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Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine
Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine
  • Year founded: 1972
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 50
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Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine
Dental School
Alton
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 1 29 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses
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Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $28,552
  • Non - Resident Tuition $85,656
  • Application Fee $20
  • AVG DAT 19.1
  • AVG GPA 3.6

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • Building 273
  • 2800 College Avenue
  • Alton 62002
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Since 1972, the SIU School of Dental Medicine has continued to carry out its mission ? to improve the oral health of southern Illinois and the region through education, patient care, scholarship and service. During its 30-year history, the SIU dental school has trained over 1,300 dentists.

Curriculum

The cardinal objective of the SIU dental school is a balanced, innovative program of exceptional quality in the field of dental medicine education. Curriculum development is directed toward and focused on oral health care as part of the total health care of an individual. We have structured our academic content to fit an educational experience that will enable our students to acquire a D.M.D. degree, while simultaneously pursuing areas of special interest.

Facilities

The primary dental education and patient care facilities of the dental school are located in the historic City of Alton. Most patient care is provided in the Main Clinic in Alton, with 72 patient-care stations for student clinical experience. Rotations to the community-based East St. Louis Dental Clinic offer students an extra opportunity to provide dental care to patients in an underserved area. In addition, experience in diagnosis, treatment planning, surgery, and prosthodontic treatment for implant dentistry are all offered at the Implant Clinic on the SIU Edwardsville campus.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 20
Negatively 2
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.74 27

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.61 18

0 = low, 10 = high

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What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"My interview was not conducted at, or near to the scheduled time. I was fine with having to wait, as" More from this Member | Report Response

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

""What was a satisfying experience you have had recently?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a non-science class that you took that will help you succeed in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked questions based off your personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a failing experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you expect to be well-off in this profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"do gpa and dat reflect you academically" More from this Member | Report Response

"What distinguishes you over other candidates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"wanted lots of specifics about names of dentists i worked for." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your semesters" More from this Member | Report Response

"So how was your trip to get here?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why are you interested in SIU Dental School?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you aren't accepted for the upcoming class?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Indiana University (I went there for undergrad). " More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most interesting question?

"What qualities do we look for in an applicant, in your opinion?" More from this Member | Report Response

""What was your favorite class in college?"" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where do you see the direction of dentistry going?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Does your undergrad GPA reflect your learning, and DAT score? GPA vs DAT..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Question #2" More from this Member | Report Response

"How may I help you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is SIU your top choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if not accepted here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you are not accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked a bunch of general questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked me a fairly odd question. He asked why I applied to the other schools I got interviews at(Case Western and Temple). " More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you aren't accepted for the upcoming class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you change from medicine to dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, informal interview where we just talked about the school and the program." More from this Member | Report Response

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