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  • University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Pittsburgh
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

6 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


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

"Why Pitt?" Report Response

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

"Why Dentistry?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Standard questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Interviewer (a professor) questioned my ability to perform in dental school when some of my prereq. work was performed at a community college. Asked me comment." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed application information. Reviewed school material they sent me as well as internet info." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nice campus, with some new facilities. The schedule and order of the day were well-planned. The staff was very hospitable. Clearly a solid academic environment and the students enjoyed each other's company." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Sensed some stress among students about the academic load. Some students were not enthusiastic about the school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I would be there with nearly 30 other interviewees." Report Response

What are your general comments?

" The interview was a well-organized event. The communication from the school was excellent both leading up to and after the interview. After arriving and meeting a few fellow interviewees, we were formally greeted by Rose Mangold, the Dean, and various staff. We had a presentation on the curriculum by the dean and two professors. Students then arrived and took us for brunch in the student center, showing off the workout facilities and basketball arena. The food and conversation was very good. Brunch was followed by a tour of the clinic and dental school. Then we had individual interviews (20 min each). We then had a session with students only, where we could ask any questions we wanted. Finally, we had a financial aid presentation and a tour of the simulation lab. Overall a nice experience. The staff told us to relax, enjoy, and learn -- and I could tell they meant it. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


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?


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


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?


Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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