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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)?

""Why did you choose to apply to the University of Florida?"" Report Response

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

""Your DAT scores are not in the top 5%, what did you do wrong in studying, and how are you going to fix it?" (They then proceeded to cut me off when I was telling them how I studied, and handed me information on a CD I "had" to purchase if I wanted to do well enough to attend their school...extremely rude)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do I feel that my previous work in dental offices will help me in dental school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"All the rest of them...the interviewers fire questions at you nonstop and when you take too long to answer or go into too much detail, they promptly let you know that you are taking too much time." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read through the University of Florida Dental School catalog and did a little research on the school itself" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything was very organized, and the luncheon was great" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They fire questions at you nonstop, and you can instantly tell they don't care anything about your answers, they are just interested in your scores" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I paid around $700 for airfare, hotel stay, and food, and they proceeded to tell me that they weren't even going to consider accepting me unless my DAT scores were better. Why couldn't they have bothered to tell me that before I flew down there? " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"A complete waste of my time and money, the interviewers are rude, condescending, and don't care about you as a person. They look only at your scores (and will comment on them if they are not within the top 3%, no exaggeration) so that when the "Entering Class Information" is published in next year's Barron's Book, their school will look good. Plain and simple. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2002

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