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  • University of Michigan School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Ann Arbor
Individual Feedback 4 99 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 68
Negatively 17
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.31 98

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.78 58

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.12 60

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 20
15 minutes 18
20 minutes 12
25 minutes 1
30 minutes 3
35 minutes 3
40 minutes 2
45 minutes 0
50 minutes 2
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 36

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 96
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 2

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 51
Closed file 35

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
4.07 97

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

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"health profession based scenario and question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Sorry, I signed a confidentiality agreement." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing from your application that you would like to highlight for the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics about insurances sharing patients info to a third party." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one part of your application that you would like to highlight for the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you encountered an unethical situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"ethics of amalgam fillings; why Michigan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They are all scenerio based. Scenerios included a cosmetic dentistry procedure, insurance issues, government insurance, insurance company control, amalgam fillings, etc..." More from this Member | Report Response

"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," More from this Member | Report Response

"Prompt" More from this Member | Report Response

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"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" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the ski team." More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical question abt cosmetic dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"cosmetic vs. medical dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"should students evaulate each others work to learn how to evaluate their own work in the future when they are out in the field? " More from this Member | Report Response

"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" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about where you are from...." More from this Member | Report Response

"What skills do I possess that would make me a good dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Michigan" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why don't you want to be a veterinarian, like your dad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Why michigan." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"They had lots of simulated situations which you had to respond to. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"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)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you specialize?" More from this Member | Report Response

"WHY MICH" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself, what do you like to do outside of school, etc..." More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you switch from medicine to dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do I have relatives in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you become interested in dentistry. What do you like about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Michigan? Where is Michigan on your list of choices?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions do you have for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is your semester going?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"do you think you will specialize" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come here? " More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you fly in to Michigan? (The first questions were casual)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions about the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you ever been in a situation where you have had to help someone and how did you do so?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What instrument do you play?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where would you like to practice dentistry? (state school, better say that state!)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"They change questions every year." More from this Member | Report Response

"health profession based scenario and question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Sorry, I signed a confidentiality agreement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything that you'd like us to know that was left out of your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's one thing you would like to highlight on your application to the admission commitee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a quality of a strong dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think mid-level providers can provide the same level of service as a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What u support- amalgam or composites and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethics of cosmetic dentistry - whether should advertise it or offer it; ethical dilemma you've faced" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"regular questions about why michigan, why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Prompt" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics of tobacco substitutes, ethics of insurance companies, ethics of using amalgam fillings, ethics of cosmetic dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"ethical question abt homeopathic dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you want to achieve as a dentist, what were some academic challenges you faced?" More from this Member | Report Response

"non-live sample for the board exam" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"You are a senior dental student with a favorite patient. He is always reliable, on time, and easy to get along with. You have gotten to be good friends with this patient and have even gone to his house and had dinner with him. When you graduate, you hear that his dental health provider is going to be a particularly lazy student with low grades and poor clinical skills- someone who is constantly behind and struggles in school. The patient means a lot to you, and you may have the power to move him to a different student. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What manual dexterity skills do you have" More from this Member | Report Response

"Whats your top choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about payment options in dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind skills do you have involving manual dexterity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you have that will make you a good dentist" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about studying abroad" More from this Member | Report Response

"What attributes will make you a good student/dentist." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Was there anything I've seen that I didn't like about dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you applied to any other schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you want to do research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any more questions? (Even after my first question, I was not satisfied with how short the interview was lol, so I bullshited with yet more questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else did you apply? (and of course after my response, they chopped down the other schools and bragged more about themselves)" More from this Member | Report Response

"WHY DENT" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Compare to UC system (what the hack? definitely UC is better, don't say that)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What attributes are needed to be a good dentist/ do you want to specialize" More from this Member | Report Response

"ois there anything you want to tell me that isnt on your application, that cant be conveyed on paper?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Was I interested in specializing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you interested in a specialty?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you want to persue with dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the interview was conversational and not too many questions asked that I can remember, other than the two I already mentioned above." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"when/how did you get interested in dentistry, how did you get your assisting job" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does the UC system's application process work?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your baseball career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of when you hear "social responsibility"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have plans to specialize" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you do when you don't understand a concept in school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you had some trouble in chemistry as a freshman, have you squared that problem away?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your travel abroad like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You mentioned perhaps teaching. Why would you want to do that?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"health profession based scenario and question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Sorry, I signed a confidentiality agreement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics of testing HIV in a dental office." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name an ethical situation you have faced and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you had a patient who was uncomfortable with a procedure you were doing? How would you handle this situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethics of insurance companies being able to pull up your confidential files; what should i tell the admissions committee on your behalf?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something that you want the committee to know thats not in your file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Prompt" More from this Member | Report Response

"more ethics stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you actually think you'll graduate to be a dentist if you won't sing for us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why was your gpa low?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"WHy umich?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think is the biggest problem facing dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"insurance costs on smoker vs. non-smoker" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to specialize in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a dentist in town who treats facial pain with osteopathic medicine. He doesn't believe in these "natural treatments" but he is willing to offer them to patients at a fee who request them. What do you think about his behavior? (Is the doctor being ethical?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a dentist? What about you would make you a good dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about boards" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you want to specialize?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Thing you are looking forward to most as a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Research? Specializing? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Any questions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any question?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything that you want to express that isn't in your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked if I had any questions." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How come your Science GPA is higher than your overall GPA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of research and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have ANY MORE QUESTIONS? (By this time, the interviewer was getting pissed. I could tell he/she really wanted to get the hell out. So if you guys get to this question, like the Capital One commercial, the answer is always NO!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is dentistry so rewarding?" More from this Member | Report Response

"WHY YOU" More from this Member | Report Response

"what makes a good dentist" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you interested in research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"I took too long in answering question 1 and 2.....hehe..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did I do any research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you interested in research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"personal statement question" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is it going to take to get you to come to Michigan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are the qualities of a good dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything that's not in your application or can't be described on paper?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk to the current students as much as you can to learn as much as you can about the program here." More from this Member | Report Response

"what kinds of activities have you been involved in outside of school and work" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to U of M?" More from this Member | Report Response

"GPA, DAT scores. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you had difficulty with chemistry your freshmen year. What did you do to amend this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What school is your number one choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing after you graduate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you done anything that makes you standout than say any other asian student? (he didn't read my file clearly i suppose.......sigh)" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Should we tax sugar?" More from this Member | Report Response

"health profession based scenario and question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Sorry, I signed a confidentiality agreement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics of testing HIV in a dental setting." More from this Member | Report Response

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that Cosmetic Dentists give Dentistry a bad name?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing was interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"business related - whether dentists should offer free services/ award points (similar to frequent flier miles) to loyal customers " More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"found out one guy at mich used to live 2 blocks from my home in the west coast" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"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. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all the usual questions you expect." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics of recent trends in cosmetic dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the scenarios." More from this Member | Report Response

"The MMI's were all interesting... there were 9 of them!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"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)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their MMI questions were interesting and made me think. The most interesting question to me was what I thought about " More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you change the clinical portion of the boards to allow students to work on mannequins rather than patients." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had worked with a friend of my main interviewer so we talked mostly about this at the "main" interview during lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not another professions pretaining to a hobby of mine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about where you are from....." More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"A quesion concerning the ethical implications of cosmetic dentistry on the profession and the public." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the MMI's were very interesting--one about cosmetic dentistry vs. medical dentistry--it really made me think!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The MMI scenarios were pretty interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you be famous for in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a role playing scenario in the MMI's that was a little akward." More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the scenarios were interesting. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing especially, the MMI's were fabulous though. " More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI - accident scenario" More from this Member | Report Response

