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  • University of Maryland School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Baltimore
Individual Feedback 5 113 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 96
Negatively 6
No change 4

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.51 111

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.72 74

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.72 72

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 2
15 minutes 7
20 minutes 27
25 minutes 31
30 minutes 30
35 minutes 6
40 minutes 5
45 minutes 3
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 1

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 110
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 92
In a group 14

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 96
Closed file 9

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.93 108

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

"What are 3 positive and negative parts of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about diversity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"3 negative/positive aspects of dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Negative/positive aspects of dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why university of maryland" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an ethical situation you were in and how did you respond?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me to discuss specific aspects of my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your service activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Dentistry? why maryland? do you want to specialize?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Greatest Accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"had a list of questions to ask. one was describe yourself in 3 words" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why dentistry? why maryland?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you be a contributing member to the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do in your leisure time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how many schools applied" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about giving back to the community and doing community service?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for the DAT? The interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain how you have developed manual dexterity." More from this Member | Report Response

"The usuals, why dentistry and why Maryland." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are your role models??" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role model?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How will health care reform affect the dental profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prep for the DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"were you in a ethical situation, what did you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think we can solve the problem of access to care in underserved populations? Is the solution in government or in our profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about an ethical situation and your decision making process on how to handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is a big drawback to dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you become interested in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me to describe myself, so I just gave an overview, assuming they would ask me why I want to be a dentist after, but they never did..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What led you to dentistry? How did you prepare for the DAT? (not sure why this matters)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why dentistry? How did you become interested in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Typical Questions: Strength weakness Why dent Satisfied with your DAT score How did you prep for the DAT " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your interest in dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response

"See above question regarding DAT; they spoke with me about my DAT for at least 15 of the 20 minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for the DAT? Why did you retake the test?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a dentist and when did you know that?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where else have you applied and gone on interviews? They know so don't try to get around telling them where you applied and have gone..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Normal stuff - why UMD? why dentistry? personal strengths and weaknesses? how did you study for the DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you apply to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you study for the DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you get into dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you deal with stress" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do u think u did on ur DAT? how did u prepare for ur DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you blame your grades on?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you study for the DATs? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did you prepare for the DATs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what other schools you applied to" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the exact procedure your dentist used to do the restorative work on your tooth?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why did you choose your school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do that makes you good with your hands?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why our school? Which schools did you apply to? How many interviews did you get so far? Did you go to any of them yet? If you got in to every single school which one would you schoose to go to?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How have you prepared yourself since your last interview with us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for DATs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry? Why dentistry is for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for the DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your particular school" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are the positive aspects of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you become interested in dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what got you interested in dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"If accepted to all your schools applied to, where would you go?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something we should know about your culture in regards to treating patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you do on your DAT? Are you happy about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hobbies and free time activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was one quality you looked for in schools when applying?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What makes you think that you're good with your hands?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you prepare for the admission" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical/Moral Dilemma?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you prepare for the DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an experience (dental related)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one ethical dilemma that you have faced?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you involved with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how many interviews- list where" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry and why Maryland?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Least interesting aspect of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been in an ethical situation, if so could you tell me about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you got in to Maryland and your state school, how would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"basics..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What Manual Dexterity skills do u have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you bring to the dental profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths an weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do to prepare for the DAT and this interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do to prepare for this interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you bring to the health profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me your strengths and weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"what was the latest book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are you looking for in a dental school/top choice? " More from this Member | Report Response

"i see your parents went to [other dental school]--that's your 1st choice then, right?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell us about what you have done in the field that shows you are dedicated to the profession" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to apply to the University of Maryland?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where does Maryland rank on your list?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What interests you about dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you know you're ready to go back to school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your mentor? Strengths/ Weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role model?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what can you contribute to dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for the DAT? for this interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think your role as a student will be at Maryland? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for applying to dental school? The DAT? This interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your worst quality? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your dental experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"how did u prepared for DAT" More from this Member | Report Response

"who do you consider to be your role model" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to Maryland?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why University of Maryland?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What would your friends say is your weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you see happening with dentistry in the next 20 years or so?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths/Weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you pick your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest achievement so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you study for your DATs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do in your free time" More from this Member | Report Response

"explain bad grades u got " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What got you into dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my application and essay" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about the research you did." More from this Member | Report Response

"other questions were related to my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the strengths about Maryland that you have seen?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why aren't you working as a dental assistant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your dental experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools have you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry? What experiences do you have in dentistry? Tell us about your manual dexterity skills." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry, when you can just continue with your research or when you can go to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Please explain your role in your current job." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your interests that involve manual dexterity?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are your best & worst qualities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your particular major" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do in the military and why did you choose to join?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your sculpture course" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"tell me about your family" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Role model? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Maryland" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have I been doing since I graduated 2 years ago" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What schools have you applied to? What are your top choices?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you demonstrated manual dexterity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what could you bring to the profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths/ weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools have you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"rank schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know anyone in the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"a Strength that will get you through dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you got into your top five dental schools how would you pick which one to go to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"DAT performance" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name every school you applied to." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done with your hands to demonstrate manual dexerity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you bring to the health care profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do to prepare for the DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you look for in a dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about an ethical situation and your process of handling it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you even been in an ethical situation and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you ever been in a situation where you had to make an ethical decision? How did you respond?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what do you see as some rewards and challenges you'll face in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did you prepare for this application cycle and the DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your activities in college." More from this Member | Report Response

"What science subject/class was most difficult for you during college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you're time management skills are?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you bring to the dental field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for the DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"where did you apply?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for applying to dental school? The DAT? This interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say is a negative aspect of you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you’ll balance yourself in dental school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel confident that you can handle taking the heavily loaded science curriculum of dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your friends were talking about you behind your back, what would they say is the worst thing about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses? What do you like to do for fun? " More from this Member | Report Response

"a positive and negative thing about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"why maryland? what other school did you apply? do you want to specialize? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role model?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us a strength or weakness." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are some positives your friends would say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my undergrad b/c they hadn't had an applicant from my school in a really long time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why was your PAT score so low?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your best trait?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would u do if you see ur friend cheating" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one strength and one weakness." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would kind of dentistry would you like to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dont you want to go to school closer to home?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name your strengths and weaknesses. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the crtiteria that made you select the schools you did?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the other schools you are applying to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you like to do with your hands" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you think that uofm has a chance to win the big ten? (I go to michigan)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing in your year off?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you study for the DAT? Other general questions." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did you feel about dentistry when you returned from your mission trip to Russia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience as a dental assistant." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about what you do in the lab?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for the DAT" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what personality traits do you think you could contribute to dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get accepted anywhere this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what other schools did you recieve interviews from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why maryland and what were some of the other schools you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are your feelings on integration of diversity and how have you embraced diversity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The question about diversity because no school had asked that" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think healthcare should be diversified?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are one of your weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you study for DAT" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is a negative aspect of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you say that the dentist you work for is an inspiration?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical problem you faced and what you learned" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you study for the DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None - all were the ordinary questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you go abroad?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"They asked me to name something that I was proud to have accomplished and then they asked me later on another thing that I was proud to have accomplished?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you bring to the field of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you fit into Maryland?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about having a student interview u" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of kitchen utensil/appliance do you consider yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been faced with an ethical dilemma?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role model?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"They asked my opinion on a recent case where a 12 year-old boy in MD died because of a lack of dental care because he wasn't insured." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing " More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most recent book you've read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was the latest book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"rewards/challenges" More from this Member | Report Response

