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  • LECOM School of Dental Medicine at Bradenton
  • Dental School
  • Bradenton
Individual Feedback 2 36 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 27
Negatively 8
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.61 36

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.03 36

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
5.92 36

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 1
20 minutes 1
25 minutes 2
30 minutes 12
35 minutes 1
40 minutes 3
45 minutes 5
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 1
60+ minutes 8

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 30
At a regional location 0
At another location 4

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 0
In a group 34

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 8
Closed file 23

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.94 34

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Why dentistry? Why Lecom?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Latest book you read and what did you learn from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a book you have read recently that left an impact on you and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an extracurricular activity that shaped who you are today and how?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Women in dentistry. 50 years ago there were practically no women in dentistry, what changed now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something quirky about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In 10 years if you were a successful dentist, how would you define successful?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us a quality a dentist must have." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about PBL?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your experience with PBL and what are your thoughts on this type of learning?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your independence (financially)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something you're proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about PBL? What do you think about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why pbl?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why lecom" More from this Member | Report Response

"What community service were you involved in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking for in a dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why LECOM? This is where you talk about how PBL is "great"." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one word that you think will describe your life as a dental student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about PBL. How do you think of it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about what made you pursue dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"if you could go back in time and do something differently what it would be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your favorite books?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a doctor is absence and you have to take over the patient (a child) and you can’t see the area that need filling, even with the X-ray. Even though the chart says it need a filling, what do you do and say to the parent? How will you try to resolve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If not a dentist, what is your backup plan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are not accepted to dental school, what will you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your greatest disappointment in life (non academic)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something you admire/like about the dentistry experience you've had watching a dentist work" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your best friend say is your flaw?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you didn't have enough time to complete something in your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Any experience with PBL? How would you fit in PBL" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle a large courseload?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you didn't do dentistry, what would you do and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think would be the biggest challenge in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one thing not in your app that we should know that helps with manual dexterity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Whats something not on your resume that you would like us to know?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why LECOM/What are your thoughts on PBL?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you like to unwind from studying?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define underprivileged. What type of community service have you done with that population?" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe one word that describe success in dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"how will you pay for dental school? (which i thought was pretty unprofessional of them to ask)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us your name, where are you from, and where did you go to school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give example of PBL." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you comfortable with switching to ebooks?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like PBL? Have you ever had any experience with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you do well with PBL?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry? How did you study for DAT? Why LECOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why LECOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us a story about your research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"what is difficult thing getting unto this point?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role model?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan on giving back to the community after graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a fear you have about dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If not dental school, what would you do with your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you highlight/white out (non academic)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself, where you graduated from and with what major." More from this Member | Report Response

"Without talking about dentistry, name one word your friends would use to describe you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain something you witnessed a dentist do or any incident in a dental clinic you would do differently" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of a stressful situation and how you handle those sorts of situations. Basically, "how do you handle stress?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you look for in a dental program? (clinical hours, private-practice management, general dentistry training, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see in yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe a PBL course you've taken...." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done to develop your hand skills?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you feel about pbl?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some challenges you foresee as a dental student? as a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"give an example of underserved volunteering/define "under served"" More from this Member | Report Response

"thoughts on pbl" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of E-books?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is PBL suited for you? Why? Give an example." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of using electronic books?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What community service have you done? How have you helped the under served?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like the area? *For the millionth time, yes I see you are located in a warm climate. Good job.*" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me the experience about volunteering in undeserved area." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your extra-curricular activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"We are in the business of producing general dentists. Do you plan to specialize?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"what book did you read recently and why did you read it and how was it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role model?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us a book you read and what you learn from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing you would change at the practice you shadow at ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything else you would like to share?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us something quirky about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us something you would like to white-out and highlight in your application. (everyone mentioned grades to be whited out or highlighted..)" More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could highlight one point about yourself on your application what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one person who is the most influential in your life (not family member)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are you most proud of in your accomplishments?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"none." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you comfortable with switching to ebooks?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The question on PBL" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to pay off debt and have a successful business while helping the under served?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All pretty standard, nothing too interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"nope" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions were very common. Nothing really stands out." More from this Member | Report Response

"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.)" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly, none of them were difficult. Pick out a favorite book and have a planned response to the “favorite book” question ahead of time." More from this Member | Report Response

