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  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Kansas City
Individual Feedback 2 28 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 25
Negatively 0
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.93 28

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.14 22

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 22

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 1
25 minutes 0
30 minutes 1
35 minutes 1
40 minutes 2
45 minutes 9
50 minutes 2
55 minutes 1
60+ minutes 10

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 26
At a regional location 1
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 26
In a group 1

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 25
Closed file 1

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
0.96 28

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

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

"What is the most significant thing that has happened in your lifetime?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a particular service event that impacted you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please define "personal ethics" and "accountability."" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a complex personal situation you dealt with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you perceive the academics of dental school will be different from your previous academic experiences? What do you plan to do over this next year to be better prepared academically to begin dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define personal ethics." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why did you apply/reapply? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your extracurricular activities in Mexico." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe to me what you think is an unethical situation in dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your undergrad institution/major." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Not a specific list of questions. More of a discussion to get to know the applicant." More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you interested in Dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Three strengths" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dislikes of dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What's the most difficult decison you have had to make? What did you do to deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the most difficult thing you've ever done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me an example of a time you used critical thinking." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you go to a CC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific questions about academic performance ("can you explain this grade...?")" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was your undergraduate experience like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been the most difficult/complex academic/personal task you have ever undertaken? Why was it so, how did you pursue it, and what was the outcome? Describe an experience where the outcome was not how you desired and how you handled this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define professional ethics." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are ethics? And what is one that is important to you/dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you didn't get in, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research experiences. What did you do exactly?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry? What draws you to this profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you define personal ethics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can I tell the committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Spark that lit your fire" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked me about where I've lived and about the languages I speak." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just asked very specific questions about my experiences. It was clear that the interviewer had spent a lot of time going through my application, so make sure you take your time filling out that applicant survey they send you! I know, it is so long, but it will make your interview so much less stressful if you take the time to fill it out. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to this school? How did you hear about us?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think has been the most significant contribution to science and healthcare in the last ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's critical thinking?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like me to go back and tell the adcom about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So your parents are from Lebanon? Tell me more about that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you thinking about specializing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the single most important experience that you have had that has led you to pursuing dentistry as your profession of choice? If someone had not met you before, how would you describe yourself? Describe a situation when your personal character was tested? What was the outcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel you have displayed discipline and focus in the past?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has academically prepared you for dental school and how will you handle the curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you consider unethical in the field of dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response

"What does personal ethics mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the most challenging experience you have had and how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most challenging thing you faced?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What extra curricular activities were you involved in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were not going into dentistry, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we pick you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything you would like me to tell the admissions committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"90% of the questions were really specific and personal. It was obvious that my interviewer spent some time reading my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"If not dentistry, then what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you practice in a rural setting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are unable to pursue dentistry as your career of choice, what would your likely alternative choice(s) be? Plan B?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation in which your personal character was tested." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever thought about teaching at a dental school (after you finish dental school)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a Dentist, what would you consider to be an unethical practice of dental medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you consider to be your greatest academic strength?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How would you define a successful dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"This was for Reserved Admissions. Everyone was asked the same 2 questions and we went around the table and answered them one at a time." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you focus?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing different than the usual questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very specific question based on my application involving my abroad experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you consider unethical treatment of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I had become interested in dentistry if I had so many ecology courses?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

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

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"No hard questions! This was hardly an interview, more of a conversation with one of the faculty!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please define "personal ethics" and "accountability."" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should I tell the committee about you? Over all SDN prepared me well. The interviewer also really put me at ease, so I did not feel there was an extremely difficult question." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had an opportunity to talk with the Dental Student Admission Committee, what would you want them to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics question...pretty abstract and difficult to answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"define professional ethics." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you get this grade in this class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your closest friends say was your biggest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you consider to be the meaning of personal ethics? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What can I tell the committee about you? What is the one thing that challenged you the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry? What will you do if you don't get in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were: 1. Name your three strengths 2. What was the spark that lit your fire about dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you excell academically?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"A well-respected dentist in the community asks you to cover his work for a week. You find he is providing unnecessary dental treatment. What would you do? Let's say you found that your father (a practicing dentist) is cheating on some insurance claims. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read questions on SDN. I was asked a majority of the ones listed. I prepared answers in my head and practiced speaking to people in a formal interview setting." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wrote down answers for the most common questions and for questions about me that I knew they would ask." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN and the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN forums and a list of mock interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SND. Read over application materials. Had another interview before this one." More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied SDN interview questions for the school, reviewed AADSAS and secondary, slept well and had a good breakfast beforehand" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read your secondary!! It will be very heavily emphasized" More from this Member | Report Response