"they asked about an internship in high school i had w/ and fortune 500 defense contractors - hence be ready to reach back and pull up info from a long time ago!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for this interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me about my current job- my interviewer went to school with my boss's dad" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly standard questions. Nothing off the mark." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the least interesting aspect of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"all standard" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you believe the least interesting aspect of dentistry is? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the most fun and/or interesting dental procedure you will do? What’s the most interesting dental procedure you’ve witnessed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you satisfied with yoru DAT score?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you believe the least interesting aspect of dentistry is?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We couldn't believe your DAT scores and wanted to see what you looked like...we're surprised. How did you study?" More from this Member | Report Response

"didn't have a traditional interview - was invited to the recruitment event." More from this Member | Report Response

"All standard questions, nothing too interesting: What is it in dentistry that interests you the least." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your hero and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you go about studying for the DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what your friends would say your strengths and weaknesses are" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Dentistry and specifically why Maryland?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do to prepare for this interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was not asked with an interesting question" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends says is your (a)strength and (b weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any siblings? Tell me about them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest achievement so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your worst trait?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in you spare time? What type of game you play?" More from this Member | Report Response

"would u tell on somthing if you see ur friend cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you blame your grades on?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you choose dentistry over medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Who have you shaped your life after?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really interesting, just usual things" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your daughter's first word?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe in great detail the procedure for extracting a tooth." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the highest level of competition you were in? (In regards to music)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how your faith has helped sculped your endeavors" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you take Kaplan course? When did you take it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you feel about dentistry when you returned from your mission trip to Russia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did I like golf. The entire interview was this laid back!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"After knowing most of my reasons, why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I chose my undergrad school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your business background?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other dental schools I applied to and if I got into all of them how would I base my decision on choosing which one I would attend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like to ski?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"how do you like your current school, would you be interested in specializing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing that stood out in my mind... typical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are 3 positive and negative parts of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Know how to treat people of my own culture, because I wasn't prepared for it." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are 3 positive and 3 negative aspects of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are one of your strengths and weaknesses pertaining to dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"After shadowing an orthodontist and general dentist which would you prefer to be" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's an ethical dilemma you've faced?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Ethical dilemma, what can you contribute to society as a healthcare professional?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what can you contribute to society as the health care member?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical dilemma" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest strength? Weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"who's your role model?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What could you bring to the school besides your hard work ethic and ability to get good grades?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think that you could offer a community that other students could not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ranking schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you been in any ethical situation? explain" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name an ethical situation & how you got through it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been in an ethical situation, if so could you tell me about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an ethical dilemma you have experienced or heard about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What ethical decisions have you seen while you have shadowed a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Weakness..." More from this Member | Report Response

"see previous question" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really...all questions were pretty standard" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, they were so said back and easy going. They didn't have any difficult questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"health care reform" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of them.. i was too nervous haha. I blanked on.. tell me about yourself. FML" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you've taken biochemistry, tell me about amino acid metabolism. What is the end product? How is ATP made in the cell?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question #3." More from this Member | Report Response

"all questions were predictable and well-prepared, especially if you've looked at SDN forums' previous interview feedbacks." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think we can solve the problem of access to care in underserved populations? Is the solution in government or in our profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking for in a dental school? I had a hard time being concise on this one and not making it look like another school was my top choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"none--if you read all the posts on sdn, you'll know all the questions--they use the same set for every person" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you know you wont want to swtich careers after working in dentistry for 3,5,7 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of a situation you have been in where you have had to make and ethical decision and how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think you bring to the profession of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where does Maryland rank on your list?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a negative quality you possess?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you know you are ready to go back to school after having a year off" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your mentor? " More from this Member | Report Response

"See above." More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you contribute to dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how you can handle difficult patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who have you modeled your life after?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be your role as a student at UMD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We see you had some trubles early as an undergrad, especially in the bio-sciences...care to explain?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked two different times what my worst quality was. I said the same thing both times." More from this Member | Report Response

"How many other schools are you applying to. Which ones? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really: What did you do beside community services that would prepare you for a career in dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could describe dentistry in one word what word would that be? Explain." More from this Member | Report Response

"why didnt you go to tufts (interviewd for c/o 09, waitlisted, and then accepted to c/o 10 during the summer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you will be prepared for the rigors of dental school as a non-science major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say is your greatest weakness? What would your friends say is your greatest asset?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a negeative trait that you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you had a patient who was really unhappy and even upset with work you had done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you think you can work with new people" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why was your PAT score so low" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your clinical experience...(that was my weak point)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you satisfy with your DAT score?" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would u do if you see ur good friend dentist doing unehtical deeds?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dont you want to go to school closer to home? (Im not from Maryland)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the least interesting aspect of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself practicing and how will it be managed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Given your major, what makes you think that you are prepared for the rigors of dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why did you choose your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ummm....there were no difficult questions!" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were accepted to every school that you’ve applied to which one would you choose and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt comfortable with each question." More from this Member | Report Response

"How I would make my final decision concerning where I wanted to receive my dental education (this was tough because this was my 5th and probably last interview and I liked EVERY school I had interviewed at!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain the discrepancy between high DAT scores and low GPA. (It didn't come off as an attack, more like a clarification issue)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my MCAT score?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your undergraduate institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did I prepare for the DAT" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry and not medicine seeing as your father is a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You showed some interest in medicine, what made you change to dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"not that difficult, why maryland?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think is your greatest accomplishment... i tried to answer it without being too egotistical.. =P" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interview practice, heavy review of application and personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked for basic interview questions and asked what it was like for previous years" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, researched school, but they give a nice presentation before. Pay attention." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and school pre-dental clubs" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading about the school and interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched school's website and looked up community service initiatives the school has started" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN intervew feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock Interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"interview feedback, and mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"I practiced in front of the mirror and called up dentists that I know to help me out with any questions. I also contacted fellow alumi from the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't really prepare." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and the website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN maryland website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, UMB website, friends already in dental school, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced questions with my brother. SDN (Student doctor network)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback, UMD Website" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn,mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at feedback from SDN, looked at the school website, talked to a friend who had interviewed there last year." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application, read over interview feedback on sdn, reviewed the school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, ran over some potential Q&A's in my head." More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview, went over my personal statement, thought about my goals/dreams, thought about how maryland fits in with those goals and what i want to do with dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked at website, SDN feedback, reread my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, looked up popular interview questions online" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, current dental articles, attended interview seminars" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed application and personal statement. Recalled past dental experiences. Prepared answers to common interview questions. Explored UMD website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, their website." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn forums, read website to prepare for questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN forums, website, listened to presentations before interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN feedback (almost all of my questions were right out of the feedback), stayed the night before with a current Maryland dental student." More from this Member | Report Response