"The MMIs were all interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"What growth factors are you studying in Histology?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me? (not very interesting i know...but that was the only question I was asked by my interviewer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything on the MMI's" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was much to brief for interesting questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"WHo do you look up to" More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't remember any interesting questions at this not so interesting interview :)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What personality characteristic do you have that would make me believe you are a good candidate for our program." More from this Member | Report Response

"D4s take three weeks at clinics outside of campus with living arranged" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was mostly just a conversation. No specific questions that I can remember were asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing special" More from this Member | Report Response

"What accomplishment are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"The doctor interviewiong me seemed primarily concerned with telling the story of her success, and showed little to no interest in my aspirations." More from this Member | Report Response

"Personal question about my aadsas essay, they knew me pretty well." More from this Member | Report Response

"A specific question regarding the content of my personal statement. I was impressed they took the time to know so much about me!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you switch from music to dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"List the pros and cons of using manikins in the regional board exam (Had to write an essay). " More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all interesting because they were personal. Nothing generic, like why dental?, or why our school?." More from this Member | Report Response

"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" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question during the MMIs" More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How does the UC system's application process work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your baseball career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions...(only question asked)." More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see your self in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing! The interviewer did not care to go beyond the list of questions in front of her. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the flats in Cleveland" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many times a week do you go into your professors for office hours and to seek extra help?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was asked to stand up say your name, school, where you're from, and what you will be famous for in 20 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing at all hard. She asked me what intstrument I played in the band?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics of recertification." More from this Member | Report Response

"health profession based scenario and question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Sorry, I signed a confidentiality agreement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics about insurances sharing patients info to a third party." More from this Member | Report Response

"Insurance companies (who follow HIPAA) collect practice data from dentists and pass the info on to third party companies (who don't necessarily follow HIPAA) so they can analyze the data. What are the pros and cons of this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you encountered an unethical situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practical was difficult. they asked for PFM on premolar, MOD cavity prep & restoration & class 3 composite. their typodonts were in very bad condition." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did I feel about having middle tiers - people who are slightly above dental hygienists in rank, but not dentists - being able to perform procedures (extractions, etc...) for patients in areas where dental access is poor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a current ethical issue that you have faced and how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something about vaccines and insurance policies " More from this Member | Report Response

"they're all fine" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"--nothing--" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"One about patient/doctor confidentiality relating to the shootings at Virginia Tech" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the Scenarios." More from this Member | Report Response

"The MMI's weren't difficult, just pick an answer and be able to back it up!" More from this Member | Report Response

"some oral path question abt radiopaque structure differential diagnosis" More from this Member | Report Response

"what were any academic challenges that i faced, while they noted that it was obvious that I didnt have any." More from this Member | Report Response

"whether it was possible to prepare mannikin with the human-like condition..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry over medicine? (I was then accused of being a high stats medical diehard... followed by I don't think I should recommend you) I would've thought it'd be good thing if I was qualified enough to get into med school as well, but instead chose dental, guess not..." More from this Member | Report Response

"I always get stressed when asked to come up with an interesting fact about myself. You will be asked to introduce yourself to the group and give one." More from this Member | Report Response

"The question about whether live patients should be used for boards and the ethical concerns (making pts. wait for tx so you can use them for your boards), is it necesary, can you use sims?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer really challenged me with questions she asked i thought they we're all challenging in a positive way that did not put down any of my accomplishments" More from this Member | Report Response

"One about boards" More from this Member | Report Response

"some scenario relating to medicaid premiums. I wasnt even sure what medicaid was." More from this Member | Report Response

"A question on Meicaid premiums" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None, very conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing difficult, but definitely know what u put down on ur application. They might want know every detail of it." More from this Member | Report Response

"My feelings towards an insurance/public health issue." More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI scenario question on medicaid relief for non-smokers." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about a proposal to ban medical care for smokers in certain workplaces. " More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI - student-patient relationship" More from this Member | Report Response

"a car accident scenario, it was really more awkward than difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"Insurance question" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI: The senario was about an insurance plan that discourages smoking by offering benefits to non-smokers, and another plan that discouraged smoking by threatening to fire smokers from jobs. " More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI- role playing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything on the MMI's" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing difficult, straight forward questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were especially difficult, just general...too general." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Dentistry (quite common)" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose Michigan? (You will know why, depends on the interviewer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"same" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was the highlight of the last month?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Upon arriving, we were required to write an essay on the topic "What is the most important challenge facing dentists today?". This was to "weed out those who may have cheated on their AASDAS apps." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you choose Michigan over your home state schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would it take for you to come to Michigan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as the most interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything that's not in your application or can't be described on paper?" More from this Member | Report Response

"no really difficult questions, the most stressful part of the day to me was at the very beginning you had to stand up and say a few words about yourself to the whole group (~40 pre-dents and 3 or 4 admission team members)." More from this Member | Report Response

"(essay question) Is amalgam safe to use in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions...(only question asked)." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Give me an example of a specific ethical dilemma when you worked as a dental assistant. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"No hard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research. I know the faculty member you are talking about very well, actually did research with her. Do you think she's is someone who would give you a good evaluation? (I didn't see eye to eye with this professor)" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, youtube, mock MMIs, knowing current dental topics." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website" More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"For MMI, you can't really prepare. I did do some reading on basic health care issues and issues in dentistry today. It would behoove you to be up to date on current debates." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback and dental periodicals." More from this Member | Report Response

"looked through the interview feedback, talked to some friends at the school, looked through the michigan website, took notes during the presentation about any programs that seemed particularly interesting to me, sat in a coffee shop the morning of for about an hour and just went through my resume and applications/secondaries" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read ALOT of dental news on ADEA, ADA, and any other valid dental news source." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, U of Mich websites, current dental students at the Mich" More from this Member | Report Response

"michigan site, sdn feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, UMICH magazines, Asked questions about the school with dental students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Sdn, Friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, my app and what I felt i needed to highlight that wasn't highlighted as well as what was left out that needed to be added...those will be prompts btw Listen to NPR or or watch house a little if you only watch family guy all the time :) " More from this Member | Report Response

"read over my personal statement, practiced the usual (why dentistry, why _______); SDN interview feedback was really helpful for this interview" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Looked through student doctor network" More from this Member | Report Response

"read personal statement, read about healthcare issues (good decision btw), was ready to be grilled" More from this Member | Report Response

"I talked to friends that go there, read my PS, printed out their whole CD and nearly memorized it all!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN forums and had previous interview experience so I was familiar with what questions might be asked. They went over most of the questions I had in their extremely long powerpoint presentations so it was hard to think of anything else I really wanted to know. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talked with students who had already been accepted at the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and review my application." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn and thier website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"I tried to learn about what the school was looking for in thier potential students by looking at their website and talking to faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, talked to a friend who interviewed last year." More from this Member | Report Response

"read a bit about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talked to current students, talk to alumni, talk to dentists, mock interviews with dental students, talk to peers who interviewed at other schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Reviwed my resume, scanned the website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Reviewed secondaries from other schools, talked to a current student, practiced answers beforehand." More from this Member | Report Response

"Bought a nice tie ;)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Review my file, UofM website" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read reviews on this website, contacted a graduate of the school, contacted a professor of the school, contacted another applicant with an earlier interview date, studied the university's school of dentistry website, read my application and personal statement, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"I've been interested in the school for a long time so I did as much research on it as I could." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, heard it was laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on the school but you really can't prepare." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed my application, went on the website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, journal article, newspaper" More from this Member | Report Response

