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  • Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Boston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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 BU?" Report Response

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

"How do you manage your time?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why BU?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None, they to want to make you feel very relaxed. If you prepare you will not be stressed out." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, BU's Dental School website, read my essay, reviewed my application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities, the students, but most of all the fact that the staff truly care for the students. Dr.Shaw (Associate Dean) is the sweetest lady, she said very nice words to us. I wish I had spoken with her after my interview. The students are very sociable, they are not cuthroat, [cough::unlike UF]." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Cost, your looking at close to $320K for four years of dental education!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That Boston is a very nice city, I wish I stayed longer. For those of you who are out of state and plan on going to your interviews, don't rent a car. Boston's mass-transit system is so efficient. The people are frienly, everyone is helpful. The city is saturated with a college life atmosphere, there are soo many students (people my age early 20s) and you don;t feel isolated or alone. Dental students do not have classes with medical students or any other health professional division, I think that a big plus! If you visit the school you will be drawn in by the faculty and the facilities. The building iself is huge!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day started with a light breakfast. Then two dental students started the tour. The facilities were nice[looked new]. Along the tour we met some of the faculty, they were very nice, and asked us if we were having a good time. They also help relieve any anxiety we had. Then we went to their other building and saw the Sim lab[really nice!]. Then came back in. Dr.Shaw came and spoke to us, again she's so linda! I love her Bosotn accent, for example she pronounced the word 'after' as "..aaafter". Then lunch and during lunch another student came in and talked to us. When we finised lunch we the interview process started. One by one they the interviewers came in and called our names. This I'd say was the only time I felt stressed, only because I wasn't called immediately." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

BOS

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/16/2006

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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