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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?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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)?

"tell us about your research experience" Report Response

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

"have you done any volunteering?" Report Response

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

"what specific instance was influential to you when you were shadowing?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What's the biggest problem facing dentistry today?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"1) you said xxxx in your personal statement. Would you still be xxxx if you had a patient that expressed xxxx? 2) you said xxxx in your personal statement about research. How does dentistry differ?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"-caliber of students -specialty match rate -rigor of schedule -cool people -p/np -ucla name -LA area (minus traffic) -new (efficient) curriculum!! -staff listens" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"-rigor of schedule -thorough grilling I received" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"A lot of people on this board said their interview was conversational. Mine felt like an inquisition! They kept grilling me about things I had thought were innocuous on my PS and secondary. Demanded very specific and detailed answers regarding my experiences. None, necessarily, unfair, but their tone was frighteningly challenging. I got a couple smiles, but I was pretty flustered. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, a very interesting interview. I got grilled, but in a way that was good since I don't necessarily enjoy talking about myself un-prodded. It was stressful, yes, but the questions were all on things that I had done. It was only stressful because of their tone of voice and the specificity/detail they desired of my answers. Other than that, it was a good interview day. I got in too, so I guess I didn't do as poorly as I had thought. UCLA HERE I COME!" 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?

10 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?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/11/2008

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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