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

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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 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 you do for fun?" Report Response

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

"What do you think about specializing?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"nothing hard, just a laid back conversation, probably should have been more vocal about my interest in the school" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed SDN feedback and their website and brochures. Also reviewed my secondary answers. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very classy atmosphere and I'm sure it's great for specialty placement. Lots of funding for research as well. If you're qualified for it, the Dean's Scholarship is a great bonus, 1/2 tuition for all 4 years. The students I saw were overall pretty positive about the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities were a mix of some brand-new and mostly out-of date clinics, beautiful museum-like architecture, and then there's the "dungeon" where they have their sim labs, preclinic, and lectures. The dungeon was a really big turn off and I would think they could afford to renovate it. I wasn't completely convinced their education was worth the high tuition, especially if you aren't committed to specializing. Students complained a little about having to find chairs for patients." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2008

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

8 out of 10

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