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  • University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Los Angeles
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 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

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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?

Open file

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

"Why dentistry?" Report Response

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

"Why did you stop playing football when you got into college?" Report Response

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

"Why no research?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why did you decide to stop playing football when you got into college. I was a Pac-10 recruit in high school and decided to go academic but coached varsity football in my sophomore year of College. Didn't expect this but gave my reasoning for giving up." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"One of my interviewers was a researcher/lecturer and asked ''why no research?''" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reread my app till I was blue in the face, personal history form, SDN feedback, pre-health advisor." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"P/NP and high specialty rates. Revamped clinics, very nice faculty, measuring for lab coats/scrubs & gloves....Very exciting!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Can't think of any except maybe the lecture halls." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I shouldn't listen to everyone about the traffic. Left from Torrance at 5:50am, arrived at UCLA by 6:20am....sat around listening to tunes until I needed to be thereat 8:20am." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very relaxed, conversational. They asked questions and I gave them straight answers. Loved making them smile and laugh at times. Asked a question that actually instigated a friendly argument between my two interviewers...needless to say it was quite entertaining to watch. Both of my interviewers really seemed to enjoy the time we spent together, left with a very warm handshake that seemed very encouraging. I really hope to get in, this is my top choice!!" 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?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/10/2008

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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