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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 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 see yourself serving an underserved community?" Report Response

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

"Have you held any leadership positions?" Report Response

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

"What do you think makes a good dentist?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who's your role model?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I had previous interviews, so I was pretty confident and prepared. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Many of my Asian brothers and sisters were there! Represent! I like the big campus atmosphere, even though you have to walk around a lot. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The clinic and there were only about 8-10 seats for students in their "sim-lab." I saw this as a pathetic attempt to keep up with other schools. The professors seems to be on a "high horse." While visiting the labs I stopped paying attention to the student tour guide and heard a student on the clinic floor complaining about how his instructor is biased and favors other students. lol. This is not a good impression of UCSF and it makes me wonder if students at other dental schools feel the same way. It's a pretty scary notion." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known the interview was going to be a waste of time. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The Dean claims that you'll have a "great education at UCSF," but from what I witnessed at my interview I saw nothing that backed that up. Instructors were rude and arrogant, the pre-clinic and clinic were terrible, and most importantly students were unhappy. Does research really give a school a great repuation? If so, then UCSF must be known for that only. But, I don't want to be a researcher, I want to be a dentist. " Report Response

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