"i didnt" More from this Member | Report Response

"MI website" More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not. It was not my first, so I just went in balls out. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Read SDN and my addsas application" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Student doctor, and my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over and memorized all of the school's goals, mission statement, and statistics." More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied about the school and asked dentists in my area about previous experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Umich web site, reviewed my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their website, and Student Doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, my aadsas application , etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN, looked over ADDSAS app" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN, previous interviews at other schools, mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"SDN, Guide to US Dental Schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"No preparation was really needed. The interview was very laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"This was my fourth and last interview, so I didn't do much preparing since I knew it was going to be short from reading SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my AADSAS file, reviewed personal statement, went on U of M's website, questioned current students, and used this website." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Read the website, wrote out a few responses to some questions I needed to freshen up on. This was my third interview, so I wasn't really too worried." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over my application, studied the website, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read about school, talked to students" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read their website, read the packet they sent, talked to people i knew that interviewed last year." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, CD, webpage" More from this Member | Report Response

"U of M's website, the CD U of M sent, and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the cd the school sent, looked at web site, and read my essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application essay and looked over the material about the school that they had sent me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the school, looked at their website, and also read SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read the CD they sent and looked over the website." More from this Member | Report Response

"I went through their website, the CD, and wrote out answers to various questions I thought they might ask. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Checked out SDN feedback, read school's CD, and did a mock interview with my advisor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read their website, looked at CD." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a few interviews under my belt and was confident. I read up on the school, talked to a few students who had gone there and also asked some faculty from my school about the dental program." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The research, the friendliness of the people, the plans for their new clinic." More from this Member | Report Response

"History of the program" More from this Member | Report Response

"The size of the school. Extremely well organized and clean." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ann Arbor is a lot nicer than expected, the students and faculty were very nice. They had some pretty tasty lunch, wish I can have another sandwich" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is unbelievable. The student body seemed nice and welcoming. All sorts of outreach opportunities for students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was enthusiastic and genuinely interested in what I had to say." More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone that i met at the school seemed sooo nice. i actually ran into someone who was a dental student on the street, the day before my interview. i simply asked her for directions for the dental school, and she walked me all the way there, and even showed me around in a mini-tour! many of the people there seem so happy, and the campus has awesome school spirit. great energy!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly, sociable faculty members and students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Amazing facilities. Podcast lectures. Customize your cirriculumn (Research, leadership or health. Hugh funds to research." More from this Member | Report Response

"technologically forward school (facebook, podcasts, youtube channel, etc), innovative curriculum including 3 different pathways and "flex time" built into your day. Exposure to patients in D1." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly staff and how the introduction was set up." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reputation of school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. 1) Go Blue. School spirit makes it fun 2) Technology is amazing, just like Maryland's 3) They listen ANND act on student needs/concerns (the latter is important) 4) Clinical experience is 2nd to none. Comprehensive, start 1st yr, vertical integration (different yr students working together, helping each other) 5) #1-#3 in NIH funding (this is probably why specialty programs love their students..they have great research faculty/opportunities) 6) sick ortho residency..not that I'm interested ;) 7) pretty much everything" More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff were very friendly; the camaraderie among the students - they all liked to joke to and banter; the school pride - the students i spoke with said they loved the University of Michigan; people love Ann Arbor - it's as if it's on its own and separated from the rest of Michigan; the organization of the whole interview day; the technology at UMich is top notch since they pioneered a lot of it (itunesU, etc..); the facilities and the building were really nice; really cool history of dentistry exhibit " More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked the big campus feel, I also liked the suburban atmosphere. It was a cool older but clean campus. Their sim lab seemed to be pretty good, clinics were a little above average. You have a lot of opportunities for great research, if you are into doing d-school research and if you aren't, they are cool with that too. Right now they rank 3rd in the country for research, based on NIH grants and publications." More from this Member | Report Response

"Enthusiasm and smiling faces of the faculty and staff; facility; attitude towards improving their program; Dr. Woolfolk is great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the school's emphasis on providing a great clinical experience to its students. i entered thinking it'd be all about research, but i feel like they really tried to first sell themselves by describing the myriad of ways to immerse yourself in the community as a michigan dental student. awesome place." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there's a starbucks nearby." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything seemed pretty nice and the students seemed really friendly. Ann Arbor would be a cool town to live in. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The lunch impressed me..it was really good." More from this Member | Report Response

"Staff and students, professional atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was nice and comfortable and everything seemed to be in the best interest of the students." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"school campus and infrastructure and Ann Arbor is awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"their facilities and technology" More from this Member | Report Response

"campus looked pretty nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specialization rate (~30%) many students don't care for it and just pass (reduces competitiveness). High match rates for those who apply for a specialty program. Early clinical experience. Technology!!!! Research... if I feel like it. Integrated curriculum, so they reduce overlap. Closeness to Canada and gambling (only 35 mins!). Cool sweatshirts. Oh yeah, and Michigan football and hockey. Apparently UMich has a Tim Hortons on campus a block away from the dental school. Ann Arbor is also very clean and SAFE!! Ann Arbor is not NYC..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of students and faculty, and pride that they expressed in their school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice sweatshirts, lots of oppurtunities to do research." More from this Member | Report Response

"I though the clinical experience was very weak here coming in however it seems that the clinical is above avegare" More from this Member | Report Response

"See patients early on" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, students, and the strength of their program as a whole. Definately one of the top dental schools in the nation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty, specialty rate, alumni connections, curriculum, location/campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the faculty really expressed an interest in wanting the best for the students. They do their best to ensure that the students are happy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great facilities and lots of opportunites to explore the various fields of dentistry you are interested in. Ann Arbor is a pretty city. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were very honest, upbeat, and friendly. The faculty was not intimidating and made me confortable throughout the duration. The pre-clinic was impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facility is nice and new. Podcasting some of their letures." More from this Member | Report Response

"At first walking into a huge conference room with 35 people was very daunting. After awhile, however, it was pretty cool. We could talk to the people next to us and relax. The meal was good. The interview was easier than some of the others I went to. The professor that interviewed me was normal and seemed interested in me. The Multiple Mini Interviews were definetly engaging and quite fun." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of the faculty and students, facilities and technology (SIM lab, podcasts, etc.) available to undergraduate dental students, access available to undergraduate dental students to graduate labs and clinics." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the new technology being introduced into the school. The students I talked to said they really like the faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"advancing technology applications tying in with dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was positive and very friendly. I also liked the facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are great, the faculty were warm, I was totally impressed." More from this Member | Report Response

"the location.. facilities.. students seemed to like it there... " More from this Member | Report Response

"I really like the MMI format, the faculty seemed nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Ann Arbor " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school has so many opportunities available to students." More from this Member | Report Response

"MMIs, Facilities, the fact that U of Mich does not tell students that Residency is required after graduation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was state of the art" More from this Member | Report Response

"friendly atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"The history and facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the students giving the tour were very polite. They ate with us, answered questions and made good conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"The history of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not a whole lot. Supised that this is supposed to be one of America's Best Dental Schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was treated with respect. The architecture of the school was completely different than what we have in New Mexico. The students were courteous, knowledgable and enjoyed being there. I got there several days early and explored the entire campus. I was impressed with the school and the clinical area was impressive. In talking with the students and instructors it appears that the graduate programs and research possibilities are exactly what I am looking for." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was treated with respect. The architecture of the school was completely different than what we have in New Mexico. The students were cpurteous, knowledgable and enjoyed being there. I got there several days early and explored the entire campus. I was impressed with the school and the clinical area was impressive. In talking with the students and instructors it appears that the graduate programs and research possibilities are exactly what I am looking for." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice sim labs. While the largest research school, clinical opportunities are there for those who are proactive with the faculty to get the experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"their facilties" More from this Member | Report Response

