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  • University of Florida College of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Gainesville
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 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?

3

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 do you want to be a dentist?" Report Response

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

"You did well on your DAT, how did you prepare for it?" Report Response

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

"What are your hobbies?(You'd better not say anything other than studying)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None of the questions were even remotely interesting or even well thought out. It was like they had a list they memorized and that's all they asked." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you want to be a dentist? This was only difficult because I had to stop from laughing because this was the question that you had to write an essay about before your interview. That immediately made me wonder if they had really read through anything in my file besides just the numbers." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Talked with alumni, read through this webpage." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"All the students were very friendly." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Although the students were friendly, many of them I had to wonder why they had been accepted. Some of the students who led my tour may have had high grades, but had no common sense and not a lot of personality. I know I wouldn't let some of them work on me! It was also painfully obvious that UFCD very much favors certain races over others." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known that ALL UFCD cares about are your scores--that's all. They only interview as many people as they do because they have to. They have already made an acceptance decision about you before you ever get there. Also, most students they accept went to undergraduate at UF. I also learned that at undergraduate at UF they advise students to major in food and nutrition so that they can have excellent grades, but no real scientific background." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I wouldn't do it again." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2003

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