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  • University of Florida College of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Gainesville
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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? Tell me about the experiences you've had leading up this decision." Report Response

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

"I understand you conduct research with Dr. ______. What do you do in the lab?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your experience as a TA. What did you learn from it?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you learn?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Your science GPA isn't as high as some other applicants. How will you make the transition to dental school? What will you do different? (need to be specific here)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I definitely read through my application a few times, read through my personal statement, reviewed questions posted here, and made up some questions after reviewing my app." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were very open about their experiences here at UF, College of Dentistry. The best part of the day was having a chance to spend a generous amout of time talking to 2nd and 3rd year dental students!! This is even more helpful if you attended another college in Florida or if you're from out of state. They have an excellent track record for the board exams, well-rounded clinical experience, and outreach opportunities. The lunch they served that day was AWESOME!!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The sim lab seemed old, especially the computers that have been there for some time. Very small windows in the sim lab.. but students should be focusing on their work anyway :)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish that I didn't stress so much about the interview. It was my first one though, so you can't blame me... However, everyone at the admissions office was very kind and personable!! The interview was a basic question, answer, question, answer format. No trick questions. It's IMPORTANT to remain calm and be yourself." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school, great students, great faculty, great research, and great clinical experience :)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

N/A

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/09/2009

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

7 out of 10

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?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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