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  • Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Nashville
Individual Feedback 2 48 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 35
Negatively 4
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.66 47

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.67 36

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.11 36

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 3
15 minutes 3
20 minutes 8
25 minutes 4
30 minutes 17
35 minutes 4
40 minutes 5
45 minutes 1
50 minutes 1
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 2

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 48
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 47
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 45
Closed file 2

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.09 47

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

"Where else did you interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you explain why you got this grade in this class." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan on paying for dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you pay for school" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does politics have to do with dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to Meharry? How do you manage stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry and not medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why meharry? How are minorities related to the field of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Dentistry, Meharry, just why all in one question." More from this Member | Report Response

"If there was one area in your life you could improve on, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why should we (Meharry) pick YOU over all the other good/equal candidates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other school have you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about your academic performance" More from this Member | Report Response

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing since graduating college?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why don't your DAT scores and GPA line up?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about my grades" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why should we pick you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you want the admissions committee to know about you." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about a difficult situation you have handled and how." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why pick you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you plan on doing to give back to your community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why you over other students?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself? What makes you unique? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why should we take you over other applicants? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry? (remember it needs to be solid, sincere and realistic) Why Meharry? What do you see as the future of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you find out about Meharry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"why should we choose you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why not try to get into the Biology field which was your under grad major in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you fit into the mission and history of Meharry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why you and not the other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you say you are a disadvantaged applicant" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your study habits?" More from this Member | Report Response

"1.Tell me about yourself 2.Describe yourself in 3 words." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you describe yourself in a single word? Why do you want to attend Meharry? Why unique qualities do you possess that would persuade us to pick you? How many schools did you apply to? Do your DAT scores reflect your academic abilities? What are areas about your personal life that you feel need improvement? What area of dentistry are you interested? What contribution do you plan to make at Meharry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you get a C in this course?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Explain these poor grades that you got." More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of dental experience do you have? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you received admission here and another school you applied too which would you pick?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of you criteria you are using to evaluate which dental school you would like to attend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the difference between dedication and commitment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you enjoy the current work you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Interview 2: Why dentistry? What specifically attracted you to Meharry? **This was actually the longer interview, but after those two questions we basically talked for 20 minutes or so**" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you know what type of school this is?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your dental research. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why choose Meharry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's going on in the world today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are two strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes Meharry the best school for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your weaknesses and strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does being competive mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"List weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"What types of OMS procedures have you seen?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivates you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Meharry? What impressed you about Meharry? Compare it to other Dental programs you have visited?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did it occur to you, that you wanted to be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you applied to or been accepted at any other dental schools? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Tell me about your research. Did you apply to many schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry and not medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your GPA and DAT scores? (I was hesitant to tell my interviewer this, because I am low in both these areas, but my interviewer told me that people should stop selling themselves short. So, be confident and you will be okay)." More from this Member | Report Response

"what should i tell the committee that will make yo ustand out in their eyes then the rest of the group?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you know the saltwagon story?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you fit in with Meharry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the role of a teacher in the classroom" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you have to offer your class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done that has prepare you for dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you acclimate to the diversity here at meharry? What are two ways in which you have an edge over other candidates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you get a particular grade in a course? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"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 something Unique about you" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both asked if I had any questions...ask questions you're really not concerned about, not random questions just to not seem idiotic. I asked about future plans for other specialty programs, they only offer 2 now." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing since your graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to do in dentistry (any specialties, etc)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are 2 attributes and 2 negative aspects of your personality? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about my DATs." More from this Member | Report Response

"What does money have to do with dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is it your grades do not correspond to your DAT scores?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how does being a minority affect you? (do you feel any phychological effect or feel any discrimination?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your mission?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you get a certain grade in this course?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Two words that describe who YOU are?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How important is community service to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would others say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan on going back to your home town to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Weaknesses? (Do they honestly think this question gets them any information about you?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does being a minority affect you compared to the other interviewees?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What difference do you want to make on the underseved and community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does the motto suit you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What's the difference between those schools and Meharry? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had any practical experience in dentistry? What other work experience have you had? Do you have any questions for me? (I was ready for this one... cannot stress this enough, ASK QUESTIONS!!!) " More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you like about Meharry? (my interview was after the tour)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about Meharry? (Before the interviews, we were able to take a tour of the facilities.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you have to offer the field of Dentisty?" More from this Member | Report Response