"Their website and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN; website" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, research on school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Going to other interviews, paid attention to the morning lecture about the school and the tour, read over the website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, interview feedback, Maryland website (although I didn't learn much from that)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read stuff on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, other interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, had other dentists do a mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, School website, Wikipedia" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"No preparation....no need to. " More from this Member | Report Response

"read interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this forum and reviewed my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student doc, look at application, practice out loud with someone" More from this Member | Report Response

"No preparation....no need to." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't; no one needs to, unless you don't know anything about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"no prep" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, my application, UMB website" More from this Member | Report Response

"other interview feedbacks" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the interview feedback board and school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked through the school's website and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"didn't" More from this Member | Report Response

"other interviews, SDN, looked at school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN forums, talking with people, school website, Interview Feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed their website, reviewed my application, read SDN, practiced answers to basic questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read info on the website, talked to dentists in the area, looked over my app, SDN... the usual." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, etc..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Other interviews :)... Read about the school, and rehearsed common question types" More from this Member | Report Response

"read about the school...this site...thought about what they might ask and practiced... " More from this Member | Report Response

"Think of the questions that I might be asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just read on the website... looked at the school on the internet" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDn and other interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"just thought about what questions to expect" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my resume, and the school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't really, read a few things on SDN, but really there's no need to prep for this one, they were super-nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"school website, SDN, practice questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"The website, my application, student doctor network. " More from this Member | Report Response

"read over my AADSAS application, looked at their website, read comments on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn. it was my 2nd interview so I didn't prepare for it that much." More from this Member | Report Response

"practised mock questions, SDN feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over their website, reviewed my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"studentdoctor.net, looked at school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked over student doctor reviews, read about school on the web" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, friends who go to the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Really thought about what kind of person I am, what I want to do with my life, what motivations or goals I have for dentistry, what kind of dentist I want to be, etc... " More from this Member | Report Response

"school's website, SDN, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"By successfully completing each task that was recommended to me after the initial interview, I was able to maintain both my confidence and composure throughout the experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"website, other interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Made a list of every possible question that could have been asked, then practiced answering them. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read their website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepared mock questions and answers, re-read personal statement, visited the school's web page, searched for on-going research projects at the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"read my essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"this site and Maryland's" More from this Member | Report Response

"read info on the school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read application, website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read maryland website and SDN and general interview publications" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read their website and read over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read anything they sent me, looked at their website, reviewed my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"read the booklet I had, talked to people who go there and to my dentist who is an alumni" More from this Member | Report Response

"read through my application/essay , UMBC's website" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was so nice, the staff, the students. The facility was beautiful and the gym was amazing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly stuff and tour guides" More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinics, student friendliness, community service options, Diamond Scholars program" More from this Member | Report Response

"state of the art facilities, nice building for dental school, clinicals fall of first semester,boards after first year." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty were all very nice and genuine, it was obvious they loved the school and were passionate about dentistry. There was also a lot of cool technology." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's technology and organization." More from this Member | Report Response

"Advanced facilities, the fact that they are doing their best to utilize modern technology to facilitate student's learning (media-site/recorded lectures), their commitment to serving the community (special clinics, perryville clinic)" More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was nice and chill. interviewers were laughing and smiling" More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities. the library/gym/pool/cafe is all in one building" More from this Member | Report Response

"Technology in the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"the seven 11 cross the streets sells PORK RINDS!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very organized and ran smoothly, they gave us lunch, the facilities are new and very nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facility, faculty, community, students and everything about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly staff, AMAZING facilities!!! Top notch technology!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The beauty + cleanliness of the school; the technology used in teaching material to the students; oral health-systemic health way of teaching; horizontal and vertical education; and interaction of all of the professional schools in the area." More from this Member | Report Response

"technology" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were new. The Dean is supposed to be really great. They have a cool program called clerkships during D4 where you are doing specialty type work. It is nice for those who want to specialize. About a third of Maryland's graduates go on to specialize!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the school is by far the most technologically advanced dental school in the US" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is very new. It has a lot of really good resources and it is apparently not too hard to get in-state tuition eventually" More from this Member | Report Response

"the technology they utilized is amazing, and the students are really friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING!! The school itself is amazing. The facilities and technology were definitely the best I had seen (this was my fourth interview). Faculty all seemed very friendly and professional. Liked that they take the boards after year 1. Students all seemed very close and enthusiastic about the school. Annnd I really like the Baltimore area. I know a lot of people on here bash it for being sketchy but the area where the school is is really nice and safe and the inner harbor area is beautiful. The stadiums are nearby and there is all sorts of cultural activities. Sure there are some bad parts, but that goes with any city. Plus since its a smaller city, you get that urban feel without being overwhelmed by a huge city. The suburbs are only like 15 mins outside of the city so there are lots of places to go." More from this Member | Report Response

"First interview so I was nervous (shaking in my boots), but everyone there was SUPER nice. The school as a whole is incredible, essentially brand new in terms of technology. It's all about the students there - pretty much the dean's goal. All of the random students I approached spoke nothing but the best of the school. NIH and JHopkins right there. Lots of opportunities. The school is grade A." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and technology really are as fabulous and state-of-the-art as everyone says...this was my 3rd interview, and my interviewers both put me so at ease, I was not nervous or stressed at all!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything! I loved Maryland SO MUCH! The school's curriculum is GREAT! You are in the clinic first semester of D1. They have all of the specialties right there at the school, and because they are in Baltimore they will have a diverse patient base. Baltimore itself is awesome, you can see M&T and Camden yards from a few of the buildings, and the Inner Harbor is about a 15min walk. The school is also very student friendly and is surrounded by all other professional schools e.g. Law, Med, Pharm, etc. The pre-clinic and clinic are great too, there is a CPU and monitor at every chair. Very technologically advanced. Also, Dr. Lyon. He interviewed my and was so pleasant and relaxed. The room we were in was like a sauna, but he was so cool and casual, he suggested I take my jacket off, and the interview went on from there, very conversational and easy-going. They do write down notes, so don't be taken aback if it seems like your interviewer is not paying much attention to you. Dr. Lyon still seemed extremely interested in everything I was telling him. Overall, the school is unbelievable and the day was such an enjoyable experience!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the friendliness of the students and how helpful they were." More from this Member | Report Response

"AMAZING sim lab and clinic!! Great building! They put tons of money into making sure that they have the top notch and newest technology. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome facilities, they just finished building a new student center a few blocks from the school, the students all seemed to really love the school and were happy to be there, all the staff was very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything " More from this Member | Report Response

"Impressive facilities. Everything is brand new and state of the art. They had a whole clinic for treating special needs patients. It seemed there were endless opportunities to gain clinical experience all around the medical campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Brand new facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities!! recorded lectures. caring faculty. great students. the dental building is surrounded by law, medical, health buildings so i felt safe near the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities, kind and helpful faculty+students." More from this Member | Report Response

