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"More exposure to clinical"
"take onions off the sandwiches so we don't have bad breath during interviews :)"
"Awesome - No complaints whatsoever."
"none. Patti is awesome!"
"Nothing, You are all great and proud to go BLUE! Very prestigious and academically focused school on both aspects of research and clinical skills. I Love IT!"
"Very friendly people. When I first called the school to check on my status, they were rude. However, when I met them in person, they were really nice."
"More time for tour and lunch, less for the presentations"
"Admission officers should be more friendly and should not hype the school."
"I was worried about the board scores, but I realize that that ball is in the students' court."
"The tour could have been more extensive - would've liked to see more of the clinic/sim lab"
"health profession based scenario and question"
"Sorry, I signed a confidentiality agreement."
"What is one thing from your application that you would like to highlight for the admissions committee?"
"Ethics about insurances sharing patients info to a third party."
"What is one part of your application that you would like to highlight for the admissions committee?"
"Have you encountered an unethical situation?"
"What are your future goals?"
"So the interview questions haven't really changed so read the previous posts. They have prompts, about a 1/2 page each, that describe a dilemma and you talk about it. Don't worry, they give you all of the background info on the prompt. Ie: What's your take on using amalgams? amalgams are... So you're going to be given that stuff."
"ethics of amalgam fillings; why Michigan?"
"They are all scenerio based. Scenerios included a cosmetic dentistry procedure, insurance issues, government insurance, insurance company control, amalgam fillings, etc..."
"They ask 10 different questions at 10 different locations/stations. I will write some that I remember: Question about insurance policies, what would you do if you see your class mate talking bad about school or professor or a class mate in a public area, tell me something about you you want the add comm to know that is not in your application, I dont remember exact question, but it was something about vaccines +/- of it,"
"Explain things to the interviewer that might not be explained in your application. What do you want the admissions committee to consider when looking at your application?"
"Ethics of Cosmetic Dentistry, Ethics of Overseas Dental care, Ethics of performing osteopathic medicine if you do not believe in it, Ethics of Confidentiality issues, Ethics of Students acting unprofessionly out of class, Ethics of Dental care to the Underserved, Ethics of Higher Insurance premiums for smokers"
"Tell me about the ski team."
"ethical question abt cosmetic dentistry"
"There are mini interviews that test you ability to think ethically (again, i was incredibly nervous for this portion but honestly we can all think ethically)!!
question 1: you are very close to a patient, however, it is your fourth year so your patient will be handed down to someone else... however, you hear bad things about the student your patient gets handed down to...what do you do?
question 2: how do you feel about the trend towards cosmetic dentistry?
question 3: How do you feel about using live patients during board exams?
question 4: how do you feel about raising premiums in medicaid for smokers?"
"cosmetic vs. medical dentistry"
"Tell me about your research project?"
"should students evaulate each others work to learn how to evaluate their own work in the future when they are out in the field? "
"I already mentioned the MMIs earlier. In my personal interview: How did you manage to do so well in you grad. program. Give me an example of how you handled things differently that undergrad"
"Tell me about where you are from...."
"What skills do I possess that would make me a good dentist?"
"Why don't you want to be a veterinarian, like your dad?"
"The only question I was asked was "Do you have any questions about the school?" I had several questions to ask. It seemed more like my interview of the faculty member rather than the opposite."
"Tell me about your Undergrad School."
"They had lots of simulated situations which you had to respond to. "
"Tell me about yourself"
"Why dentisty not medicine?"
"Any questions?(I was shit-scared because this question was my first and last question, so I just came up with questions to fill up time)"
"Would you specialize?"
"tell me about yourself, what do you like to do outside of school, etc..."
"why did you switch from medicine to dentistry?"
"Do I have relatives in dentistry?"
"When did you become interested in dentistry. What do you like about it?"
"Why Michigan? Where is Michigan on your list of choices?"
"What questions do you have for me?"
"How is your semester going?"
"What is your greatest accomplishment?"
"do you think you will specialize"
"Why do you want to come here? "
"When did you fly in to Michigan? (The first questions were casual)"
"Do you have any questions about the school?"
"Do you have any questions?"
"Have you ever been in a situation where you have had to help someone and how did you do so?"
"Tell me about your research"
"This organization you are an officer for at school-are you just an officer but not actually involved with the organization? Why isn't this a national organization?"
"Why do you want to be a dentist?"
"What instrument do you play?"
"Where would you like to practice dentistry? (state school, better say that state!)"
"Should we tax sugar?"
"health profession based scenario and question"
"Sorry, I signed a confidentiality agreement."
"Ethics of testing HIV in a dental setting."
