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  • University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • San Francisco
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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 qualities do you have that you think would make you a good dentist, not a good dental student, but a good dentist?" Report Response

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

"Why did you choose the major you chose?" Report Response

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

"Why did you choose the undergraduate school you chose?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What kinds of activities do you do that require manual dexterity? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Did you ever consider going into medicine? Why did you switch to dentistry? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read a little about the school; although I have to say that their website was not very informative about the school. I definitely tried to find info about the school that I couldn't really find on their website. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The clinic and sim lab was really nice. The students and faculty all seem really happy to be there. I really liked how much emphasis is put on clinical work. I also LOVE San Francisco! (besides the cost of course)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Only about 20% specialize after graduation. They also make you buy a laptop when you get there. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"UOP doesn't really have specialty programs there. There is ortho there, and the only other specialty they have is oral surgery, but it's on the Oakland campus --> therefore, the dental students get to treat the really complex cases that come in, which is great experience for the dental student. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was very laid back. Everyone was really friendly. The whole process is very well organized. You have one one hour interview with a faculty member, and then one half hour interview by a student. They buy you lunch :)...and, there's a Coffee Bean across the street....yay!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/13/2003

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