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"The "debriefing" of group interview session with the assistant dean didnt seem necessary. It would have been better if she just came and addressed the whole interview group in a more casual setting."
"Organize the interview groups more efficiently. Provide water."
"Please give us more information! I don't know anything about the schedule, the curriculum, the classes or the D1/2/3/4 years. I'd love to know more but I feel like I'm on my own learning about this school."
"None. They are very friendly and will try and accommodate any requests you may have."
"nothing they seem like they do a great job"
"Keep being awesome? I don't know. They are outstanding."
"More information during the interview day would be nice"
"Be more organized for the students, and let the tour guide be more enthusiastic."
"Interview was quick and helpful. Everything went smoothly. No suggestions."
"I really liked that they gave us a choice with short interview day or weekend interviews. I chose the short interview day and it worked to my advantage, because I do get tired of really long days at a school."
"Great length of interview session and you still were able to accomplish everything that most schools"
"Two day interview was pretty useless unless this is one of your top choices."
"Great experience! Two day interview is really worth!! Btw, are ur people hollywood Idol stars? HAHAH"
"Have a folder for all the papers. Have a bigger room for all the interviewees. Be more organized bec"
"If you had to change one thing about our healthcare system what would it be"
"How do you plan to finance dental school?"
"How do you best handle stress?"
"How do you feel about peer feedback?"
"Talk about leadership. (what I learned from it and how it will influence me moving forward.)"
"Tell us about yourself."
"I see you like to (extracurricular hobby). Tell me about it."
"Some stuff about my research."
"Tell us about yourself and why dentistry."
"Are you organized?"
"Tell us about your research"
"What got you interested in dentistry?"
"Why did you choose dentistry?"
"What makes you stand out from the other candidates?"
"Why Dentistry? Tell us about your shadowing experience?"
"Tell us more about yourself, and include in your answer why dentistry and why this school"
"Tell us a bit about yourself, why you're pursuing dentistry, and why IU?"
"Tell me more about your military service. (In-depth)"
"Problems in Dentistry?"
"What do you think of PBL?"
"Tell us about yourself"
"How's your time management"
"Tell us about yourself?"
"What qualities make a good dentist?"
"Typical questions: Why dentistry? Why IU? Manual dexterity? Dental Experiences? Leadership roles?"
"Tell us about yourself and why dentistry?"
"Why do you want to come to Indiana for dental school?"
"Research experience. Why do think is different from your previous application last year--what changed?"
"Explain to me PBL."
"What sparked your interest in dentistry?"
"tell me about yourself"
"If you don't get into dental school this year, what are you planning on doing?"
""What have you done to improve your manual dexterity skills?""
"How did you become interested in dentistry?"
"how did you balance your academics and many extracurricular activities"
"Why do you want to be a dentist?"
"Why dentistry, and how do you know you would succeed in dental school?"
"are you good with your hands?"
"You really think you'll make it as a dental student with a family?"
"When did you become interested in dentistry?"
"They asked me some specific Qs concerning my personal statement."
"what stroke do you swim"
"Why do you want to be a dentist/what job shadowing have you done?"
"What are some of your Manual Dexterities?"
"What do you like to do on your spare time"
"Why would someone from Orlando, Florida want to come to the cold weather in Indiana?"
"What do you do for fun?"
"Why a dentist?"
"Why did you change your career from engineering to dentistry?"
"What do you do for fun?
"What do you like to do for fun?"
"Why Dentistry and Why IUSD?"
"whay do ou want to become a dentist?"
"How do you plan to reconcile your National Guard duties to the time commitments necessary for success in dental school?"
"It was pretty straight forward interview"
"What do you think is a challenge/issue facing dentistry?"
"What positives and negatives are present in your application?"
"Name a time where you were faced with an ethical issue to deal with"
"What do you think about peer and self evaluation?"
"What is something you do not like about dentistry?"
"What hobbies do you have?"
"What is your best college memory?"
"None... I was able to ask questions for about 15 minutes."
