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  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"What would your parents consider your two worst qualities?" Report Response

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

"Your two best qualities?" Report Response

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

"If you could meet five people, dead or alive, who would they be?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could meet five people, dead or alive, who would they be?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Not really any tough ones. Only asked 3 questions, see below." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Penn Dental website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"It has a Dent Sim virtual reality lab which was technologically advanced and uncomparable to anything I have ever seen at a school. It will definitely prepare you for clinical rotations. Penn has a great reputation to specialize (85% are matched to a specialization). However, if you don't want to specialze, go somewhere cheaper. It is right in the city, so you get a lot of patients, and Penn is known for its research if that is what you want (best of both worlds)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"COST!!! Penn is very expensive. The one pre-clinical lab is pretty crappy. You think Penn, with all of its funding, would improve this facility, but it is really old." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, interview was relaxing and school was very impressive. Never met the Nasty Lopez lady everyone talks about. Students were all down to earth and not snobs. Its reputation is excellent and you have great interaction with other Penn students from all the other graduate schools so you get to meet people outside Penn Dental. Honestly, don't sweat it and be confident in yourself." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/24/2004

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