"sleep, pressed suit, banana" More from this Member | Report Response

"Watched Scrubs the night before to unwind, overviewed my supplemental application and school info, answered previous UMKC interview questions from SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the school website, wrote out possible questions and answers and reviewed them, and looked up common interview questions through various websites." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, re-read application and supplemental application, mock interviews at my undergrad institution" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my personal statement and secondary application." More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked over my secondary application." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Reviewed my application, checked school website, and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN " More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Reviewed my primary and secondary applications and read up on the school. The whole interview day is very informative though, so you don't really have to read up on the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"UMKC website (mainly their mission statement and goals), SDN interview feedback questions, going over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over the material they sent me about the school. Reviewed my supplemental application." More from this Member | Report Response

"I ate a big breakfast." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty are eager and welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer had prepared for my interview very well. She knew everything there was to know about me. She was excited and genuinely acted like she wanted to see me as a student at this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty looks like they really care." More from this Member | Report Response

"The directors were both very personable and kept the day light and entertaining" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. UMKC has a great reputation, and everyone was so kind and friendly. My top choice school without a doubt." More from this Member | Report Response

"I LOVED THIS SCHOOL. Their interview day is SO organized and you learn a lot about the school. The people are great and the presentations really inform you about what UMKC is all about." More from this Member | Report Response

"How incredibly nice and humble the students were." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students and faculty were friendly and personable, interviewer made me feel at ease" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great clinical exposure and a lot of positive student response. Day went very very well and was really relaxed after the interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"enthusiasm of the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The emphasis the school puts on team-based clinical learning, how organized the interview day was." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'd been there before on a field trip for a few years before that, but the clinical settings with computerized records and specialty areas have always impressed me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Shadowing dental student in the clinic. This was interesting plus it gave me a chance to ask candid questions about the school. There are plenty of patients and chairs for the dental students to share. The equipment is well-maintained and technologically advanced. The staff and faculty are very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The relaxed interview just like everyone said." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very nice and accommodating. The facilities are state-of-the-art." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty was very welcoming. Shadowing a upper-class student in the clinic was very interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't visit, the interview was in Hawaii." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are very nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very laid back interview, I stressed out over nothing. The interviewer was very nice and everyone was very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and staff were friendly and tried to make everyone feel comfortable" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was really laid back compared to my previous one. Everyone was really open and friendly and the school has an excellent program. There is a lot more faculty-student interaction compared to other schools. Oh, and the lunch was yummy, we got cheesecake!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The way their clinic is set up, they are one of the only schools that operates on the "team" sytem vs. departmental. It's very effective. Also the caliber of research they have there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great faculty and staff. Very personable. They were well organized and the clinic was impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

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

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"A presenter was very negative about other schools clinical curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"One presentation tried to hard sell the school to us... we're already interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview day felt like UMKC was just trying to sell the school to us." More from this Member | Report Response

"Moronic talk by some woman about how UMKC is so much better than Minnesota. A total of five hours of being talked at. Very tense, high strung environment made it difficult and uncomfortable to be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area that the school is in, I don't prefer to be in the Midwest." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area the school is in is not of the highest caliber, but other than that, I can't think of any negatives about the actual school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area that the school is in isn't that great. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview wasn't like 2 hours like other's had, because my interviewer had to get down to the clinic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking is extremely tight for students around the university. Most universities have this problem, so nothing really surprising." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area arround the college is not nice at all" More from this Member | Report Response

"Poor area-two girls got hijacked two weeks ago when they were leaving campus!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Neighborhood is not so good, but the students insisted it was nothing to worry about." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The abundance of WHITE MALES!" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"When you shadow, it gets extremely hot so take off your suit jacket!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I was prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"The laid back atmosphere was nothing to worry about!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How low-stress and fun the interview would be. They asked us what our favorite book was and why, and did a short essay on a very basic ethics question (which we discussed as a group afterwards). This was before the presentation about the school/KC. We also had to do a one minute video that was sent directly to the adcom!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice the interviewer was going to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who my interviewer was and what they do at the school...So I could ask them questions too." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I felt adequately prepared" More from this Member | Report Response

"There would be a writing sample. And that 13 out of 70 seats for Missouri applicants are already filled with reserve admissions seats." More from this Member | Report Response

"That during the talks, they are watching and critiquing your demeanor. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much, the process is very relaxed and straightforward. They don't require anything out of the ordinary from you." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have known what the interview format was going to be. I'd heard of group interviews as well as one-on-one." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who my interviewer was. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The size and types of the clinical experiences available at UMKC. Very impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"They only reserve 22 spot for Kansas residents and that 17 were already full with reserved admission program students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Even if you are the first student to show up for the interview, you may not be the first to interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That they barely take anyone from states other than a select few, because they have made "deals" with those states." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is an incredibly laid-back interview, nothing to worry about. Also, I wish I had known that they only accept one person from my state of residence (not Missouri). I didn't know my chances were so slim . .. " More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It really is a low stress day. UMKC invites you to interview because they already like you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent atmosphere! The interview felt like a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"The BEST KC BBQ LUNCH" More from this Member | Report Response

