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  • University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Los Angeles
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"How does blah relate to 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)?

"Do you really have a passion for dentistry?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you really have a passion for dentistry?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I see you took a statistics class. How does statistics apply to dentistry?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"UCLA website, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They have new facilities, their location, the people in general were very nice, just one person I REALLY didn't like...(too bad it was the interviewer haha), Dr. Atchison was very nice though" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They admit that they are undergoing major advertisement for patients, due to the lack of patients for the dental students. Also, CA is under major budget constraints right now, and since UCLA is a state school, they are feeling the burn. Also, the students admit that most are taking another year of clinic just to make up for the lack of experience and confidence they have after the 4-year program. Which brings me to my next comment. Watch out for Dr. Lefever..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I heard that UCLA highly regarded research. Not true anymore, they're having trouble with their graduates not being able to interact with their patients in the real world so now they're looking for clinical practioners, so they do not place as much emphasis on research as they do on shadowing a dentist anymore. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was a UCLA undergrad and did lots of research at the UCLA School of Dentistry, so I have had a lot of exposure to the school before. I think that UCLA has a lot to offer, and the location is as good as it gets. There are some flaws with the program as far as preparing the students to be clinical practioners and getting the fourth years enough patients however. Was the top of my list by far, now it is closely followed by many others, possibly passed by some. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/12/2003

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