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  • University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Farmington
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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?

Open file

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

"Is dentistry a right or a priveledge?" Report Response

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

"Tell me something interesting and unique about yourself that isn't on your application." Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research project." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about the comic you write for your school's newspaper. (I guess they want to see how each student is different! I didn't even think they'd see that detail in my app ;) )" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"In observing your father's dental practice, what do you think is the most difficult part of being a dentist, and what has he found to be the greatest struggle?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN and web site" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Their belief that all graduates should be competant general dentists before they move onto specialties (other schools push you right into a specialty early on)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities - rooms have no windows and all fluorescent lighting. Somewhat of a stressful and depressing atmosphere. The preclin labs seemed great though!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That they are a great school, but seem to have some sort of inferiority complex. They try to mimic other schools and put the students in class for TONS of hours...just doesn't seem necessary." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview itself was REALLY fun and relaxed, mostly because one of my interviewers was a cheerful, happy woman. (Usually UConn has neutral, stone-faced interviewers, but don't let that intimidate you!). They surprisingly asked about specific activities I'd done, like my music, my comic, being an EMT, etc., and didn't barrage me with academic or dentistry questions. So in that sense, it was more summarizing what I did. They asked me general questions about dentistry, but I didn't feel interrogated or anything. The room was HOT though, and it's different to have to talk to TWO people. But it's pretty short and relatively painless. Don't be afraid if they don't accept an answer - sometimes they keep asking until they like what they hear! About the school: it might be a little depressing-looking and feel like a hotel (it shared a building with a hospital), but they prepare GREAT dentists. It's a stressful and rigorous ride, but the students seem to be some of the best-prepared in the nation. They have a good balance of clinical and academia. I just don't know if I personally like the environment." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Avon Old Farms Hotel - SOOOO gorgeous and cheap!!

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/07/2005

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

8 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

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