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  • University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Pittsburgh
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

10 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)?

"what would you do if you got sick during the semester and had to miss 2 weeks of school?" Report Response

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

"What do you do to relieve stress?" Report Response

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

"What kind of support structure do you have? (i.e. family, close friends, etc.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Give an example of an historical figure you admire, and explain why." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None of the questions were difficult or intended to stump the interviewee" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"looked over their website and the info they sent me in the mail." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are nice and new" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The students I spoke with did not seem to be of a very high caliber...often when asked why they chose to attend Pitt the answer was that this was the only school where they had been accepted....Students also spoke loudly about how much money one can make in the field of dentistry while walking through the clinics, clearly in ear-shot of patients being treated....There were a million other interviewees there the same day " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I learned later (from others who had applied in the past, and also from admissions staff at other schools that I interviewed at) that Pitt invites many many people to interview early in the process, particularly west coast students, in an attempt to get them to put down a deposit early and then drop out later when they get into better schools. The deposit is 750 dollars and is non-refundable--a pretty good money making scheme for the school, but not very considerate of financial situation of most applicants. I was invited for an interview--and accepted--even before my application was complete, which I originally was flattered by, but now see that they just wanted my money." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview process itself was fine---very low-key and not designed to be stressful. My interview experience was negative because of what I learned about the school while I was there, as well as what I learned shortly after leaving the interview. Also, although the admissions staff was great on the day that I interviewed, they were less than helpful in the weeks to come in answering my questions. Several people I spoke to, including Rose Mangold, were blatantly rude to me when I called or e-mailed seeking additional information." Report Response

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