"People were nice. (well, if they were ordered to that? who knows..)" More from this Member | Report Response

"After talking to a 4th year I learned that there isn't a lack of clinical experience, the research is also amazing" More from this Member | Report Response

"the school is really nice, the students were very friendly, sim lab is really nice (brand new), research oppritunities (even for those who want clinical research)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Incredible, up to date facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ann Arbor is awesome...that's definately an appealing aspect that would possibly make me lean more towards this school than another. Also, the research that the school does is impressive and the opportunities for anyone who wants to do it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were very nice and the town was very cool" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are great, and technology is improving although it is still behind other schools I've seen... They are very friendly to you but at the same time treat you professionally and want to convince you to attend Michigan over other schools. They prepare you to be a good clinician but at the same time allow you to keep doors open for research or specialization." More from this Member | Report Response

"Research program (I think UMich is #1 in NIH funding), new sim labs" More from this Member | Report Response

"Vertically Integrated Clinics, Integrated Medical Sciences, early exposure to clinc work, beautiful campus, very friendly students and staff, new preclinic was amazing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice college town, good facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and students are warm. They also had some very nice labs and I like the VIC curriculum. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer had actually looked at my file before I came in, and was familiar with it. At a previous interview in another school, my interviewer was looking through my file for the first time during my interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"So many things. Everyone was really friendly and welcoming: the students, the Dean, my interviewer. The day was well-planned and informative. The city is great. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty seemed really nice and I liked Ann Arbor.U of M has great community service projects." More from this Member | Report Response

"The office staff are very much appreciated within the school. I think it's important that they're acknowledged for their behind the scenes work. It looks good for the school, and made the atmosphere seem more friendly. The lecture rooms seemed nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"basically everything, ann arbor is a great city, campus is beautiful, i liked their curriculum, the facilities were nice and they are moving towards adding more technology within the next year which would make them as up to date as any of the other schools i visited." More from this Member | Report Response

"new simlab" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students and staff were very friendly, how many students liked Ann Arbor, pre-docs can get grant money for research, interdisciplinary curriculum, brand new pre-clinical lab with whip-mixes for impressions, and the many resources (the dental library subscribes to every dental journal in the US and many international ones too)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The city, the dental school facilities, the early clinical exposure of the curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dental school was nice (soon to be brand new sim lab), the students were great, I love the city and campus activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ann Arbor was a really nice city." More from this Member | Report Response

"good facility, really cool students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The incredible focus on research, the great attitude of the faculty and students. The pride they all had in their school." More from this Member | Report Response

"They did a great job of selling their school and telling us about the great curriculum. I was definately impressed with their curriculum and their outreach program for the students. I liked Ann Arbor as well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Just about everything. The faculty and staff were excited about their school and very down to earth. U of M students actually get a lot more clinical experience then what I heard from rumors. The faculty is also very receptive to student feedback. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Highly reputable school, known for research. The campus is beautiful and Ann Arbor seems to be a neat school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were nice. They seemed really down to earth. A lot of the people i met there were pretty cool, unfortunately my interviewer wasn't one of them! " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Honestly nothing it was a great day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Renovation/construction the next 4 years, students have to schedule their patients, dean of clinic presentation did not agree with what students told us at lunch" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of procedures" More from this Member | Report Response

"The onions on the sandwich :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing - I would go here in a heartbeat. I guess if I had to choose one, I'd say the price tag, but this school is fairly priced for an OOSS." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking." More from this Member | Report Response

"apparently, the curriculum can get very tedious.. also don't like that the surrounding area gets a bit dull." More from this Member | Report Response

"The boards passing rate is low compare to other schools. It's right at the national average. In addition, their failing rate is high compare to the national average. If you're OOS, you pay 82k a year for 4 years. :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"OOS all 4 years, high tuition, records and x-rays aren't digital yet but they are in the process of implementing them now" More from this Member | Report Response

"Attitude of Professors/ adminstators" More from this Member | Report Response

"1)I love the cold but some ppl don't..I asked a D3 student if it ever gets below 0 and he laughed. It's cold through April, but they do get seasons. 2) board scores are average, but they still have a decent specialty rate. Their research opportunities make up for this if you're worried about specializing, and I think most students just wanted to pass to do general dentistry so it's really a matter of if you want to do well. Besides its going to be P/F soon anyway. " More from this Member | Report Response

"presentations ran a bit too long - it was very hard to pay attention; didn't get too meet/speak with many students (I could be biased since my last interview was at Buffalo and we were able to speak with A LOT of students)" More from this Member | Report Response

"It seemed like they have issues scheduling and getting patients to show up. They said patients dont show up 1/3 of the time and you have to find other stuff to do. This seems like it happens at some other schools but it seemed like an especially big problem here." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didnt like our tour guide. She didnt really know whats going on and asked us what we havent seen. Also, I wasnt too impressed with MMIs - didnt like them at all, I think you can't really find out anything about a person from them" More from this Member | Report Response

"lake tahoe feeling, not used to such a suburban college town feel. pretty much a matter of if the school was in nyc, sf, boston, etc it'd be my #1 or 2." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty, the students, the staff--pretty much everyone was really rude. Oh, and they didn't like my essay, oh and the question!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour negatively impressed me because we only got to see two areas of the dental school. Gee, how am I suppost to determine if I really want to go to michigan." More from this Member | Report Response

"They focus too much on research. That's not a bad thing, but if you aren't interested in doing research...not exactly the greatest school. I've heard numerous complaints about their lack of clinical experience at the school and this was confirmed by my visit. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview. It was fun, because it was different and interesting, but I felt they had no idea who I was and that they didn't learn anything about me." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers kept trying to trip me up and make me nervous. He interrupted me and made me feel really discouraged." More from this Member | Report Response

"the lunch!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the faculty was over confident about the school...at my other interviews the school was trying to impress me just as much I was trying to impress them, but at u of m it was more of the concept that we are great and so it was just left up to me to impress them." More from this Member | Report Response

"too many students (around 40) were invited to be interviewed and they didn't talk about what happens next (in terms of when decisions would be made, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Kinda depressing environment (no windows). Fear of being sucked into "Michigan" and staying there. My entire interview minus 3 cool people. Not crazy board score (i.e. Columbia or UConn) but then they accept 105-110 people. Ann Arbor is not NYC... and graduate dorms seem to suck (Northwood?!) compared to Columbia (I'd rather live with the undergrads). Offsite community outreach and only in Michigan. " More from this Member | Report Response

"One student said that he didn't always go to class which I thought was not appropriate during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Too many people at the interview. Didn't like the essay (is warning label on toothpaste regarding swallowing fluoride and calling poison contro to harsh). I felt like the faculty were kind of snobby about UofM and the students weren't as friendly as other schools. Seemed snobbier as well. I went here for undergrad, but after having visited other dental schools, this one doesn't seem as friendly even though I know people here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Write an essay??? Everybody loves this school because it's "Michigan", but I just didn't see why it was so great. And they make very little effort to make it appealing to you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Long Day Cold walk to the school, the building was older" More from this Member | Report Response

