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  • University of New England - College of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Portland
Individual Feedback 1 10 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 8
Negatively 1
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 10

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.20 10

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.60 10

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 0
25 minutes 0
30 minutes 1
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 1
50 minutes 1
55 minutes 2
60+ minutes 4

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 9
At a regional location 0
At another location 1

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 9
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 2
Closed file 7

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
4.50 10

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

"MMI (Multiple Mini Interview) style. Ethical based along with traditional style questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Related to conflict resolution" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI style- ethical" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were typical interview questions, just go over typical dental school interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practice questions, recording and watching myself to improve" More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked up common MMI questions and established my opinions on common ethical situations." More from this Member | Report Response

"As many have already mentioned, there's no way to know what they will ask since some were so "out-there" and weird. Just review some typical MMI questions and practice the way you respond to questions (i.e. pay attention to your composure, thought process, etc)." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn and looking up mmi practice questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application, visited the school website, watched Future DDS video on Youtube, Read SDN forums, and interview feedback from previous years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just know your application." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is difficult to try and prepare for this interview since it is MMI style. It is closed file so you will not be asked specific questions regarding your application." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was very nice. The students who gave the interview were very thorough and willing to answer any questions. All of the interviewers helped to make it a good experience and tried to make us as comfortable as possible. The professors were all willing to stop and give us a minute of their time . They also provided a goodie bag with helpful information, a water bottle, and other things with the school logo. They also gave us paper and a clipboard to write responses down during out prep time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Small class size, students seem to graduate with strong clinical experience, external rotations" More from this Member | Report Response

"how updated everything was" More from this Member | Report Response

"The amount of clinical experience that you receive as a student. The interview format was MMI, but the questions were fairly straight forward." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dean was super down to earth and friendly. Love the smaller campus vibe. External rotations are also a great aspect of the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty was very warm and friendly, which made the interview less stressful" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new Oral Health Center, enthusiastic students, and charming campus." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There were slightly too many people interviewing at one time so it got a bit confusing. I got left in one interview room for longer than 10 minutes because they thought they knocked on my door." More from this Member | Report Response

"During the last MMI station, the interviewer (faculty member) asked their question but before I was even allowed to give an answer they told me "Do not say ______ as your answer because I have already heard it so many times today." That did not sit well with me because: 1) I actually wanted to use that answer because it actually holds significance to me 2) it's highly unfair if others before me were able to use that answer, and I was singled out because I was the last station (and the interviewer was burnt out.) That obviously put me at a disadvantage because I had to think of an entirely different answer on the spot and I felt like I was not able to represent myself as strongly. With MMI, interviewers are supposed to stay neutral throughout the entire session. Also during Q&A with the dean, someone asked a question along the lines of "I heard from a current student that some can graduate completing a lot more restorations than their peers - does UNE make an effort to somehow make it uniform so students can have more or less the same clinical experience?" Based on body language/response, it seemed like the dean was a bit offended/bothered since he said something along the lines of "patients should not be seen as a number/checkbox - if a patient needs XYZ doesn't mean s/he will get reassigned to another D3/4 solely because they need the experience" I don't believe the candidate meant any harm in the question (who actually thinks of patients as 'numbers'?) - I thought it was a very valid question and I was curious about the answer, too. His response could have definitely been delivered without the judgment/attitude." More from this Member | Report Response

"the cost of living in portland" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish the school had a better website and more information available." More from this Member | Report Response

"UNE was one of the few schools that emailed an itinerary outlining the day, which I appreciated. But I wish they emailed the format of the MMI beforehand (6 stations, 2 min to read prompt, ~6 min to respond to prompt. You will have an empty sheet of paper, pen, and clipboard to jot down notes)." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviews were done through Kira this year due to COVID, and it was really uncomfortable, as the questions were pre-recorded and you only have 90 seconds to record your response." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was my first interview and it immediately set the bar high for other schools. I left feeling very confident that all my questions were answered." More from this Member | Report Response

"You don't really get the chance to mingle with current students (the only chance is if your tour guide is a current student)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is MMI style, I tried to prepare for this interview but really nothing can prepare you for this style of interview. Look up the values of the school, and make sure you touch on them in you answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"This interview is Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) style. Overall, I had a good experience and felt as if the interviewers could draw conclusions about my personality and values based on how I answered their questions. This interview style seemed fair." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 8
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 9
Neutral 0
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.90 10

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 0
Out of state 9

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 0
2-3 hours 3
4-6 hours 1
7+ hours 5

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 4
Automobile 4
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 0
$101-$200 1
$201-$300 3
$301-$400 2
$401-$500 1
$501+ 2

What airport did you use?

PWM

Boston

PWM - Portland Jetport

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 0
Hotel 6
Home 0
Other 2

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Would you recommend the hotel?

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.10 10

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.90 10

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.80 10

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.80 10

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.80 10

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.30 10

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Better website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Sari in Admission is the sweetest person and is very helpful/responsive to your inquiries. Regarding the actual interview process, I suggest reminding interviewers to stay neutral and not have previous interviewees affect the current interviewee." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have really liked a more detailed overview of the Financial Aid section of the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"It would have been great to have a print out of the information that Dr. Ryder presented with all the statistics he showed about the school and program." More from this Member | Report Response

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