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  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Philadelphia
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?

30 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?

Open file

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

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

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

"Why dentistry?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reread my app materials, Upenn website, " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students seem very happy to be at the school. They were very honest and candid about their experiences at Penn. Their stats in matching their grads to specialty programs is amazing." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"cost" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I really wish I knew how stress free it would be. I tried to think of every question in the book that they may have asked me. It wound up being much less intense than I had expected. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"First, let me say that this interview was an extremely stress free experience. The interview was more conversation rather than question and answer. Be prepared, be confident, be yourself and you will be fine. Also, I have seen posts where people criticize Penn for thinking that it is lofty as an Ivy League school. I did not find that to be the case at all. Good Luck!" Report Response

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