"Simulation labs are crowded, not very spacious, feel like I'm going to hit my classmate with my elbow. Clinics are not well lit, and they look old. Students couldnt answer our questions during the tour. Michigan is a big party/football school and I wouldnt be able to do well at dental school there and probably wouldnt end up specializing, they arent big on specializing.... all about producing dentists that do research. Send work to be made in commercial labs so not as much hands on experience as at other schools. They are toooo into themselves! No mission trips to other countries. Out of state is $70,000 a year and you can't get in-state NO MATTER WHAT! AND tuition is going up for next year." More from this Member | Report Response

"Cold, but thats expected. Also, the day goes on and on and on..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Aging classrooms, a 12 year old clinic, ugly/outdated building, can't establish residency as out of state. They kept emphasising "diversity"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really--it was my first visit so I don't have much to compare it to. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Pricetag - especially for an out-of-stater like myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ann Arbor is great, but the actual school was a pain to get at in terms of parking. No student parking either. The total length of the day was a little much as well.. a few of the presentations could have been given at orientation, or even compressed into emails or other mailings." More from this Member | Report Response

"Long presentations." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"the presentations were so damn long." More from this Member | Report Response

"With 40 students there, everything seemed a little bit rushed." More from this Member | Report Response

"I've been in Michigan forever and I still hate the weather " More from this Member | Report Response

".. they didn't seem too busy... maybe its the weather (Who wants to have their tooth pulled out the week before thanksgiving anyway?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The presentations took over 3 hours. Also given its location it seems like you would not get the kinds of cases you could get at more inner-city or rural locations." More from this Member | Report Response

"it's too cold. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The location was so rural that I think patient flow would be a problem." More from this Member | Report Response

"The fees! It is ridiculous for anyone to pay $62,000 (out of state) for a school like Michigan, which is probably not worth more than $40,000 (in-state). And, establishing residency is impossible, the financial advisor said so herself at the presentation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the lecturing before the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"How competitive everyone seemed" More from this Member | Report Response

"The dental school. I can only guess that they are so over-rated because of the research opportunities. I was told that my chances of getting accpeted as a white male were laughable." More from this Member | Report Response

"How the whole school bases its studies on research rather than hands on work." More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire staff seemed either outwardly rude and/or arrogant or simply just fake. They were very prideful in their school...a little too much. I thought the closing comments regarding "If its meant to be you will decide to go blue" were designed to make me feel ill, at best." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, it was an "awesome" school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The idea of sitting in the same lecture hall from 9-5, but its grad school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The number of interviewees that were there and how different faculty lectured with powerpoint. We were in an uncomfortable location, so some people had to strain their necks to see that powerpoint. We got to learn a lot about them, but they couldn't have learned a lot about us." More from this Member | Report Response

"That weather, arrrggg. As a cali residents, it is pretty hard to stay in that kind of gloomy weather. you choose rain or snow? " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer told me that I'd get bored with dentistry and that I should strongly consider research" More from this Member | Report Response

"the writing sample, question was: discuss the pros and cons of using live and non-live patients for lisencesure exams." More from this Member | Report Response

"The technology level in terms of in the clinics...even though they got some new stimulation models, but it's considered far behind compared to other schools. The school is old-looking. Not as modern-looking as I hoped." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dental students has few positive things to say about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were a little blah...we were taken on a tour by two students: one was a frat boy who was playing his role fairly accurately, the other an already burnt out, un-enthusiastic second year student. Actually, its not that I was negatively impressed...it's more like i just WASN't impressed. There were so many people in our group that I felt like i was run through the whole day. They were rushing everyone along basically trying to get through a bunch of dry presentations all day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"it is going to be very very hard for the first 2 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students who led the tours were not enthusiastic about the school at all. Also a student walked by during our tour and told us not to come to the school... Some students expressed concern that they would not get to handle enough tough dental cases as 3rd and 4th year students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The patient base is not the greatest; Ann Arbor is a fairly affluent city. Therefore, all students are required to do an externship at various sites throughout michigan to complete their clinical requirements." More from this Member | Report Response

"not much time for electives during regular school year" More from this Member | Report Response

"That they have ~40 people interviewing at the same time during lunch. I had a hard time hearing what the interviewer was saying because of all the commotion." More from this Member | Report Response

"Residency cannot be changed after your first year (for those out of state people)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The way 40 of us were in the group together. It felt more like orientation than an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you apply out of state you cannot become a resident. That means out of state tuition all four years." More from this Member | Report Response

"The labs seem a little crowded." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview process (they didn't even try to get to know me), arrogance of the students and faculty, flying in to be asked 2 questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's university policy that if you apply as a non-resident, you remain a non-resident for the 4 years in dental school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the students acted like specializing was nearly impossible unless you worked your tail off and had no life." More from this Member | Report Response

"tuition, the interview was so short that I was mad that I had spent so much money to go visit the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty was not welcoming! Building was pretty old. Don't begin clinical experience until after 2nd year." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not like the way interviews were conducted. Speaking with someone for 15 minutes in a crowded room while eating lunch is not laid back but more stressful than the traditional interview. Also, my interviewer threw a barrage of questions at me in the 15 minutes and did not give me adequate time to answer. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the facilities are not as nice as other schools, but they are in the process of upgrading them" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm not so sure about the whole interview process. Everyone interviewed during lunch which seemed really wierd. We were all in the same room just having conversations in different corners." More from this Member | Report Response

"my interviewer. also the fact that the interviews are conducted in the middle of lunch and for only 15 min! Even if you can talk, it makes it tough. Esp when the other person really doesnt make an effort...arrogant man!" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How to get into the building, construction made it extremely confusing." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If I knew about the renovation and construction I wouldn't have attended my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there is absolute no need to practice." More from this Member | Report Response

"That these questions on sdn wouldn't be asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"That MMI isn't all that bad" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the MMIs weren't all that scary. The interviewers know you're nervous, just try to have fun with it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The MMI experience was lest stressful than a one on one interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's very chilly. Bring a jacket, scarf and gloves. The MMI was great. I thought it was scary but it went very well. Just relax and be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Leave yourself enough time to get to the interview room. It's confusing coming from the parking garage to get to the school, and the interviews aren't at the school itself but an attached research tower." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the scenarios that I had to read during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"i am an international dentist and if i could About the Detailed OSCE test, it would be easy for me to prepare in a better way." More from this Member | Report Response

"How awesome the school was gonna be." More from this Member | Report Response

"the whole MMI wasn't going to be too bad, but it was really long though...by the time you get to your 6th or 7th station, you're counting down when it'll be over; also, if you're from out of state like me, be warned that it is COLD in Michigan haha" More from this Member | Report Response

"Exactly how the interviews would be conducted and that they would last 2 hours!" More from this Member | Report Response

"More about school, cuz tour guide doesnt show you much. " More from this Member | Report Response

"they told me it'd be warm and it was freezing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to tell them that I chose a different school over U of M for my undergrad! Oh, and not to tell them that I was a Biology/Voice double major!" More from this Member | Report Response

"--nothing--" More from this Member | Report Response

"Bring headphones to listen to music b/c the presentations were soooooooo boring." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I wouldn't be able to tell them more about myselff." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I should have eaten more before I came, they only had snacks for us in the afternoon." More from this Member | Report Response

"should have gone thro my oral path book!" More from this Member | Report Response

"make sure you get there early otherwise you will not get to sit around the table. It was very nice to be at the table so I had something to write one when we had to write the essay!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"That Mapquest gives horrible directions and I ended up lost in a snowstorm randomly driving on Ann Arbor Dr. for 45 mins (plus I was looking for a gas station). About the school, I did not know it would be this big and how everyone would be wearing Michigan gear." More from this Member | Report Response

