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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

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?

Open file

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

"Tell me about your time spent overseas?" Report Response

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

"What do you know/feel about the Scott Petersen trial? After I answered, Dr. Calabrese showed me a way in which dental students at BU are taught to attack professional "problems" in the same way one might approach a courtroom battle, vis-a-vis an analytical method called Evidence Based Dentistry. " Report Response

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

"What is your opinion of the 2004 presidential election? I didn't feel uncomfortable to be candid on this topic." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think about the Scott Petersen trial?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There were no treacherous questions. Dr Calabrese wasn't trying to "stump" me rather he honestly just wanted to get to know me and the other candidates he was interviewing " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"(1) Talked with my friend who is a DMD-4 at BU (2) Surfed their website (3) Read about the school in my ADEA guidebook" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"(1) Dr. Calabrese (my Interviewer) (2) Dr. Shaw (Associate Dean of Admissions) (3) Mike Kacewicz (student tour - DMD-3) All three of these people were friendly and honest. Dr Calabrese emphasized how important it is to make the right choice for "YOU" when deciding which dental school to attend...even if it isn't BU. Dr Shaw treated us as if were already her colleagues - she actually said this - and conveyed to us various "recipes" for success as a dentist and public servant. Mike, was just completely straight forward and mixed no words when he described his and other BU classes as being a "team" rather than "100% cutthroat". He said students who have good lecture notes or some kind of edge on a particular topic, regularly circulate their information to their classmates rather than look out for "#1"." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Wow, Boston can be cold...but you knew that." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing, I was really excited to visit BU and Boston in general so I had been asking a lot of questions ahead of time." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"BU is definitely my highest choice with the exception of The University of Washington and that is only because I am a Washington State resident so the lower tuition really speaks my language. I'm sure anybody reading this, who has been on at least one interview so far, knows the difference between feeling welcome and laid back throughout a given interview and feeling semi-nauseous and ill-at-ease. I can guarantee your BU interview will, at very least, keep you much more in the former category. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/09/2004

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