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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

Two 1 on 1 interviews

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 Harvard School of Dental Medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why not medicine?" Report Response

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

"How would a friend describe you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Both interviewers asked in depth questions relating to my application. I was impressed with how thorough the entire interview was." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No single question was difficult. The interviews themselves were conversational." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Conducted mock interviews, studied the HSDM website (a lot), spoke with current students." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything. The school: pass/fail, no ranks, 100% match rates, med curriculum, networking opportunities, PBL (wasn’t a fan until I learned how Harvard does it). Faculty: down to earth, leaders in their respective fields. Students: unique, happy and seemed less stressed than any other school I interviewed at (which was a lot!). Location: Boston is an exciting city, always stuff to do. Vandy is a rock toss away from the medical and dental school (definitely stay was a student host!). All in all, the program is phenomenal. The interview is extremely thorough (especially the financial aid talk). I had so much fun during this interview. Just know your application well, drink some coffee, and enjoy your day!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing. The interview and school itself was flawless." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That you will get a ticket if you park outside of Vandy." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"If you’re reading this, you probably landed an interview at Harvard. Congratulations! The interview day is nothing to worry about. They want to better understand who you are as a person, not how well you can spit out rehearsed interview answers. There are two 1 on 1 interviews, each for about an hour. It is very conversational, so just relax and answer honestly. Also, come ready with tons of questions to ask faculty/students. Good luck!" 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

January (interviews go until 2/2).

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?

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

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Nothing, everyone was responsive and made me feel welcome." Report Response

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