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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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 type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What made you interested in Penn Dental to begin with? " Report Response

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

"Tell us about your research project. " Report Response

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

"What languages do you know? (Because I had mentioned it in my personal statement). " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who instilled the strong interest for community service in your life? Is there a particular figure you draw inspiration from or is from your parents? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too bad-I guess just some questions about my research project. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Visited SDN, looked at interview feedback, answered some typical interview questions and looked over school guidebook. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school really caters to the dental students and does a lot for them-the students were very happy! The curriculum was also very well tailored to the dental students. I was also very impressed by the Oral Medicine Clinic because I believe they are the only people in the country that have one? " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The students were somewhat pretentious-they kept on mentioning how great of a name Penn was and how they were going to do so well in life because they went to Penn. Also, the tuition made my eyes pop out. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it's on the undergrad campus and that the interview would be so laid back. I was very very very nervous going in, and my interviewer and I had a very laid back chat. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It's not bad at all-they just want to learn more about you based off your secondary and find out what type of person you are. Know your secondary application and be comfortable. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/05/2003

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