"When I arrived I was greeted by a very professional administrator, given a personalized itinerary for the day, a bottle of water, and pack of cookies. The facilities were the best that I have ever seen (even after interviewing at Midwestern and a few other newer schools). Every lecture is video recorded and posted online so that you can go back and watch any portion of it again. The faculty were very professional and inviting. They definitely maintained the proper student/faculty relationship, but they made it clear that they are there to help you." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are only ~2years old, brand new building. The sim labs are the best I've seen and you can even see live feed of the instructor's operatory from your monitor. Digital x-rays are accessible everywhere. Lectures are recorded digitally and can go on your ipod. I also really liked that they take boards after D1, so you get the hardest material over with first. They have some research opportunities and they're building a new rural clinic for seniors to do more outreach." More from this Member | Report Response

"great facilities; brand new school; great sim labs" More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities + technology, students, Dr. Meehan + Dr. Morgan. " More from this Member | Report Response

"New building is beautiful, technology is top notch, Sim Labs are unrivaled. What impressed me the most was their unique program, opportunities for community outreach, diversity of clinical experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"the brand new building is spectacular. borderline luxurious. it would be wonderful to learn there. the lecture halls, clinics, and the online resources they provide for their students are remarkable. and mention must be made of their sim labs, which go unrivaled from what i've seen so far. they also have a brand new athletic student center which looked awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"equipment" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, faculty, and students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty, presentation, organization and facilities were all top notch and the best I've seen" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities were great and the faculty tried to make you feel at home." More from this Member | Report Response

"The phenomenal facilities and very friendly and laid-back staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities were very high tech" More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities, attitudes of the staff and students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome new building and facilities. Everyone was friendly and relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities!!!! The facilities are truly awesome and technologically advanced!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities (amazing), faculty & admin (very very nice), and students (down to earth & friendly)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything--facilities were amazing, faculty was great, students were very happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facility, the proximity to museums, cultural/art centers, awesome night clubs and good food. also, the students' opinion of the school. overall, i felt that i would get a very good education here." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are top knotch!" More from this Member | Report Response

"brand new school with top notch facility" More from this Member | Report Response

"the facility- a very comfortable and low-stress environment. Building designed by the same guy that designed Bill Gate's house! Faculty members seemed to be enthusiastic about teaching. Student guides are friendly and helpful (as well as other people seen in the building- everyone was friendly or at least neutral)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new dental school and the faculty and students were very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new dental school building! The facilities in the old dental school impressed me a lot but the facilities of the new dental school will be awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"candidness of students and faculty, BUSY clinic, good clinical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"the new facilities, how friendly and relaxed everyone was" More from this Member | Report Response

"the new building and the patient pool " More from this Member | Report Response

"The new factility that is being built is absolutely gorgeous and it's going to be amazing when they finish it. The clinics were nice. Everyone was so incredibly friendly and ready to answer as many questions as we had. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and staff were very friendly and enthusastic about their school and the new building is AWESOME." More from this Member | Report Response

"OH MY GOD the new building is absolutely gorgeous and honestly nothing will compare to it in the country. I also loved all the faculty/ admissions staff and 4th year students I met!" More from this Member | Report Response

"new building" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new dental school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"how nice and friendly everyone was...all the students really enjoyed their school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student gave us both postitve and negative aspects of the school. The staffs were very nice and were trying to impress you all the time. THE BRAND NEW BUILDING that's gonna be available during summer!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They havea big patient population." More from this Member | Report Response

"that they are building a new building and students" More from this Member | Report Response

"friendly atmosphere. good curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked out it started out with an introduction of the school and financial aid, so it was relaxing to being with. And if you hadnt done your research it was ok because you could pick up alot from the first hour. Great tour of the facility, and paired you up with a 3rd/4th year student and let you watch them work on their patient." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student life seemed chill, students seemed happy, new building (phat!) being built, caring faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new building will be fantastic! Maryland is a great school with a great reputation. Also the amount of community service opportunities available." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were beautiful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the friendliness of the staff, the new school (opening in late 2005)" More from this Member | Report Response

"that you could observe dental students working on patients." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new school will be awesome, and will have the best technology around. They have a good mix of research and clinical training so if you're undecided upon the twp fields you can have a good background in both. The local seafood is wonderful, if you like crab. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing...except D.C., Philly and NYC are relatively close to Baltimore." More from this Member | Report Response

"tons of patients, new dental building, externship opportunities, community outreach program, strong clinical program" More from this Member | Report Response

"great school, new building is awesome" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people are super nice....everyone, from the students, faculty, and staff!!! Looooooooved it. Also, the new building that is opening in 2005. The positive energy in the building....bustling campus with all the med, dent, law students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed the tour of the school. One other applicant and I were taken on our tour by one student. We got a lot of personal attention and had a chance to ask many qiestions. I also enjoyed observing dental student work in the clinic and interact with professors and patients. I wish every school did the same. I was very impressed by the dental students. they were very friendly, open in answering questions and professional. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Their community outreach program: They put a big emphasis on their involvement or service to the community. Thier clinical training program is nice. It is called "Comprehensive care". It allows students to expose to a total management of pateints' care, as opposed to a system of block clinics in other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"vast amt. of community outreach programs, patient pool, new building, faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"The caliber of all the people I met that day equalled the incredible reputation of the dental school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty, students, and staff! I love Mrs. Brown, Dr. Morgan and the Dean! They make you feel like you have already been accepted the moment you walk in and they will retire if you don't accept! Also, they will be getting new facilities soon." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student, staff and faculty were all friendly and seemed happy to be there. Great facilities and program. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great clinical program. Lots of exposure for students. Nice building. Transportation is great. If you are flying to BWI, I suggest taking Light Rail to get from the airport to UMB ($1.6 for about 20 min)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything!! The faculty is very open & friendly, students were very candid. Excellent clinical training program." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff were so friendly and supportive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students and the UM graduate campus. Students all were nice and informative. However, we did not get to meet much of the faculty. The new building for 2005 is going to be amazing. Also there Health Science library (you can watch on O's game from the top floor.) Downtown inner harbor is beautiful." More from this Member | Report Response

"large clinic. Will get a brand new dental facility within 1 year." More from this Member | Report Response

"Environment was positive from students, staff(Mrs. Brown is is the best) and faculty. Clinical experience far surpasses other schools I have interviewed at. You pretty much get your own chair for clinical work, give or take a couple of times you might have to share or move. YOU GET THE SUMMER OFF BETWEEN YOUR FIRST AND SECOND YEAR!!! " More from this Member | Report Response

"friendly staff, hot chicks, positive attitude from students (they all seemed happy), the new building (for 2005)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the students seemed very happy, the clinics were fairly nice, and of course the brand new building will be finished by 2005." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff were very friendly. The students felt they were receiving an excellent education and the fourth years felt ready to go out into a real practice. The new building is going to be great!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"great atmosphere, really nice people, great staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"the new building in 2005! the plans looked really nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"new building in 2005. Strong education here. " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The city is just so dangerous. Crackheads try to steal phones and bags from you as soon as you get out the building. Not safe at all! A ghost town!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really but a little bit worried because It's a really busy area where the school is and not sure about the safety." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers seemed uninterested and students didn't seem too enthusiastic- maybe they were stressed that day." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was cold...i am from Northern Va (only 1 hour away) but it was so cold.." More from this Member | Report Response

"not the safest area, but students did not seem to have a huge problem with this since the medical campus is pretty safe" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very weak basic sciences relative to other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"the boxed lunches" More from this Member | Report Response

