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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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 U o P?" Report Response

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

"Have you volunteered with dentists in the U.S.?" Report Response

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

"Do you think you could acclimate to the San Francisco environment? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why did your parents come to the U.S.?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you think U of P is for you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I researched U of P and spoke with previous applicants." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness of the student interviewer, the facilities, the beautiful view of SF from the roof top of the school, and the diversity of the community." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The lack of diversity in the student population. I feel as though my faculty interviewer was asking several questions that didn't pertain to my interest or ability to be a dentist and I felt as though I was having a session with a therapist. Some people may like this type of interview but it made me feel a little uneasy. Unfortunately it didn't seem as though he was trying to "sell" U of P to me as a lot of the students said about the interveiws." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I read this website and that my professor mentioned that I was interested in medicine when he wrote my letter of recommendation. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Welcomed by a faculty member. Sign in, given a granola bar and a bottle of H20. Brief overview of the school's background, student tour. Faculty/student interview, lunch. Financial aid, final outro by faculty member." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

SFO

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Miyako Best Western Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/07/2005

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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