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"sandwiches were a bit hard"
"Maybe make the tour student-led rather than admissions-officer led?"
"I was so hungry after the interview. They should provide breakfast..."
"People are really nce at UCLA, but I was so starving during the interview!"
"They had already read my application and just wanted further information. They asked specific questions about my unique extracurriculars and also my answer to the essay."
"First question: Why dentistry? What got you interested?"
"Where do you see yourself practicing after you graduate from dental school?"
"Do you have any questions for me?"
"About my school honor"
"Questions about teaching/TA experience."
"How did you like UCLA (undergrad)?"
"no real questions.."
"There were no real specific interview type questions. As others have said it was pretty open and conversational. I would say that my interviewer, who was one of the group practice administrators, did not really review my AADSAS application. The questions that came up were all based on the essay that I wrote at the start of the day. I wrote about my job as I'm a nontraditional applicant. In the essay I stated leadership was forced on me and she asked what I meant by that."
"What do you do to relax?"
"Do you want to specialize?"
"So, have you visited our dental school before (considering that I live close to school) my honest answer: No
What are the questions you have about our school? (Yes, this was the next question)"
"tell us about your research experience"
"Tell me about yourself"
"Why dentistry, and why not medicine? (Brothers are in medical school)"
"As you know, dental school is much different than undergrad. It takes a large time commitment. Have you had any time during school where you were really under a lot of pressure with school/work?"
"Which school did you get in?"
"What did you do in the research project? What was your duties?"
"Which schools did you apply to?"
"Tell me about the most stressful quarter you had in college."
"what do you do in your free time, when you are not studying?"
"Tell me why you want to be a dentist?"
"You had excellent grades in high school, why did you decide to go to community college first?"
"What is your favorite book?"
"Talk about urself. "
"How did you become interested in dentistry?"
"Tell me about your family."
"Why should we choose you over other candidates?"
"Why not medicine?"
"Tell us about yourself. "
"what do you see yourself in ten years?"
"Tell me about yourself...why do you have these certain goals"
"How does blah relate to dentistry."
"Standard questions: what got you interested in dentistry? "
"Tell me about yourself."
"How does your research experience relate to your wanting to be a dentist?"
"How do you use technology for remote dental clinics?"
"Dental school requires you to be selfish. You need to succeed to put yourself in a position to do well later on and provide for your family. There will be times when you have to put yourself before your family during dental school. (Can you handle that? Are you willing to do that?) was implied from the statement."
"Dentistry is a very social career, what do you think about that?"
"What have you learned from being a teacher?"
"Interesting is relative I guess. I thought it was interesting that her questions were not really questions that would be used to determine if I was an acceptable candidate but instead to see if I'd be willing to put up with being a dental student."
"I was not born in the US, so I had some questions about how I grew up."
"What's the biggest problem facing dentistry today?"
"Why did you decide to stop playing football when you got into college. I was a Pac-10 recruit in high school and decided to go academic but coached varsity football in my sophomore year of College. Didn't expect this but gave my reasoning for giving up."
"tell me about yourself"
"What have you learned from your thesis?"
"You took a class called ''Creativity and Knowledge.'' Tell us about that."
"[after seeing that both my parents were dentists] so tell me about your parents' practice."
"If you don't get into UCLA will you go to the out of state school that you got in?"
"Name some things you can do which can positively change dentistry and public awareness of dentistry"
"Tell me about the most stressful quarter you had in college. "
"In twenty or thirty years, what do you think will be the major issues facing dentistry? How do you propose to help resolve them? "
"Do you feel your academically prepared to handle UCLA's curriculum?"
"Why not vet?"
"Nothing really interesting."
"How was the travel to Crater Lake, Oregon?"
"no interesting questions - just the standard stuff"
"Same as the difficult question... the entire 40 minutes was taken up by two questions that acted as a foundation for the entire "interview""
"Tell me about your most stressful semester as an undergrad."
"How does my major relate to the field of dentistry?"
"Talk about the effect of HMOs on dentistry."
"Tell us about yourself."
"about certain type of food... no details =)"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years"
"What did you think about USC?"
"sizing of scrubs, lab coats, and gloves"
"Well, it is not quite a question, but they size you for your lab coat and gloves."
"Do you really have a passion for dentistry?"
"Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 15 years?"
"Why didn't you go straight into dental school post-graduation?"
"Asked me lots of questions about my family."
"What time did you get here this morning?"
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