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  • University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Pittsburgh
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 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?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"What other schools have you interviewed at? (He told me that one of my schools was very good, and that I should consider going there)" Report Response

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

"How does Pitt rank compared to other schools you've been to? (I told him it was second, only after the school he told me I should go to over Pitt.)" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your community service? Why do you want to be a dentist? Do you have any other questions?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How does Pitt rank compared to the other schools you applied to?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would your friends describe you? (He read this directly off the sheet he was given. I ended my answer with "If they're my friends, I would hope they would say nice things about me" to which he replied, "Yeah, that was stupid question. I've only known you for ten minutes. How would I even know if your telling me the truth. The answers that we are looking for a are [and then he read off the sheet])" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Went over my application, and thought of some questions to ask the night before and while visiting the school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was very honest. They talked about the bad as well as the good. The sim lab. According to the students, classes are not taught towards the board exams, they are taught towards being a knowledgable dentist. They have all of the dental specializations here. The classes are taught by dental school faculty, so you won't have classes with med school students. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The current students prefer their classes not to be geared towards the boards, but some of the staff and faculty apparantly want to teach towards the boards. I side with the students." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There was a timed essay question. There were also about 80 other people to be interviewed." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I enjoyed it. He started off very professional but near the end seemed much more laid back. He also filled out all of the paper work about me right in front of me, and at the end told me that he gave me a good review because I was very honest and because he thought I would make a good dentist." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

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?

something like Shadey Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/08/0007

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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