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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?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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 dental? Why BU?" Report Response

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

"How will you adjust to school full time? How do you deal with stress? How will you like being broke? (I have been out of school for a while)" Report Response

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

"Went through AADSAS application, asked about grades and DAT, etc. Then, what should I tell the admissions committee about you, that you may not have mentioned already?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Are you going to be able to handle being broke? (I have been working for a few years, so this was directed at the transition to not having any income once I start dental school) " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What should I tell the admissions commitee about you? (There was no really difficult question)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the SDN website, read the BU website, talked with my dentist, and practiced answering questions that I found in various books and websites." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Beautiful facilities, the student that conducted our tour was knowledgable and friendly, the staff was also very accessesable and informative. I would love to get accepted here." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Tuition. If I believe all of my mentors, I should be able to handle the repayment of loans in a timely fashion though. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I did a lot of reading about the school, but it was not clear as to how great it was until I saw it for myself. I can't say enough about the staff and facilities. I would also agree with the other posters in saying that there is no need to worry about getting barrated by the interviewer at BU, it was a pleasant experience." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I love Boston, and I feel I will get an impeccable clinical education here. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/12/2004

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