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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

2

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)?

"What do you do in your free time?" Report Response

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

"What was your favorite/least favorite class?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you like/dislike about dentistry (regarding specialties)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why change careers?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read questions on SDN, reviewed my application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very friendly staff. Interviewers were very friendly and not intimidating - they really just want to get to know you. Very motivated class. High tech equipment. Beautiful campus, entertaining city. Clinic experience starts in first year, including working as assistant." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Classrooms in basement were kinda small but not too bad. At lunch, one dental student told us that there was a stabbing on campus and someone also got beat up behind the dental school. She said safety wasn't that much of a concern but this made me think otherwise. School and city are kind of expensive." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not much. Very laid back day. Small group of applicants (only about a dozen). Pasta lunch was very oily though -- would recommend a different lunch order if possible." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school, great people. City/area and cost is questionable. If staying in a hotel, use priceline or hotwire. I got a hotel downtown. Bus system is very good -- I took a bus from downtown to the school and it only took ~10-15 min and took me within blocks of the dental school." 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?

$501+

What airport did you use?

Philadelphia International Airport

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Raddison Warwick

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/09/2010

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?

7 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?

6 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

6 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?

No Response

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