"The lunch was not all that great. This is a very minor issue." More from this Member | Report Response

"The city is kind of sketchy around the school area" More from this Member | Report Response

"out of state tuition" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were blah...seemed like robots, and didn't sell the school well. Clearly the student interviewer had something to prove - was told ortho wasn't real dentistry ( I had done a bit of shadowing with an orthodontist). Also was blatantly disrespected by the faculty interviewer, who asked me to tell him about my parent being deceased multiple times..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview rooms" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, UMB is #1!" More from this Member | Report Response

"There aren't any textbooks- everything is on your issued laptop." More from this Member | Report Response

"baltimore is a little sketchy...and while the interviewers were very nice, the questions were a little impersonal" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing about the school impressed me negatively. However, I can see it being a change for people who are used to open space. The University is right in the middle of the city." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing comes to mind" More from this Member | Report Response

"The person that interviewed me was kind of abrasive. They didn't really the reasons I gave for becoming a dentist (it seemed like an acceptable answer at every other school I interviewed.) They had a few odd things they were trying at the school I wasn't a big fan of. Baltimore is rough town." More from this Member | Report Response

"big class size" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish they gave out the DMD degree instead of DDS but that's really an insignificant issue. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty ridiculous in terms of sketchiness; like something you would see in an over-dramatic episode of CSI or something. Can't venture off too far. High OOS tuition as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area of Baltimore is not the greatest, but most students said they never experienced problems as long as you're walking in the right places late at night" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing at all. " More from this Member | Report Response

"location wasn't great" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location in downtown Baltimore will be hard to adjust to since I'm a country boy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Location.. but I grew up in the hood.. so it's ok. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers seemed very unprepared and uninterested in me at all. It was the last interview of the day so I'm sure they were tired. For the whole first half of the interview they thought I was an in state applicant when I was really out of state. The first 10 min. was spent grilling me with biochemistry questions just because I had taken that course. Whenever I tried to speak I would be interrupted and asked the same question a different way. Another chunk of the interview was spent asking me basic questions like "what schools have you applied to?" and "how many graduate school credits have you taken," basic info that is right there in front of them in my app. They then tried to convince me that I should get a Ph.D. because I could make good money on the lecture circuit. Overall bad experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"The layout of the new building was somewhat confusing. Baltimore is not somewhere I'd like to live for 4 years. Security checkpoints all over the school weren't welcoming. " More from this Member | Report Response

"As I was walking to the school I passed a restaurant that had all of the windows broken out the night before. Baltimore, like any big city, has its share of crime. The school has excellent security, however. Key card controlled access and 24 hour security." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not really any negatives, other than high out-of-state tuition and not being able to switch to in-state. I would be kind of worried about going into practice in a regular office after learning on state-of-the art equipment, student's I asked weren't sure either. Also, the financial aid presentation was way too long. " More from this Member | Report Response

"not enough chairs for all the students--you need to reserve 2 weeks in advance to be guaranteed a chair" More from this Member | Report Response

"As compared to other schools, students didn't seem as close-knit. Also, students take their boards after the first year as opposed to after the second year unlike most other schools which could be a negative. Students do not have their own chairs in the operatories due to larger class size (130). Also, it was made clear that residency is not granted easily to out of state students which means higher tuition all four years." More from this Member | Report Response

"the surrounding area was shady." More from this Member | Report Response

"not too sure about living close to school with a family, dental school building seemed more like an overly tall maze than a well-laid out school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area of the school isn't that nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the student tour guides was kind of unprofessional in her mannerisms. Also, I think it's inappropriate to be on your blackberry while students are asking you questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Certain parts of the city." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location of School" More from this Member | Report Response

"School's location...." More from this Member | Report Response

"the radisson about 6 blocks away sucks" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish the student guides were more talkative. My advice is to have plenty of questions in mind for them." More from this Member | Report Response

"expenses for out of state residents" More from this Member | Report Response

"School's location....the crackheads roaming the streets. I was approached by a couple men while waiting for the train!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The neighborhood isn't exactly the best, but it's rather inexpensive to live there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"weird smelly people on the streets who look like they are high on something. also the faculty seemed very boring." More from this Member | Report Response

"Our student tour guide was very soft spoken and during the lunch only three people were asking her questions, so it kinda left the conversations dry." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Few blocks around the medical complex are a little run-down but it's not too bad overall. Traffic gets pretty crazy sometimes and makes me a little uncomfortable (I'm a suburban person- lived in small towns/cities where pedestrians actually HAVE the right of way). Lack of coffee shops or bakery along the stress =-( " More from this Member | Report Response

"The price even for an in-state resident is on the high side." More from this Member | Report Response

"I got the impression that my interviewers were not in a good mood. " More from this Member | Report Response

"baltimore scares me a little, but i guess there are tons of paitents" More from this Member | Report Response

"it's expensive to live in baltimore" More from this Member | Report Response

"downtown Baltimore" More from this Member | Report Response

"The day's set-up was a little annoying because lunch was at the very, very end of the day. But aside from that, it was beautiful!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The price." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a crummy day (seriously, I was completely floored by the school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"It seems Dr Meehan thinks she owns the place. It's her first year being admission's head, so you can't expect more from her. She bragged about the Shock Trauma Center of UMB Hospital which has nothing to do with Dental School. Also entering class will start off in the old building. (turn off). The person from Financial Aid came really late too." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was observing with a fourth year dental student in the clinic, and she proceeded to bad mouth the school. She said, under the old dean, everything was stressful, everyone was worried about failing... she said however, things are starting to change with the new dean" More from this Member | Report Response

"just talking to people that live in baltimore made me not like the city too much... " More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinic has no window or what so ever. The atmosphere seemed a little stressed in there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The building is old but they are in the process of building a new one." More from this Member | Report Response

"building was OLD. neighborhood was bad and dirty, bit scary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, i loved the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The first hour and a half was long and boring presentations, the visit was not very personal" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wanted to learn more about the school's social life. " More from this Member | Report Response

"boring presentaions " More from this Member | Report Response

"The city around the dental school is pretty ghetto. If you are not usd to living in a big eastcoast city it would be a switch. The cost of living is very high especially if you're looking to buy a home." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school in old (although their new building should be completed soon), no sim labs, everything seemed archaic, students kept saying a lot of the faculty is/should be fired, it's in Baltimore" More from this Member | Report Response

"baltimore is not that safe or pretty" More from this Member | Report Response

"honestly, nothing specifically" More from this Member | Report Response

"CONSTRUCTION. Also, tuition increase." More from this Member | Report Response

"new dental school will not be open for the incoming class Financial aid person was the one that works with nursing students and she was not sure about technicalities specific for the dental students " More from this Member | Report Response

"The new building will be completed in late 2005, not in early 2005. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing at all or that I can think of" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. All in all, a terrific experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area! Baltimore is not pretty and transportation is a nightmare. Also, the school isn't very diverse." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the faculty are hard to deal with (from a student there). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Not too many community intervention programs to promote better oral health" More from this Member | Report Response

"Getting in-state tuition is impossible. I would need to get married to a Marylander. Was my first choice until I found this out." More from this Member | Report Response

