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  • University of Washington School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Seattle
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 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?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

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

"What have you been doing since graduation?" Report Response

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

"What activities were you involved in that were not school related?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about the activities you have done that require manual dexterity." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I came up with questions to ask during my interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"1.For 2003, UW placed 2nd on Part II, and 5th or 6th on Part I of the Boards. 2.16 students in the class of 2003 were accepted to residency programs (17 applied) 3.Major emphasis in developing competent hand skills 4.I like all the students...most are very easy going and well rounded. 5.The faculty that I have met are very supportive and encouraging but push you to be the best you can be. 6.UW is a major research instution 7.Location (Seattle is an amazing city) 8.UW is nearly as competitive as Harvard to become accepted, yet UW only chooses students from Washington state and the WICHE program whereas Harvard chooses from the entire nation. For the class of 2007, UW had an overall GPA of 3.68 and DAT scores were a 21 AA, and a 19 PAT. Harvard had an overall GPA of 3.7 and DAT scores were a 22 AA, and a 20 PAT. 9.Small class size of 55 10.The dental school is in the Health Sciences Building and next to the UW Medical Center which means the dental students are surrounded by other students in the health professions and science disciplines. 11.The grand total with in-state tuition is $135,000! " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I wish UW was on a P/F system." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The B wing of the dental school (which contains some of the graduate programs and the emergency and radiology clinics) is going to be remodeled." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a great time at my interview. My interview was not stressful and my interviewers were friendly, sincere, and easy to talk to. It seems like the UW really wants well rounded and highly intelligent students in the dental school. The interview experience does not have that "car sales man" feel. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2003

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