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  • University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Houston
Individual Feedback 2 42 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 39
Negatively 1
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.24 42

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.55 29

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.76 29

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 1
20 minutes 1
25 minutes 2
30 minutes 4
35 minutes 1
40 minutes 1
45 minutes 6
50 minutes 8
55 minutes 1
60+ minutes 17

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 41
At a regional location 0
At another location 1

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 42
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 35
Closed file 5

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.00 42

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

"What are 3 or 4 words that describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What difficult situation have you faced, and how did you come resolving it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself in three words." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you or ur friend describe you" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is my weak point?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you learned from ___ volunteering experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Your interviewer will have a sheet with four questions on it, these are the four: 1) Tell me about yourself and why you want to go into dentistry 2) How do you plan your time and how do you manage stress? 3) What is one strength and one weakness? 4) What type of people do you not get along with? On the first, stay away from mention money and easy hours. On the second, DO mention that you plan your schedule, e.g., by using planners, smartphone or desktop calendars, etc. To manage stress, again mention that you do something, like exercising frequently, always making sure to spend time with friends and family, reading... On the third, don't name a weakness you can't work on. And the weakness shouldn't put you at a disadvantage as a dental student/dentist. On the fourth, remember not to look like you're hard to get along with. The interviewer wants to know that you're a people person, and that in your class or as a dental service provider, you are the type to get along with all sorts of people. You could mention that you like working in groups, but that XYZ personality types are harder to work with than others (overbearing, disrespectful, self-interested, etc). Your interviewer will jot notes on your responses on that sheet with the four questions. Also be prepared to tell him/her why you want to go to Houston over other dental schools." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Dental School can be stressful at times, what do you do to relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Please tell me about your science GPA, DAT scores, and graduate degrees." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Why do you want to pursue a career in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"My interviewer did not read my app but preferred to get to know the students first. Not many questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were your grades and DAT scores? (my interviewer did not have a chance to look at my file much before the ineterview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I plan out my day?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Seems like you had a very interesting childhood, could you please explain what it was like."" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"What class do you feel positively affected your life and why? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Stated above" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What leadership skills to you possess?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What can you bring to the table that is unique to other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What ethical issue have you faced, and how did you come to your decision?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UT Houston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe any situation when I made ethical decision." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What kind of people do you not get along with?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do u do when u are stressed? How do u cope with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Favorite undergrad course and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"- You applied to other schools. Why do you want to come to Houston?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Importance of ethics and professionalism" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

""What did you do after you left (___)?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like to be doing in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you change about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would cause you to come to Houston over the other dental schools? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of people do you not like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you think of the other schools you've interviewed at? What do you think of our school right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do when you get stressed...be specific?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be interested in our PHD program?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What is a strength and weakness you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a weakness in your background? (NOT personality...though they asked that later.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a challenging/interesting course you took and how did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did u choose UT ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself in three words." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done in the past year to improve your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dental school is pretty stressful, what do you do to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What will u change about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What awards have u received?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How I handle stress, & others that are posted in previous feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"- In your experiences helping others, which is the most rewarding and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you want to tell me something about yourself that I haven't asked you already? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to destress." More from this Member | Report Response

"What other school are you applying to/interviewing at? (I felt nervous on this question but I told them straight up)" More from this Member | Report Response

"My weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"No 3rd Question for me." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"What developed you as a person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What extracurricular activities have you participated in? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you organize yourself? Manage your time? Handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"You dropped class " " why?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Which undergrad course was the most difficult for you and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you do any activities to improve your dexterity or fine motor skills?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 20?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of organizations would you like to get involved with at the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Aside from what you have already written on ur app, is there anything you would like to tell the admission committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself in three words." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you find that there are some people that are more difficult to get along with than others?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How was your DAT experience?--I wasn't expecting that one, but I guess my interviewer was curious about taking the DAT before taking Ochem 2." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most interesting research project?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of people do you have trouble getting along with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical Q regarding health care" More from this Member | Report Response

"Having to discuss my academic history, it was supposed to be a closed file interview but I guess it turned out to be an open file since I had to tell the interviewer all of my #s. this could have been a test to see if I would lie??? I dunno..." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"NONE" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if not accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In your experiences helping others, which is the most rewarding and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you know how much money dentists make? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you experience road rage?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was not really asked many questions it was more of a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Dr. Johnson read the questions that were going to be asked before our interviews. " More from this Member | Report Response