"Baltimore is not a very pretty city. Not much of a student life." More from this Member | Report Response

"The current building is old and technology is outdated, but they do have a new facility opening in 2005 that is huge!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the impossibility of getting residency in maryland, no positive reiforcement from faculty to students (one student expressed this to me)" More from this Member | Report Response

"To be honest nothing. Even though a new building is in the works, the old clinic didn't seem bad at all to me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"as always, the neighborhood" More from this Member | Report Response

"the old facilities, but i guess that will soon change" More from this Member | Report Response

"The commute I would have. Some students were pretty worn out." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"the city itself" More from this Member | Report Response

"It will take that long for the interview process to finish. Also try to stay as close to the school as possible. Not safe" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview is way less stressful than it is thought to be. The day is very fun and the tours are super fun and informative." More from this Member | Report Response

"it's very difficult to find parking and it's expensive to park in the garages ( the school does not validate the parking ticket or pay for interviewers to park)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You walk a lot and climb up and down the stairs a lot, so don't wear heels. I thought my heels were comfortable enough to wear, but they weren't" More from this Member | Report Response

"that we will walk a lot...and parking lot is a two blocks away....so i shouldn't have in high hills" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing else." More from this Member | Report Response

"How cold it was" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish that I would have known I was interviewing with other current Master students." More from this Member | Report Response

"What the area directly surrounding the school was like." More from this Member | Report Response

"to take the short line from bwi to the school...costs 1.60 as oppossed to the $35 cab ride and takes maybe 10 more min" More from this Member | Report Response

"That my interview was going to be so stressful, and that no one would let me speak for more than 10 seconds." More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus tour in cold weather. I wish I had brought a really thick coat." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reply the second you get an invite for interview. Have a few conversation topics off hand to start conversation with other people." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I was going to be asked about an ethical situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I should have got to know the other people who were interviewing better." More from this Member | Report Response

"Baltimore is a rough. Make sure to keep you hand on your wallet at all times and be prepared for homeless people to ask you for money on the way to the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"how laid back the interview is" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was THAT nice. Fickle weather." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really.." More from this Member | Report Response

"to have cash (only cost $3.10)with me to buy a ticket for the light rail from the airport. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would be really relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"I shouldn't be so nervous. The interviewers were really chilled. But it's my first one.. and i sucked lol " More from this Member | Report Response

"That I was going to be grilled on biochem. That my interviewers were not going to ask me any questions that would tell them anything about me other than what was in my app." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the admissions office would be so slow and unhelpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"You might have to sit and wait for a long time after your scheduled interview time if your interviewer isn't finished with his previous student yet. Kind of stress-inducing for us, who're waiting and sweating. Also if the faculty interviewer is rushed for time, your interview can be just 15 min. BTW, the interviewer will be writing down your evaluation as you reply to his questions, so he/she might not be making too much eye contact with you (this was a good thing for me)." More from this Member | Report Response

"your interview time depends on how rushed the interviewer is. you can have a dental student and faculty as your interviewers. both are required to take notes during the interview. For me, there was barely any eye contact because i think they were writing word to word what i was saying. I felt like i was a teacher giving a lecture to students!" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you get there early (the interview doesn't start until 11!) and have a laptop, you can access the wireless network without a password." More from this Member | Report Response

"~$12 cab ride from train to school; cabs in front of med school; totally do-able to go back and forth in a day" More from this Member | Report Response

"it was cold, wished i had a jacket for the outdoors tour (it is optional)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The website doesn't do a very good job at marketing itself in respect to its technology and facilities. I did not expect to like the school as much as I did!" More from this Member | Report Response

"no surprises" More from this Member | Report Response

"That Baltimore is not the kind of place I'd consider living." More from this Member | Report Response

"the public transportation from the airport takes you through some sketchy neighborhoods, as a girl I would have brought someone with me, or take a cab, I split a cab on the way back and it cost me about $20 still" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking garages in the area fill up fast, so make sure you know of at least 2 where you can park." More from this Member | Report Response

"The lite rail is the best way to travel (3.50 for a day pass). Take it from BWI to University/Balt. street, and walk 4 blocks west. The school of really easy to find." More from this Member | Report Response

"there is a shuttle available that picks you up at the school and drives you directly to the airport" More from this Member | Report Response

"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Eat your lunch fast, because they will stop you after 20 minutes and force you to go on to something else. " More from this Member | Report Response

"To arrive earlier to take more pictures of the school's interior!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. The school met all my expectations." More from this Member | Report Response

"That we would be walking around a hard hat area in the new clinic. I would have brought a brush to fix my hair and concelear for the huge red mark on my forehead from the hat. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back and friendly everyone was. Nothing to worry about. Also, if you are out of state, I wish you woudln't apply (just kidding) b/c you have a pretty good shot of getting in with their current admissions percentages." More from this Member | Report Response

"Meehan's arrogancy" More from this Member | Report Response

"make sure you tell them about any dietary restrictions" More from this Member | Report Response

"that it was really going to be a real chill interview..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather at Baltimore and the constructions on W. Batimore Street. There might be too many spots left for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"How bad the area was around the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"had worn more comfortable shoes would helped caz a lot of walking especially from parking garage to the dental school building" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was 20 degrees outside and with wind chill, more like ZERO degrees! Bring warm clothes!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they don't validate parking and that I was gonna have to pay 11 bucks" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is really laid back...nothing too tricky." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location. " More from this Member | Report Response

"to drink coffee in the morning!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview wouldnt be stressful or a grill session at all. Also there is so much to do in Baltimore and the surrounding area like D.C. and such that I wish I had more time to tour the area." More from this Member | Report Response

"How long the whole thing would be (almost seven hours)." More from this Member | Report Response

"nada" More from this Member | Report Response

"one has to have outstanding scores in order to have a good chance of acceptance if coming from state other than MD" More from this Member | Report Response

"They get the second largest reseach funding from NIH." More from this Member | Report Response

"The professor who interviewed me (Dr. B)! Very nice guy, but made the interview a little more difficult than I was expecting, especially when MD stresses that this is a "friendly interview" in their letter to students. Be warned that if you have any flaw whatsoever in your application whether it be gpa, dat, etc. be prepared to explain why if you get Dr. B" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the school was right in the heart of downtown." More from this Member | Report Response

"Getting state residency atatus is a near-impossibility." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I could stay calm to make a better impression." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area outside of downtown and inner-harbor is very poor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hotels are very expensive during the fall season" More from this Member | Report Response

"That baltimore was G - Hetto" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had been more relaxed. It is not supposed to be stressful." More from this Member | Report Response

"I knew pretty much everything about the school before I went to my interview-it's my first choice" More from this Member | Report Response

"parking in baltimore is a real pain. too many one way roads!" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very chill interviewees. I was nervous for no reason" More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved this school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved the school overall and really glad to be accepted here" More from this Member | Report Response

"Amazing school!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers should be more welcoming, smile, and seem more interested in the interviewee so that the interviewee can be comfortable and open up to show who they really are. Other than that, facilities are amazing, baltimore is an exciting city with so much diversity, and I loved that the school is so dedicated in education, service, and research." More from this Member | Report Response

"loved it! wanna go so much. many nice people!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not impressed with the school. It felt like they were training students to become technicians, not doctors." More from this Member | Report Response

