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  • University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Oklahoma City
Individual Feedback 2 31 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 30
Negatively 1
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.83 30

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.96 23

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.57 23

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 7
35 minutes 4
40 minutes 2
45 minutes 10
50 minutes 1
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 3

Where did the interview take place?

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

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 21
In a group 8

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 29
Closed file 0

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.33 30

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

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

"The usual, why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time that you overcame adversity." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in terms of volunteering, extracurricular activities and social activities and how could they positively influence you as a dentist in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what negative aspects of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please describe a situation that you felt was unethical, and what you did in response." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is amalgam safe for restorations?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Just basic questions...." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kinds of things do you do that show you have good manual dexterity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to change professions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were class president and learned that some students had a copy of a final exam 1 week before finals, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Tell us about what prompted you towards a career in dentistry"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most interesting procedure you have observed?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you do in terms of manual dexterity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What leadership roles did you hold in high school as well as college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Why did you choose (college attending)? What activities are you involved in? What classes are you taking now and next semester?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Why did you choose (college attending)? What activities are you involved in? What classes are you taking now and next semester?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all standard questions. Nothing jumps out in my memory." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why should we represent you over someone else?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Weaknesses/strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your strongest and weakest quality and how will they affect your performance in our program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what procedures have you shadowed? (I told them I dental assist my uncle)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Tell me about your volunteer work. " More from this Member | Report Response

""Tell us about your research project"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about the procedure that you least liked." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where does it come on your list?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you require much sleep?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you choosing Oklahoma?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do with your hands? Did you take a prep course for the DAT? How long did you study for the DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do with your hands? Did you take a prep course for the DAT? How long did you study for the DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Asked about an experience in my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Scenario: you are an associate dentist at a practice (meaning you're employed, not a partner) and the office manager confronts you for not bringing in enough money. The policy is that each mouth that comes in has $6,000 worth of work to do, and you agreed to that policy when you were hired. How do you respond?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most interesting procedure you have observed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My third interviewer asked me "Tell me about yourself that's not on the application." After that I basically interviewed him, not your typical interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if the guy you graduated with asked you to cover for his practice for a week, and a patient of his comes in with a "shit crown."" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would someone that knows you describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you most afraid of about dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

""How have you tried to be a leader?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do on you job where you are now employed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some fine motor skills you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about growing up in XXX (town). " More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you a more qualified applicant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything else you want to tell us? Do you have any questions for us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything else you want to tell us? Do you have any questions for us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of XXX as a football coach?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If there were 3 people standing in front of me with equal applications and you were one of them, what qualities or traits would separate you from them that would make me want to choose you for our program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your favorite artist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this ship in a bottle?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the class president and you found out a student had a copy of a Biochemistry test coming up, how would you handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you apply to dental school 5 years ago?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The 4th year dental interviewer asked me 2 ethics questions: (1) if you see someone cheating, what would you do - tell the teacher? and (2) if you see a fellow dental student in the lab late at night strapped to the nitrous oxide, what would you do and would you tell someone?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been one of the most interesting procedures you have observed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing difficult, mosty just a BS session. Very laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do in a situation where my integrity was challenged" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you wear a helmet when you snowboard." More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you tell us about yourself that will help us promote you in the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you spend your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked about my life and the town I grew up in. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you take a prep course for the DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of XXX as a football coach?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we represent you over someone else?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Ethical scenario about what I would do if I cut the wrong tooth while in clinic" More from this Member | Report Response

"What question havn't I asked you that you thought I would have asked you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing hard if you really think about it" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if the guy you graduated with asked you to cover for his practice for a week, and a patient of his comes in with a "shit crown."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is amalgam safe for restorations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions do you have for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None it was like a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your hopes and aspirations in dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response

""So...tell us about yourself"" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do I really think older muscle cars are better than imports. One of the interviewers was a big car buff too, which really helped the interview go well." More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if you didn't get into Oklahoma" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no difficult questions. All the questions were based off of the personal statement. " More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we endorse you as a candidate for our program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked what I was involved in in HS. It was hard to remember that far back!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"There really wasn't a difficult question. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There wasn't really a difficult question. " More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Watched YouTube videos and did research online" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read their website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews with schools advising committee and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Got a good nights sleep and went to the gym that morning." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Reviewed my application and practiced sample questions with my friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over application" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked over my aadsas application and checked this site. none of it was necessary. they probed my views and personality" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Spent time the day before with a friend that attends, I got more from that day then anything the day of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"read comments from here" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my personal statement to make sure I could elaborate on any point. Thought about answers to some of the obvious questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"No preparation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Going over commonly asked questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the OU website!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced answering questions, took deep breaths, had confidence!" More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed my application and spoke with current student" More from this Member | Report Response

