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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?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

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)?

"Have you ever considered medicine instead of dentistry? Why dentistry? What have motivated you to pursue a career in dentistry?" Report Response

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

"What is your career goal and what can you imagine yourself doing ten years from now? Do you want to pursue an academic career? Or, which specialty are interested in pursuing?" Report Response

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

"Why do you wish to enroll in Penn Dental Medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Another question was how many or what are the schools have you applied for and interview with?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Various versions of why dentistry questions has been asked in my interview to confirm if dentistry is indeed my career choice" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"AADSAS application, secondary application, SDN, other schools career service websites" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"friendliness of admissions staff, faculty members, and students; great campus and program;" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Poor clinic and hot basement; letter grade system" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

No Response

What are your general comments?

"Consider the school as a dental school and don't pursue it because of its ivy league status. All in all, I would say Penn is at least top five dental school in the country!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

No Response

What airport did you use?

Philadelphia

Where did you stay?

Hotel

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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2009

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?

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?

2 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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