"People of Maryland are incredibly nice and homely. The school put on a nice face, but I couldn't tell if they really cared." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be yourself and smile! Practice your answers ahead of time, but don't rehearse your answers. Remember to keep your interview conversation-like and talk slowly. Another thing, bring a hard copy of any current grades, even if it is an un-official copy. Good luck!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, the facilities are top of the line and the staff is great" More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful school, but the people there aren't my cup of tea." More from this Member | Report Response

"Low stress really!!!!!! Nothing to worry about. Friendly interviewers, they are not trying to put you down! They want to pull all the positive aspects from you as possible....so you can leave happy about the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Gorgeous school. Amazing curriculum. I'd be happy to get accepted to UMB :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Maryland is a great school. It exceeded my high expectations of the school. Best of luck to everyone else:)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school that seems to provide an outstanding clinical education built on a strong scientific foundation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it is a good school. I would be happy there if that is where I decided to go." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought my interview was AWFUL! First, I was the last one in my group to interview and I was started late and then I was ended early so my actual interview time was about half of what everyone else got. Second, my interviewer did not seem very interested in what I was saying and at one point told me that my answers to one of his questions seemed contradictory. I felt like I tried to lighten the mood a few times but it was still pretty stiff. Leaving the interview I was not confident at all and I was almost positive I would get rejected. Despite all of this, I loooved the school and it was definitely my top choice so I was even more disappointed in myself. But to my surprise, I got accepted on Dec 1. So interviews don't mean everything and you never know what they want!! " More from this Member | Report Response

"i loved it. my interviewers were really cool. wish we could of talked about more ridiculous topics just to get to know them better - sports, movies, tiger woods, anything really. Missed 3 connecting flights back home, stuck in ATL, but so impressed by the school that I don't even care." More from this Member | Report Response

"Laid back! The students were helpful and willing to answer all questions. Admissions staff was very friendly and excited to show all the new technology Maryland has to offer." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you aren't a Maryland resident, I can't imagine it being worth the price." More from this Member | Report Response

"after the tour, the tour guide takes the group and drops of students one by one at their interview door. I had to wait 20 minutes (very stressful 20 min..all alone) for my interviewer to finish up with his previous student. He was running late on schedule so our interview ended up being barely 15 minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

"great school. stress-free interview. just be prepared with good answers to the basic interview questions. get dental student's email addresses and email them questions if you have any." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is incredible. I really don't know if there is another school in the country that has such advanced facilities. I felt pretty comfortable during the day, and the students there seemed pretty chill." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't that psyched about UMD during my interview and the tour, especially after the financial aid presentation put me to sleep. But, afterward I was very impressed by the strength of their program and the quality of the facilities/technology. I think it can compete with any of the other top schools didactically and beats them all in technology. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews were two-on-one, one interviewer being a student, another a clinic professor. Open file, they asked questions based mostly on what they say in my file. The interview was very smooth, more of a dialogue than your typical question and answer style interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour guides were very friendly and answered all questions (good and bad) honestly. Interview was extremely laid back with lots of questions. Interviewers did not pressure you to answer questions if you were not sure of your response right away. Maryland is definitely on the cutting edge as far as technology." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not overly impressed, honestly. Equipment is top-notch, I'm sure instruction is excellent, but I really didn't like the location or the building layout. I basically told them Maryland was my last choice and I didn't really want to bring my family to Baltimore. Not sure how they took THAT, but I was still accepted!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewed by a faculty member and a 4th year student." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was well planned out, they try and make you really relaxed with a powerpoint presentation about the school and financial aid, and you also have a personalized schedule of your day- everyone starts the same, then I had free time where you speak with students, then my interview, then lunch, then a tour. The interview was not stressful, but I've heard it depends on who you get, the students were so friendly and the facility is brand new and would probably be one of the nicest facilities to learn in" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very good experience. I live very close to Baltimore, so I am familiar with the area and the school's reputation. I do recommend looking more at the city if you are not from around here. That way you can get a better feel if it is right for you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent, very impressed with the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"orientation lecture for 45 min, financial aid review for 30 min, interview with one student and one faculty member for 30 min, lunch for approx 20 min, tour for 30 min, technology lecture for 20 min, wrap-up for 15 min" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers (one student, one professor) weren't overly friendly but they didn't make me feel stressed and nervous either. It was strange that the professor wasn't a D.D.S!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers (one student, one professor) weren't overly friendly but they didn't make me feel stressed and nervous either. They just read their questions and took some notes. No curve balls here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent interview experience...Maryland is my number #1 choice. The interview was very laid back...there is absolutely no need to stress out. Just be yourself. Maryland was a breath of fresh air after my previous interview :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Easy, low-stress, interesting and informative. " More from this Member | Report Response

"good experience, ive been accepted here, and VCU and I will probably go to Maryland because I can always live outside the city away from the freaky people on the streets, and get an amazing education at a top knotch school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very laid back, the student and doctor kept making jokes and were just having a good time. They didn't even get through the whole sheet of questions and we ran out of time." More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not have a traditional interview at UMB, but I was very impressed with their facilities, so I wanted to post this to let everyone know. I was invited to an afternoon reception which did not include any actual interview. We were given presentations about the school, had lunch with faculty and students and were given a tour by students. The new facilities are absolutely unparalleled by ANY other school, don't let anyone tell you otherwise. They just opened in September 06. The day was super laid back and very convincing. I have my heart set on another school, but they made a very convincing case for a very successful future for the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"straigh forward interview. questions & answers" More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my first interview and I'd say it went relatively well. The sitting position was a little awkard since they put me in between the two interviewers in a row where I can really only face one person at a time, but otherwise, it was a good interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school has excellent facilities, students, and staff. Students have an integral voice at the school and the education is top notch." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilites at UMB will be second to none after the new building is up and running. There was so much light coming in from the outside. Seeing was so much more appealing than spending the first two years in the basement. The students who took us through tours and spoke with us about their experiences at the school were all helpful and enthusiastic. " More from this Member | Report Response

"good experience, good school" More from this Member | Report Response

"very casual conversation, with a student and member of admissions board" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was laid-back and the interviewers asked some standard questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"One faculty member and one third year student. Very relaxed interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great day and time and effort well spent. I want to attend this school hands down! My interview was thorough and informative. The tour took my breath away. And the people were chill and really interested in getting to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student who interviewed me acted like he's already a dds." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, a very pleasant day. The interview was conducted by a faculty member and fourth year dental student. The student asked the more difficult questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great time... the student that interviews you totally makes it feel confortable and chill...i think i would have been super nervous if there was no student interviewer. the interview was really organized and they try hard for you to have a good time. Good luck and don't be nervous!!! " More from this Member | Report Response