"What scared you about dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the worst thing that happened to you? what did you learn from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a fear you have about dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your greatest disappointment in life (non academic)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your best friend say is your flaw?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you do not get into dental school this cycle?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really, you have enough time to come up with an answer while others are answering, sometimes you can just build up on another's answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be the most difficult part of being a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were the names of the students who gave you the tour of campus?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me something that is not on your resume that you would like us to know?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your best friend was sitting here today, what would he or she say is your greatest strength and your greatest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One word to describe success in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"none." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions. EvErything was so relaxed and the interview felt like a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us something that wasn't included on your application. (not very hard, but I wasn't prepared for the question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"No question was difficult. If you aren't very assertive you could see some trouble though, because a competitive group answering format is used." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you perform in a group?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about PBL. How do you think of it? Tell me the experience about volunteering in undeserved area." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions were of the type you would expect. Nothing that would catch you off-guard, so nothing difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why LECOM? (Because seriously, why would you go to LECOM?)" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"just looking into questions SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read and rehearsed commonly asked interview questions. Do this! In the group interview, you could tell who didn’t practice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sdn, notecards" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the interview questions here on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"I studied notecards, researched information on the school, reviewed the interview feedback and questions on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Bought a new suit. Read some of the feedback on here. You really don't need to prepare much." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, researched more about PBL" More from this Member | Report Response

"Review application" More from this Member | Report Response

"-SDN -School Website -Interviewed dental professionals and got advice from dental students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over application, experiences, PBL information." More from this Member | Report Response

"SND, life experiences, research on website..." More from this Member | Report Response

"checked SDN interview feedback, wrote down some responses to commonly asked questions, rehearsed them in my head on the flight over to the school and did some practice interviewing with a friend." More from this Member | Report Response

"school site, sdn, asda site" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, practice interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn and research" More from this Member | Report Response

"just reviewed the basics" More from this Member | Report Response

"LECOM website, SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Learned about the school and their mission." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the PBL curriculum they provided before the interview. Reviewed their website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sdn, the PBL description they sent (designed for the medical students, not classy lecom!), and their website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the PBL packet, read the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"understand what is PBL." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at the school's web page and looked over the stuff they sent with the interview invite." More from this Member | Report Response

"I talked to people who had already interviewed and looked at their website." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Location. When touring the students had very good things to say about the school. State of the art equipment. Pass rates." More from this Member | Report Response

"There’s a building just for dental students. Their labs are new. There’s a ADA prep course." More from this Member | Report Response

"The relative cheerfulness and uplifting atmosphere at LECOM" More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved how supportive and laid-back the whole staff was. The interview was super casual like a conversation among peers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are brand new, and students clock a ton of clinic hours here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxed atmosphere, clinical experience, beautiful school, everythig is there for you to succeed, pbl, happy students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The problem-based learning strategy, beautiful views, new equipment, friendly students, opportunity for establishing clubs" More from this Member | Report Response

"The dental clinic, students, and the facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, faculty, PBL" More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved the quiet residential location" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are beautiful and state-of-the-art." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are all new and up to date. Your entire D3 and D4 years are committed to clinicals. You get your own operatory chair during your third year of clinicals. During your D4, they send you off to another town for community outreach, so all the patients are left to the D1-D3 students, which is pretty cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"-New facility -Friendly dental students and faculty -Massage chairs in clinic" More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinical floor plan and programs" More from this Member | Report Response

"New building!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinics are beautiful and the school is brand-spanking new. I liked that they offer practice management courses and that as a 3rd and 4th year you don't have to compete for chairs or patients. Also, their student clinic is set up in a group practice environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"new facilities, extremely enthusiastic faculty, number of hours spent practicing and seeing patients almost immediately" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Hirsch's vision for the school in 3 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"the brand new equipment" More from this Member | Report Response

"faculty seem really dedicated, the dean seems to be really passionate about the school. it seems like it would have a promising future." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything is new" More from this Member | Report Response

"What they have planned for clincal." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dental equipment, enthusiasm of faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"The building (and the restroom) was brand new and amazing! The faculty & dean were very nice and passionate about their curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"How passionate the faculty is about helping the students reach their potential." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are amazing. The equipment is top notch." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was warm, although I hear 95 and muggy isn't too uncommon in the summer, so you win some you lose some I guess." More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful location, new building, passionate staff, eBooks, state of the art clinic, integrated learning." More from this Member | Report Response

"New dental school. Faculties and staffs are so passionate. Great modernized facility plan. Nice weather." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty seemed pleasant and the weather is nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Their clinic looks like it will be nice when it is built. The computer rendering made it look nice at least." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One of the presenters for the presentation told everyone to wait until senior year to take the DAT. That is a bad idea. That and maybe PBL, but it seems to be excellent for those who like it." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's hot. But everyone knows that Florida is hot and humid." More from this Member | Report Response

