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  • University of Florida College of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Gainesville
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?

In a group

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)?

"What do I do for fun?" Report Response

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

"Tell us about your research experience." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Well I liked the questions about my research experience. and that opened the door for some discussion." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I guess the obvious one --- why do you want to become a dentist? I have trouble formulating my reasons for choosing dentistry. It is just a passion." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read SDN and the schools catalogue" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I enjoyed the tour of the school. The sim labs were amazing and we got to try using a drill in the sim station on the polymer teeth. All the dental students that we had contact with were incredibly nice and really seemed to like the school and have a good relationship with the faculty. Although the program is not as small as some schools (around 80 kids) it is still a good size and you really get to know everyone!! Also, the results on the national boards are incredible which tells me they do a good job preparing you especially for the difficult florida boards. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The whole bottom floor of the dental school is under construction and there arent many windows in the dental wing of the school due to budget cuts back in the 1970's. But they are renovating and windows are being added in the near future." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I really didn't run into any surprises along the way. I would suggest bringing a book or something to read. I had a 9:30 interview (they are short) and had an hour and a half to kill before lunch. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview went real well. It was very laid back despite having 3 people interviewing you. Dr. Sposetti is very nice and she pretty much leads the interview. They asked why dentstry? what do you do for fun? are you good with your hands? how does a dentist become successful? asked about my job and research experience (they were very interested in that)! and thats pretty much it. The interview was short (only 20 minutes or so) and the rest of the day was a tour, some socializing with other interviewees, lunch and 2 presentations. Although the school was not verym how do you saym aesthetically pleasing, it had some very good things about it. I really enjoyed the sim lab (the students let us use the drill and see what it is like on the simulator. I wish we could have gone into the clinics but due to HIPAA? laws they wouldnt let us. Hope this helps and good luck " Report Response

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