"when did it occur to you that you wanted to be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"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?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you do not get accepted into dental school, what will you do next?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none--they were all senseless questions" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you have to offer the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was you favorite course outside of science?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to choose between Meharry and your other top choice, where would you go and why? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Name all the schools you applied too and your status at those schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you more special than the other candidates? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between dedication and commitment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever considered a career in dental hygiene?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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! ;)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle constructive criticism? praise?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What have you been doing since your graduation day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a unique characteristic bout yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What 2 attributes do have? What are 2 negative aspects of your personality that you would like to change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about blacks" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does money have to do with dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too "interesting." Although they did ask me questions about my grades in certain classes. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle being in a class that is predominatley African American?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please tell me about yourself,I want to know about you." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you were rich, what dental issue would you change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, did you just do a lot of partying your freshman year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't remember the exact question but it had to do something with politics and healthcare." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pick you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where is "Skagit" Valley, and what is "rugby?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really. Pretty standard. Same as other SDN entries for Meharry. Nothing special." More from this Member | Report Response

"If there is something you can improve about yourself, then what aspect of your character would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something unique about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we choose you over other students? " More from this Member | Report Response

"The origins of my name" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you will handle being in a class of mostly african americans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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."" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you have to offer the field of Dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your most important characteristic?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Besides the history of the school, why else did you apply to Meharry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you weren't able to hand this class in undergrad, why will you be able to handle this course in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of them were difficult. Just relax and be yourself, answer truthfully." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you considered a Ph.D in chemistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How will Health Care Bill affect dentistry/" More from this Member | Report Response

"Here I have the paper that determines your acceptance. What can you tell me about yourself that will make me want to check yes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you get X grade and what have you done to improve your knowledge in this area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three ways in which you will impact the field of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you get a particular grade in a course? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you know you're ready for this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult /easy questions. Everything asked was to get to know me a person and see how I would fit into the Meharry culture" More from this Member | Report Response

"None Really" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"There weren't any difficult questions" More from this Member | Report Response

""Tell something unique about you" I guess this question is very relative, and I to be honest, no one has ever asked me that on an inteview! So a toughie for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"None were too difficult. All were questions I had either expected or could come up with a logical answer for on the spot." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing for the past years" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you know about Meharry? (I really didn't know that much b/c it was my first time seeing the school. I could only answer remembering things I have read and also heard)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get into school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They said something negative and wanted me to respond to it." More from this Member | Report Response

"None of them were difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

""Why choose Meharry?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your "F" in organic chemistry." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain youre performance on the DAT in certain areas." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would you get patients to come to the school in order to be treated?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were rich, what dental issue would you change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were not difficult. It was just like having a conversation about yourself and the school. (You need to make sure you say as much about yourself as possible, but without being arrogant)" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as above" More from this Member | Report Response

"List two weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you ever experience any bigotry or discrimination in your undergraduate institution (anti-semitism)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why you over other students in the other room?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should you be chosen over the other interviewers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing it was more like a conversation so they just want to know about you." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you choose Meharry over other dental schoos? " More from this Member | Report Response

"regarding dental insurance plans" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me 2 positive & 2 negative things about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Meharry,in comparison to the previous school I had interviewed with? How did Meharry differ/compare from my undergraduate institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is considered underserved in your opinion and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"same" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN and asked current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"I did mock interviews with my advisor and a couple of friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews with professors at my college." More from this Member | Report Response

"My notes, my application, SDN, google and numerous interview feedback questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Review SDN and try to have specific points to touch on during the interview. Mock Interviews with family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview with friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"I studied the questions on here, reviewed the school history, and talked to some Meharry students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mainly SDN and general interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"interview fedback, meharry website, a friend i know who goes to their med school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor Network, school website, newspapers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to other dental students, reviewed application, and prayed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, SDN interview feedback, talked with friends/mentors" More from this Member | Report Response

