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  • University of Iowa School of Dentistry & Dental Clinics
  • Dental School
  • Iowa City
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10


How long was the interview?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"do you consider yourself an empathetic person. explain" Report Response

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

"is there anyone that has been a great influence in your life? (i answered "yes, there are many" to this question, and my interviewer went on to the next question. i'd reccomend that you take the liberty to elaborate on your "yes" or "no" answer for this one" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"if you recieved a phone call by an employee's spouse calling in sick for them, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"are you a goal oriented person...what goals have you set for the next 5 years?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, talk to alumni of Uof Iowa" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"i've been to 4 other schools at various other places around the nation. i thought i had seen a good representation of what dental school had to offer. going to U of Iowa for an interview changed my perspective entirely. it has bar-none the best facilities of any school i've visited. it is the most well rounded (at least it seems so right now) than any other school, the clinics were the most asthetically pleasing, the philosphpy and education there seem to be a good mixture of everything (including full disection, start to finish, of cadavars in the anatomy lab), and they all seem very student oriented. to be completely honest, of the schools i've seen, there is not another program/facility that i've seen that compares to u of iowa. additionally, crime seems low, traffic seems low, there are a fair amount of malls and resturants and such. lastly, u of iowa has specialty programs in all the ADA recognized programs. that is grounds for a good deal of exposure to a lot of different parts of dentistry." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"it's in the middle of lots of farmland. it does have a great college atmosphere, but outside of that its in the middle of farms and fields." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"not much. you can't get in state tuition after a year." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"i think that this is the epidome of a very good, well rounded dental school. if i can be happy living in iowa city for four years, then i am sure i'll walk away with a very good educational background and a bright future in dentistry. really, i don't much wrong with the school besides the location." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


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?


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

< $100

What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?

With students at the school

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

3 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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