"What other job that is related to art would you do if you couldn't do dentistry"
"what songs can you play on your ukulele "
"Do you think current technology is absolutely essential to practice effective dentistry?"
"Where do you see yourself in ten years? Are you interested in returning to teach?"
"What did your dad do in the few year gap between undergrad and dental school?"
"Why would you make a good dentist?"
"I was asked what the color of a shirt meant, what movies I had seen recently, and what I had for lunch"
"What brand of guitar I played.
What songs do you play?"
"One interviewer was wondering if i had pictures of some of my work (don't wanna disclose what, cuz it'll give me away), and I ended up showing him"
"Share ur teaching experience with us. (In-depth)"
"nothing too interesting, really"
"very informal basically just answered the ''tell me about yourself'' with some follow up questions."
"In what way have you assisted the dentist you shadowed?"
"PBL: If someone in your group wasn't pulling their weight, what would you say to them to get them to pull their weight?"
"How do you know you can handle the stress of dental school"
"What is your favorite college football team? (because i said i liked watching college football)"
"What can you play on the piano?"
"Where does IU fall in your dental decision (first, second, etc) and what do we need to do to entice you here over other schools?"
"Tell me about your artistic abilities."
"What was your favorite liberal arts class in college?"
"What's a cavity? "
"If you could tell the admissions committee one thing about yourself, what would it be?"
"So what do you know about the PBL curriculum?"
"You presented a poster at the AACR conference, tell us about your research"
"What do you like to do in your free time?"
"From your experiences in the dental clinic, what do you dislike about dentistry?"
"Explain to me what PBL is since you sort of know it."
"Do you know who Parks Bonifay is?"
"You have a someone come in with their family and the individual is complaining of a bad mouth odor what would you do to solve the problem of what is causing the odor."
"Just talked about what I've been doing."
"So you helped a student from Depaul feel welcome at your school? Tell us about that?"
""What would you like us to know about yourself?"
Also, "It looks as if you have a weak science background. What makes you think you're cut out for dental school?" (note: I have a biochemistry major)"
"What would you do if you do not get in this year?"
"How did you study for DAT?"
"When comparing the offices you have visited what impressed you, and what do you feel are problems that will have to be addressed in the future concerning dentistry?"
"you wrote about *blank* in your essay, explain that further since it is a link not many people would make"
"What will be that hardest thing for you if you should relocate to Indiana?"
"It says here that you worked in pest control. We don't see that very often. Tell us about that."
"What are your strengths and weaknesses?"
"How does tutoring Middle School students relate to the field of Dentistry?"
"What was your favorite science class?"
"Do you have any friends in dental school? "
"I was asked about my manual dexterity."
"Is any friend of yours in any dental school? what does he/she have to say about being a dental student?"
"have you taken a course that integrated PBL before? if so, describe."
"So, was Russia really cold? ( After seeing that i had lived there.)"
"They gave me a Problem Based Learning scenario & let me run with it."
"Asked a question directly from my personal statement. It suprised me when I realized they had looked at my application in such detail. One of the interviewers even qouted a line from my essay."
"What is Jungle Friends? (a primate sanctuary I volunteered at)"
"what stroke do you swim?"
"Have you seen the movie "Drumline?"--This was after the fact of taking about marching band."
"They gave me a senario dealing with the PBL program. They gave me a hypothetical question and I had to use critical thinking to solve the dental problem."
"Did you bring your oboe?"
"What do you like to do for fun?"
"so you said that you have a lot of manual dexterity skils...tell me about them"
"Wasn't asked anything interesting."
"Problems facing dentistry"
"Nothing too interesting."
"Do you study for DAT?"
"What do you do in your free time?"
"What was your favorite class"
"Nothing out of the ordinary"
"Standard questions. Nothing out of the ordinary."
"what is PBL?(after i mentioned that i had heard and liked the PBL system)"
""How'd you manage to get a 29 in Reading Comprehension and a 17 in Perceptual?""
"What do you think is the most prevalent problem with dentistry today?"
"All questions were low key, general conversations. Very different from what I have heard of. "
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