"Got a list of possible interview questions and practiced with my parents. I also talked with a student who is in their first year. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Got a list of possible interview questions and practiced with my parents. I also talked with a student who is in their first year. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Prayed. Just was myself in all circumstances." More from this Member | Report Response

"Suit and tie, cup of coffee" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Small class size and early clinical experience (1st year)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinic, class size" More from this Member | Report Response

"The dental school is in the process of updating the facilities, and many of the updates are already completed. The new rooms and technology were impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice and comforting the admissions committee members were in the interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very personal interview out of all 7 interviews I've had" More from this Member | Report Response

"The professionalism and friendliness" More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly the interviewers were." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very warm and friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of everyone" More from this Member | Report Response

"their honesty in their intentions for the interview and how much they strived to get a good view of our character in a low stress manner." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I was out of there in 15 minutes which shows that I answered all the questions directly and didn't ramble. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very friendly and made me feel comfortable right off the bat. Judy Peterson, the admissions coordinator, is very helpful and very sweet. I also met a guy from my home town that is a student there and he took me around OK City and other places. Very good guy. Cheap housing and pretty much cheap everything. New sim clinic and they were also renovating the classrooms on the first floor. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. The school is great and I hope I am offered a chance to attend." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly interviewers, and the and school has a great clinic" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and staff were very friendly. The students seemed happy there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff and faculty were very nice. The interviewers were very motivated about the school. Their clinical experience and requirements are among the highest in the nation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. New equipment and chairs for the pedo lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"The labs--they are awesome!!:)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How comfortable they make the interviewing process. They sincerely want to get to know you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the laid back atmosphere and friendliness of students and faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice the interviewers were. They just wanted to get to know me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice the interviewers were. They just wanted to get to know me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is extremely clinical, which I like. The students I spoke with were VERY pleased with the school. The location is great and the city is very affordable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very good clinical school. Very down to earth nice people." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very down to earth and created a comfortable enviornment." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They never showed us a presentation or gave information to us of any kind. We were only allowed to ask questions to current students in the room and our interviewers. I feel like I have close to zero information about the school. Students were also told to not ask the interviewers questions about specialty programs." More from this Member | Report Response

"A student said you might have to find patients, did not get to see the 3D tech lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"The overall impression from the current students and the admissions committee is very "good ol' boy". If you don't fit into their precise box/mold, then you don't fit in and you're not made to feel welcome." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything was on the printed powerpoint slides so NO presentation of inro or financial aid." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a rainy day, so we didn't get to go see the library or student union." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing at all" More from this Member | Report Response

"Number of clinical requirements...it's a lot!" More from this Member | Report Response

"we saw a mouse running around. hehe." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviewer rapped his fingers on the desk to make me nervous (I'm pretty sure it was on purpose)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really close around campus to eat." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a bit hotter than I had expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was nothing negative about it" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student’s didn’t seem to enjoy school there. I don’t know if it is because they came from easier undergraduate institutions and were not accustomed to the vigorous schedule. Only 2 out of 10 students said they really enjoyed it, the other 8 said dental school (in general) sucks." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing negative jumps out in my mind." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing! I was very nervous and once I stepped in the room I felt comfortable and at ease. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't see much technology in the school, no laptops, SIM labs, etc...they might be there, I just didn't see it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Watch out for Susan.." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"More information about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview group is HUGE" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wear a suit, even if it's not required." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have been aware of the group interview with 4 fourth year dental students that occured before the individual interviews with the admissions committee members. This was a group interview with 8 of the applicants and lasted for about 30 minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be there before 8:30. They say interviews start at 9 and to be there at 8:30, but I was a few minutes late and walked into a room full of 30 interviewees and Dr. Jones giving a presentation lol." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was going to be interviewing with so many other people." More from this Member | Report Response

"you have a better chance if you are a re-applicant" More from this Member | Report Response

"there is no need to stress about this interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just the heat, and that the bobcats were playing there the following month." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviewers were so easy to talk to that I was stressed over nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Dental School is in Oklahoma City and is not in Norman where the University is located." More from this Member | Report Response

"How easygoing the interview was. Very relaxed, they just want to get to know you as a person." More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed and comfortable I would feel." More from this Member | Report Response

