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  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Chicago
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 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?

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)?

"Tell me about yourself?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What do you do in your spare time?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why Dentistry?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"How has your work experience (not your academic experience) prepared you for dental school and a career in dentistry?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"None...all the questions are easy and not ment to trick you. They just want to get to know you and it becomes more of a conversation then a interview." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my AADSAS file, read SDN (don't trust most of the negative comments these tend to come from people who lack social skills)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was so so nice. They all kept congratualting us on making it this far. My two interviewers were so friendly and down to earth it was almost shocking that 30 minutes had passed and I hadn't been grilled at all. The new Dean (5 years at the school) is really working to improve the program, he has great insight and ideas, I love the direction he is taking the program. The students that had donuts and coffee with us were not only easy to talk to they were also very encouraging. I think most importantly everyone at the school from the admissions officers to the faculty to the students was brutally honest with us and I truly appreciate that. While they talk about the strengths of the school they didnt try to hide weakness and they didnt try to sell us they let us know we would have many options and we needed to choose what fit us best. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"State funded school and the state has been cutting back the money it gives to health professional schools. This is apparent in the large tuition increase each year and the fact that they can only update and remodel small parts of the school at a time. Although the school is still much nicer then some of the SDN feedbacks make it out to be, you would be surprised when you come visit. I want to point out that this is not the schools fault but the states so I am more negatively impressed witht he state of IL then anything with the school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How much I would really want to go to UIC!!! " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Awesome" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2005

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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