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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?

8 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)?

"Tell me about your community involvement" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your family" Report Response

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

"What do you want to do with your career in dentistry?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your favorite type of cuisine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your take on oral bisphosphonate drugs and the development of osteonecrosis of the jaws?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I reviewed my AADSAS application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The curriculum is amazing. There's great extracurricular opportunities. The mandatory externship is great. Interesting selective options. I like the fact that they have grades and rank their top 10 students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I didn't like the facilities in the basement or the main student clinic. And I'm not a huge fan of Philly and the weather there. It's also expensive." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I felt like I knew everything I needed to know." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Its a great program with an excellent curriculum. If it was located in California, I would go in a heartbeat, regardless of cost." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

2 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?

PHL

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Courtyard Marriot Downtown

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/21/2011

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

1 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 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?

3 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Please start communicating by other means than snail mail." Report Response

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