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  1. agutier3

    agutier3 The City By the Bay

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    I'm starting an interviews thread so that fellow sdn'ers might be able to meet and get to know each other. I'll start.

    My interviews to date (9/20/02):

    Temple - October 3
    Columbia - October 4
    Maryland, Baltimore - October 16
    Boston (Los Angeles Regional) - October 27

    Anybody interviewing at these schools and dates?
     
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  3. ALI

    ALI Senior Member

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    Temple oct 7

    boston ( LA regional) late oct. Agutier3, I emailed them and they did not give me an exact date and location. He said he will get back to me next week. Is that how it went for you/

    I also applied to maryland and and columbia, did you receive the invitations recently?
     
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    EcoRI Senior Member

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    Case Western-October 7th (Done)

    Tufts-Setpember 25th (Done)

    University of Louisville-Nov.8th
     
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    juan7677 Senior Member

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    Temple - 9/23
    Boston - LA regional (don't know exact date yet Oct 25-28)

    hey agutier,

    did you email the person to get your boston interview date or was an email sent to you?
     
  6. agutier3

    agutier3 The City By the Bay

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    ALI-

    I received my interview invites for Columbia and Maryland two weeks ago.

    ALI/JUAN7677-

    Regarding Boston, I emailed Kevin with the date I was requesting. He emailed me back the next day to confirm the date. It also said that I will be emailed in the near future with a time and detailed description of the days itinerary.

    Hope this helps!
     
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    Penn (Oct 4th)
    Columbia (Oct 25th)

    Hope to see some of you guys!!!

    ~Qoo
     
  8. agutier3

    agutier3 The City By the Bay

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    I am updating my interview list.

    Interviews as of 9/23/02

    Temple - October 3
    Columbia - October 4
    Maryland, Baltimore - October 16
    Boston (Los Angeles Regional) - October 27
    Michigan - November 1
    UOP - October 21

    Hope to see fellow SDN'ers there....
     
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    s.mutans Senior Member

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    UNLV(October 3)
    UCSF( October 18)
    USC (October 25)
    NYU (October 28)
    BU(San Francisco Regional Nov. 23) no specs.
    Nova(November 19)
     
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    U Penn - Sept. 26
    Temple - Sept. 27
    MUSC - Oct. 11
    UK - Nov. 2
     
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    Mutans,

    I'll see you in Vegas on the 3rd!
     
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    agutier3 The City By the Bay

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    I am updating my interview list.

    Interviews as of 9/24/02 (my birthday)!!

    Temple - October 3
    Columbia - October 4
    UPenn - October 10
    Maryland, Baltimore - October 16
    UOP - October 21
    Boston (Los Angeles Regional) - October 27
    Michigan - November 1

    What a great b-day present.....
     
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    Interviews as of 09/24/02

    1. Case Western (Sep 13)
    2. UPenn (Sep 19)
    3. UNC (Sep 21)
    4. UConn (Sep 30)
    5. Columbia (Oct 4)
    6. Nova (Oct 11)
     
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    s.mutans Senior Member

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    Gavin,

    I'll see you next week. Wow how were your other interviews? I was down and out for a while because i got two rejections. I was surprised i got an interview. It's a miracle!!
     
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    My other interviews have been great. I know how you feel, I got rejected from Ohio State yesterday via phone. Go figure.
     
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    agutier3 The City By the Bay

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    Updated my UPenn interview...
     
  18. agutier3: Did UOP contact you for the interview via telephone or snail mail?
     
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    agutier3 The City By the Bay

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    Oceansize-

    UOP contacted me by telephone. When I confirmed my interview date, they said I will be receiving my interview packet shortly.
     
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    agutier-
    congrats on all ur interview.. looks like you're having a busy october! good luck!

    ~Qoo
    :clap:
     
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    i got USC invite today. It is my first california school. Still waiting for UOP and Upenn.
     
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    Temple - 9/23
    USC - 10/11
    Boston - LA regional 10/25
    Columbia - 11/22
     
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    agutier3 The City By the Bay

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    I am updating my interview list.

    Interviews as of 9/29/02

    Temple - October 3
    Columbia - October 4
    UPenn - October 10
    Maryland, Baltimore - October 16
    UOP - October 21
    USC - October 25
    Boston (Los Angeles Regional) - October 27
    Michigan - November 1

    Thanks Qoo, yes I will be very busy traveling. But I'm glad it's something that I like to do anyway. Congrats juan7677 and ALI on your USC interviews. What dates are you going to attend? Maybe we will be able to meet each other.....who knows.

