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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?

8 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)?

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" Report Response

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

"What do you think a Dentist's role should be in the community?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"One of the interviewers asked me if I was good with computers. I told him I was pretty good. Then he asked if he brought me a computer in a box, would I try to put it together right away, or would I read the manual first. I said if it's a computer, I know how to put it together, but if it was something new to me, I'd probably read the manual first just to make sure I knew what I was doing. Then he told me that he's the type of person that would read the first few pages, and then get bored and try to figure out the rest. "Are you like me, or would you read the manual cover to cover?" I figured he wanted me to change my mind to agree with him, so I just stuck to my guns and told him I'd probably read the manual. Weird question, and I'm still not sure if I answered it correctly." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The same jerk asked me this: He said that according to my file, I had mentioned that I found Dentistry to be exciting. "What's so exciting about it?" he asked. Seemed like something I would have written, so I gave him a good enough honest answer. Then I went home and read over my personal statement, and saw that I had never mentioned the word "exciting" anywhere on it. I don't know what he was trying to accomplish with that trick, but I didn't appreciate it." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The price" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"None of the students seemed to really enjoy their time at UF, compared to other schools I visited." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I felt they were not friendly or welcoming, but cocky. I got the impression that their mentality was "You should be lucky to go here," not "We would like for you to go here." I guess that's what you get when you interview almost every in-state applicant just to get their thirty dollars." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/20/2003

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