"how they just truly want to get to know you" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something you want to prepare yourself for is they are going to give you a priority ranking; from 1-10. 1 is the best 10 is the worst. The ranking comes from your overall GPA, Science GPA, and DAT score. There is a possible of 3 points for the GPA, 3 points for Science GPA and 4 for the DAT score to equal 10. Then they develop your ranking from the possible 10 points. Ex. If you have a 10 then you'll get a 1 priority. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Something you want to prepare yourself for is they are going to give you a priority ranking; from 1-10. 1 is the best 10 is the worst. The ranking comes from your overall GPA, Science GPA, and DAT score. There is a possible of 3 points for the GPA, 3 points for Science GPA and 4 for the DAT score to equal 10. Then they develop your ranking from the possible 10 points. Ex. If you have a 10 then you'll get a 1 priority. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How easy going the interview was." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The school seems great, but I just wish I knew more about it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, minor concerns" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview process was a lot less stressful once I got there and after each interview, I became more and more comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good school, really friendly people and interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"OU College of Dentistry is where its at, they're just such a solid school. You can't go wrong with the experience you'll have coming out of OU. I hope I get in!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the questions were a spin-off of my application. They would mention something they saw in my application and ask me more about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxed..." More from this Member | Report Response

"3 one on one interviews 25 mins each. One of the interviewers and i just shot the breeze and discussed psychological aspects of interviewing as well as hobbies for just about the entire interview. when we were informed that our time was just about up he said "i better ask you some quick questions related to dentistry". very down to earth. After interviewing elsewhere, i began to appreciate the level of technology used in practice at this school and availability of seats/ops for each student when compared to other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview went very well. It was conducted in a very relaxed manner, and the two people who interviewed me (both dentists from the local community) basically just tried to get to know what kind of person I am. I think I lucked out b/c they were both really nice and went out of their way to make the interview as stress-free as possible. It ALL depends on who you get though, b/c a friend of mine said she got drilled in her interview. Also, 90% of the time they are going to ask you an ethical question, so be prepared for it! That is probably the hardest part of the whole interview. Basically just be yourself, answer honestly, and be confident! You will do fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very positive; my interviewers were friendly and very attune to what I was saying. The staff was also very helpful and courteous. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was interviewed by a faculty member and a dentist from the community. It was a very comfortable experience and it flowed really well. All the questions the interviewers asked me I had thought about in length before hand and so I was not caught off guard. I really liked the d school and all it had to offer. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Just AWESOME" More from this Member | Report Response

"Had a great experience overall. Everyone was very courteous and wanting to help you. The Campus has a beautiful walk area with fountains etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"The experience was wonderful. The questions were did not take me by surprise because they were swhat I had already stated in my personal statement. Initially, I was very nervous, but as soon as they took me in, they made a few jokes to calm me down. The interviewers were absolutely wonderful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome--GO SOONERS!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall a great experience. The faculty members were great. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly interviewers that were truly interested in learning more about myself and my goals" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview experience was better than I could have hoped for! Both of the interviewers were very nice. They made me feel very comfortable and at ease. They just want to get to know you and to know that you're sincere about being a dentist. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview experience was better than I could have hoped for! Both of the interviewers were very nice. They made me feel very comfortable and at ease. They just want to get to know you and to know that you're sincere about being a dentist. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very friendly professionals. They truely want to get to know you personally. They were very encourageing. If we didn't get cut off I believe we would have been in there for hours." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt very confident in my interview experience" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 24
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 2
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 15
Neutral 5
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.19 21

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 13
Out of state 8

What was your total time spent traveling?

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

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 7
Automobile 12
Train or subway 2
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 4
$101-$200 2
$201-$300 5
$301-$400 1
$401-$500 0
$501+ 1

What airport did you use?

Will Rogers World Airport

OKC

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 2
Friends or family 3
Hotel 7
Home 2
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Clarion Airport Hotel

Clarion at the Airport

Courtyard near Airport

No

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

Clarion Airport Hotel

Clarion at the Airport

Courtyard near Airport

No

Yes

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.45 22

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.96 23

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.82 22

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.60 15

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.33 15

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.08 13

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Please give us a presentation about your school. If not that, give us a handout with statistics and what we need to know about the school. Your approach is rubbing student the wrong way." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"give a folder with information instead of a printout of powerpoint slides" More from this Member | Report Response

"Accept in-state students on December 1st. It's expensive to hold a spot at another school!" More from this Member | Report Response

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