"Good luck! Hope this info is useful!" More from this Member | Report Response

"LOVE THIS PLACE! I hope I get in!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone at the school were incredibly nice. Made me feel comfortable. Food was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Know yourself, your application, and your secondary and you should do fine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome interview day. Overall the day went very well and was pretty enjoyable. Alot of 3rd and 4th year student involvement and interaction, which is really great, so have some questions prepared. I'm very excited to hear back from the school about a potential spot." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are going to have a one-on-one interview immediately after lunch, please provide toothpicks!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews at UMKC are only supposed to be 45 minutes. My interviewer liked to talk, and so did I, so I ended up going way longer. They want you to feel comfortable and tell interviewers to make conversation, although they have some formal interview questions they are supposed to ask. Know your application (and yourself) inside and out, my interview was basically a re-hashing of everything on my AADSAS application- aka everything I had ever done. I didn't care much for Kansas City-although it is better than many cities in the Midwest, not that that is saying much!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I arrived about 25 min before my interview time. This gave me a chance to talk casually with the admissions staff and also get a feel for what the day was going to be like. The actual interview was serious at first, but then switched to a more conversational approach after about 20 minutes. We spoke about many topics in medicine and dentistry today as well as each others views about them." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great. It was very low-key, and I wasn't stressed at all once the interview started. Everyone we met seemed very interested in the students and being as helpful as possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was not stressful, but I was still nervous. I think I did good." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was the first thing I did when I got there. Some of the others had interviews at the end of the day. The interview itself was very relaxed, more like a friendly conversation than a "grill you with a ton of questions" interview. However, there were a couple others interviewing the same day that did get tougher interviews, so it all depends on who interviews you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall positive. I really enjoyed the interview - it was more of a conversation than anything else. This moved UMKC to the top of my list. Apparently they call students starting early on Dec 1 for admissions notification. It is very hard to get in from out of state. They take ECs very seriously." More from this Member | Report Response

"This review is for Hawaii applicants only. We interview locally with Dr. Tabata. Dr. Tabata is an extremely nice, mellow man. The interview lasted 1 1/2 hrs and it was pretty much all just conversation. He is really easy to talk to and uses the time to tell you a lot about the school and it's history with Hawaii." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good" More from this Member | Report Response

"asmy interviewer was super nice. We basically chatted for about 45 minutes about everything. This has been the least stressful interview for me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"We arrived around 12 and ate lunch with current dental students. Then at 1 the group interview began. We were all finished by 2:05. During the interview, try to be one of the first ones to go. Otherwise people will begin using the same adjectives to describe their strengths." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, UMKC is a great school and the faculty and staff are there to help you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it went great! My interviewer was really nice and made me feel comfortable and confident. Unfortunately, despite the fact that I may have rocked my interview, my chances of getting in are from 1-5% just because I live in a state that they dont have a deal with." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was great. The facilities are impressive and of course the research is superb. I wish we had the interview in the morning, but they set it up so that it is the last event of the day. Mine was at 2pm and last an hour and a half (I got along really well with my interviewer). I was worrying about the interview the entire time, but it was so informal and not stressful at all. But then again, I could have just been very lucky." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive. I walked out of the interview very impressed. The interview was a bit more stressful than others I had. A couple of questions on ethics and what would you do in this situation or how would you handle this. Overall the staff is great and very personable. The clinic and resources are excellent. They do their best to accomodate to the students. The interview was a bit stressful and had some difficult questions relative to other schools but they were very friendly and welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a six-hour ordeal (only over an hour being the actual interview). There were 14 people being interviewed. We were asked some questions by the admissions staff and had to individually answer them." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 1
Faculty member 4
Admissions staff 17
Other 1

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 15
Neutral 3
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.32 19

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 12
Out of state 8

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 9
2-3 hours 2
4-6 hours 4
7+ hours 4

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 3
Automobile 16
Train or subway 1
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 4
$101-$200 5
$201-$300 2
$301-$400 1
$401-$500 0
$501+ 0

What airport did you use?

Kansas City Int. Airport

none

MCI

KC

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 3
Hotel 5
Home 1
Other 2

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Comfort Inn

Settle Inn - Overland Park

they are all about the same

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

Comfort Inn

Settle Inn - Overland Park

they are all about the same

Yes

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.48 21

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
5.59 22

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.29 21

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.21 14

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.64 14

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.17 12

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep the good work up!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep doing what you're doing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Feed us barbecue for lunch!!!! :D" More from this Member | Report Response

"Love these people!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to appeal to students by talking so negatively about other schools' clinical curriculums." More from this Member | Report Response

"The advice they give you to help 'improve' your application is ridiculous and unrealistic." More from this Member | Report Response

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