    Arby
     
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    Hey Agutier, when did you submit your AADSAS and DAT score?

    NSXDent
     
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    TEMPLE . october 3
    TUFTS . october 17-24
    CASE . december 6
    MARYLAND . october 29

    for those of you that have heard back from MICHIGAN, how long did it take for you to get an interview after sending in the "secondary/have you ever killed anyone" form?
     
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    I have an interview at Case Oct. 10
     
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    agutier3 The City By the Bay

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    FutureNSXdent-

    I sent in my AADSAS application July 3 and my DAT to the ADA at the end of January 2002. Hope this helps!

    Arby
     
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    agutier3 The City By the Bay

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    jtremend-

    I heard from Michigan about two weeks ago. If you are really curious about your status, why not call them and ask?

    the tooth fairy-

    Congrats on the Case interview......let us know how it went.

    Arby
     
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    agutier3 The City By the Bay

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    jtremend-

    I haven't noticed until now, but we will both be interviewing at Temple on the 3rd (two days from now). I'll be the Filipino guy in a grey suit. Hope to see you!

    Arby
     
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    agutier3 The City By the Bay

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    Hope to see you too at Columbia on the 4th! See previous post for my description.....

    Arby
     
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    Does anyone know where is the BU LA regional interview is taking place and on what date??
     
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    BU LA regional interviews: 10/25-10/28
    I don't know where exactly its taking place yet. They told me I would receive an e-mail when they find out.
     
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    I have interview for
    UOP Oct 10
    BU Nov 22
    USC Nov? (haven't decide yet)
    Columbia Dec 13
     
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    Temple - 9/23
    USC - 10/11
    UOP- 10/24
    Boston - LA regional 10/25
    Columbia - 11/22
     
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    So far, this is what is solid:

    University of Michigan: Nov. 1st
    NYU: Nov 4th
    Columbia: Nov 15th
    Tufts: Nov 18th
    UNLV: Nov. 26th
    Boston: January -- vancouver regional
     
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    I was just wondering why everyone is scheduling regional interviews for Boston University....I think it would be nice to be on the campus to check the actual school out!
     
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    Oh by the way....

    Temple 10/10
    Maryland-Baltimore- 11/5

    Good luck to everyone!

    I got rejected at Loma Linda University, my first rejection...but I wasn't too interested anyway...oh well!
     
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    Funkdocta,
    I received an interview invite in DECEMBER. I was really excited to go. Isn't DEcember a little late? Oh well i decided to go for the regional because it was earlier. maybe it would increase my chances of being accepted.

    Is there a correlation between interviewing earlier and being accepted? I already purchased my ticket to Boston. Non- refundable, but transferable for a cost. I assummed the earlier the better. So, i went for the earlier regional. Waiting for the email info.?

    Anybody else receive any Boston email ?
     
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    Rhea New York University '07

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    I was told by the admissions people at IU and BU that I should be receiving interview invites in the mail over the next week. That came as a consolation after the rejection I received earlier.

    My question is about BU; I would prefer the regional SF interview, and was thinking of calling admissions tommorrow to ask to be scheduled for an interview in SF or LA. Is it advisable to wait for the letter and then call? I guess I am just worried by the time I receive the letter, all the SF and LA slots will be taken. Does anyone know if the SF and LA slots are already full?
     
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    I think the one at LA is all taken.

    I requested about a week ago but they didn't give it to me. So I chose SF regional instead. I wrote that from 22-24 all okay with me, and then he go ahead gave the the last day. So I think the spot are filling up at SF too....

    You should email or call to check it out. Won't hurt to try
     
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    Temple - 9/23
    USC - 10/11
    UOP- 10/24
    Boston - LA regional 10/25
    Columbia - 11/22
    NYU - 11/21
    Tufts - 11/25
     
  42. RSXer

    RSXer :) UoMBCDSCo07 :)

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    wow! I haven't realized how many people I've met from SDN at my interviews until recently. I figured I'd put up my schedule as well since I've met some of you already. Maybe I'll be running into you at your next interview :D

    UPENN - Sept. 20
    U Maryland - Sept. 24
    UMDNJ - Sept. 27
    Temple - Oct. 3
    Boston - Oct. 18
    MCV/VCU - Oct. 29
    UPitt - Nov 4 (hopefully)
    NYU - Nov 7
    Columbia - Nov 8

    Hope to see you somewhere!
     
