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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?

9 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Do you think that you would be able to handle the competition at our school? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing remotely interesting. I had spoken to the admissions committee prior to my interview and was shocked with the way they treated me. Don't be fooled by Dr. Sposetti and Dr. Logan, they pretend to be compassionate, and then turn on you. They went as far as to take the things I asked them about in confidence and use that against me in the interview. Shame on them." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you were in our position, why would we want to accept a student who is a minority, but not a minority in the medicial profession?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I had been to many other interviews and was confident with my ability to interview and communicate.......I think the communication problem is on the other end...." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"cheap tuition. But not huge difference to some other schools" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Everything. The Admissions committee turned me off immediately. The secretaries inability to file (among other things), the fact the Dental school doesn't shy away from the fact that the Faculty is split (yes, they prided themselves in telling me that during my interview). The lackluster dental building. I talked to many current first years and all them relayed the same thing to me: They were most unhappy, and wished they had gone else where. In addition they were kind enough to tell me that the class doesn't get along, with them or the faculty. What a problem!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Being from Florida, and coming back for my interview from Boston I thought they would embrace the fact that I had much to offer. Apparently, what I have to offer isn't as important as the things I couldn't offer. They were very keen to point out all my deficiencies (I guess having a high GPA and DAT scores is a bad thing...). Oddly enough, UCLA, Columbia and Harvard all were very keen on me. Who needs UF?" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Wasted my time, my parents money, and the paper I used to write my essay. Wish I had known all this before going down to Gainesville. What a sad visit. Nice campus, but the dental school doesn't have anything special......" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/25/2002

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