"how do I plan out my day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There wasn't a ton of specific questions --- mostly just talking about typical things that are mostly written on every response so I am not going to retype them" More from this Member | Report Response

"I actually was not asked very many questions, basically to describe my tough childhood." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you organize your time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really interesting, just strengths and weaknesses and that sort of stuff. I thought it was interesting they didn't ask why I wanted to be a dentist." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did I play sports in high school. I really didn't expect to get a question like this, but I am glad that I did." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your favorite book and why? Funny, the interviewer never asked why I wanted to be a dentist" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What helped you develop as a person, and what guided you towards the desire to want to become a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is such and such teacher? (Uh, why did they ask that? She wrote my letter of recommendation. Make sure you know who wrote your letters of recommendation...ha,ha.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of people do you not like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Take these last few minutes of the interview to sell yourself. Why should we pick you over someone else?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you do to stay organized?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most difficult question?

"If I may ask, would you tell me a time when you faced an ethical issue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an ethical situation you have faced and how did you resolve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you bring to the table that is different than other students?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time that you overcame a challenge and explain how you did so." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you if you don't get into dental school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe any situation when I made ethical decision." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your weaknesses, and yes it is OKAY to have weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of people do you not get along with?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Be specific in whatever u say." More from this Member | Report Response

"some Q about ethics" More from this Member | Report Response

"What personality type do you not get along with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"NONE" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"You applied to other schools. Why do you want to come to Houston?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe your view on the ethics in the medical field. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle people who are combative or disagreeable?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you think its important to get to know your classmates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do not worry about this interview --- they are so nice and make you feel so at ease --- he even let me sit in his comfy chair behind the desk as we talked about our families and I oogled over his adorable grandkids! LOVED IT" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, the interviewer was very friendly and heard him speak about his family more than anything else." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"none were too difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself has to be the most difficult question to answer because you don't want to come off as being arrogant, but it is your time to shine, to a certain extent." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say to a patient who said you look to young to be a dentist? What would you say to a patient who didn't feel he needed to pay the full amount after service?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you change about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be the biggest obstacle(s) you plan on facing when attending dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What dental experience have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your GPA is pretty good, your DAT scores are pretty good, but they could be better. Explain why they aren't better, if you have a reason." More from this Member | Report Response

"None were difficult. Here are the questions that will be asked for sure: 1) Tell me about yourself 2) How do you deal with stress 3) What kind of person do you not get along with 4) What are your strengths 5) What are your weaknesses 6) Why dentistry 7) How do you stay organized 8)Whats your favorite class that you have taken 9) What is your least favorite class that you have taken 10) Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your weaknesses...be specific?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of leadership qualities do you possess and be specific?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

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

"SDN questions, mock interviews, review of my application materials" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, pep talk stuff liked TED Talk video(s)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wrote down my strengths and weaknesses and tried to think of good questions prior to the day of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sdn for the general interview questions, mocked, researched school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview surveys, thank you so much peeps, I'd be so lost going into this interview if not for these survey. Mock interview w/ friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application several times." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, mock interviews, prepare mental answers to their questions, ask my friends that are D1's there currently." More from this Member | Report Response

"student dr forums" More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my final interview, so I had a lot of practice. But I researched the school and made sure I made a list of questions, just in case, and guess what i needed almost all of them" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed my application and the school website, practice questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN," More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talk to friends, relied on experience, I've already been on tons of job interviews and have interviewed other people myself so it was no problemo." More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN, thought about some of the basic questions, and tried to stay calm" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application, SDN, UTHSC-DB Houston site. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application, browse SDN, browse UTHSC-DB Houston site." More from this Member | Report Response

"This site and chatting with friends attending professional schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over my application (they will ask u for ur scores, and grades), school website. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Mock interview and read over questions with friends and family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website over. Good dinner and breakfast. SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through essay, studentdoctor.net, and current articles" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, observed dental procedures, relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt confident that this school would be low stress and it completely was..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, really helped me out, and school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN, mock interview at university, practice with family and friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed school's web site." More from this Member | Report Response

