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  • University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • San Francisco
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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?

Closed file

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

"what kind of community service have you done?" Report Response

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

"why dentistry?" Report Response

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

"what are you doing now?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"do you think education is a privilege or a right?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"do you have any questions for me? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"all sorts of stuff: went over my personal statement; reviewed UCSF's secondary application; read up on my published journals; meditated " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the vibrancy of that whole campus -- seeing all the other students in one loosely assembled community " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the area around the school is hilly " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"how UCSF views the writing sample: they correlate the writing sample you do on interview day with a dentist writing down notes in a patient's chart " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"waiting in a lobby with other interviewees -- tense, guarded listening to the different deans -- inspiring, ambivalent waiting around for your interviewer -- nervous, disappointed taking the tour of the entire campus -- inspiring visiting the cafeteria -- disappointing" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/14/2005

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