"StudentDoctor.net" More from this Member | Report Response

"Prayer,Read SDN,and Re-read my AADSAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website and my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talked to a current student who attends the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Knew a few folks that went there and read about it's history. Strongly recommend this because if you are looking for high tech mooshie stuff this is not a place for you. If you are trully willing to learn to be a dentist and treat people regardless of their socio economic status, and value humanity, this is the place for you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewing all SDN entries for Meharry, exploring EVERY link on the Meharry website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Using interviewing questions from an employment guide" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, School's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Meharry website, what I wrote on my AADSAS and secondary applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read website/brochures, relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, their website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched the school, thought about my responses to possible questions, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not do anything I do not normally do." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback questions not only from school applied to but from many other schools, rest, 'be yourself', talk with other interview-ies before interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice questions, asking upperclassmen about questions that they had, visiting the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback and reviewed my file. The most helpful way is to just be yourself and everything else will fall into place." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, meharry website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Feedback on this site, read through every link on the Meharry website, and talked to current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, reviewed personal statment and talk to dental student that I know that attend this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Meharry Website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read essay. Practiced answers w/friends. Previous interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"I knew of the most common questions, but I recommend no preparation. Just be yourself!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, Personal Essay, Practice questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website and practicing with other people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN interview posts. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Meharry website, talked w/ a couple of students already accepted to Meharry. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked over possible questions that could be asked on the internet, and I checked out this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed my application, their website and this one." More from this Member | Report Response

"read the website and talked to other predents who have interviewed." More from this Member | Report Response

"practice interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"All of the community service they do" More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the Nashville area and the Meharry campus is pretty nice; they have done some renovations so it looks pretty good. The students seemed happy to be there which made me feel better about the school. Most of the faculty seem like they really care about the students and the work they do there. The clinic was not so bad either." More from this Member | Report Response

"The history about the school--designed to help the disadvantage get an education" More from this Member | Report Response

"The family atmosphere and the new changes being made by the new dean." More from this Member | Report Response

"Their caring attitude." More from this Member | Report Response

"The family environment and friendliness of the faculty and staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone is very nice and friendly. The students seemed to be happy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"not to sound like a nerd but their work load is really heavy and to me that's a good thing. they have the MAPS program (which is like a prep for the actual dental school) and tutoring and a lot of educational support. their facilities seemed pretty up to par. everyone was friendly and sweet. they seemed really generous with financial aid too." More from this Member | Report Response

"The warm and welcoming environment, friendly students and instructors, and school pride." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and the social interactions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff and students were sincerely welcoming, great environment, small class size. Students have a great deal of support here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly, family environment" More from this Member | Report Response

"The sense of community that has been established amoung the faculty and students.(Also,the people I interviewd with were very attracive...that always helps;especially when you have to see these people all day everyday LOL!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The welcoming atmosphere, the students' enthusiasm, and the facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked the atmosphere at the school. The students seemed very close, and the faculty displayed genuine concern for the students. I also liked the fact that at Meharry everything is hands on, which is beneficial when considering a career in dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was so nice to see people of color together, and wanting to make this world a better place. Unfortunately there aren't too many African Americans in the dental profession and for them to want to be at Meharry to help me and you, makes it even more impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The relaxed demeanor of the interviewers, which helped me to relax. Also, the friendliness of all staff and students that I encountered, even those not participating in the interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"When I saw that the student body was mixed with people of different cultural backgrounds" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people in the school are very nice and welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"My second interviewer was so cool; he really had a enthusiastic attitude which helped me to be calm. He seemed to be the only person who was truthful about the school, he admitted that the school had its problems (financially, etc.). Yet, he reassured me that Meharry was a wonderful place to be. Whe talked 15min over the alotted time." More from this Member | Report Response

"They have a big sibling/little sibling program where they pass old test, books, and inside info down to the underclassmen. Take part 1 of boards after 1st year." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice they were, the lunch food" More from this Member | Report Response

"Being from the south I appreciate a school that's warm and and welcoming environment. You can definitely tell the school cares about their students. This school is all about becoming a part of the Meharry family, and I loved it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everybody was friendly, and the facilities were impressive to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"people at school and in Nashville are very friendly, southern-comfort vibe, everyone seems to be on the same level, no sense of hierarchy. Informal, but professional." More from this Member | Report Response

"The "family oriented" atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"The attitude of both the interviewers and the interwiewees." More from this Member | Report Response

"State of the art up-to-date clinics and labs" More from this Member | Report Response

"The smaller class size, how the professors and students interacted with each other, cost of living in Nashville compared to other cities" More from this Member | Report Response