"There is a 20-minute saliva test that checks for HIV. Millions of patients don't know they are at risk for HIV contraction. Should dentists offer this service?"
"Do you think that Cosmetic Dentists give Dentistry a bad name?"
"nothing was interesting"
"business related - whether dentists should offer free services/ award points (similar to frequent flier miles) to loyal customers "
"Scenerio about insurance companies getting your information somewhat "illegally" before you even apply for their insurance so they can create a "risk" factor for you, that way they can rank you and decide whether to deny you coverage or not."
"found out one guy at mich used to live 2 blocks from my home in the west coast"
""Why did you choose to go to a different school for undergrad when you were accepted at U of M? If you were too good for us then, how do we know you're not too good for us now?" I think that tied with "Do you know the queen of the night's aria? Will you sing it?""
"I wasn't asked ANY questions so really I can't say. My interviewer literally just answered questions the whole time and had no questions for me. It was almost awkward because it was so laid back. "
"They were all the usual questions you expect."
"Ethics of recent trends in cosmetic dentistry"
"One of the scenarios."
"The MMI's were all interesting... there were 9 of them!!!"
"this interview consisted of four mini interviews where they ask you ethical questions and then you have one standard interview where they ask you the basic questions (why dental, etc)"
"Their MMI questions were interesting and made me think. The most interesting question to me was what I thought about "
"Would you change the clinical portion of the boards to allow students to work on mannequins rather than patients."
"I had worked with a friend of my main interviewer so we talked mostly about this at the "main" interview during lunch."
"I thought all the MMI questions were interesting. 4 ethical and 1 personal. 1.Your thoughts on a plan to have higher medcaid premiums for smokers. 2.How does the current trend towards cosmetic dentistry impact the profession, good and bad. 3.If a former patient of yours is assigned to student who you heard has poor grades and poor hand skills what would you do. 4.What do you think about live patients being used for boards since med students don't to pass theirs. Ethical concerns."
"Why not another professions pretaining to a hobby of mine"
"Tell me about where you are from....."
"question relating to how their seems to be 2 seperate tiers of dentistry, medical and cosmetic, and whether I thought it was detrimental to the future of dentistry."
"A quesion concerning the ethical implications of cosmetic dentistry on the profession and the public."
"Some of the MMI's were very interesting--one about cosmetic dentistry vs. medical dentistry--it really made me think!"
"The MMI scenarios were pretty interesting"
"What will you be famous for in 10 years?"
"There was a role playing scenario in the MMI's that was a little akward."
"Not really anything particularly interesting. The one-on-one interview was way too short (5-10 minutes). They were extremely basic, why choose dentistry, why michigan."
"All the scenarios were interesting. "
"Nothing especially, the MMI's were fabulous though. "
"MMI - accident scenario"
"The MMIs were all interesting."
"What growth factors are you studying in Histology?"
"Do you have any questions for me? (not very interesting i know...but that was the only question I was asked by my interviewer)"
"Everything on the MMI's"
"The interview was much to brief for interesting questions."
"WHo do you look up to"
"I don't remember any interesting questions at this not so interesting interview :)."
"What personality characteristic do you have that would make me believe you are a good candidate for our program."
"D4s take three weeks at clinics outside of campus with living arranged"
"It was mostly just a conversation. No specific questions that I can remember were asked."
"What accomplishment are you most proud of?"
"at the beginning, we were to do a mini intro to ourselves....besides the name, school, major....our question was "what was the highlight of the last month?""
"The doctor interviewiong me seemed primarily concerned with telling the story of her success, and showed little to no interest in my aspirations."
"Personal question about my aadsas essay, they knew me pretty well."
"A specific question regarding the content of my personal statement. I was impressed they took the time to know so much about me!"
"What made you switch from music to dentistry?"
"List the pros and cons of using manikins in the regional board exam (Had to write an essay). "
"They were all interesting because they were personal. Nothing generic, like why dental?, or why our school?."
"The essay question - they give you 15 minutes to write on an unusual question about dentistry. Not as tough as "is amalgam safe to use in dentistry", but it made you think"
"Question during the MMIs"
"the essay question (had to do with a current event in dentistry). all of the one on one interview questions were pretty standard, it was really more like a conversation than an interview."
"Do you have any questions for me? "
"How does the UC system's application process work?"
"Tell me about your baseball career?"
"Do you have any questions...(only question asked)."
"where do you see your self in 10 years?"
"Nothing! The interviewer did not care to go beyond the list of questions in front of her. "
"Tell me about the flats in Cleveland"
"How many times a week do you go into your professors for office hours and to seek extra help?"
"Everyone was asked to stand up say your name, school, where you're from, and what you will be famous for in 20 years."
"Nothing at all hard. She asked me what intstrument I played in the band?"
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