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"Expensive secondary application fee and mailing the 1x1 passport photo was a hassle."
"Lunch. (I was there from 8 to 12:30 but no lunch was provided)
A bottle of water so that we could bring with us during the tour/interview (I hadn't had a sip of water the whole time :( )"
"Please have recycling bins for bottles and cans. It would be nice to have tiny water bottles at the snack table so that interviewers could bring some with them throughout the day."
"There needs to be a lunch break half way through the interview. Maybe some kind of lunch & learn."
"Good job. Very personal feel to the interview and the lab coat fitting is a nice touch."
"Keep up the excellent work!"
"Attend phone calls since it takes a while to get through to schedule an interview."
"Keep up the good work!!"
"I think they forgot i had an interview in the morning not afternoon"
"keep up the good work"
"Lots of specific questions regarding my experiences. Tell me about the music videos you made?"
"3 strengths and 1 weakness"
"Asked about my volunteer experience"
"What is your take on volunteering?"
"talk about your research experience"
"how would your friends describe you in 3 ways?"
"Why UDM? What are you good at / bad at?"
"If a dental hygienist that worked for you called off of work every Saturday for health reasons, how would you address this as their boss?"
"Why UDM? Why dentistry?"
"How's the violin working out for you?"
"Why do u want to come to udm, Why do u want to be a dentist, why you got a low grade so late in your degree,"
"What did you like most about undergrad?"
"What would you do if another student offered you the answers to an exam? Would you fulfill a patients wish of full mouth steel caps when its unnecessary?"
"Why Dental School instead of Medical School?"
"What are some of your strengths and weaknesses?"
"How did my interest in dentistry spark?"
"No specific questions. More of a talk-about-yourself conversation."
"What are your strengths/weaknesses?"
"Tell me about yourself and what has led to your decision to pursue dentistry as a career?"
"Will i take physics (i was taking it that semester), why have i not taken physics yet, how do i think i will do in physics"
"Moral Ethics: What would you do if you knew someone had the exam answers prior to taking the exam?"
"Did you also apply to medical schools?"
"how are you gonna pay for school"
"what have you done that shows you have eye -hand coordination to become a dentist?
"Have you ever witnessed another student cheat?"
"why did you chose dentistry?"
"Strengths? weaknesses? talk about yourself? what are you doing now? are you going to retake the DAT?"
"Why and when did you become interested in dentistry?"
"Strengths and weaknesses?"
"It's realy more of a conversation to allow yourself to interject your thoughts and interest about the field and to convince them that you have what it takes to succeed and excel at UDM"
"What was a major hurdle for you"
"Tell me about yourself ?"
"Why do you want to be a dentist/ Why did you choose dentistry over other health professions?"
"why do you want to go into dentisty?"
"Asked prepackaged ethical questions."
"How do you manage your time? "
"MOSTLY PERSONAL QUESTIONS FROM MY FILE, and PERSONAL STATEMENT"
"How did you get into Dental?"
"Could you explain your PAT score for me?"
"How are you doing this semester gradewise? What happened with you PAT score? (17--much lower than my other scores) "
"interview was really laid back, no real questions, just a conversation about whatever came up."
"What are your strenghs/weaknesses?"
"Tell me about bad experiences you have witnessed shadowing?"
"Take a few minutes and tell me about yourself."
"Do you have any questions for me?
"Discuss the difficult semester you had your sophomore year."
Tell me about you strength(s) and weakness(es).
"Tell me anything you want about yourself?
Where do you want to practice?"
"Why do you want to be a dentist?"
"Mentioned my longest employment record that didn't relate to dentistry"
"Tell us about a project you worked on, where you were given ambiguous directions."
"What is a book you've read recently?"
"If you knew someone in your class was cheating on tests, what would you do?"
"It was a scenario question."
"Ethical questions.. 3 or 4 of them."
"Would you be okay living so far away from your family? (I'm an out-of-state applicant.)"
"Most creative thing you've done."
"If you and two friends went on a trip together and two of you already paid for it, and the other person bailed at the last minute, what would you do?"
"Say you are practicing in a small town and you have a patient who is an 80 year old male. He has some family and they are just as old as him. You carefully explain the treatment and take time the next day to meet with him to explain more. The patient listened carefully and after your explanation he says, "Dr. X, I trust you and I believe that you know exactly what I need and that you have the proper training and education, but I don't understand a thing you explained to me. But I am OK with you treating me." How would you handle this situation?"
"None really, it was very conversational."
"Who is the most influential non-living historical person to you? AND Who is the most influential living person to you?"
"I saw you took ____ class. Tell me about it; how did it help you?"
"Who is the most influential non-living historical person to you? not kidding on the spot that is a very hard question because you need a reason to go with the person"
"What's a challenge that you've had to overcome?"
"Is dental care a right or a privilege?"
"What do i do for fun, not listed in my application"
"What environment do you perform best in, structured or free and under pressure or not."
"What environment do you thrive in? Organized or free form?"
"how are you gonna pay?"
"what would you do if you couldnt be a dentist?"
"Differences I have found in school I have attended."
"If you were to fail a class how would you improve?
If you caught a friend cheating on an exam what would you do?"
"If you went blind (or lost your hand) and cannot be a dentist, what would you do? (This is not a joke, I was asked this)"
"If you prefer a stuctured or nonstructered environment, and pressured or non pressure environment"
"what do you do in your spare time?"
"what are your strenghts and weaknesses?"
"Do your musical abilities help with your manual dexterity?"
"What is your research about?"
"Interviewer gave some situations involving dishonesty or cheating and asked how I would respond."
"Nothing really, What do you do on your spare time."
"I was asked if I thought that it was possible for practicing dentist to become addicted to drugs or alcohol...I thought it was a very open-minded and important question to ask if you are judging someone's character. It was impressive and creative."
"there were no questions asked. We just talked about life and it was all very informal..a great experience"
"I wasn't actually asked any questions, we just talked and everything we commented on in our conversation could have been a question."
"If someone you were close friends with wanted to cheat off your exam, how would you respond? "
"How do you feel about cheating? What if you saw someone cheating? (think: what if someone cheats in professional school? what are the ethical complications associated with a professional who will cheat? will they lie to their patients? provide inadequate care? etc.)"
"what stroke do you swim?"
"See most difficult"
"Tell me about any bad experiences that you witnessed while shadowing, or any negative aspects of the job?"
"What are your thoughts on the states current Medicaid policy?"
"The doctor who interviewed me was very helpful and informative. "
"How will you pay for dental school"
"What was your favorite class?"
"I'd had a bad semester during my sophomore year & the interviewer asked me to discuss what happened that semester & what would keep that from happening again."
"If you were failing in two classes, how would you deal with this?"
"Tell me anything you want me to know about you? "
"What do you think Dr. XXXXXX (my chem prof) had to say about you in her recommendation? (He then went on to tell me)"
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