"The staffs were really nice to you, and you were free to ask anything you want. Dr. Morgan, my interviewer, was very nice and was willing to listen to what you had to say. During the clinic time, I was talking to this patient for most of the time. She let me believe that the school is very important to the Baltimore area, and she definitely enjoyed paying her visits here at the clinic. The school has a great historical background, and the inner harbor area is beautiful. However, the tuition is kind of higher than I expected. So good luck guys!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great the school is great" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had been to Baltimore before, so I knew that the school was located near the stadium where the Orioles play. Am kinda disturbed by how disorganized this school is. This school was among the last schools to contact me (submitted ADASAS in Aug., had 5 interviews & 4 acceptances by the time I heard from this school in late Jan). I don't check my e-mail often, but I found my supplemental application request sent to my e-mail, instead of by US mail. Thus I missed it for a week or two. Afterwards, I got a phone call before 7:30AM to schedule an interview. After accepting at that time (I was groggy), & cancelling my interview by phone a week before my interview, my parents got a phone call the day of my presumed interview wondering where I was. I am not happy with this school. God forbid I went to this school & I needed some important information (ie. federal aid, tuition payment, graduation notice) and I did not receive it on time or was not informed at all by mail, I would be extremely pissed & screwed." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was excellent, fun , laid back. NO WORRIES.... I WISH I GET IN THOUGH ^^" More from this Member | Report Response

"This was a very easy interview. Extremely laid back. If you are stressing out about it, do not worry at all! It is more of a conversation than an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought it was great, and when people told me it was a relaxed interview I didnt believe them 100%, but trust me it was so relaxed I thought I could sit there and chat with them for hours, take off my shoes and kick back. The interviews are with one faculty and one student, so you get to hear both sides, which I thought was good. It went well, considering I was accepted 2 days later =o)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new dental school building will be really nice once it is done. The interview was done by a professor and also a 4th year student." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day started off with an hour long brag-fest about the school (impressing but boring), then a presentation about financial aid, then a personal interview, observation in the clinic, and lunch with dental students. Extremely chill, could not have been a more laid back interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I came at 8:30 and saw a presentation about the school and about financial aid. I had my interview and then went down to the clinic to sit with a third year student. We then got a tour and had lunch. Its a longer day than most schools, but very informative." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very good, everyone was very nice and encouraging. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The moment I walked into the admissions office, I felt like I was already a part of the school. The dean of admissions and the rest of the admissions staff went out of their way to accommodate all of our needs and make the visit enjoyable. The one-on-one time with the student in the clinic was a nice touch. Plus, the new school is going to be sweet (digital radiography, state of the art sim labs, etc). " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was really relaxes, nothing stressful. A faculty member and a 4th year dental student interviewed me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Maryland is a good school, and will be fantastic school once the new school is finished. All new equipment and state of the art everything will be great. The interview starts with an introduction to the school and then a financial aide overview, and finally with a tour of the school and then the interview. Overall it was well organized and the dental student all looked happy to be there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The day started off with the new director of admissions giving a painfully dry, hour long, powerpoint presentation on the school and how lobsters aren't found in the bay, just blue crabs. The cornerstone of her arguement for UM was that is was the first dental school and therefore that fact should imbue it's students with special skills or something. Then a financial aid advisor came in (she handled undergraduate aid)and proceeded to talk at length about FAFSA and warned us not to get into debt. After this a few of the applicants were lead downstairs to the clinics and were paired with third and fourth year students. This was actually nice because it allowed for some interaction with a student and see what clinical life at the school is like. The interview itself was conducted by a faculty member and a disinterested student whom, it became apparent, hadn't read my file (which contained many of the answers to his petty questions). Both of them were negative in their approach to me and my candidacy, attacked the other schools I was applying to, and repeatedly questioned my motive for pursuing dentistry. I felt as if I were facing felony charges or pleading for my soul before the Spanish Inquisition. Needless to say I was not impressed with the facilities, the staff, and the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"great experience, very warm in every way" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was so impressed. This was my first interview and I'm so happy it was, because it was really LAID BACK and comfortable and actually, believe it or not, FUN! It's more like the school wants to get you to want to go there, not have you convince them to take you. What's great is that everyone is honest with you...the students will straight up tell you what they like and don't like about the school. I'm sold!!! " More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed my visit to MD.The interview day was very productive and informative. It is a great school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview started with a question, "Tell me about yourself," and as I told them about myself, they asked me A LOT OF questions that were related with what I said. They really wanted to learn about me, and my motivation for dentistry (not in a superficial level at all). I liked it and appreciated it." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was more along the lines of a conversation, rather then a question and answer session. We talked about everything from dentistry to baseball and finally to brownies of all things. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Outstanding. The professionalism, class, and character of all the people I met equalled the impressive caliber of the Maryland DDS program." More from this Member | Report Response

"My experience at the school was excellent. The faculty and Dean were so nice. The interview was laid back and the interviewers were never critical or disinterested. The only negative thing I could say is that they have made my decision that much harder!" More from this Member | Report Response

"This is a FRIENDLY interview. This point is even emphasised in their interview invitation, and it's true. I got the impression that they just wanted to get to know me better and clarify anything in my application. Overall a great experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was too nervous in my first interview. Personally it is not because of the faculty members but my own lack of experience. There are a few things that I should've said, but I didnt. Just to be calm and work through it. I guess their "friendly" style isnt that friendly afterall. Do expect anything." More from this Member | Report Response

"Positive impression all the way. I'm sold!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was pretty nice and low key. The school is amazing and the new building will be totally off the hook!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Easy stress free interview. The UM Graduate campus is great. A centralized campus in an inner city without being too overwhelming. Looks like there is the potential for a great graduate social life among all the professional schools. Also inner harbor is great. It's within a half-mile of a bad area, but if your use to a city....no sweat." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewers (1 faculty, 1 student) were nice. Laid back people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Was very positive and laid back. If city life is new to you or something you are not interested in, then this school isn't for you, but if you are looking for city life Baltimore is a fun town. " More from this Member | Report Response

"i really liked the school, interview was just a conversation so dont be nervous" More from this Member | Report Response

"great school, lunch was tastless - a very dry turkey sandwich but I guess it's better than nothing right?" More from this Member | Report Response

"definately a school to look into if you want a strong clinical background!" More from this Member | Report Response

"very good school. They prepare you to be a great dentist." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 103
Faculty member 2
Admissions staff 1
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 59
Neutral 10
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
9.41 70

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 22
Out of state 45

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 23
2-3 hours 15
4-6 hours 19
7+ hours 8

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 26
Automobile 36
Train or subway 6
Other 0

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

Response # Responders
< $100 23
$101-$200 7
$201-$300 8
$301-$400 9
$401-$500 4
$501+ 3

What airport did you use?

Baltimore/Washington Intl

Baltimore-Washington International

Soutwest

BWI, ATL

Baltimore

BWI

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 2
Friends or family 8
Hotel 22
Home 11
Other 2

General Info

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

Response Avg # Responders
8.61 72

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
6.01 73

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

Response Avg # Responders
6.84 73

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.58 48

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.69 48

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
8.09 44

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Always be polite when speaking to them on the phone. They take note of rudeness." More from this Member | Report Response

"Presentations were great. Very informative and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"better food please???" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be more open about the process with students instead of being extremely vague." More from this Member | Report Response

"admissions office should be more informative regarding applicant's status, and update the applicants regularly on committee meetings." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was really great and put together well." More from this Member | Report Response

"A more timely process." More from this Member | Report Response

"Put time limits on interviews so each interviewee gets same amount of interview time with faculty+de" More from this Member | Report Response

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