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  • University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Pittsburgh
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 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)?

"Do you have any questions? After this, it was more or less just a conversation. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Are you married? (I'm a guy and so was my interviewer.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""Do you have any questions?" It was the first thing he asked, and it caught me off-guard a bit." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This was my first interview, so I checked out their website, reviewed my application material and picked up a book from the library on dental assisting to help me familiarize myself with dentistry. In all of my interviews, no one asked me a question that probed how much I knew about the technical aspects of dentistry. So, although it was useful to learn this material for myself, it was not helpful for getting accepted." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The town seemed quite liveable. The atmosphere at this school seemed fairly relaxed compared to others I've been to." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The shortness of the interview. Some of the faculty were very young and seemed likely to lack experience. Some of the facilities seemes a little dark and dingy." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It is possible to get a student rate from a shuttle from the airport. It was only $5 one-way. Although there is bus that is $3. There are a lot of interesting things to do there in the university area. They have a big natural history museum an art museum and a plant conservatory right next to campus. Also within close walking distance is Carnegie-Mellon. There are some large open areas close by where one could go running." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There were many different interviewers. So, my experience might not apply to you. There were about 50 students here on this interview day. I was told they have the 2nd highest building on any campus in the world. It looks like a medieval skyscraper. There are classes actually held in it. It's 40 stories tall. You can take the elevator to the top for great views! The students seemed to like there school and were friendly. They've got a real nice "sim-lab" and another nice pre-clinic lab. There is a gym in the big sports complext right next to the dental school. The cost of living is quite cheap. This might be a real nice place to go to school. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/12/2004

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