grads. So it's a 2 year accelerated DDS program (You graduate with a DDS)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

Automobile

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

$501+

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/18/2005

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?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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