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  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Boston
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?

60+ 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 was the most interesting question?

"hard to say which was the most interesting. asked a lot of questions based on my personal statement and application (incl. secondary)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were really difficult b/c the interview was extremely conversational...i really enjoyed it." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"everything! But i think what -most- impressed me were how friendly and down-to-earth the students were. Honestly, none of them had a snooty attitude, none of them had the stereotypical monster-egos that HSDM students are rumored to have. everyone was just incredibly honest, friendly, sincere, and humble. just very real people. Also, was excited that HSDM is constructing a new building which we were told would be ready in the fall. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the tour felt really short...i would have liked to see more (but our tour time had to be cut short for various reasons)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"how much I would have liked Harvard. I went there, having read all these negative things about the school here on SDN...but I think i really just had to go there for myself, to experience the interview, and make up my own mind. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had an amazing time at HSDM. I was impressed with so much of their curriculum, the friendliness of their faculty and students, and the overall non-competitive learning environment. I was impressed with HSDM and it wasn't because of their ivy-league name (i went to an ivy league undergrad and i'm not really going to be impressed with a dental school JUST because it's an ivy-league. in fact, with penn, i was really turned off b/c they KEPT on reminding us that they were ivy-league...i really liked penn's curriculum, but i just felt that the intro talk was just too focused on proclaiming their ivy-league status every few minutes). Actually, at harvard, they didn't even mention (not once!) that they were ivy-league. i appreciated that. I just had a really great time at my interview. I felt like they really welcomed me, made a great effort to make me feel comfortable, and were really personable. The interview was by far one of the most fun I've had because we talked about everything and it was all just sharing our experiences, telling funny stories, etc. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2004

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