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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why dentistry?" Report Response

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

"How do you handle stress?" Report Response

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

"Some of the curriculum is taught where the students are broken into groups. How would you handle a group member who "slacked off," causing the group as a whole to suffer gradewise?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you handle having to intereact with patients who may have highly infectious diseases?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were really difficult. If you don't have a good answer as to why you're going into dentistry, now would be a good time to figure one out- or that would be the toughest question." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN website, school website, rereading my personal statement." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facility was beautiful. It's all relatively new, especially the sim lab. The number of people in the clinics-very full! Everything was so bright. And I liked that an externship is required." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"not much-although it's expensive. But I knew that, and was prepared for it. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"25% of applicants are accepted to interviews. Of those 25%, 75% are accepted outright." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The morning discussion on curriculum and financial aid was informative. The curriculum discussion was a presentation as well as a Q & A session. The interview itself was very relaxed. The questions were pertinent to understanding why you want to become a dentist, as well as how you would cope in dental school/practice. I was nervous because that's the type of person that I am, but in retrospect, it wel very smoothly. I almost wished they hadn't covered so much in the preliminary discussion, so I would have some more questions in the interview! The tour afterward was great. I wished it had been longer so I could have seen more of the day-to-day activity." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

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