"Come earlier than you might think necessary. I arrived about 5-10 minutes early and there was nowhere to sit." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had heard how lengthy and boring it is, but there is now way around it. They actually went over the scheduled time." More from this Member | Report Response

"That Ann Arbor is not as cool as they say." More from this Member | Report Response

"Out of state is $70,000 a year and you can't get in-state NO MATTER WHAT! AND tuition is going up for next year." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Only michigan externships, no national or global." More from this Member | Report Response

"I knew there was an essay because of SDN, but the school doesn't warn you ahead of time. It was no big deal, just a paragraph about an ethical dilemma. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a short timed writing exercise near the beginning of the day on a dental-related question. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had prepared more questions for the students/faculty. There were many opportunities to ask." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is very cold over there at night, bring a thicker jacket! And be there EARLY." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I knew the format and felt adequately prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure you know where to park. There's a ramp right behind the school you can park at that is labeled for visitors." More from this Member | Report Response

"that the food would be amazing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That UM could be so convincing " More from this Member | Report Response

"Presentation was VERY informative... it took 3.5 hours!.. tour was the longest i've ever had.. a full hour!!!... so girls, don't wear heels!... expect to go up and down the stairs!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly and easy going the process would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"Essay. But dont worry guys, although the prompt may seem to be a technical one, all they want to know is if you can write. So just bullshit the answer to the situation they present to you, provided that your bullshit is worded well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That you had to write an essay before your interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"How and where you can park" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is no (free)parking. All of the students must walk or use public tranportation, as opposed to other schools where professional students get total parking privileges." More from this Member | Report Response

"What an over-rated school this is." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have liked to be able to spend more time with my interviewer. It is difficult to express ones lifetime goals in twenty minutes. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I found out the night before that there was an essay. Mine was the pros/cons of using live vs. manequins (sp?)for regional boards. Pretty easy... some other essays I heard about included amalgams vs. composites and the #1 issue facing dentists today." More from this Member | Report Response

"Arrive a little earlier than a quarter to 9am. There were a lot of interviewees (50) and a small sitting area." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I knew that Michigan was very proud of research, .... you'd better to say, you like research ..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Its michigan people, bring a coat" More from this Member | Report Response

"that it would be -10 degrees outsite" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really...SDN covers it well...oh- for people interviewing during the winter monthes and you're from somewhere warm..like CA....BRING A COAT! There was someone in our group from CA and didn't bring a coat...we just had a snow storm that dumped 12 inches of snow not too long ago. Check the weather from www.weather.com! The zip code is 48108. Parking is $1/hr. Bring at least $7-8 for parking." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews are one on one, over lunch. A faculty member found me by my name tag, and talked to me for a few minutes while standing in a hallway." More from this Member | Report Response

"That we would be sitting getting lectured to for most of the interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"That parking is $1/hour." More from this Member | Report Response

"The essay. Even though it was a pretty simple topic, I had no preparation for it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How much I would enjoy the visit. Also, the exact location of the dental school (I have a horrible sense of direction and just made it to the interview on time). " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a little chilly in the room." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"i had heard rumors that the facilities were not as nice as other schools and you don't get as much clinical experience, but after visiting i do not think that is true. the building is older and of a more 'traditional' look than the newer and more modern schools, but i actually really liked it and they will get more technology before or soon after i would be there if i got in. the curriculum seemed to incorporate plenty of experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"that we'd be sitting through presentations that are more appropriate for orientation week" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are some scary interview reviews for this school. However, most applicants (including myself) and past students had non-stressful experiences, so don't be too nervous. The 1 hour allotted for lunch, the interviewer has to interview 3-4 applicants. There is a short essay, but that's the most stressful part of the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Minnesota is cold." More from this Member | Report Response

"There seems to be a very heavy emphasis on clinical work, however some people had mentioned the clinical training was a weak point of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"That some of us would have laid back interviews while some of us would be interrogated, depending on which faculty member you were paired with. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview process and tour were going to be so laid back. I got pretty worked up over nothing. The interview is held during lunch. You just sit with a faculty member for five minutes during lunch and just talk. Also, they make you write a short essay when you get there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ann Arbor wasn't a pretty as i had expected. Among all things, it wasnt as cold as i expected. The building is pretty bleak though. " More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Not impressed by the "#1 dental school"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Perfect school for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't be afraid of MMI, it's less stressful than regular interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome school - hoping for good news on Dec 2nd!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Enjoy the experience, U of M is amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"michigan's mission to go mobile with apps and stuff is really cool. i hope other schools also implement that. overall, my interview day was pretty stress free! one thing that bothered me was that with the MMI, we were all sitting in a lab room(about 30 of us? plus 30 interviewers) and the talking would go from this awkward silence (at the beginning of the question) and then crescendo to this buzzing roar as applicants tried to make sure their answers were audible and came across to their interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not as bad as I thought, although it is very nerve-racking to be interviewed by 10 faculty and students. >_<" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you want to do research, this is the place to be. The staff was great and the school has a great reputation. And Ann Arbor is a great city." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall a great program." More from this Member | Report Response

"School is good, good patient pool but their attitude is not very nice. although i got acceptance but i am not going there." More from this Member | Report Response

"I hope that helps. Have fun and good luck! ...future colleagues :P" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI was a fun experience - it was really cool being able to speak to many different people at the stations; UMich wasn't really on my radar as a top choice, but it definitely is now! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I really liked the school and to my surprise I really liked the interview format, unlike most others in my interview group. I thought they were fun and gave you the opportunity to think critically and discuss current issues, which I thought was really fun. I do agree though that it may be hard to gauge an applicant solely based off of that interview format. Some people thought they were very stressful but by the 2nd to 3rd station I was pretty relaxed and started enjoying it. As long as you keep up on current events, there shouldnt be any major concerns. Oh yeah and the interviews last for almost 2 hours! Dont worry, that time actually does fly by!" More from this Member | Report Response

"School is great! It has a great reputation and program. Dont be discouraged with the interview or a tour guide as it doesnt represent the school. I didnt like neither MMI or how I did, as well as the tour but never the less was admitted to the program. Good luck!" More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of ethics questions: you spend eight minutes interviewing with someone at each of ten stations. At 9/10 stations, you read a prompt off a laminated sheet of paper and then proceed with the simple direction of "discuss." Essentially they're giving you medically and dental-related issues and scenarios from which they're gauging your knowledge of the profession (and issues of), your goals in being a dentist and your basic personality as it pertains to acting in a professional setting. While this sounds stressful, it really isn't. I could tell some of the interviewers were trying to grill me, but in the end all 10/10 of them turned out to be very supportive. You won't get a smile from all of them, but they won't bully you around like they might at some other schools either. In preparing for the prompts, I'd just recommend really knowing why you want to be a dentist, have a defined role of "what a dentist is" in your head, and really be able to describe (rather succinctly) how as a dentist you'll be able to ACTUALLY HELP others. Good luck!" More from this Member | Report Response

