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  • Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Newark
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What other schools did you apply to?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Would you consider UMDNJ if you got into other schools in the tri-state area (including your alma mater)?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell me about how you got interested in dentistry." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about _______ (specific country where I spent time as a medical missionary)." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"None really. Even the questions weren't really "questions"-- the interview just flowed like a regular conversation. In fact, I'm having trouble thinking of specific questions my interviewer asked because I only remember the conversation as a whole, not as discrete time chunks." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read my AADSAS file. Came up with a good "why dentistry?" answer. Answered hypothetical questions and talked to myself a lot while driving my car. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I love UMDNJ! Because I thought, "ew, Newark," I came into the interview with a very biased opinion- I honestly thought I was going to hate it. But I was so impressed by the school itself, and by the incredibly friendly people there. The environment is not bad at all: yes, it's in Newark, but the campus takes up a good portion of the city and I really liked that as a dental student, I could be part of a huge sector of healthcare. The dorms are right across the stree from the dental school. I liked that the class sizes were moderate (around 90). Dental students also don't have to take classes with med students at all, which means smaller lecture sizes. The entire faculty (or at least, the ones we met) was so funny and warm, and I was so impressed by my interviewer-- he knew my file up and down, and seemed to really want me to come to the school. AND, I love the court yard. There were dental students playing frisbee in the middle of the day too as we were taking our tour (our tour guide joked that the school had paid them to do that at that precise moment). " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The food! Not good. In actuality, it wasn't that bad. Just bland. If you keep kosher, you may want to bring your own lunch, because they provide you with a mystery sandwich that doesn't look too appetizing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it'd take me 20 minutes to figure out where the dental building actually was, and then another 20 minutes to figure out where the parking lot was. Oy vey." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/18/2009

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

1 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

2 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

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