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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?

60+ 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?

No Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"There is one 30-min open file interview followed by 30-min closed file interview. The open file asks about stuff in the application and varies by the interviewer. My interviewer asked about my school, why dentistry, and some community service." Report Response

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

"The closed file, you should have questions to initiate the conversation because all they know is your name and you should be able to fuel a conversation." Report Response

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

No Response

What was the most interesting question?

"N/A" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What question do you have for me?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"research. SDN. Ask friends who attend there." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The match rate is ridiculously good. One of the best place for specialty. The avenues of extending one's education is so varied that one has many choices. Though it's tough as nails, you'll come out prepared." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The old facilities. However, dental education first needs a good curriculum and good faculty and UPenn has that." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The rigor of first and second year." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very good school if you know you want to go into specialty or even if you don't know whether or not you want to. Everyone is smart." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/02/2011

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?

8 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?

9 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?

2 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Please renovate pre-clinical labs." Report Response

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