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  • University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • San Francisco
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10


How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me about your: research, volunteering, leadership, clinical experience. " Report Response

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

"What do you like to do for fun?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to become a dentist? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Without thinking, how would your mother describe you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If I wanted to be an open person and meet new people so that I could have relationships (as in a friendly relationship), what would you tell me to do? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my application and just relaxed. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The diversity, the clinics weren't half bad (better than what i expected), their research program, and the fact that they were consistently ranked 2 or 3 in terms of clinical preparation among all dental schools in the US. The students there were REALLY friendly and were very open to talk about UCSF's strengths and weaknesses. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Just a wee bit unorganized. The man leading us to meeting room didn't know exactly where it was. During my interview, my interviewer asked me what my gpa and DAT's were even though I thought it was a closed file interview. Also, my faculty interviewer had the personality of a dead fish. He wouldn't really smile at all and he didn't give me much feedback on my answers to his questions. I asked him later why he became a dentist and he told me he was a researcher and then I was like "no wonder". i'm not saying all research people are boring and have no personality. it just made sense to me..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, it was a great experience. I was impressed by a lot of the stuff I mentioned before. I came out thinking that UCSF was a really well-rounded school. It has good research programs, a good patient pool, good academics (as displayed by their national board scores), and the people there were really friendly. I was told about one third of the students go on to specialize and for some reason I feel that that's how it should be. Not too many and not too little. " Report Response

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