"They emphasized the project based learning a little too much. I wish they would have emphasized they types of experiences their students get in the clinic and early on." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school isn't really a campus per se, just the two buildings with lecture halls, PBL rooms, a library, clinical spaces, and a cafeteria. It is rather isolated from the nearby towns of Bradenton and Sarasota." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish we had more personal time with the interviewers, i think it is great that they got to know me in a group, however, there were some things I wanted to brag about that I just did not feel comfortable expressing infront of fellow candidates" More from this Member | Report Response

"The small library, no specialties, no recording of lectures permitted, software based anatomy dissections, the clown dolls seemed strange (Barnum and Bailey tribute is a bit odd in a dental school) and no water permitted around campus except for the cafeteria." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of library, and building closes pretty early." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the doctors that interviewed our group left me with a really bad impression of the school's staff. He seemed like he had absolutely no interest in the interview and didn't want to be there (monotone and frowning the whole time). I'd hate to have him as one of my teachers. Don't know if it was part of his strategy to make the interview more "difficult," but it just came off as rude. The group interview is a joke. They split you up into groups of 6 interviewees and two interviewers. They asked like 4 questions, since that's all they have time for with 6 of us there. Didn't feel like they got to know me, nor cared to anyways. The rest of the staff were more than welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"Humidity- the weather is not for everyone." More from this Member | Report Response

"4th year could be placed in PA or FL." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relatively new school without and and dental board scores to date" More from this Member | Report Response

"The price tag! This school is expensive. Also, the climate in FL is not the best. When I was there, it was extremely muggy and humid." More from this Member | Report Response

"only the class of '16, at the time" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"the location" More from this Member | Report Response

"1. 100% PBL--i think PBL works, but making it a primary focus of a curriculum is a huge mistake. 2. the fact that they completely discourage specializing or anything other than general dentistry. this gives it a trade/tech school kind of vibe 3. the fact that you're being outsourced in your last 2 years. you're paying a lot of money to be some dentist's indentured servant to ''gain experience.'' essentially a distance learning kind of deal." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was my first group interview and I was really nervous. Everyone answers the same question. It makes it more stressful trying to come up with a better answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Such a new school no track record for dental students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview process. 6 people in 30 minutes is a very short period of time to get to know your applicants. I felt like I had a lot more to say but wasn't given the chance to. Also, there is only 1 dental class at the school and they have just started the PBL curriculum. The current students were honest about their schedule and said it was a hard but interesting adjustment." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing negative." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I get a accepted and attend then I'll be the 2nd year ever to attend. So the curriculum and schedule all sound great, but since no class has experience 2nd, 3rd, or 4th years as of right now. So a lot of what they presented us with was theoretical information. They also suggested that the average student will spend 6-8 hours a day reading. If you don't like lectures and would rather read than this is a big plus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Let's be real here. The program is a joke. Yes, it will give you your DMD, so if you have a way to cover a private school's tuition, and have no other options, go for it (and then go on sdn telling everyone how "it's not so bad"). If you have to pay 100% out of pocket, or get into any other school, you know what to do...." More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that there is no federal aid available for the first year." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dental building is still on construction. We gonna be the first freshman. We can't get any help about school life from sophomore or upper level." More from this Member | Report Response

"The program is new, the school isn't built, and I'm not sure a 100% PBL system is really such a great idea." More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't want to teach myself while paying a huge tuition with private loans. It does not escape me that PBL is a rather cheap teaching method. It makes you wonder if the method wasn't simply picked because this is a for-profit corporation rather than a traditional school. The fact that admissions seemed to think we would need to find our own patients also concerns me." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"PRACTICE MORE!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview was NOT stressful at all. Everyone was super friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"How stressful group interviews are. I would prefer it to be a one on one interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"There will be a soap carving activity. It's actually pretty fun." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there was a soap carving activity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Because of the emphasis on clinic hours the academic year is 48 weeks long. Also, year four is not in Bradenton but either in Erie, Pennsylvania or DeFuniak Springs, Florida. Both of these things I can absolutely live with but came as a surprise." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sdn gave a pretty good overview. Was surprised with soap carving, but that was fun conversation starter with fellow candidates." More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to stress out" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known to not be so stressed" More from this Member | Report Response

"The group interview is split up into groups of six interviewees and two interviewers. You really do need to "shine" or know sports (went off tangent for like 3 minutes about baseball and football)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did more research on PBL" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Bring a bottle of water with you into the interview! It's ok! You'll need it because you'll be stressing and your throat will get dry. Also, eat a large breakfast. They do not provide you with breakfast and the lunch is very small." More from this Member | Report Response

