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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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?

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)?

"Why Pittsburgh?" Report Response

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

"Mostly informative conversation other than those two..." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"This question wasn't exactly asked during the actual interview, but we were asked the following: "What would you be doing if money were no object?"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too bad..." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the schools website, read reviews on SDN, wrote out my answers to a bunch of sample questions that I thought I might be asked before hand (not to memorize it, just to get thinking in that mode)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The sim-clinic was great. They have 80 seats. The facilities were clean and seemed up to date. The school also appears to be constantly plowing money back into itself to always stay up to date. Oh, also, the steel mills that people generally associate with pittsburgh aren't actually here anymore...It's actually a cute city." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really...The weather, but you know...it's pittsburgh" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If you are flying to Pittsburgh: Do NOT take a taxi to get to your hotel. Take a shuttle. Taxi = 40 bucks, shuttle = 24. After the interview, on the way back to the airport, if you can catch the X28 shuttle from Fifth Avenue, that will only cost you $2.25 (that is not a typo)..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interview was very informative and laid back. More of a conversation than hard pressed questions. I was impressed by this." 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 total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

PIT

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?

Hampton Inn - University Center

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/08/2006

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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