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"Have all those interviewing sit side by side against a wall while we wait (like NYU's interview) rather than inside a classroom and facing the board. It was so awkward and quiet because of that since we were so far away from each other."
"Perhaps prior to someone's interview, send out information about how to get to the school and where to park, etc."
"Suggestions for hotels near the school and parking information. Also, how to reach the admission's office. For information regarding inviting parents to the info session, which was really friendly."
"I would have loved a longer tour and being able to see the lecture halls"
"Thanks so much for being so friendly and responsive!"
"The Admissions Office is really nice. Everyone I was in contact with was very helpful to me."
"Great! Nice people!"
"I would have liked to tour the school prior to the interview."
"Which class did you enjoy the most?"
"Tell me about yourself"
"Why are you interested in dentistry?"
"What got you interested in dentistry?"
"Why dentistry/Where did you apply to and why buffalo/why did you major in Anthropology (or nonscience)/Do you know what a typical day is like for dental students"
"What started your interest in dentistry? (what event)"
"How do you plan to pay for dental school?"
"Where else have you interviewed at?"
"If someone were to serve an underserved area after graduating, should they given priority in admission?"
"Why dentistry and not medicine?"
"All normal questions"
"How many schools have you applied to? How many interviews have you been to? "
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"(I'm from Canada) Why are you applying to the USA? How many schools did you apply to? Whereabouts are you in the application process? Where do you want to live after Dental School?"
"why Buffalo? why dentistry and not medical, what is specific about dentistry u like?
ur qualities that makes u a good dentist?"
"Why not pharmacy? (I worked as a pharmacy tech. for several years)"
"Where have you been accepted? Where are you interviewing? "
"what other schools did you apply to and where else have you interviewed?"
"Why Buffalo? How will you choose between all the schools? "
"Why did you choose certain school for udnergrad?"
"What time did you get in last night? Are you going to look around Buffalo after the tour? (I got in late the night before)"
"What is professionalism?"
"How do we know you can handle the science courses science you have only taken the required courses ask 3 times and every time I added more to it but it didnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t seem good enough for them. (I said everything from I got AÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s in almost every science class, I got over 90th percentile on the DAT for my science average, nothing over a 20, nothing I said was good enough for them)
You say you like science so why have you only taken the required courses
"what does it mean to be a professional?"
"What should I say to the committee on your behalf?"
"Why did you choose to go to your undergrad school? If you could go back would you choose to go there again? - What other schools did you apply to/interview at?"
"why qualities make you a good dentist?
"You have had a variety of experience before choosing to pursue dentistry. Can you tell me about those and what lead up to this decision?"
"Why dentistry? (definitly going to ask this question)"
"Where else did you apply? Where are you interviewing?"
"Tell me about what you are doing now (I graduated in May)."
"Why did you go to school in Nebraska when you are from New England? "
"Which other schools did you apply to and what are their names?"
"What types of things have you done that show your manual dexterity?"
"Would you go to the same undergraduate institution if you could do things all over again? "
"tell us about your family"
"Why did you go to princeton for undergrad?"
"What does professionalism mean to you?"
"What is professionalism? Are your parents the primary reason you chose dentistry? What schools did you interview at? Which schools did you apply to? "
"What made you choose dentistry?"
"what is professionalism"
"is your dad (hes a dentist)the primary reason you chose dentistry?"
"Whats your definition of professionalism?
Why study and go to Africa your last semester?
Why Buffalo? What is it about Buffalo, besides location and money, that makes you want to attend here?"
"Why not medicine?"
"how did you choose [your school] for undergrad?"
"Background info (job stuff)"
"The usual - Define professionalism and what does it mean to you?"
"How would you define professionalism?"
"You have had many interviews, if you get multiple acceptances how will you decide which school to go to?"
"Define professionalism. What does it mean to you?"
"Which schools did you interview at? Did you take the Kaplan course?"
"What traits do you have that would be useful in dentistry?"
"What is it about dentistry that made you want to get involved with the profession? (the second interviewer in the room with us then asked me to define "professionalism". this question WILL be asked!)."
