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  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Boston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 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?

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 Dentistry?" Report Response

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

"How would you rate Tufts compared to other schools?" Report Response

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

"Do you think you are capable of going through two years of science-intensive courses along with lab work?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

No Response

What was the most difficult question?

No Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Previous interviews and reading the website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Mark is a very knowledgeable and sincere guy who created the handbook and cares about the school and the students. The new simulation lab is awesome. The admin. seem very open to suggestion and student friendly in terms of curriculum." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Besides the new simulation lab, I felt the school was over-hyped in terms of clinic and technology." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

No Response

What are your general comments?

"Found it funny to hear that the even classes (hopefully us 2014 follow through) are friendly where as the odd classes aren't. I was kinda of let down by the fact many of the people interviewing with me were so quiet and reserved. I don't know if it was their only interview and got nervous but it wasn't certainly the case for half of the interviewer." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

Logan

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Courtyard/Tremnot

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/23/2010

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

8 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?

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Too much down time, and need more student involvement during the whole day. For example, allow students who can demonstrate student life to give the school tour rather than people from admissions who can give you just "basic" facts." Report Response

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