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  • University of Iowa School of Dentistry & Dental Clinics
  • Dental School
  • Iowa City
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

1 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed 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 do you demonstrate compassion in your life?" Report Response

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

"If a spouse of one of your employees calls you and tells you they can't come in, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What ethical principles do you use most in your daily life?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe your perfect patient." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reading a professional school interviewing book, mock interviews, and I've had several other interviews already." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The amazing clinical exposure, facilities, and the top-notch research opportunities." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The students seemed a bit stuck-up and unfriendly and I felt the same vibe from the interview format." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the facilities are top-notch." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I did not get a great feeling at this school but I can tell that it is one of the absolute best dental schools and that dental students there receive a top-notch education." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

Other

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

ORD

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Days Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/19/2013

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

4 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?

4 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

4 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Change the interview process to a more conversational format and contact interviewees with information on getting to admissions office, travelling, etc." Report Response

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