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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

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)?

"Why dentistry?" Report Response

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

"What will dentistry give to you?" Report Response

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

"What will you give to dentistry? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What will you give to dentistry?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Interviewer was very nice and helpful. Oakland area around the school was very nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Facilities are just ok. The interview day was very unorganized and there were at least 50 applicants that day. Lots of unnecessary downtime. Admissions office emphasized listening to students about why you should come here - then students lamented about the super competitive nature of the classes, difficulty finding patients, and lack of study time for boards. Admissions office was not particularly helpful during the day and strangely unfriendly." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"All of the negative comments above." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"If you already have an acceptance and have no particular reason for going to Pitt, I wouldn't waste your money on an interview here - there are much better schools out there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

3 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

PIT

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Wyndham

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/26/2009

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

1 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

1 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

1 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Too much downtime. Streamline things a little more. A writing sample? Really?" Report Response

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