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University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
  • Year founded: 1891
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 65
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University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
Dental School
Chicago
  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 2 50 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses
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Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $31,780
  • Non - Resident Tuition $55,514
  • Application Fee $85
  • AVG DAT 20.0
  • AVG GPA 3.7

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Admissions Information

  • Admissions
  • MC 621
  • 801 S. Paulina
  • Chicago 60612
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The College of Dentistry is one of 15 colleges and schools on the UIC campus and, in 2001, became the only dental school in the Chicago metropolitan area. It's annual operating budget is in excess of $33 million, including approximately $11 in state appropriations, $10 million in clinic revenue, $9 million in funded research, and $3 million in continuing education program revenues.

Curriculum

Our Group Practice Clinical Education Model replicates the ?real world? of dental practice in the College clinical setting. Six vertically-integrated group dental practices, comprised of International Dentist Program students, fourth year and third year dental students, and second year dental hygiene students (from the Kennedy King Community College Program) are aligned with interdisciplinary teams of faculty lead by a "Managing Partner" and supported by dental assistants and front desk receptionists. Adult rehabilitative dentistry is provided to our patients in these group practice clinics. (Pediatric Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Radiology learning experiences are provided in discipline-specific clinic rotations.) The group practice clinics have been equipped with chairside computers to operate a computerized electronic patient record-keeping system. Contemporary instrument tray sterilization and dispensing systems support this "real world" clinical environment.

Facilities

Classroom facilities in the five story structure include two lecture halls, with a capacity of more than 100 seats per room, and three common seminar rooms, seating from 30 to 70 on the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th floors. Teaching facilities are provided for a per class enrollment of 65 DDS students, eight highly recognized specialty certificate programs with varying capacities, and the M.S. in Oral Sciences, which is offered through the UIC Graduate College. Individualized specialization programs and the two-year International Dentists certificate program accommodate an additional 24 continuing education students per year. Through an affiliation with the City Colleges of Chicago (Kennedy-King College) facilities are also provided for a two-year dental hygiene program enrolling approximately 30 students per class.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 37
Negatively 9
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.94 49

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 36

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I have tried to reach out three times with important questions to the admissions office, and they completely ignore all three of my emails. When we are about to pay close to $350,000 for our education, the minimum is that our questions are answered and the communication is flawless. Schools that receive three times more applications than UIC respond in a timely manner." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Cut it with the good cop bad cop. It's offputting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep being the friendly staff you are." More from this Member | Report Response

"Snacks, more snacks." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just keep doing what you are doing. You are all fantastic at your jobs, and it was an enjoyment to interview at UIC." More from this Member | Report Response

"they must provide the students to be interviewed with some refreshments." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office were great. Very helpful!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Braulia and Carolyn are wonderful and friendly!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What other languages do you speak, other than English?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about our curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to apply to UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your experience with diversity" More from this Member | Report Response

"2018 - Describe your experience in small groups" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me two strengths and one weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were your DAT scores?" More from this Member | Report Response

"List of Questions: Tell me about yourself Have your performed any research? -What was your position in your research Why UIC Why do you want to be a dentist" More from this Member | Report Response

"they asked me to read A passage from sturdevant aloud and later explain it to them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Asked about my research, volunteer and leadership experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"If don't ever get into a dental school, what will you do? (Me..Medical) Ok, so what if you never get into medical school, then what?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"See description above under most interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"in which way is different dentistry in your own country compared to the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what would you do after completing this program" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your definition of dental profession? and what makes a good dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"I chose not to read your application so tell me all about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"(Other than the ones above...) "I have chosen to do this interview blind, which means I have not looked at your application. So...tell me about yourself."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why if no more cavities in the world?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why dentistry? Tell me about yourself. Do you think you will fit in at UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The University has a very diverse student body. Do you see yourself fitting in here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do in dental school if you can't handle a certain class? " More from this Member | Report Response

"So tell me a little bit about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do in dental school if you can't handle a certain class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What originally stimulated your interest in dental medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you were in a dental practice that was billing for procedures that were not actually performed, what would be the steps you would take?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you know about the program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if you saw someone cheating" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of your group members does not want to participate in a group project and the assignment is due soon, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about diversity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"2018 - Describe your experience with diversity" More from this Member | Report Response

"If dentistry were no longer an option as a profession, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the change in curriculum that the dental school is implementing? (From Lecture based learning to small group based learning)" More from this Member | Report Response

"why uic? why not california" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a difficult time in your life and how you overcame it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you most passionate about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what defines you" More from this Member | Report Response

"When you are a dentist, what do you think will make you happy, stressed, and challenged?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you rather provide adequate care to a large population or excellent care to a small population?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about women in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose UIC? What does your country lack in dentistry? Questions from a passage about mandibular first pre-molar. Was also told to read the passage out loud and explain it. Had some perio instruments and a list which had a few instruments on it. Had to tick ones that were present. Few questions on this afterwards. A case was presented about a medically compromised patient. Two additional cases were presented for which I had to give the treatment plan. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. I am an FTD. So we had two interviews. The first one was one-on-one (very friendly and lasted for a maximum of 15 minutes) and the other was two-on-one ( 1 hour of dental related questions). It was very laid back and the questions were something you can always expect in any interview. Like, why you? Why UIC? What makes a good dentist and so on? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you get enough tim eto sleep?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you caught someone cheating in class, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think makes a goos dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If all dental diseases was cured what would you being doing? This was a question to get a feel for your personality." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"1. What would you do if you saw a fellow dental student cheating in class? 2. What is your vision for practicing dentistry after graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do with your time off or as a hobby ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you rather give adequate dental work to a large population, or excellent dental work to a smaller population?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What gives you pleasure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do in dental school if you can't handle a certain class? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if dental disease was eliminated?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about the protest marches in South Africa you were involved in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you read? What books can you recommend me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something interesting about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you saw another student cheating, what would you do about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a cure were discovered tomorrow for all dental disease, rendering the field of dentistry obsolete, what would you want to do with your life instead? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you saw a classmate of yours cheating, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were in a dental practice that was billing for procedures that were not actually performed, what would be the steps you would take?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your work experience (not your academic experience) prepared you for dental school and a career in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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