"All-in-all I had a really bad time and decided not to go to U of M based on it. Everyone was so rude, I really was uncomfortable, and my interviewer asked me to refill his coffee, twice, how rude! On my way out a homeless guy was puking on the steps... how classy!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was unbearably easy. Just be social with the other students present and be yourself. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I think the MMI sucks!! I think it's a waste of time. I was expectations for this school were a 10 but I left with an impression of about a 6. I don't think I will choose this school b/c the students weren't excited aobut what they were there for. That tells it all..." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was informative, interesting and even a little bit fun. At first it seemed intimidating but after talking with the interviewers I felt much more comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Decent. The process is different than anywhere else, but not effective, in my opinion. It needs to be more personal to the student. The point of an interview is to learn who the applicant is behind the numbers, and they missed the point." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school. MMI's are interesting, students and faculty interview you which was nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was an interview for the ITDP..It was very exhausting...First day morning we had an intro and then the MMI's..4 of em..2 with faculty and 2 written.This was pretty easy.Then there was lunch break and we had the OSCE's.About 10 stations and it was so tiring!! So much to write but very lil time....case scenarios were given and we had to give our opinion/treatment plan for each.Ppl came out looking like something had just hit them!!No wonder Umich has the reputation of having the toughest interviews among dental schools!! The second day was the bench exam.They gave us a columbia typodont and we had to do 2 class II preps..one to be restored..and one cl III and one PFM crown. We were give 3.5 hrs for finishing the preparations which was ample time. They gave us all the instruments including mask and protective eyewear.Overall..it was a stressful but very different experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"The overall interview was verry long. Everything is very drawn out. The day begins by sitting around a conference table where you do an icebreaker. Then different faculty members come to speak to you about the school and program. After that they give you an ethical situation and you have to write a couple of paragraphs about it. (It isnt as bad as it sounds...I thought I did horrible but I still got in...so im not sure how much emphasis is given on that part)! Then we split into two groups and one group went for interviews while the other had lunch and thier tour. After the interviews and tours were completed we all met up in a room and someone came to speak to us about research opportunites. I was incredibly nervous about the interview but it is actually pretty laid back... they do things a lot differently at this interview but dont let that intimidate you!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Though MMI was interesting and made me think about ethics, current issues, etc., overall I was disappointed because there were just too many students there to be interviewed... very difficult, if not impossible, to find out more about each candidate in 10 minutes per interviewer..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure you get there EARLY!!! I was 15 minutes early and there was nowhere to sit. Also stay at a hotel the night before, I felt so terrible for the West Coasters who flew in the morning of the interview. Morning was an endless stream of talking and presentations, but at least we got "breakfast", which was a Nutri-grain bar. Then had lunch... it was a sandwich platter (which I would rate a 6.5/10 compared to the stuff they fed us at NYU... mmmmmmmmm). MMI was an interesting method of interviewing... kinda awkward to have 2 minutes of silence as you try to figure out when you should say SOMETHING!!! As stated later or before, the 20 min interview itself went horribly. Still got admitted into the school on Dec 1... therefore I have NO idea how the University of Michigan ranks their dental applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pleasant, friendly, unintimidating." More from this Member | Report Response

"They day was too long. I didn't think the MMIs were so bad, but they were kind of disorganized. Too many unnecessary presentations--save it for orientation! I had a pretty good experience over all aside from the boredom." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some people were great with thought provoking ethical questions, and some were not. Was not as excited about this school when I left." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was deffinatly challenged but never degraded. The MMI's give the interviewee a better chance to get a feel for the school. Some of the interviewrs were really unique" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxing environment. Nothing to worry about, but it seems like Michigan is trying to use all of these cute, orginal ways(Mini Monitored Interviews) to get to know applicants and whether they are committed to dentistry. Theyre a waste of time if you ask me. You really only have 20 minutes, if that, to sell yourself and tell them what youre all about. make the most of it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good, but it is a very LOOOONG day" More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my first interview experience, and I was incredibly nervous beforehand but I can say now that there was really no reason to be. The interview was incredibly relaxed and casual. My interviewer took the time to study my application beforehand and asked me about really ineresting things from my application. I was happy to speak about things that really mean a lot to me--not all related to dentistry. The MMI's were a good exeperience, but some of the interviewers were quite intimidating, others really cool. Overall I liked my experience there but it snowed--in October!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It appeared to me that Michigan's philosophy of the whole interview process was much less about ranking or scoring the prospective dental students and more about helping them know more about the program and making the right decision. The interview is very casual, during the hour lunch break. Mine was conducted standing up, really just a friendly casual conversation. It was fun to visit with the other predents (there was a group of 35!). Everyone had a great time. The faculty were friendly and tried to be honest about the school. They did not go on and on about how great their school was like I have seen at other dental schools. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed with the school. I really enjoyed the MMIs as they were more conversational than I expected. All the faculty/students participating in the MMIs were great." More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of people there, so make sure you arrive there early. Since mine was the first group interviewed, the whole day was a little bit disorganized. Their Lunch wasnt as good as I expected, I saw many other people didnt finish their plate. MMI is unique compare to other school interviews, but I am not sure what's the point of doing that if the person u discuss with doesnt seems care about the issue? " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was by far the best interview I went to. Although it was not my first choice, I have come to love it and will attend such a fine institution." More from this Member | Report Response

"Initially I was very nervous, but the atmosphere was very laid back and eventually I was able to relax and express my personality and my professional goals." More from this Member | Report Response

"The morning was filled with presentations about the programs at the school from 9am till lunch. We had lunch and were interviewed, then broke up into groups for MMI's and the tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Extremely laid back. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a wonderful experience, completely convinced me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was a very informative experience. The faculty seemed to really care about the students.. hey they live by constant feedbacks from students.. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I would say it was a very positive experience, no single part of it was that bad... but be prepared to sit for 3 and a half hours and listen to people talk at you." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is a good school. Dean Woolfolk was very nice and friendly. I thought I was ready for the 3 hrs presentation in the morning since I really like the research theme of Michigan. but I have to admit that it was just tooo long. We then split into two groups. toured the campus ( The student who gave the tour really didn't give a good impression to us I wish they had someone more entheusitic)and then the MMIs. Overall I wish the school was better than the other schools I have interviewed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall the interview was laid back and friendly. I really liked the facilities and faculty. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Went in, got seated around a conference room table. The interviwees started spilling out to the surrounding chairs as the time approached 9:00 am. After this, was a couple of presentations, and then the 15 minute Essay. Then, a couple of more HOURS of presentations (It was getting ridiculous). Then, lunch, where the interviewers would just pull you away for 5 mins and interview you. Then the tour/MMIs (we were split in two groups, one went to MMIs, and the other went to the tour). After that, another speech by Dr. Woolfolk for closing and then you were free to go. Pretty stress free experience overall, just seemed really long with all the presentations. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was a great experience. Very little stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"High stress with writing an essay, doing an interview and doing the MMI's" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was in contact with Mrs. Katcher and she says the interview process at Michigan is going to change...in a positive way for both students and admissions committees. She didn't give me specifics but just letting anyone reading this know." More from this Member | Report Response

"As expected for U of M, they spent the entire 5 hours bragging about themselves. Their facilities were ancient. My high school science labs were bigger, better, and more up to date than theirs. The personal interview was more like a conversation in a bar, as most other reviews warned me. In comparison to the other schools where I interviewed, U of M definately had the oldest of everything. Not to be so negative, but that's exactly how it was." More from this Member | Report Response

"Packed in about 60 kids in a room, had about a dozen of speakers, then lunch, with an informal interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was awful...it was very short and in a room full of other candidates who could openly hear everything that was being said...not only is that unnerving, but the sheer noise was deafening..I could hardly concentrate on the questions at hand. I was totally unimpressed. It made me feel as though the staff was not making a strong effort to get to know their candidates. In addition, there were far too many people at this interview...there were about 40 people...either they do not have enough interview dates...(I was offered a choice between 2 days)...Or, they are just interviewing too many candidates...it was just overall a cold day compared to my other interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience! Hope I am accepted! " More from this Member | Report Response