"classes and staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"The freshman and sophomore labs were up-to-date, nice, and roomy. The faculty was very informative and welcoming. Everyone was just very laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"The family atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"Family type atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sincerity of the the students and staff. Super small class size, great city." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the other students who were interviewing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Positive attitude and friendliness of the overall staff / students. Family oriented!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities very nice, Staff very friendly, the students really enjoyed the school. Very diverse student body." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly atmosphere, new sims lab, diversity of faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"The warm friendly atmosphere of the people and school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The welcoming attitude of everyone there. Also, the students seeemed excited about being there. Meharry seems to really care about their students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The new labs, the small class size, huge influx of patients (the students get great clinical exposure), the warm environment, people are really nice, and they genuinely go out of their way to make you feel at home. The buffet they had ready for us was great as well! The faculty and students have a great relationship. I even enjoyed my stay at the hotel they recommended. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How supportive the school is of the students, and how well the faculty and students get along." More from this Member | Report Response

"The family atmosphere. When I was given a tour of the school,I was ableto see how well the students interacted with each other as a "true" family would. The professors seem to take a keen interest in the well being and success of their students." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the Labs and equipment was basically brand new, the people are quite friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The sim-labs, the clinics, the "family" atmosphere, the renovations inside the school, and the level of care you are given there as a dental student." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school gives you the feeling that everyone cares about you and that it is truly a place where you can everyone's name. The facilities were nice as well, all new equipment." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The campus and classrooms are old, but the clinical portion of the campus is renovated." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school seems to be highly disorganized which is scary. Some of the faculty seems harsh/distant. Some of the facilities are old. Little to no financial aid in scholarships. One of the interviewers had an abrasive personality and would ask questions in a weird manner which made that particular interview difficult. They phrased their questions in a confusing way and would also ask me a question but then answer their own question before I could. They would also ask a question but then ask another question in the same breath and would get confused if I tried to answer both questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The so called Ms. C...something was very rude. She was asking me riduculous questions eg: How will you pay for school, do you have any life challenges that would prevent you from being able to graduate, have you considered a Ph.D in chemistry? What's the role of a teacher in the classroom? You've not being in school for a few years, how do you hope to cope with the school work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I really liked it there." More from this Member | Report Response

"it starts in june but i guess they have to in order to get students into the prep-like program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Class start in June. " More from this Member | Report Response

"NOT ONE THING! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Meharry is not the prettiest school I've ever seen.It's not in the greatest location.However,glitz and glamour is nothing when you consider the relationships that you will build and the opportunity that awaits you afterward! " More from this Member | Report Response

"The elevators didn't work too well lol! " More from this Member | Report Response

"At first, I was concerned by the fact that there weren't any Dental Sim Labs, but by the end of the interview I realized that you can still get the same education without having all this." More from this Member | Report Response

"What the students have is not much as far as high tech stuff goes but they work as a team, help each other and really want to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions manager rudely rushed us through the day. Although most feedback listed the area as a negative, I'm used to it b/c I did my undergrad right up the street. It's really not as bad as some have said. Meharry is about serving the poor and underserved, so how can you do that if you're too put off by the place in which those people live???" More from this Member | Report Response

"The second interviewer who was late and not prepared. He basically just wanted me to talk which would have been OK if he even showed an interest in me." More from this Member | Report Response

"1. My second interviewer got really rude at me during the interview for no reason at all and he gave me a migraine for the rest of the day (My first interviewer was really nice!!). 2.Freshmen have to wear bussiness casual to go to class!! That's suit and tie for men and suits for women! WHAT?????????????????????... 3.The location of the school is kind of shady. 4.That they tell you that if you have been considered for an interview it basically means you're in (not true b/c there were only a few spots left and there was like 15 people interviewing that day)and that they also tell you that if you are rejected by the school at this point for any reason you better not apply again to this school.....?????? Nosense!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school atmosphere seemed to be a little on the conceited side. I heard this statement so many times "Attending Meharry is a privelege and not a right." Also, everyone seemed to boast so much about the school, yet there wasn't anything to back up the big talk. I say, let your school speak for itself. I truly believe there is a thin line between conceit and confidence. One interviewer claimed that Meharry teaches dentist to be world-wide, but when I asked him what international trips the school conducts, he mentioned that the school only goes to the carribean islands! The last time I checked, there were more countries in the world... Also, while we were on the tour, a professor made a comment which gained a response from his class that made the interviewees feel so small. All I could think was "how rude and what a great way to represent your school!"" More from this Member | Report Response

