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  • SUNY - Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Stony Brook
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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)?

"Do you have any questions about our school?" Report Response

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

"What do you think of the current health care debate in Washington? How do you think this will change dentistry?" Report Response

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

"What would you change about the dental practice where you shadow?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"About my parents/home/past." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What can you tell me about yourself that makes you stand out among applicants as a good candidate for Stony Brook?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website, talked to the dentist I shadow with about possible dental questions, talked to my parents/friends to practice for personal questions..." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything about the school: Small class size, close knit group, beautiful clinic and tons of time to use it, research available but not the focus, service trips are available to students their third year to work with less fortunate patients in Kenya/South America/an indian reservations in the US" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Driving to LI was tough." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How causal the interviewer would be. He talked to a couple of people in his office and answered his phone during the interview! He was very friendly and explained all of the interruptions, but they were unexpected." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This is an amazing school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$501+

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Express

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/09/2009

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?

6 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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