"the breakfast was very, very light" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stay at a nice hotel where your clothes won't smell like cigarettes." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"that i would have to act like a tool and put on a show to impress the interviewers. i stayed true to myself, and i would not have changed my interview style. i understand that the school operates on a group learning style, and that's fine...but to have that during an interview really brings out the worst in people." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was stupid lmao" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to stress the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"In my group interview we didn't take turns answering the question asked. You just jump right in and answer. Some people talked more than others as a result." More from this Member | Report Response

"You're kinda far away from the beach. I brought a swim suit!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That although Bradenton and Sarasota are relatively low cost areas to live, Lakewood Ranch is not. Be prepared to pay top dollar for a place to live close to school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Think that PBL is right for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The beach is actually a decent drive away. I was expecting to go swimming.... : (" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that the school was a bit sub-par. I wouldn't have made the trip." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Zoom Interview was alright. have some knowledge on how to look good in Zoom setting. have a bright light, look straight up, wear a pant" More from this Member | Report Response

"From what I can tell, it’s a great school and my #1 choice" More from this Member | Report Response

"The soap carving activity for manual dexterity was a lot of fun (20 minutes timed though which was nerve-wracking). The interview itself was very laid-back and enjoyable. They did the interview earlier on so the rest of the day was relaxed. The school is very new so the clinics are gorgeous." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I was impressed with the facilities, but not surprised. It's still a new school so I expected state of the art equipment. As far as the interview goes, there is no need to stress. It is very laid back and the fact that it's a closed file, group interview format makes it even less stressful." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was the most relaxed interview I've ever had." More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"All about being able to work with a group. You need to be speak up and be assertive but not too aggressive. Looking to see how you work with peers." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seem to like the curriculum, but we only got to speak to D1 students. They had just been introduced to PBL, so they had no real feedback to give. Wish I got a chance to speak to some upperclassmen, to get a better idea of the curriculum. They all just all talked about how awesome the school was...who know's...maybe it is all that awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great clinical programs and concepts for general dentists" More from this Member | Report Response

"Its an easy interview. Just be yourself. If your not a good fit for the program, then don't proceed further than the interview. Dr. Hirsch (Dean) even states this during his slide show." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't stress too much about the interview. There are no curve ball questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"this was the only interview i had that REALLY made me want to be in dental school" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great School." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, great faculty, and very cool curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really loved it. I am glad I went to the interview and am very much interested in attending the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lame program and laughable name, but the area, while painfully boring and pricey, is warm and has a homey feel." More from this Member | Report Response

"It will be a good school in a good location. They have an attractive curriculum plan. They are so passionate for preparing a new class. However, PBL is not my favorite thing. They don't have any scholarship program yet." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a pleasant interview. I don't think the all the negative opinions of this school are really justified. This might not be such a bad back-up school, but just not top-pick caliber." More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather is very nice. Bring a swimming suit! (Less than an hour from the water)." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 17
Faculty member 2
Admissions staff 11
Other 1

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 26
Neutral 5
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.87 31

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 4
Out of state 26

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 1
2-3 hours 6
4-6 hours 9
7+ hours 13

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 22
Automobile 5
Train or subway 1
Other 1

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

Response # Responders
< $100 4
$101-$200 1
$201-$300 6
$301-$400 6
$401-$500 5
$501+ 7

What airport did you use?

United

Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport

Tampa International Airport

Sarasota

N/A

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport

SRQ

Sarasota-bradenton

tampa---cheaper to fly into tampa and rent a car

Tampa International

Tampa

Tampa International Airport (TPA), but you can also go to SRQ.

TPA

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 3
Hotel 24
Home 0
Other 2

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

America Value Inn (only ten mins away from school and good price)

Day's Inn

Days Inn Bradenton

Econo Lodge

Fairfield Inn

Hampton Inn

Holiday Inn

Lakewood Ranch

N/A

Wingate

Wingate

wingate

wyngate

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

America Value Inn (only ten mins away from school and good price)

Day's Inn

Days Inn Bradenton

Econo Lodge

Fairfield Inn

Hampton Inn

Holiday Inn

Lakewood Ranch

N/A

Wingate

Wingate

wingate

wyngate

Yes

General Info

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

Response Avg # Responders
5.46 35

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.14 35

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

Response Avg # Responders
5.37 35

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.03 35

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.80 35

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
7.29 35

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"Emphasize the experience the students gets more than the project based learning, although that is very important too." More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please let us walk around with water bottles. ( they have a very strict policy of no liquid outside cafeteria)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have coffee ready for the interviewees. A lot of us have had an early morning getting to your school. The least you could do." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have coffee and/or tea for interviewees when they arrive." More from this Member | Report Response

"more careful with each application. mine got miscalculated and lost in their computer system. luckily, i called to check on it" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions office is fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much to complain about." More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

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