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  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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)?

"Why Upenn" Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself" Report Response

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

"Why Dentistry" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"tell me about your research. are you interested in research?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Hardest thing I've had to face" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN; mock interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the school really prides itself on its reputation; the clinics were nice; the sim lab has top notch technology" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"very few units in the sim lab (they did say they were planning to add more though); the BASEMENT that you're stuck in for the first 2 years - a heat wave hits you when you walk down, and you just feel clustered in it" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"my interviewer was awesome, just had a little bit of difficulty understanding his accent" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"great, prestigious school. i wish i would've had time to check out philly. Philly cheesesteaks are AMAZING!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/20/2009

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"no suggestions - just wanted to say a quick thanks for providing breakfast! " Report Response

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