"The labs were kinda outdated and no sim lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is falling apart, they dont have a sim lab, they have to find their own patients, student dont pass their boards, mostly everyone was black" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since we were the first interviewees, they did not have all of their stuff together - in terms of being on time with the planned schedule for the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"age of school, desparate need of repairs and upgrades" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. I took into account all of the negative things that people put on their feedbacks and none of that stuff really bothered me." More from this Member | Report Response

"No SIM LAB" More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinics seemed a little small and there were hardly any patients, but it might have just been the time of day. You do have to go out and recruit your own patients at this school. So, the whole clinical experience you need in dentistry might be harder to obtain here. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Left you with the impression that it went well, when actually you are rejected." More from this Member | Report Response

"Expense (but still comparable to other schools.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. The attitude of the school. There doesn't look like there are many patients- you have to find your own. There were like 3 patients in the whole building and we didn't see any students working on patients. You have to do your own cleanings. The school appeared rather empty and did not have the hustle and bustle of the other schools I visited. The facilities are old and the sim lab is not very nice. Not a lot of community service activities in a school who's "motto is serve the underserved." " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The cost of attending the school was more than I thought. However, they did tell us about several financial aid programs available." More from this Member | Report Response

"The surrounding area outside of the campus. However, the campus is secured well, and the crime rate is low, which is good. I did not feel endangereed at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"the outter looks of the bukdings. they seemed a little old and could deninitely use some work." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is smaller than others I've been visited and the area around the school is a bit shady" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I knew more of the history of Meharry Medical College and how it started." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to have applied--it was a total waste of money! I felt they waitlisted me because I said I was disadvantaged--she goes, "look around, dental school is like business"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nashville was bigger than I expected but nothing major." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The amount of people interviewing the same day." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing. everything was generally explained before hand." More from this Member | Report Response

"You need to make reservations for a shuttle services which transports you from the airport/hotel/campus for much less than a cab. " More from this Member | Report Response

"To bring an Altoid!" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you stay in the recommended hotel.(Millenium Maxwell House)Make sure the van driver gets you to your interview on time!Get there extra early if you have to.He will purposley leave you.!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything pleasantly suprised me, I had never been to Meharry before and I really liked it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the hotels in the area aren't as nice as the others,and I wish I would've known which hotels not to stay in." More from this Member | Report Response

"The amount of togetherness, I wish I knew that prior. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That there could be anywhere between 5 and 45 minutes between my two interviews. Also, that we would only tour the dentistry building and not the whole school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I'd known that the location of the school wasn't really nice and that there's basically nothing to do in Nashville." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's location is in an area I am not comfortable with; students don't even live in the area. I wouldn't feel safe and would be totally concerned with security." More from this Member | Report Response

"How small the campus was." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is a HBCU (Historically Black College University), 80% of class is African American" More from this Member | Report Response

"That books are not covered in tuition." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just relax and be yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I was pretty prepared for everything I came across that day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just that we interviewed before the tour of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I have visited school before." More from this Member | Report Response

"That i was not going to be accepted, and that i was going to waste money getting down to nashville." More from this Member | Report Response

"It wasn't as stressful as I thought that it would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"They said I wouldn't be getting in this year and told other students the same. They had tons of people interviewing for very few spots. I found it extremely rude to invite people for an interview and waste their time and money and not even have any intention of accepting them. I still haven't heard my decision and it has been well over a month. I wouldn't go there if I was accepted. I didn't see any of the family atmosphere that everyone talked about. Nashville would be a terrible place to live for four years. Don't waste your time and money with this second rate school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Two different interviews; one open-file, the other closed-file. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I knew it would be cold, but I wasn't expecting temperatures to drop to 1 degree celcius!!! " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was not as intense as I had anticipated. If I had known this I could have slept a little more sound the previous night. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wished that I had eaten breakfast! I was too nervous to eat, but the interview was very relaxed and cofortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"not that it really mattered, but i wish i had known that i would be interviewed by 2 diff people seperately. i thought i would be interviewed by two people at the same time, but that wasn't the case. personally, i think this is a good idea. in my case, i am not sure how my 1st interview went, but the 2nd went very very well." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I spoke with other applicants and the interview experience changes greatly by who is interviewing you. Some interviewers are pretty abrasive and/or tough, others are kind and gentle and just want to have a simple conversation with you to get to know you better. Their opinions of you are separate so if you do bad in one interview, it will not affect the opinion of the other and vice versa." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school needs to learn how to conduct interviews professionally--it is embarrasing when the person interviewing you is not professional!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They staff and students really seem like a family and they support each other." More from this Member | Report Response