"Career counselors at school, this website, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, School Website, Look over application" More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked at their website and talked to friends that had gone before me." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN website, wrote possible questions that might be asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched website. Wrote down 15 questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reread my application, and read everything I could about the school on the internet" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice, relax, and try to find the school ahead of time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over questions with parents. I wrote down the answers and went over them. Although, most questions I reviewed were never actually asked!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just memorized answers to diff questions" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"UTSD Houston has impressive facilities and top-notch technology. The rooms are spacey and high tech." More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed everything was. My interviewer also made comments based on my responses that allowed me to elaborate." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people. Wow. And their vision for the new/upcoming changes in terms of curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Pierpont is a rock star. Students begin learning endo techniques starting the second year and are required to do 6 endo procedures both third and fourth year. That's more than both SA and Baylor." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new facility, talk of the school's familial relationship between students to students and students to faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"Aside from their brand new facility, the faculty, students, everyone, even the receptionist seem very nice and friendly. It has a very close, family relationship feel in the whole process" More from this Member | Report Response

"new facility" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Pierpont is SO enthusiastic about the school, and of course the AWESOME new school that is opening in April." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new building opening in 2012." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Pierpont---he's the man! He's a very easy going, yet loves what he does and it shows. He's very passionate about dentistry and it rubs off on people around him. Dr. Valenza (Dean) was also very down-to-earth and very approachable. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Family atmosphere, Simlab, plans for new building" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was very friendly and very reassuring and seemed to really care. He read my file, even quoted a line from my essay and from letters of rec." More from this Member | Report Response

"The lady who interview me was supper nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. P. HE IS DA MAN!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was nice, students seemed to be a happy and cohesive group." More from this Member | Report Response

"clinics" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Pierpont's enthusiasm, the friendliness of student body." More from this Member | Report Response

"- The building looks a little dated from the outside. Don't let this fool you. Their equipment is top-notch, modern (recently renovated sim-labs, etc.). - Faculty is very friendly, and everyone seemed very helpful. - It is in the heart of the Medical Center. - They will have a brand new Dental School by 2010. - Excellent research opportunities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student body was very nice and the dean of admissions was very enthusiastic. They recently replaced all the operatory chairs, computers and equipment." More from this Member | Report Response

"They way students talk about their experience. It is a family, friendly attmosphere. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Brand new clinic equipment, sim lab, and electronic data record" More from this Member | Report Response

"The family-like atmosphere! The new simulation lab is also impressive!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm of the students and faculty. The relationship and rapport of the faculty and students. The amount of community service activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The atmosphere, cultural diversity, clinical research, the area and brand new facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back atmosphere, friendly, and new clinics." More from this Member | Report Response

"the new improvement at the school. The students and faculty seemed happy to be there. Dr Pierpont was really cool and upfront with us." More from this Member | Report Response

"How absolutely friendly the professors really were and how honest and fun the students were" More from this Member | Report Response

"1)Faculty and Adminstration are second to none. 2) Yes the facilities they currently have are old but they are literally installing all new equipment, sucks for the 3rd and 4th-years. 3) The students are very close and they seem working toward the same goal. 4) The Dr. Pierpont is an awesome individual who is very caring and makes you feel welcomed and at ease." More from this Member | Report Response

"Many upgrades being done, and should be completely implemented by December. The medical center is seriously nice, and creates a motivational atmosphere for us health geeks." More from this Member | Report Response

"the students were very down to earth and the school paid for my parking." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Pierpont, students, the whole medical center." More from this Member | Report Response

"How casual the day was and where the school is located." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is in the largest medical center in the United States...opens all sorts of opportunities. The students/staff are VERY friendly and more than willing to talk to you. It's like a great big family of folks" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty were very nice and my interviewer was very laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Doctor conducting the interview told me about all the new "toys" that they are getting due to change in technology." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seemed happy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I met faculty members who are very important people, and they were all very nice. Working together with your peers is very encouraged. The students are extremely friendly and look happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The atmosphere here is definitely the most friendly and laid back out of the three Texas Dental schools. The school emphasizes working together and doing your best." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student body is friendly, outgoing, and cool. The school also has around a 93% pass rate on the boards (National average between 75% and 80%). 1/3 of the student body scored in the top 10% of the nation on the board exams." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the students seemed very community oriented, and were very close-nit. They emphasized that they were not competing against each other because they were all entering the same great field--dentistry! They share notes, old tests, play IM sports together. One of the deans shared some personal stories about life and not giving up--it was very personal and reassuring. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were very friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The doctor providing the presentation and tour was grilling the interviewees a little bit." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dean (Dr. John Valenza) mentioned that Houston has six vacancies in the faculty. Vertical integration of class years in the clinic doesn't strike me as a great idea (if/when you're a fourth year student)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not really any places to eat at the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"My Statistic Course taken at Lonestar did not get credited, however, currently emailing the admission staff, hopefully they will understand." More from this Member | Report Response

