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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?

1 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?

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 UCLA?" Report Response

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

"What do you see yourself in 10 years? How does this experience related to dentistry? A lot of questions are from your personal statement and your 2nd app." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Well, it is not quite a question, but they size you for your lab coat and gloves." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How does my experience in the pain center related to dentistry?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read their website and review my applications" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Great and friendly people. Upperclass-students want to help you out. Excellent board score. Various programs and leadership positions. I feel like home." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They admit that they are having troubles with getting enough patients. Though it might be a strength because I will be trained to take better care of my patients. Knowing how competitive CA can be, it never hurts to practice good clinical skills to keep your patients." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I am quite familiar with the schools from my previous visits. It is true that they do keep an record of your ranking internally for scholarships and awards nomination." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The two doctors who interviewed me are really nice. As a matter of fact, people in UCLA dental school are very nice. Even though the curriculum is harsh sometimes, faculty are willing to help. I love the school very much." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/21/2004

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