"All in all, the interview was fine. Questions were all general questions that were easy to answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked it more than i thought i would. there were two seperate 15 min interveiws. the initial interviewer had me stressed because they were pretty expressionless so I couldn't get a good read on how i was doing from them. the second interview was a million times more laid back and was pretty much just a conversation. they even said at the end that they were impressed by me though I'm not sure if that's what they say to all the prospectives or if it'll even count that much towards the final decision. But we'll see." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school that definitely changed my assumptions and moved to the top of my list. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Good school, just not as technologically advanced...but they are getting there! Definately to be considered. VERY EXPENSIVE!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I got to the college early(i was the first one there) just to look around and get a feel for the environment.Also, i made sure that I spoke with the other interviewers because It breaks the ice and it makes you feel more at ease.It was much easier for me to relax when I looked at the guy/girl next to me like it was my potential classmate rather than my competition.The day started at 8:30 with financial aid presentations and ended with a speech from Ms.Connolly at 1:15.In between time, we interviewed,ate lunch,watched a video,had a group discussion with the dental students and went on a tour.Overall,I was a great experience.Honestly,I wish that all the people who interviewed this day (2/29/2008/) were excepted!Thats how good it was. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great! The people were really nice. I felt like a member of the family. Also the people I interveiwed with were great. Overall this was the best interview process." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the interview went very well. I liked the school and the programs that they had to offer. This school is dedicated to offering opportunities to minorities and I'm all about that. The interview lasted from 8:00-1:30." More from this Member | Report Response

"I doubt I did well in my interviews the questions were tough, I did not feel at ease. If I do get in I will be shocked! My academic scores are good far from bad, but my interview was tough. I still liked the place and the people. The location did not concern me, I want o be a dentist not a princess with dynamic tools and no skills! Look you have to think outside the box, and be positive about challenges if you want to make it happen! Good luck & God bless." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a fabulous interview day! The faculty and students were very welcoming and relaxed, which made the day much more pleasant. The financial aid presentation was extremely informative. My first interview lasted only about 10 minutes, which was b/c I didn't have to pause before responding to her questions. I think it went well. There was only about 15-20 minutes before my second interview, which went exceptionally well! I already loved Meharry, but the interview day allowed me to really see myself there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewing experience was somewhat now what I expected. I expected to be asked questions that would give them a look into getting to know me and that I am dental material." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was overall a good experience, apart form my second interviewer, who was a teacher according to him, and who was not in a very good mood and who was kind of irrespectful to me. I really wouldn't like to have teachers like him through my career. Other than that it was great! The people at the school were all very nice, my first interviewer was a sweetheart and very informative, the students were helpful in aswering questions, the food was nice, and the financial aid session was informative too. The school is not in a very nice location but once you're inside it gets better; the school itslef looks a bit old and the equipment looks a bit old and updated. Good luck to all! " More from this Member | Report Response

"At 8:30am, a group of 15 were taken to this small conference room and instructed to sit. The secretary of admissions talked to us, giving us her "tips and warnings" on how to do good on an interview. The day seemed to be going slow because the people who were supposed to talk to us couldn't make it, so all we heard was the secretary. We did get a good presentation on financial aid. The interviewers came to the room to get the interviewees. After the interview was done, the interviewee would be escorted back to the main conference room. While we ate, dental students talked to us and we were able to ask them questions. We had a 15min tour, which didn't show off anything, a lab here and there. Ended at 1:00pm. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The experience overall was better than expected. There still needs to be a lot of updates for this program as far as technology. I felt the team work between the students and close relationships with the faculty. Close-knit school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was fine. It started at 8:30 AM and lasted until about 1:40 PM. We went through the 'welcome' lecture, the finances lecture, the military lecture, the interviews, luncheon with Meharry mission video, and tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a neutral experience. I knew that if I was excepted here, this is where I was meant to go. Meharry has an alliance with Vanderbilt U. so we can use their facilities (library, gym, etc.) Dental class is very friendly, staff and teachers are great, improvements are being made." More from this Member | Report Response

"Enjoyable!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was fun and laid back. The interviewers can talk about anything but dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response

