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"I loved Case! It's an amazing school with great reputation. Wish I could spend more time with students and tour more areas of the school."
"None. The interview process was very relaxed and I was very impressed with the school and program."
"None at all."
"I would suggest having a more scheduled day. As applicants, we spent far too much time just sitting and waiting in the Admissions Office. This time could have easily been filled with presentations to convince us that CWRU is the school for us."
"Include more student-interviewee interaction in the interview day."
"Better signs/directions to the admissions office within dental school building."
"I wanted to see more presentations! I am excited about the curriculum and would have loved an in-depth look."
"Post directions to the admissions office."
"Make sure the updated expense report is in our packets so we don't get surprised with the extra cost half way through"
"Serve food on the interview day and make it more obvious which entrance to use and where to go."
"Nothing! They are so easy to talk to and helpful answering your questions"
"Try being a little hospitable when we are meeting with you"
"Nothing. The Admin Office was great! The staff at Case Western are superb"
"None. Everything went great"
"Wonderful personnel, interviewers were engaging and very friendly, student tour guides were honest a"
"None. They were very nice. I was looking around for the admissions office and people were friendly i"
"Very nice!!! Great experience!"
"None specific, just general ones like "tell me about yourself and your family," "what do you do for fun," etc."
"What is your research about?"
"How do you feel like you can help the under-served population."
"Who are you, and why are you here? (It was a closed file interview)."
"Are you academically prepared for our rigorous curriculum? (I chose an easier major in undergrad)"
"Do you think you will like PBL?"
"What are some qualities that make a good dentist?"
"Do you enjoy working in groups"
"Tell me about yourself....growing up, high school, anything not on AADSAS."
"What do i feel is most important in choosing a dental school"
"Tell me about one of your research positions"
"Why their school?"
"have you done any research?"
"Why Case ? Why did you get this grade ? What do you do to relax? What can you bring to this school that others cant?"
"How do you handle stress? After my answer, And does it work?"
"So you want to be a dentist...are you sure about that? Why? "
"Do you have any questions about the school and the program?"
"What are your hobbies?"
"Tell me about your family and where you grew up."
"Why Case? Why Cleveland? "
"Tell me about your research experience."
"drilled me on ethics questions!!! at rapid-fire speed. "
"Name 2 ethical decisions you've had to make."
"How do handle stress?"
"first interview asked the basics about research, why dentistry, and other academic areas."
"Tell me about your family background...parents education, childhood, where you grew up, etc."
"Which subjects do you like the most, like the least and why? (Strangely both my interviewers asked the same question)."
"why dentistry? why case?"
"Tell me about yourself. (not quite a question but it was asked by both interviewers)"
"Tell me about yourself and your family?"
"Do you think you would learn well in a small group setting? "
"How do you deal with stress?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"have you done research?"
"tell me about yourself"
"Why Case Western?"
"tell me about your parents/family"
"Why did you attend the college you did? "
"Tell me about your background (birthplace, family)."
"Tell us about yourself"
"tell me about urself."
"What is your greatest strength/weakness?"
"Do you think your marks are reflective of your actual academic performance?"
"Academics aside, what can you bring to Case that sets you apart from other applicants?"
"Tell us about your family and childhood?"
"How well at you at handling stress, change, and working in groups?"
"Describe one time when you had to work in a small group to complete an academic task."
"Tell me about your LDS mission?"
"Why change careers?"
"What do you think of our new teaching techniques?"
"Is the fact that you applied to medical school going to be a problem?"
"What are you hobbies?"
"Why have you chosen dentistry?"
"Tell me about yourself?"
"Tell me about yourself from where you attended high school until now."
"Tell me about your family..."
"How do you plan on funding your education?"
"How has your schooling prepared you for dental school?"
"Are you sure you want to be a dentist?"
"Why did you observe an oral surgeon?"
"why do you want to become a dentist?"
"Tell me about your family."
"why do you want to be a dentist?"
"How did you become interested in dentistry?"
"why dentistry, what have you done you show your interest in dentistry?"
"Describe yourself (background, family, education, hobby etc)"
"first interview, there was no interview questions asked of me, i did all the asking questions. i think this is cuz he didnt look at my file yet."
"why dentistry/why case?"
"Why dentistry and Why Case?"
"What area of art history (art history major here) interests you and why?"
"Tell me about yoursel?"
"Why case? what specifically about case that sets it apart from the rest? why denistry? when did you first get interested in dentistry? "
"What do you know about Case?"
"What do you think is the definition of a dentist?"
"What was your faimly life like, what was it like growing up in your home town?"
"What do you do to destress"
"How's your relationship with your roommate?"
"There was none"
"The essay we were supposed to prepare during our time at Case on the interview day was interesting and had a surprising subject. Wouldn't ruin it for you. You'll like it."
