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"Please continue to conduct zoom interviews even after the pandemic, it is not only eco friendly, it also saves a lot more money."
"Ya'll need to do implement same day CAD-CAM crown milling. I saw that while I was shadowing and I want to do it in my future practice."
"Emphasize the experience the students gets more than the project based learning, although that is very important too."
"Communications prior to the interview were somewhat spotty. For instance I was told in my initial invitation to interview that I would receive another email ten days prior to confirm my appointment, but no such email was ever sent."
"They tend to process things in a weird way, do not try to rely on their portal because things are just messy there. They don't update aadsas. Wish there was clearer communication."
"Please let us walk around with water bottles. ( they have a very strict policy of no liquid outside cafeteria)"
"Have coffee ready for the interviewees. A lot of us have had an early morning getting to your school. The least you could do."
"Have coffee and/or tea for interviewees when they arrive."
"more careful with each application. mine got miscalculated and lost in their computer system. luckily, i called to check on it"
"Not much to complain about."
"The PBL interview style is ridiculous. PBL may end up being a reasonable education style, but it does not translate into an interview well. I have gone to 8 interviews, and have never felt as disingenuous as I did at this interview."
"What would you do if you heard a classmate speaking about private patient information in the cafeteria?"
"What is a recent book you read"
"tell me about yourself"
"Why do you want to be a dentist?"
"Tell me about yourself. Why dentistry? Why Lecom?"
"Latest book you read and what did you learn from it?"
"If you are a student member of the ethics committee (those who decide what disciplinary action should be taken against students who plagiarize or cheat) and you become aware of a student who accesses a restricted area of campus to get a test, and then does well on that test, what should happen?"
"What is a book you have read recently that left an impact on you and why?"
"What is an extracurricular activity that shaped who you are today and how?"
"Women in dentistry. 50 years ago there were practically no women in dentistry, what changed now?"
"Something quirky about yourself?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"In 10 years if you were a successful dentist, how would you define successful?"
"Tell us a quality a dentist must have."
"How do you feel about PBL?"
"What is your experience with PBL and what are your thoughts on this type of learning?"
"Tell me about your independence (financially)?"
"What is something you're proud of?"
"lecom is about giving back to the under-served and community. tell us about one of your community involvement activities and what you learned from it, positive or negative."
"Talk about PBL? What do you think about it?"
"What community service were you involved in?"
"What are you looking for in a dental school?"
"What is one word that you think will describe your life as a dental student?"
"Tell me about PBL. How do you think of it?"
"Tell us about what made you pursue dentistry."
"What would make your favorite villain a good dentist?"
"what book did you read recently and why did you read it and how was it?"
"Who is your role model?"
"Tell us a book you read and what you learn from it?"
"What is one thing you would change at the practice you shadow at ?"
"Let's say you are a practicing dentist and a mother comes in with her daughter and says she doesn't want to use fluoride on her daughter. What would your response be to this? What do you know about the pros and cons of fluoride?"
"Say you just started working at a dental office with a more senior doctor who owns the practice. One day he becomes very ill and you have to take care of his patients. How would you handle dealing with a patient who's case is unclear to you (i.e. you cannot see the problem that the other doctor wrote down in the patient's x-ray)?"
"An upper classman who is your friend comes to lunch room and starts talking bad about a patient, disclosing his personal information, what would you do?"
"Is there anything else you would like to share?"
"Tell us something quirky about yourself."
"Tell us something you would like to white-out and highlight in your application. (everyone mentioned grades to be whited out or highlighted..)"
"Besides skills, what is one word that can be used to sum up what you need to be a successful dentist? Either go first or have six different answers ready, cause someone is probably gonna say what you wanted to say."
"If you could highlight one point about yourself on your application what would it be?"
"Name one person who is the most influential in your life (not family member)."
"Tell me about yourself?"
"what are you most proud of in your accomplishments?"
"How do you deal with stress?"
"Are you comfortable with switching to ebooks?"
"The question on PBL"
"How do you plan to pay off debt and have a successful business while helping the under served?"
"All the questions were very common. Nothing really stands out."
"Our students may not yet have access to federal student loans. How to you plan on paying for dental school? (I almost laughed at this.)"
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