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"Be better organized in general. The interview day was confusing and disorganized and applicants were not kept up-to-date on their status after interviews."
"Never ask students' how will you pay for school!"
"More advanced warning in regards to interview date."
"Where else did you interview?"
"Can you explain why you got this grade in this class."
"How do you plan on paying for dental school?"
"How will you pay for school"
"What does politics have to do with dentistry?"
"Why do you want to go to Meharry?
How do you manage stress?"
"Why dentistry and not medicine?"
How are minorities related to the field of dentistry?"
"Why dentistry? / Why Meharry?"
"Why Dentistry, Meharry, just why all in one question."
"If there was one area in your life you could improve on, what would it be?"
"Tell me about yourself?"
"Why should we (Meharry) pick YOU over all the other good/equal candidates?"
"What other school have you applied to?"
"How do you feel about your academic performance"
"Interview 1: How do you handle stress? Where do you see yourself in 7 years? Why dentistry? Why did you pick the schools you applied to? How do you handle praise? How do you handle constructive criticism? Are your grades/DAT scores representative of how you will perform as a student? How do you perceive dental school will be?"
"What have you been doing since graduating college?"
"Why don't your DAT scores and GPA line up?"
"Question about my grades"
"why should we pick you?"
"Tell me what you want the admissions committee to know about you."
"Tell me about yourself"
"Tell me about a difficult situation you have handled and how."
"Tell me about yourself."
"Why pick you?"
"What do you plan on doing to give back to your community?"
"Why you over other students?"
"Tell me about yourself? What makes you unique? "
"Why do you want to be a dentist?"
"Why should we take you over other applicants? "
"Why dentistry? (remember it needs to be solid, sincere and realistic)
What do you see as the future of dentistry?"
"How did you find out about Meharry?"
"Do you have any questions for me? (Make sure that you ask questions! Remember, this is supposed to be like a conversation, so I cannot stress this enough!)"
"why should we choose you?"
"why not try to get into the Biology field which was your under grad major in college?"
"This was a real question. "You seem to have a very privileged upbringing, What do you know about the underserved community and how have you supported your community?""
"If you do not get accepted into dental school, what will you do next?"
"none--they were all senseless questions"
"How do you feel about politics?"
"What do you have to offer the school?"
"How many schools did you apply to?"
"What was you favorite course outside of science?"
"Did you know about the President being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize? I didn't because it had only happened this morning and this morning i was more concerned with my outfit and my hair than the news. But considering just how current these events were I don't think he held it against me."
"If you had to choose between Meharry and your other top choice, where would you go and why? "
"Name all the schools you applied too and your status at those schools."
"What makes you more special than the other candidates? "
"What is the difference between dedication and commitment?"
"Have you ever considered a career in dental hygiene?"
"Why Meharry? These people are not stupid, they know what they are asking, and can smell a lie a mile away! BTW I answered it honestly! ;)"
"How do you handle constructive criticism? praise?"
"Tell me about yourself"
"What have you been doing since your graduation day?"
"What is a unique characteristic bout yourself?"
"What 2 attributes do have? What are 2 negative aspects of your personality that you would like to change?"
"Question about blacks"
"What does money have to do with dentistry?"
"Nothing too "interesting." Although they did ask me questions about my grades in certain classes. "
"How would you handle being in a class that is predominatley African American?"
"Please tell me about yourself,I want to know about you."
"Tell me about something that is going on in the world. Please watch CNN or read a newspaper on the plane. It will only help you!!!!"
"If you were rich, what dental issue would you change?"
"So, did you just do a lot of partying your freshman year?"
"I can't remember the exact question but it had to do something with politics and healthcare."
"Why pick you?"
"Where is "Skagit" Valley, and what is "rugby?""
"None really. Pretty standard. Same as other SDN entries for Meharry. Nothing special."
"If there is something you can improve about yourself, then what aspect of your character would it be?"
"Nothing really interesting."
"They didn't really ask anything out of the ordinary. They will disect your file and if they have a question about something in particular they will ask you. So make sure you review your file and have a good answer ie. like we you dropped a class."
"Tell me something unique about you?"
"Why should we choose you over other students? "
"The origins of my name"
"How do you think you will handle being in a class of mostly african americans?"
"Tell me about youself. The first interviewer just asked me to talk about how I became interested in dentistry, and how my interest applies to their motto, which is to "serve the underserved.""
"what do you have to offer the field of Dentistry?"
"1.Do you think it will be a problem for you to be with a class of mostly African American students?
2. Hypothetically speaking, if you were to be accepted at all dental schools and you had to make a decision by tomorrow, which school will you choose and why? oh and don't give me the bull shit of you will pick Meharry because you wanna serve the underserved. (this was his exact wording)"
"What is your most important characteristic?"
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