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University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry
  • Year founded: 1945
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 60
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University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry
Dental School
Birmingham
  • SDN RANKING 4
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 2 34 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses
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Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $25,660
  • Non - Resident Tuition $59,228
  • Application Fee $75
  • AVG DAT 21.0
  • AVG GPA 3.7

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Admissions Information

  • Dental Admissions
  • SDB 125
  • 1720 2nd Avenue South
  • Birmingham 35294
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

"The University of Alabama School of Dentistry, a unit of the Medical Center of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, was created by an act of the state legislature in 1945, the same year that the School of Medicine moved to Birmingham from the university campus in Tuscaloosa and became a four-year school. The School of Dentistry admitted its first class of students in October 1948. Since that time it has gained a national reputation for excellence. In addition to its first professional degree (D.M.D.) program, the school offers accredited postdoctoral programs in twelve areas of study. The development of ""four-handed dentistry"" and the expanded utilization of trained auxiliary personnel were pioneered at this institution."

Curriculum

The clinical sciences are presented through a series of courses offered by the clinical dentistry departments throughout the four-year curriculum. Students are introduced to clinical practice on a limited basis during the first year through clinical sessions concerned with screening for oral diseases, preventive techniques, and prophylaxis. A multidisciplinary patient management core course is offered during the second year, enabling the student to gain skills in data collection and analysis, diagnosis, treatment planning, and therapeutic modalities through lecture presentations and patient care.ÿ

Facilities

Students at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry pursue their professional education utilizing modern equipment in recently renovated facilities. The renovations include all new state-of-the-art lecture rooms, new patient receiving and business areas, dental chairs and delivery systems, a new lobby and front entrance and preclinical labortary. The clinical facilities of the School of Dentistry Building contain more than 125,000 square feet of clinical teaching space. Teaching of the basic biomedical sciences is accomplished in Volker Hall. This multipurpose complex houses five lecture halls ranging in size from 125 to 700 seats and utilizes innovative audiovisual equipment and teaching aids, as well as wet and dry laboratories.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 33
Negatively 0
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.06 34

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.38 24

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Nothing, they've been great." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What other schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself. Why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I wanted to be a dentist" More from this Member | Report Response

"Begin by telling us about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why dentistry? (Of course.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific things from my application, concerning things I said in my personal statement, and also about some of my hobbies/extracurricular activities I put." More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you offer the class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what I thought of President Obama's health care reform" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

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

"What sity do you like in Russia? (I am originally from Russia)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe yourself. Elaborate on hobbies. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the time you set your own arm. (picked something off my essay)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most interesting question?

"Three characteristics of a leader" More from this Member | Report Response

"If not dentistry, what else would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you eat on your year abroad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the best Italian restaurant in my hometown" More from this Member | Report Response

"Based on what I talked about at lunch (UAB being about helping one another and being a team player), how do you think you would fit in at this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If I liked football" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty basic questions. The ones you expect to be asked will be asked." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you ever needed to use your karate in a real-life situation? (I'm a black belt)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do in a situation that the ADA disciplines me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you still play your horn? (I was a music major)" More from this Member | Report Response

"All straightforward" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything about yourself you'd like us to know that we haven't talked about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my favorite ice cream flavor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your favorite dessert?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what is your favorite desert?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself, then I was led to further discuss my hobbies for a good few minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you really happy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give 2, and only 2 words to describe yourself. (took me like 3 minutes of just sitting there in silence trying to come up with a good answer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing about you that sets you apart or gives you an advantage in comparison to other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really, just your basic get to know you questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Contrast the two different Universities I attended during undergrad." More from this Member | Report Response

"No really "interesting" questions...mostly just standard questions such as why dentistry, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary. This interviewers are not agressive by any means, they simply want to get to know you better. " More from this Member | Report Response

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