"Where do you see yourself in 5 years?"
"If there were one statement I could relay to the admissions committee, what would it be?"
"What would you hate about dentistry in 10 years?"
"What do you like to do in your free time?"
"Would you want to attend school on the East coast?"
"Talked about football (Patriots vs. buffalo)"
"What do you do in your free time?"
"Why do you think you didnt do as good the first time you took the DAT?"
"Do you know how many hours of class Dental school requires you to attend? .... How do you think you can handle 30 credit hours a semester?"
"Why not pharmacy?"
"Why dentistry? Why not medicine?"
"Why Buffalo, why NY?"
"We see you have had difficulty your initial semester of college. Can you tell us about it? - but if you don't want to you don't have to... it's really up to you so whatever you think (I tried to answer but they told me I was 'obviously bright so never mind the question') hmmmmm...."
"Tell us about your undergraduate school? why did you choose to go there?"
"How many other schools have you applied to, interviewed at?"
"Did you consider swimming in college?"
"What do you think a typical day in dental school will be like?"
"You say you like the sciences, it shows here that you are a non science major why did you do that"
"Any rejections so far? Why did you think you were rejected?"
"What are the responsibilities and privileges that come with being a professional?"
"Where do you think you will be in 10 years from now?"
"What was your eagle scout project? this guy really read my application!!"
"everything that was asked was on this website, look through the past questions. no need for me to repeat them."
"pretty basic questions"
"There was a question about professionalism. In follow up I was asked to give my opinion as to why students have never yet responded with a particular answer that the interviewers were looking for. (This stumped me! But not in an especially awkward way; more of a conversational way.) "
"none, all questions are expected"
"no interesting questions. just the type of questions that are bound to make you slip in whatever answer you give."
"What have you gained thus far in your life from your hockey experiences?"
"Tell me about your business."
"What is professionalism?"
"Where do you see yourself in ten years?"
"Tell me about your parents' restaurant."
"Did you find that your Theology major and Biology major ever overlapped or conflicted?"
"If you wanted me to tell the board of addmissions anything about you, what would you want me to tell them?"
"If you could do your undergraduate degree again would you attend the same four-year institution?"
"Besides what we already know about you, what is a quality that will allow you to do well in dentistry?"
"Tell us about your family."
"Do you think one should be humbled? "
"-What does professionalism mean to you?
-What is your opinion on mass fluoridation?
-Describe your personality"
"Why Buffalo? Instead of schools like Columbia and Penn?"
"Nothin interesting really, but very in depth and probing questions. "
"what part of dentistry do you feel you will find most negative in 15 years?"
"What question would you like to have been asked by us, that we didn't ask you. What would you like the admissions com to know about you, that you have not already mentioned"
"what will be a negative aspect of dentistry in 10 yrs?"
"Why are you studying in South Africa for 5 months? What kind of courses will you be taking there? Are you going to make it back alive to attend school here if accepted?"
"Give us a last impression of you. (Final punch of yourself that can be reflected towards admissions committee)"
"What personal attribute would make you a good dentist"
"What negatives aspects of Dentistry have you seen?"
"what does the word "professionalism" mean to you?"
"What won't you like about being a dentist in 15 years?"
"Why did you choose to go to dental school here in the States over India?"
"If you get into all the schools, which one?"
"Tell me about interesting things you have seen in the Dental office."
"Nothing really, just the typical questions and the usual "professionalism" question"
"I got the standard "define professionalism" question"
"Tell us a bit about how you got here (wanting to go to dental school)."
"How do you define Professionalism?"
"We have some tough competition...how do you think you will choose?"
"They refered to my essay and asked some things about me as a person aside from grades. I liked that very much and it gave me an opportunity to crack a few jokes and let them see me as more than just a predent grade obsessed freak of nature. "
"What schools did you interview at? If you receive multiple acceptances what criteria will you use to decide where to go?"
"What do you think professionalism means?"
"Where do you see yourself going with dentistry?"
"what does professionalism mean to you?"
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