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  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Boston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Tell us about your research." Report Response

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

"Say you're in a group project with five people, and all five share the same grade. One guy is slacking. What do you do?" Report Response

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

"Can't remember. General stuff, anyway." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""How will you pay for your education?" This led into "loans and school are two simultaneous stresses - how will you deal?"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above. It was asked in a confrontational way that surprised me." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read lots of interview advice from many sources, then looked at Tufts website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Good facilities, a generally well-rounded school with something for everybody (i.e. they don't emphasize research but all of the resources are there if you want them). The assoc. dean of admissions was a great help." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It's not in the best part of town, but it's all right." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Tufts is a good school with a lot of resources; it doesn't have anything really above and beyond unique about it, but I certainly wouldn't mind going there (if I don't get into a cheaper state school, that is)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2003

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