"I arrived at the school. Admissions gave an opening statement. Introduction to faculty members. Interviewed from 10-12pm about 25 students. Ate a great lunch. Met with dental students, freshman, sophs,juns and senior. Q and A session. Tour of facilities. Finally, the day was over at about 2pm. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wanted to be more detailed than other people had been, so here I go. My interview day began at 8:30AM with a group activity followed by a presentation by the financial aid department and the Army. Then we were assigned to our interviewers. Afterwards, we ate lunch then went on the tour. Next we filled out an evaluation and that's it. The day wrapped up about 1pm. My experience was very good. I left the school with the feeling that I didn't do too well on my interviews because one went good and the other, not so good. It is true that you are your toughest critic because I was accepted. This is my second time applying to dental school and Meharry was the only school to give me an answer in a timely fashion. This is another plus to me!!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Good." More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interview was actually fun. It is more like having a conversation. You just have to be confident in yourself and be honest. My second interviewer was kind of aloof. It was more difficult because he didn't initiate the conversation. I had to find a way to get it going." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really like this school, everyone was very friendly and I felt at home. I got in found out in Dec." More from this Member | Report Response

"waste of time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Two interviews, each one with a different faculty member. In my personal statement, I talked about my experience in the OMS field, and one of my interviewers was the chair and chief of the OMS department. He quizzed me on a few things to see if I was genuine, and then we spoke openly about the field." More from this Member | Report Response

"A total waste of time and money." More from this Member | Report Response

"Basically be yourself and it doesn't require preparation. Know what sets you apart from the other applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very easy going. One of my interviewers drilled for 20 min on how difficult dental school was, and he didn't ask me a single question. The second was the Director of Admissions, he is tough and only wants the best for his school. The interview is open file, and please believe they have read that your entire application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed it. The stress level was low and it was a one on one conversation. No essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything about my experience was positive. I had heard that the campus looked old and out-dated, but in my opinion the school is in good condition. It seemed that everyone was part of a big family, which is refreshing if you live far from Nashville. In my opinion, I wish that had eaten something that morning, slept a little more the night before, and relaxed because the interview went fine. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The hotel that was recommended was very good. I had been to Nashville before, so there wasn't anything out of the ordinary. The school is a nice place, and I felt that I could do well there. The thing that separated Meharry from other schools is how laid back it is. No other student body I have seen is so well-integrated, and everyone there isn't African-American. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Since there weren't many feedbacks posted for Meharry, I basically put down most of the questions they asked me during my interview. And I sincerely hope this helps students who have interviews scheduled at this school. Just in case you're wondering, then yes their current freshman class did consist of students from various enthnic backgrounds. And No, I am not African American :-) We were a group of 8 students, and 2-3 ppl were interviewed at a time. The day itself is pretty relaxed, so there is no need to stress out. Just be yourself, and good luck :-) " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview at Meharry was very informative. Unlike the other interviews I have been to, Meharry sincerely wanted to show you what they were about. Their day did not start until 10; so, I didn't feel rushed to get there. Then, the day was busy with presenters, touring the facility, and a free lunch. The interview group was about 8 or 9 students, and we were pulled out 2 or 3 at a time for our interviews. Several interviewers were present; so, it was easier for them to remember who you were. The students seemed genuinely happy there, the faculty knew students by their first name, and the facility was very up-to-date (including the labs). After interviewing at Meharry, I am really considering attending this school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, my interview experience was positive. After the interview, I knew that I had impressed my interviewers. I am not a perfect student academically, but I feel that my sincerity and ambition to become a dentist shined in my interview. After visiting Meharry, this is where I KNEW I wanted to come. By the way, I received my acceptance letter less than 2 weeks later!" More from this Member | Report Response

"liked the city, loved the weather, liked the people, and the faculty staff were very friendly and caring." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great experince. I now am seriously considering attending." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 43
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 2
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 26
Neutral 9
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
6.67 33

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 4
Out of state 31

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 5
2-3 hours 11
4-6 hours 8
7+ hours 9

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 18
Automobile 14
Train or subway 1
Other 1

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

Response # Responders
< $100 4
$101-$200 4
$201-$300 8
$301-$400 4
$401-$500 6
$501+ 7

What airport did you use?

Nashville International Airport

Nashville International

Nashville

Nashville Int. Airport (BNA)

n/a

BNA

BFN

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 1
Friends or family 8
Hotel 24
Home 0
Other 0

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.19 36

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
6.17 36

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.06 36

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
6.08 13

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.15 13

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.38 13

0 = low, 10 = high

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