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    University of Missouri-KC - Done (august)
    Iowa-Done (october7)
    NYU-(october 25th)
    Uconn-(october 28th)
    Maryland-(nov12th)
     
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    Hey everyone I'm new to this forum and this will be my first post. I believe I've already met a few of you at my interviews: RSXer @ Temple and Agutier3 @ Temple and Columbia. Maybe I've met others and didn't even know it!

    Temple (Done/Oct. 3)
    Columbia (Done/Oct. 4)
    UOP (Done/Oct. 10)
    BU - LA Regional (Oct. 27)
    NYU (unscheduled)
    Tufts (unscheduled)
     
  45. agutier3

    agutier3 The City By the Bay

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    Hey guys, it was nice meeting some of you at the interviews. Here's an update to my interview invites:

    Interviews as of 10/15/02:

    Temple - 10/3
    Columbia - 10/4
    UPenn - 10/10
    Maryland, Baltimore - 10/16
    UOP - 10/21
    USC - 10/25
    Boston (LA Regional) - 10/27
    Michigan - 11/1
    Tufts - 11/13
    UNLV - 11/14
    Nova - 11/22
    NYU - 11/25


    Good luck to everyone this application cycle!
     
  46. ItsGavinC

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    Hmmm, one part of me is jealous of so many interviews, but the other part of me thinks you are insane, and wishes you luck on choosing a school come Dec. 1 -- you are going to need it!

    You listed 12 interviews there, and odds are that you'll get into 7 of those (perhaps more!). What are your criteria for choosing between schools?
     
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    I wish you could go to my interviews...i hate them.... they're soo stressful... anyway good luck to u!
     
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    agutier3:

    Looks like I will be meeting you at U of M on November 1st! Any advice on the Columbia interview? I've yet to interview anywhere, so I'm reading up on all my schools and random dental knowledge.

    Say, did any of you see that article in the Wall Street Journal about that Sudanese tirbe (the Dinka?) that pull the bottom lower six teeth as a ritual? A bunch of Sudanese refugees have settled in Nebraska, and now they want to be like Americans and have their mandibular teeth back. You should check it out...good conversation topic.
     
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    Temple- Nov 1
    Maryland- Dec 4
    Boston U- Feb 3
     
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    agutier3 The City By the Bay

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    Hi Portlander-

    Congratulations on your Columbia and U. Michigan interviews :clap: . Yes, I will be there on November 1 (which by then, will be my 8th interview) :eek: . I've already interviewed at Columbia and so I can give you some feedback.

    We started the day 2 hours late due to a staff meeting of some sort. There were about 15 interviewees that day. I was a little nervous at first because during the 2 hours, a dental student mentioned she was on the verge of crying during her interview. That really didn't instill any confidence whatsoever.

    Eventually, the gentleman supposed to present that day (I don't remember his name), quickly came in, said a short speech and apology.

    Interviews started right away....I had Dr. Freeman. If you get him, rest assured that he is a nice guy. He is very candid and very well informed. He asks a ton of questions having to do alot with: "why New York," "why Columbia," "academics," "dental experience," "research," etc. Obviously, the interview is open file. If you answer these questions honestly and be yourself, you won't have any problems.

    I do remember two questions which really made me think. One was, "if not a dentist, what would you be doing?," and the other was, "when I meet with the committee, what would you want me to say to them?" I eventually answered these questions, but now that I think of it, I wish I could have added more. Oh well....the moment is gone. The rest of the day is spent on a tour of the facilities and lunch. If you would like to know my observations and personal impressions of the school.....I would be more than happy to PM you. Just let me know.

    As far as the Michigan interview, I heard that they have a very atypical style. I've heard that during our lunch, faculty and students are each assigned to one interviewee. They will find us and sit and chat with us while we have lunch. That will be the interview.....strange huh? I'm curious to see, if that's the case :confused: .

    Best of luck to you, and see you at Michigan......

    Arby
     
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    hey agutier. When are you planning to go to your NYU and Tufts interview. Mayble I'll see you there.
     
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    agutier3 The City By the Bay

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    Hey Juan7677-

    Congrats on your many interviews! Well.....my NYU interview is set for Monday November 25. As for Tufts, I would like to interview on Wednesday November 20, but have not called to confirm. I'm trying to find a good airfare deal to Boston. So far, everything I've encountered has been more than $300. If we get to meet, that would be great! If not, best of luck to you!

    Arby
     

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