***The Official UPenn Class of 2022 Interview/Acceptance Thread***

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  1. cl4

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    I have heard of some unique situations in which students completed an externship at the end of D3 year so I wouldn't say no outright. Like I said though, it was a unique situation...
    Integrated boards isn't administered by the school so it really depends on ADEA!
     
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  3. @cetylcholine

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    Interviewed Feb 1st, got the acceptance call this morning! So happy!! :)
     
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  4. michaelcimba

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    Congrats! Did you get the call a few hours ago or recently?
     
  5. @cetylcholine

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    Thanks! Around 10AM
     
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    have you heard back yet?
     
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  7. michaelcimba

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    Congrats! When did you interview and when did you get the phone call?
     
  8. Thank you! I'm very excited. Interviewed Feb 2. I got the call 10:18am.
     
  9. Accepted! :)
     
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  10. HopefulPreDent7

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    Is Penn finished interviewing? my file just changed to under review but it seems so late now
     
  11. When I Interviewed on Feb 2nd. Ms. Cacas told me she was going through September/October submissions and thus they are behind. Also, she mentioned that you never interview for a wait-list. GL.
     
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  12. taeyeonlover

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    What do you mean you never interview for waitlist?
     
  13. Meaning there will always be spots vacant. Some schools at this time interview you for a wait-list/ alternate candidate. Penn doesn't do that.
     
  14. taeyeonlover

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    Can you get waitlisted after an interview though?
     
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  16. Yes. Every school has a wait list. An interview never guarantees an acceptance.
     
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    Hey! Im interviewing at Penn soon and im nervous/excited, this is my no.1!! Please could you give me insight on the interview. Were any odd questions asked? any ethical questions?

    Any info would be fab :)
     
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    congrats!!!!
     
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  19. Thank you!
     
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    Anyone here choose Penn over UCSF? I'm really drawn by UCSF's P/F curriculum and location, but I've heard specializing is a lot easier at Penn (is it because everyone after 1-10 is ranked #11, faculty and students are closer and recommendations are better, or specializing is the norm?)

    Can't decide between these two schools. Has anyone been in a similar predicament?
     
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    I think both penn and ucsf are excellent places for specializing if you work for it. Both schools provide the resources and education that can help you go into fields you want.
     
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    Both schools are good for specialization. Specialization is specifically good for Penn because many of their alumni are directors of specialty programs
     
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    Interview invitation today finally! :) There are still a few days left. Not sure about chances of acceptance this late (it seems like there were many high caliber applicants who were waitlisted), but will still be attending
     
  24. Congrats! Penn doesn't interview for the wait list. There are still seats open.
     
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    Congrats!! What dates are left?
     
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    I interviewed here recently and they said there are still seats for the class
     
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    delete
     
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    Does anyone have any recommendations for hotels? Would it be unsafe to book a room outside University city? It's a bit cheaper so I'm just wondering

    Cause it looks like hotels in downtown area is a bit cheaper
     
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  29. I stayed at a hotel in downtown, around a 10 minute uber drive to the dental school. I used hotwire and got a room quite cheap.
     
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  30. jrf5678

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    Accepted today!
    Interviewed 2/1, got the call 2/20 at 1:30.
    Good luck to everyone with interviews coming up!
     
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    Congrats! We were the same interview day, glad to see good news all around!
     
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    Congrats! What were your stats if you don't mind me asking?
     
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    Sure! Although honestly, I don't think it was my stats that got me the acceptance so much as my extracurriculars and volunteering.
    Overall GPA:3.9
    Science GPA: 3.8
    DAT (AA/TS/PAT/RC/QR): 20/19/20/25/18
     
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    Can anyone comment on conditions of acceptance here? Is there a minimum requirement that must be met for prerequisite grades (I’m really worried I might get a B/hopefully not lower than that in a prerequisite course)
     
  35. When I read the acceptance package, it said you can't get below a C for remaining course work.
     
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    Thank you!!
     
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  38. Mavoelk1

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    I got accepted! Corky called about an hour ago to let me know. I interviewed on the 23rd!
     
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    Congratulations! Is Penn your first choice?
     
  40. Mavoelk1

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    Thanks! Yes, I will be saving my seat :)
     
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    I missed the call from Corky around the same time and she left a voicemail saying to call her back tomorrow. I guess I won’t know for sure till then...
     
  42. chuchiebrownpaws

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    Did you interview on the 22nd?
     
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    Yes
     
  44. taeyeonlover

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    If she called you I think you are in!
     
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    For those of you who received a scholarship initially, did Corky mentioned it in phone call or did find out in the official letter they mail it to you?
     
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    The person who called me notified me of the scholarship during the phone call.
     
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    I know this discussion has been spoken about ALOT but really I am stuck between choosing Penn over Maryland. I am out of state and from what I’ve looked into it’ll be very hard to qualify as instate after the first year. The tuition therefore for both schools will be roughly the same. Penn being great by about ~60K for 4 years, which to be honest is not that much give how how high the tuition is for both. I loved Maryland but I really didn’t like Baltimore I don’t feel like I will be happy/feeling safe for 4 years there when I am constantly caustious if walking outside the campus. Penn I loved all, but a lot of things I’ve heard is that if you want to go into general dentistry then there’s no point paying the extra tuition. I don’t know right now whether specialisation is definitely what I want to do. I have definitely considered it though. It depends greatly on how I feel during the 4 years of study. I think deep down I want to attend Penn I just need more reasons to justify the additional cost otherwise I’ll feel guilty paying extra! Please could anyone provide some useful info or their opinions, thanks!
     
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    If you have 60k to throw out, sure, go to Penn.
     
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  50. taeyeonlover

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    When did you interview?
     
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    Maryland, and its not close. Lets look at this decision strictly by the numbers:

    -Specialization: Penn has a slightly higher rate of specializing than maryland (Roughly 70% at Penn Specializing to 60% at Maryland.) Maryland however has a much smaller class size. the dentists coming out of maryland often match to competitive residencies, despite as you said many of them just wishing to strictly do general. Meaning that, whether you want to specialize or not, you minimize your risk of financial restitution, and maximize your financial gain while at maryland. Also many general dentists can now do procedures like invisalign and implants, meaning that in 10-20 years it might be the smart look.

    -Class Size: 98 at Maryland vs 125 at Penn (some residencies only take a certain number of applicants from each school so here Marland is favored.

    -Tuition: Not Close, 40k ish in state tuition housing and all at maryland (you can become an in-state-er after a year at both) vs 120kish at Penn (Penn has 8-9% of their class doing military ROTC. 9?!?! thats huge. even for dental school. shows how steep the price is.

    -Safety: Maryland is in baltimore you are close to the umbrella of Johns Hopkins Police force, and most students make by just fine. Baltimore really is an up and coming city, Penn however has a larger campus police.

    -Housing: Housing in west Philly is SKYROCKETING, tough to get by without multiple roommates, the area of the city is gentrifying. Maryland however remains fairly cheap.

    I have several friends in baltimore and they like it. Unless you want a DMD-JD or a DMD-MBA at Penn it really isn't much worth the price. Go cheap and go terps!
     

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