"YOu can get teh clinical experience, but it wont come to you. If you go out and get it by showing interest, it is there. If you want to do some research... they get some 1 out of every 3 NIH dollars (Dont quote me on that)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, my opinion of the school did not change much. I know Michigan has a great reputation, and I wouldn't let something about the interview process change my mind." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice people, you don't have to be stressed out" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared to sit and listen for a while. The day goes by quickly, you start by giving a writing sample, you have 15 minutes, our topic was "list the pros and cons of using manikins on the state licensure exams." The interview is dependent on the faculty member you draw. I had a research oriented person that really pounded home that I'd get bored with dentistry and should do research, i thought that was a little weird but sometimes you play along." More from this Member | Report Response

"i went in with a negative attitude, the admissions department had not been too friendly with me through the process, so i figured that i would not like the school. however, i was completely wrong, i really enjoyed it. after speaking to multiple people i realized that what people say about umich not being a good clinical school is wrong. you will not get as much experience as at a small clinically based school, but you get more than enough to be a competent dentist. umich has one of the best names in the country, and now i know why" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the interview was very relaxed. It's over lunch. They do ask you to write a short essay in 15 minutes. It's no biggie. Everyone at the interview is pretty friendly. Do make conversation with others, they are watching you...how you interact socially. (I mean...do that anywhere you interview....you never know who's watching you) The information sessions do get a bit long...but they just wanted to make you stay informed- so bear with it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Not impressed. Following my interview, my interviewer informed me that my application was very strong, but their strict affirmative actions policies often make it nearly impossible for a white male to get in. In which case, I shouldn't be dissapointed if my application is not accepted. This was a bit of a slap in the face; I was accepted anyway, but so insulted that I turned U of M down." More from this Member | Report Response

"I walked in not really knowing what to expect, hoping to walk away with more of a desire to attend this school, but didn't really get that. It just came across as another dental school trying to pound into your head how wonderful they are. THe whole day goes by pretty fast, just expect to be sitting in a room with about 35 other students listening to presentations. The actual interview is (i'm sure you all know by now) over lunch when one of the faculty members pulls you aside. No biggie. " More from this Member | Report Response

"lots of speaches, then a tour and a very informal 20 minute interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very impressed by the college town and surrounding area. Students overall were knowledgeable and personable. Relaxed atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was probably the most interesting interview I attended. There were about 30-35 people crowded around one large conference table. Interviews were conducted during lunch in the same conference room. That said, Dr. Ester gave a great presentation on the school, and I was highly impressed with the extensive research opportunities available to students." More from this Member | Report Response

"very relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"They made the whole process way too long. It lasted from 9-2, where we had to sit through all these presentations. Some were very informative about their program, others were useless. We also had to write an essay on a given topic (ours was pros and cons of amalgam vs. composite). We were given a tour by students and then we all came back to eat lunch and be interviewed. The day ended with a financial aid session. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is stress free. The most difficult part is the essay, and even that was not very hard. The faculty seemed genuine. I really liked the facilities. The University of Michigan is a great school and my first choice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, beautiful campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great, I'm glad I made the trip. It is now my first choice after my state school. I really liked their opportunities for research, and the fact that they teach you the latest about dental implants." More from this Member | Report Response

"Introducing ourselves to the 35ish other candidates, 15-minute essay on a dental issue, presentations about the school/curriculum/research opportunities, student-led tour, lunch/mingling/interview, financial aid workshop.. All this from 9 a.m.-2 p.m." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a really long day, 8am- 4pm. The first activity was a short essay, then 3 hours of presentations. During lunch there is a short interview. After lunch are the MMIs. After MMIs there is a tour and a short Q&A. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a really nice time, all the faculty and staff seemed extremely friendly and approachable, the interview was very informal over lunch and nothing to worry about. i think my interviewer and i had a really nice conversation, it was all standard questions and i was asked several times if i had any questions for them. the series of presentations that they had at the beginning of the day really answered a lot of questions i had. the students were all very friendly too and really wanted to answer questions. students said that most people have more or less of a cooperative attitude and are not overly competitive." More from this Member | Report Response

"no stress, easy interview accepted, but luckily got into my first choice" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you want to do research, this is a great school. My interviewer and the admissions staff were very warm and helpful. The interview was nothing to worry about" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great experience the interview is conducted during lunch which I really enjoyed. Everyone was very attentive and showed a genuine concern for our making our visit a memorable one." More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved the school, the interview was during lunch and enjoyable." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview was completely pointless. no questoins were asked and the professor told me that I would get in on the spot." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I left feeling unimpressed and rather disappointed." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed with the school and the interview was not stressful at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was crowded (about 40 of us). I felt as if my interview was a lot harder than the other applicants because we all had different faculty members interviewing us (and I happened to get one of the more stringent ones.) Also, I did not like how they crammed so many questions into such a short little time. I really like the school's curriculum though, but an interview should not be crammed into 15 minutes like that b/c it's not fair to the applicant. I was asked close to 25 questions in 15 minutes. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I was very impressed. The other SDN reviews were very negative, but the actual visit to the school gave me a MUCH better picture of what the school is like. The whole day is very laid back. I wouldn't be worried at all if I had to do it again. U of M is definitely my number one choice now." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared to sit for awhile. We were all cramped (like 40 students) in a hot room to listen to presentations all morning. And then it's kinda crazy for interviews. I just got through getting my lunch and I had my interview before i even ate. I bet it only lasted 8 minutes, and was nothing more than a casual conversation. Others lasted 15 minutes and seemed much more difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"When you see people drinking at 10 am, you'll understand why i didn't go to Michigan!" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 91
Faculty member 2
Admissions staff 0
Other 1

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 34
Neutral 21
Discouraging 2

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.65 57

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 18
Out of state 38

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 13
2-3 hours 8
4-6 hours 15
7+ hours 15

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 26
Automobile 22
Train or subway 5
Other 5

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

Response # Responders
< $100 9
$101-$200 7
$201-$300 5
$301-$400 6
$401-$500 6
$501+ 7

What airport did you use?

detroit metro

Detroit Metro Airport

Detriot

Detroit Metropolitan

Detroit

FNT

DTW

DET

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 2
Friends or family 11
Hotel 25
Home 3
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western

Best Western: Executive Suite

Comfort Inn

Days Inn

Fairfield Inn by Marriot

holiday inn

Hotel

Kensington Court

Lamp Post Inn

Lamp post inn

Lamp Post Inn

Lamp Post Inn ($50 book through thier site)

Lampost Inn

Marriott

No

The Inn at the Michigan League

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

Best Western

Best Western: Executive Suite

Comfort Inn

Days Inn

Fairfield Inn by Marriot

holiday inn

Hotel

Kensington Court

Lamp Post Inn

Lamp post inn

Lamp Post Inn

Lamp Post Inn ($50 book through thier site)

Lampost Inn

Marriott

No

The Inn at the Michigan League

Yes

General Info

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

Response Avg # Responders
8.34 58

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.78 60

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 59

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.56 25

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.63 24

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
7.35 23

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"More exposure to clinical" More from this Member | Report Response

"take onions off the sandwiches so we don't have bad breath during interviews :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome - No complaints whatsoever." More from this Member | Report Response

"none. Patti is awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"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!" More from this Member | Report Response

"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 from this Member | Report Response

"More time for tour and lunch, less for the presentations" More from this Member | Report Response

"Admission officers should be more friendly and should not hype the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was worried about the board scores, but I realize that that ball is in the students' court." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour could have been more extensive - would've liked to see more of the clinic/sim lab" More from this Member | Report Response

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