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  • University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Jackson
Individual Feedback 1 9 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 8
Negatively 1
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 9

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.67 6

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 5

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 0
25 minutes 0
30 minutes 5
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 0
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 4

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 9
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 9
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 7
Closed file 2

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
4.11 9

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

"Why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"why are you switching from your current career to dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you not do so well in Biochemistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Use 5 adjectives to describe yourself and how they would make you a unique member of the dental class." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What community service have you done/currently doing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see that you made a _____ in _____. What do you have to say about that?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Three things you would contribute to the entering class" More from this Member | Report Response

"what two places would you visit if you could visit anywhere?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you interests in the field of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much money do you think the average dentist makes? Followed by, Do you think you could live on that much money?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What community activities have you participated in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What problems are there in dentistry? Improve dentistry awareness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you do to implement dental education throughout the community." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What have you done to make your application stronger from last year" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you prepare for the DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is one of your biggest weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you long term goals as it relates to dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If accepeted and you complete the program, will you stay in MS? Will you specialize" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Ethical dilemma scenarios" More from this Member | Report Response

"when you are retired what accomplishments do you hope to look back on?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you not get in last year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were mostly pretty standard interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Desibe three qualities about yourself and how do these play in you wanting to be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Being a minority, how was was I able to cope with participating in summer interns in maority white institutions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most memorable experience of your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really was interesting, just basic stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why should we accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you plan to do if you do not get in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry? (Will be asked everywhere, but I still find it a difficult question to answer in a way that is straight-forward and accurate.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"With the election coming up, how will the person elected affect health care and dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why one of my scores on the DAT was low." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practiced answering commonly asked interview questions readily available online" More from this Member | Report Response

"I answered questions found here and other places." More from this Member | Report Response

"read this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"When over common interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read sample interview questions from many websites and SDN. I also read over my own PS, resume, and application to make sure it was all fresh in my mind." More from this Member | Report Response

"breathe in and out" More from this Member | Report Response

"Researching the school, preparing with freinds and family, relaxing before the interview began." More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview - this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"got to know the dentists there, worked around them, asked current students about the interviews and what to expect." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Meeting with Dean of Admissions in one of the interview session and discussing very openly about the application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was extremely nice and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviews were very laid back. they really just wanted to find out who I was as a person." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty is very nice and very easy to talk to." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed all of the faculty and students that I met. The interviews were all pretty relaxed and they made me feel comfortable right away. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Good." More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back the session was. The interviews were held like casual conversations." More from this Member | Report Response

"school was very laid back, but very professional, faculty seemed to be very hospitable" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really. the dean of admissions was a little intimidating but that's the only thing i can think of that would be negative." More from this Member | Report Response

"The only awkward part was meeting with Dr. Duncan, the dean of addmisions. After our 3 regular interviews he asked each of us to come into his office and talk for about 5 min. if he had never met us before. It was really awkward, and I thought it went awful. When I was done, I went back in the room where the other applicants were and they were all saying the same thing. It made me feel much better because we all agreed that it must just be his personality.... so don't take it personally!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"That they seemed to want to intimidate us, not promote the school itself. All they seemed to talk about was the negative parts of the school and how hard it is; we KNOW it's hard; They should take more steps to sell the school itself and the positive aspects of it. Compared to other schools visited, the facilities were not impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not be nervous about the MMI style of interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to be stressed. They make you feel very comfortable. It's more like a conversation than an interview. They generally want to get to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing. the interviews were pretty straight forward." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to be so stressed!" More from this Member | Report Response

"wouldn't have worried about it, it was very laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Brush up your unique experiences in the past and be ready to let them know how unique you are!" More from this Member | Report Response

"it was a good experience overall. it was three one-on-one interviews, a tour of the dental school from two second year students, and i met with the dean of admissions for like 10 minutes. i was nervous at the beginning but the whole experience was very laid back and everyone was nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I had a really positive experience. The facilities were nice and so were the people. There was no reason to be nervous. Dr. Duncan is really nice, he just comes off a bit odd at first." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews very laid back, had 4 one on one interviews, they wanted to get to know you, had good conversation, they asked most of the routine questions: why dentistry, sit-in experiences, community service, overcoming adversity, about grades and dat" More from this Member | Report Response

"Good overall, but highly stressful" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 8
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 1
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 6
Neutral 0
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.17 6

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 6
Out of state 0

What was your total time spent traveling?

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

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 0
Automobile 6
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 3
$101-$200 1
$201-$300 0
$301-$400 0
$401-$500 0
$501+ 0

What airport did you use?

No responses

Where did you stay?

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

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western

Cabbot Lodge

Would you recommend the hotel?

Best Western

Cabbot Lodge

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 5

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 6

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.40 5

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.80 5

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.80 5

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.75 4

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No responses

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