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"Improve on communication with current students, future students, and prospective students. No one ever answers the phone and e-mails get responses 1-3 weeks later and that is IF you get a response. No one keeps anyone up-to-date on anything. Everyone excluding the admissions office has been completely awesome though."
"Answer the phones, it goes to voicemail 90% of the time"
"Have the application fee be payable online or as a check."
"Make sure that the phone lines work! They were down during the end of the summer/beginning of the fall and it was very frustrating to try to get hold of people and communicate with admission officers."
"The admissions commitee is very friendly when you are at the interview. They were very funny and took away all of my stress. The only advice I would give is that in the past when I called them up I have encountered 2 different people who either sounded really tired or frustrated that I was calling the office. It would just be nice to have a slightly more friendly phone voice. Other than that the faculty was super nice in person and I felt right at home."
"Should be able to pay secondary fees online and/or by credit card."
"Tour didnt emphasize in depth the research currently being done at the College of Dentistry"
"The faculty, staff, and as well as the students are very friendly and nice. It has a diverse communi"
"What leadership roles have you had in the past?"
"What is the mission statement?"
"Explain why did you so poorly your Sophomore year?"
""How do you relieve stress?", "How do you balance school and social life?""
"Strenghts and weakness"
"How do you relieve stress?"
"Why Howard? Why do you want to become a dentist?"
"Describe yourself with 3 adjectives."
"What is your weakness?"
"How do you feel about diversity?"
"Name three adjectives to describe you."
"What do you know about Howard?"
"Ive looked through your application and your file but I want you to tell something about yourself. Relate it to why you want to be a dentist and why you're here interviewing at Howard."
"What is the history of the Dental School"
"Name the specialites"
"why should you be chosen over the others interviewing today?"
"Why do you want to be a dentist"
"why howard? why do you want to be a dentist?"
"Why are you interested in Dentistry?"
"Why should we pick you?"
"Why Howard University?"
"3 adjectives that describe you."
"Tell me about your research experience you indicated on your application."
"Why dentistry? Why Howard?"
"Tell me a little bit about yourself."
"Why did you choose not to get a PhD?"
"So, why did you want to study dentistry here at howard? "
"What past experiences/challenges have impacted you career goals?"
"Give 3 words to describe you."
"What can you bring to dentistry that others cannot?"
"Why do you want to be a dentist?"
"How do you handle stress?"
"What began my interest in dentistry?"
"If I were you and you were me what would you want to know? Now answer your own question"
"Tell us about yourself. Where you're coming from and where do you want to go? Why dentistry?"
"If there were only one seat left why should we pick you."
"Tell me about yourself."
"How do you deal with stress? Do you study in groups or alone?"
"Tell me about yourself"
"What made you want to be a dentist?"
"How did you become interested in dentistry? "
"write an essay "Who is your biggest role model and why?""
"What made you want to become a dentist? What are some of the qualities you have that will make you a good dentist?"
"why do you want to be .....
"3 Words to describe you and how do those relate to Dentistry"
"nothing they were pretty standard questions"
"Describe a time you faced discrimination (if you have). How did you handle this?"
"Explain your transfer experience?"
""How do you feel about going to a school in a diverse setting?""
"Asked me how i prefer to study in group or alone"
"Explain in one sentence why you received "X" in a section of your DAT?"
"What can you contribute to the dental field?"
"How is your social life?"
"If you could look in a crystal ball, where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"How would you feel if you had a professor that felt that women were inferior to men?"
"How do you handle stress?"
"Where does someone go to get an extraction?"
"do you know how it is like in dental school?"
"This is a very diverse school so what experiences have you had with diverse populations"
"What obstacles did you have to endure to arrive at this stage of your life?"
"what does your brother do? (i thought to myself -WHAT?! what does that have to do with anything - it came from left field...)"
"They asked me about my research and seemed interested."
"What are the different types/fields of dentistry?"
"How do you feel about cheating? If you knew someone was cheating in your class, what would you do?"
"Would you go back to your country to serve"
"What did you learn and improve since the last time you applied to dental school?"
"What personal challenge has given you motivation to succeed and how did you overcome that challenge?"
"Give me 3 adjectives that describe you."
"What legacy would you leave behind if admitted to Howard?"
"What has been your biggest challenge?"
"Would you be comfortable in a very diverse community?"
"We get thousands of applicants every year, what makes you think you are one of the best or what sets you apart from everybody else? "
"What do you feel the compassion means?"
"nothing that special. But may be " so tell me about your parents""
"Give 3 words to describe you."
"Tell me about a life-challenging experience that you've had? How did you overcome it? How has this experience help you mature? "
"None really, The interview flowed like a good conversation from topic to topic."
"We are dedicated to serving the underserved. How would you handle a homeless person (or someone with an extrememly bad odor)if they walked into the clinic?"
"If you are not granted admissions will you apply to Howard again?"
"Three words to represent me"
"How do you define integrity?"
"What could I bring to and how would I affect the field of oral medicine?"
""If you were me and I was you, what is something you would want to know about me?" - The Interviewer. Next, he asked me to answer my own response to the first question."
"Are you responsible?"
"If I were you and you were me, what would you want to know about me?"
"What is the school's mission? "
"How do you think you would you feel, if you are admitted into the freshman class and you realize that you are no longer the smartest person in the class?"
" What situation has caused you to overcome adversity in the past?"
"If I were you and you were me(the interviewer), what would you want to know about me?"
"What is the hardest moment of your life"
"If you were me, what questions would ask?"
"What situation has caused you to overcome adversity in the past?"
"What do you do that creative?"
"How do you deal with stress?"
"What is a problem facing the feild today?"
"How good are you at handling stress?"
"nothing was really too interesting"
"Where else have you applied?"
"Who was my role model and why?"
"None of the questions really stuck out from the rest. They were pretty standard."
"Use three (3) adjectives to describe yourself"
"Who was my role model and why - essay question"
"Why should we choose you? If you were me, what question would you ask me? (Now answer your question.) Why do you want to be a dentist?"
"why did you choose this school"
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