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  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Boston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 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 type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Nice tie. Did you buy it esp? (crimson colors) Then he suggested I get a couple of other ones when i go to UNC and Columbia....(all in good humor, he knew the school i was interviewing at for Dental SChool" Report Response

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

"Are you in a relationship? How did it end and why? Was she also going into a health profession?" Report Response

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

"How did you find volunteering in 3rd world countries after being raised in the US? Language barrier? Would you combine medicine and politics? (reference to my essay and also topic of socialized medicine.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If I were to ask your father what are you three best and worst qualities what would he say?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"same as above. I couldn't think of a third. But it was alright, he understood being on the spot. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I relaxed, read the material and talked to a few friends at "ha-vUd" " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"What didn't?? HMS is palacial. I do not believe in the Treasury Department anymore, I believe money was being printed in the basement of HMS. No wonder Harvard hasn't the largest endowment (6 billion i hear)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing about Harvard, but traffic and parking. But keep in mind the T is there so not a bother really. Awesome " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Wish i had spent longer in boston. Everyone i talked with was incredibly cool. Went a had a drink and got to know them before i left, but they were the type of student who know their stuff without being stuffy. Pretty unusual for an Ivy (Exception was PENN" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/27/2003

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