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  • Indiana University School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Indianapolis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

2 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why do you want to be a dentist?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

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

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

"If you can use a highlighter and white-out on your application, what would you highlight, and what would you white-out?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"PBL: If someone in your group wasn't pulling their weight, what would you say to them to get them to pull their weight?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Would you offer free dental work to someone who couldn't pay for it? (the correct answer is ''no'')" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN Interview Feedback, Read over AADSAS application and their website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Friendly people. The integrated curriculum of 1/3 Lab, 1/3 Lecture and 1/3 PBL is intriguing and appealing. Cost of living is very reasonable." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facility is old. Indianapolis feels like a ghost town, even on a Saturday night. The tour of the campus was given by a non-dental IUPUI student who didn't know anything. Cost for out-of-staters is ridiculous." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"3-on-1 interviews are tougher than I thought they'd be. You really have to think quickly. I was a bit overwhelmed." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I did a two-day interview. It was a good experience, but the thing that stands out most was the number of hypothetical situations that were posed during my interview. It felt like a grilling rather than a conversation, which I'm okay with, but it's definitely not my preference." 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?

4 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

IND

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

3 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Park Place Extended Stay

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2007

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?

4 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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