"The entire interview was interesting"
"Tell me about yourself. - My interviewer had not read my file previously and only opened it midway of our interview."
"How has your life experience prepared you to become a dentist?"
"What is your family like?"
"What do you know about our school?"
"why should we pick you"
"If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?"
"Five words to describe yourself"
"why a career change to dentistry"
"Give an example of each where you did a morally wrong action and a morally right action."
"Which comes first, Egg or Chicken?"
"do you have any questions to ask me?"
"If you have a patient that comes in and doesn't like your work, is upset and gives you a hard time, what do you do ?"
"What was the most interesting class you took?"
"What's the last book you read for fun?"
"background (personal stuff)"
"Where do you want to practice?"
"How do you handle stress? What is your support system like?"
"I see you've done this [pulls experience from file] tell me about it"
"Tell me about your research (school is big on research - and if you have an interesting one, it will make the conversation flow); Why did you take this class?"
"We have many qualified applicants--what can I tell the admissions committee that makes you stand out from the rest?"
"What does your mom think about your educational goals?"
"name and two ethical dilemas you were in, how did you respond? do you think you made the right decision?"
"Do you think you can handle the course load and stress in dental school?"
"How do you handle stress?"
"Do u think dental career fits to u? Why?"
"The ethical one (see questions below)"
"I really was not asked any questions, they just wanted to talk, I asked most of the questions"
"Do you have a girl friend? (wasn't sure where he was going with this one but he then mentioned how he's seen marriages/relationships fail b/c of dental school."
"where are some good places to party around here thesedays?!?!? (i live in cleveland) "
"What is an ethical situation that you have been faced with?"
"What is your favorite psychological experiment?"
"Who'se your favourite composer, followed by hum a tune by said composer =)."
"What do you not like about dentistry?
(After a slight pause, my interviewer qualified by saying "It's ok, whatever you say will have no bearing on the outcome of your interview." ---what the heck man? I'm pretty sure that's just not possible)"
"How has living outside of the USA changed you?"
"it's all pretty basic."
"What do you think Dr. _____ wrote about you in her letter of recomendation?"
"Least favorite thing I encountered while shadowing my dentist."
"tell me about yourself...most interesting because you never know what to say."
"tell me about your parents and family"
"tell me about your research"
"What sets you apart from others who are applying to Case? What can you bring to Case?"
"Favourite book and its importance in your development as a person."
"What was your favorite nonscience course?"
"Tell me about a time when you had to make an important decision and how you decided."
"Academics aside (closed the folder for emphasis), what can you bring to Case that sets you apart from other applicants?"
"Nothing really, just the normal questions. Why Dentistry? Why Case? Tell me about your family? What about your undergrad, how was it?"
"Do you work well in groups? (a new curriculum is being implemented)"
"If you were working on a collaborative project in a small group and a group member refused to complete his or her assigned task, how would you handle the situation?"
"it was mostly just shooting the breeze. i got alot of marriage advice though."
"What do you have to offer the school?"
"Tell me all of the schools that you applied to."
"Why give up career in banking to pursue Dentistry?"
"Do you like to play golf?"
"Do you have any experience with problem based or group learning?"
"Tell me everything you know about Case"
"So why do you play football?"
"We interview more than 400 people... why should we accept you above everyone else?"
"Why do so many Mormons apply to dental school?"
"Have your morals ever been tested?"
"What was your childhood like?"
"The interviewer asked about my essay topic. "
"what if u had to fire yourself?"
"How would your friends describe you? Do you have a significant other?"
"What was the last book you read? "
"Nothing really, pretty basic questions."
"How would Dr.(wrote me a rec letter) describe you? He did this for ALL of my letters."
"Tell me about your family life growing up?"
"What do you think about science?"
"Have you ever done construction work before?"
"What were your ACT/SAT scores?"
"Do you like southeast asian history?"
"do you enjoy college sports or professional sports more?"
"Do you like your hometown?"
"What was the most frustrating aspect of your service mission to brazil?"
"Does R mean you repeated the course?"
"i had two interviews, the first one was cake! we sat down talk about random stuff, like las vegas, and good cities to practice in. nothing in the conversation had to do with my application file, i had to initiate and ask stuff bout the school to get on the topic, i dont know if that was a trick and i was suppose to do it, but it was chill."
"tell me about your undergraduate college."
"Tell me about the little town in Germany where you went to school."
"Tell me about your family?"
"Where are you from, why did you choose the undergrad. school that you did. do you regret anything, or if you could change anything about your undergrad experience what would it be, why?"
"Don't you have a C anywhere on your transcript? "
"Nothing, same traditional questions."
"Who are 3 most influential people in your life?"
"How would Dr. X describe you? (I had recommendation letter from Dr.X in my application file)"
They did most of the talking."
"Typical question, why dentistry, why case...."
"Nothing really out of the ordinary."
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