"tutition was not itemized in the presentation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Old building will still be around until 2012." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking situation in Texas Medical Center (until the school moves in 2012)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How the other speakers bailed, I guess they had valid reasons..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was a bit disorganized." More from this Member | Report Response

"no cafeteria.." More from this Member | Report Response

"Though not NEGATIVELY impressed, I was surprised that I was not asked why I wanted to be a dentist, esp. since the interviewer had not read my essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"- Nothing. Great school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The building seemed a little antiquated, but they break ground on a new facility soon." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The exterior of the builiding is dated." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"A bit tech challenged , but they are trying." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students that talked with us during lunch. The talked down on the other Texas schools, which was pretty sad. They really know nothing about the other schools. (except for what their buddy told them, and she heard it from her aunts cousins dog)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have to wear MINT GREEN scrubs every day or dress up --- you cannot wear whatever scrubs you want to ---which I thought was lame" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Houston :) The dental branch doesn't exactly shine in the midst of the biggest medical center in the world." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was way too long. The guy across from me fell asleep during one presentation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities were not on par with SA or Baylor, but, will be soon." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking is very scarce around the school and you have to pay to ride the shuttle bus, even if you are a student." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students put down the other schools for starters. The interview took almost 8 hours. None of which(except for the Financial Aid guy, he was the most informative of all the schools) was useful. People kept talking and talking and talking until I couldn't wait to leave." More from this Member | Report Response

"more than 1,000 people apply...so everyone has a 1:2.2 ratio of getting in." More from this Member | Report Response

"The soapbox speech by the director of admissions that dragged on and on right before they let us go...." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities aren't the best but they're good enough. They're National Board Scores are very good, but the school seems to be "less recognized" than, say, San Antonio." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was too bad. The facilities could have been nicer, but what they have is adequate." More from this Member | Report Response

"At first the recruiting guy is a little intimidating, but he is really friendly, and wants you to get the most out of the day!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The place was a dump" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Houston traffic is bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer has a sheet of paper with the questions on it and he/she will write bullet points of your responses to present to the admissions committee on a later date" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should have worn flats / not heels. We had to take the stairs up and down four floors. I wish I had known that my faculty interviewer was not a native English speaker and that he would be reading off three pages of interview questions -__-" More from this Member | Report Response

"To set my purse on the floor at my interviewer's office so it wouldn't fall down." More from this Member | Report Response

"That my interviewer had very much the same experience/background as me b4 he became a dentist and a faculty at UT." More from this Member | Report Response

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just how nice everyone was and not to stress so much about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"That Dr. Valenza was going to spend a few minutes with us and wished that I could have asked a few questions, but actually no one from our group asked any questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the hour interview doesn't have to take the entire hour." More from this Member | Report Response

"I anticipated a more stressful interview process, but I felt as ease through the entire thing." More from this Member | Report Response

"nada" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was prepared. No surprises." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions committee member who interviews you has not seen your application yet. They like to get to know you first and then they review your app." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, SDN feedbacks are very helpful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The portion of Houston where the school is located is fun and there a lot of things to do. The facilities were much nicer than UTSA ( also, I was really bias toward UTSA since it was ranked almost ten years ago as #1). The atmosphere was much more family like and welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"That its gonna be a long day" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to drive four hours the morning of the interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I was well prepared!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Long day!! Seriously!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Get a good night's sleep, because it is already too tempting to nap during the presentations." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ask questions because the people in my group asked all kinds of questions, even ones that were rediculously obvious." More from this Member | Report Response

"It would be a very long day" More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was going to be 8 hrs of my life I'm not getting back." More from this Member | Report Response

"that the interview is VERY laid back...the interviewer wore a texas Nike polo shirt and some slacks...I wore a tux!!! Jk. I wore a suit with a tie." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have to have taken biochemistry before you enter school there....oops.." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had not been so nervous the days before the interview. They really strive towards making the students feel comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the faculty/admissions directors likes to give hypothetical situations and each student answers what they would do/how they would act. Pay attention throughout but stay awake..it's a long day (8:30-3:30/4)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to be nervous. Its a very laid back experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview was from 8:30-3:30 and that most of it was a waste of time" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Break the ice with the interviewees. Break the ice with your interviewer when walking to the interview office. Ask, ask, ask questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer had access to my application but did not look at it before the interview. There were not any surprise questions that I hadn't already seen on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think the interview experience depends completely on your faculty interviewer. My interviewer was extremely "by the book" and not really casual at all. Other interviewees were asked just one question and had a really chill time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really nice new building, interviewer had sheets in front of her with questions on them. She wrote them down as I replied." More from this Member | Report Response

