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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Was this interview in-person or virtual?

Virtual

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Why UCSF?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What would you do if a patient was frustrated or upset?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell me about your research? (published a paper in undergrad)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you do to destress?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"For the essay question response to a quote, I gave a very personal response and did not mention dentistry or science really at all as I felt it did not answer the prompt well." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN and their webinars" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They were extremely organized and helpful" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I was confused as to whether my first interviewer was the professor or the student, so I let him introduce himself to figure it out. Might have been awkward if I asked the student professor questions and vice versa." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It is a very relaxed conversational interview. Also go to all their webinars, they are insightful." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was a great low stress interview, wish we had a tour in person, but with COVID that is difficult" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Home

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

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?

8 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Be clear on which interview is first for the student vs faculty interview." Report Response

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