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  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Boston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 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

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, read Harvard website, studied info they sent me pre-interview" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"High quality of the students there. Administration really cares about the students, and wants all of them to do well. Integration of medical and dental schools the first two years with same grading curves; emphasizes the idea that dentistry is a subspecialty of medicine. Opportunities to get involved in all sorts of research projects. Success of harvard students matching into competetive specialty programs. I did not meet one person that I considered arrogant or snotty. People were all very laid-back. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not so sure the PBL thing is for me. But then, I don't really know what program would be good for me! " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I could actually get accepted!! " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was super-nervous for this interview, and thought it was terrible at the time. Looking back, the two interviews I had (1 a PhD researcher, 1 an oral radiologist) were really nice and asked very fair questions. At the time though, I overanalyzed everything. My advice is to just be yourself, and answer the questions truthfully. Try and relax if you can. Harvard isn't all about "research" as some people have suggested. They really want well-rounded people with a range of experiences. Travel, leadership, non-science interests, etc are all important. Also, I think they want people who have explored/considered other health fields." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

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