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  • Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Ft. Lauderdale
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

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)?

"Why are you changing careers from chemical engineering to dentistry?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Can you explain any discrepancies in your transcript (poor grades during certain semesters)?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why do you want to attend NOVA?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Who would you like to sit next to you on your drive home (excluding any family or friends)?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Who would you like to sit next to you on your drive home (excluding any family or friends)? I think that my answer came out the wrong way, like I was overly-competitive." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Student Doctor Network and comments from current students." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I loved the congenial and welcoming atmosphere among the faculty and students. Facilities were all new and clean. Professional environment (mostly graduate students). Early clinical experience. Large patient pool (lots of retired people). " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Drivers in the South Florida area are insane. I knew that they were terrible and this trip confirmed my opinions. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I think that I was well-prepared, but I shouldn't have changed into my suit before the 4 hour drive to the interview. My shirt and pants were pretty wrinkly by the time I got there, not a big deal." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The laid-back, pleasant atmosphere of the interview is a great reflection of the school as a whole (from what I've heard from current students). Professors are helpful and students aren't competitive with each other. It's definitely a place that puts you in a great position to be successful." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/22/2009

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Having options for the interview dates would be nice for applicants with full-time jobs." Report Response

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