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  • Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Boston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

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)?

"What did you do with your year off?" Report Response

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

"How would you describe yourself?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reading my AADSAS essay" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Dr. Pollins, the guy who gave us the talk about the school, was really boring. The students all seemed like the worst stereotype of dentists...white, male, and going home to join their daddy's practice after graduation. They didn't seem like people I would be proud to have as colleagues. Dr. Pollins didn't seem to respect us as future professionals, either - he told us that we couldn't get out of exams just because our girlfriend/boyfriend had dumped us the night before, which I thought was rather unnecessary...Overall the school struck me as really corporate and unacademic. I'm sure it would be a good personality match for some people (I could tell that some people in my interview group really liked it), but for me, it would be a bad fit. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview was with a non-dentist administrator, which I thought was kind of silly. Also, they scheduled my interview in early February for mid-March, so in the meantime I had been accepted to two other schools. BU was definitely the worst of the schools I interviewed at, but maybe I was biased since I'd interviewed other places before. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

Boston Logan (BOS)

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/16/2009

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

4 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Let all the students interview with faculty, not random non-dentist administrators like I had to! D" Report Response

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