"U r not the only who is nervous at the interview, try to find some smart, interesting questions to ask the committee. If ur not a morning person like me, get a couple sip of really sweet creamy coffee, and u'd be amaze at how talkative you will become :P" More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxed atmosphere. Interviewers are friendly. Just don't be shy and be confident and yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Houston is the slowest Texas school, so it requires a lot of patience!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing unexpected. Plan your answers to the four main questions. Make sure to engage your interviewer and get them to talk a bit about themselves (why he/she chose academia over clinical practice) and why Houston should be your destination. Also, ask good, relevant questions, e.g., how the school is adapting to advances in dentistry, any changes in curriculum or clinical that he/she expects in the near to mid-term, what advice he/she would have for a pre-dent in final year of undergrad, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions, questions, questions....make sure you have plenty of them. They want to see you WANT dentistry...if that makes any sense." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Pierpont is great, as is the rest of the UTDB faculty, staff, and students. The lunch with students was a good Q&A that they gave us a lot of opinions since there were several students from each year represented." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were so friendly and students were happy. The health insurance is not so expansive." More from this Member | Report Response

"UTDB is STILL my numero uno!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"they guy who interviewed me talked most of the time" More from this Member | Report Response

"Super relaxed, more of a conversation than anything. Each applicant is paired with a professor so its hard to say who will interview you, however they introduced themselves to us and all seemed very friendly, very caring. There was no intimidation here whatsoever." More from this Member | Report Response

"My best interview. Top notch school. I would be very happy to attend this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Super low-key and get-to-know you experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"You sit in the conference room, and assistant dean gives a short presentation. Then committee board members come in and you have to stand up and tell them about your self, like where you went to school, where are you from, and what was your major. Then you have a one on one interview with the member, and then you have a tour. Good thing is that you are done with the interview first thing, so the rest of the day is not stressfull. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very low stress. Besides basic questions that are given on the other reviews it was just a conversation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview consisted of standard questions that everyone is asked. I was encouraged to ask questions about the school. I was also doing some interviewing myself... pretty much and open floor discussion for anything about the school and/or medical center." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very good overall. If I get accepted I would accept happily. From what I experienced it seems that I would have a great experience there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Like at UTSA, you arrive and sit in a conference room waiting for everyone to arrive. I was there 20 minutes early and I was still one of the last to arrive. They even started the interview a few minutes early b/c so many people had arrived. One of the dean's sat and asked us a bunch of questions in a sort of group interview. It was a little nerve racking but just remember everyone is nervous. The member of the staff come in afterwards to take you for your personal interview. The professor who interviewed me was very nice and welcoming. We involved talked about her office decor. After the personal interviews, a tour of the school was given and then lunch was served. After lunch, they gave some presentations about UT Houston and the financial aspects of going to dental school. Then there was a sort of closing and the day was over. During lunch, similar to UTSA, fellow dental students come in and talk to you about what dental school is like (w/o administrators nearby) and get a chance to ask some questions. This was fun and so many more students arrived at UT Houston than UTSA. I was accepted here and would have gone here over the other TX schools if my first choice (out-of-state school) and had not accepted me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Experience was very good. Interviewed witha Ph.D. faculty member. Asked the main questions and then had a normal conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"A really good school. I would be proud to attend this school" More from this Member | Report Response

"This school is awesome --- their facilities are nice and up to par --- not as "advanced" in some areas as San Antonio likes to brag about but they are great and they have friendly faculty and students to make up where they might lack in personal computers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"AWESOME!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Go to the specified room. Meet with everybody and Dr. Johnson. Then brace yourself for a storm of presentations. Then either interviews right away or a tour first followed by your interview. Then lunch... nice, dessert too :) And then what??? More presentations!! All in all, about 7 hours long, only 25-35 minutes of which are the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very informal and easy. Don't even worry about it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult or particularly unconventional questions asked. Very relaxed, students there seemed happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was great! I don't have anything negative to say about my day. I would advise anyone to make sure you get a good night's rest because it is a long day!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview went well. I like Houston, the school, the atmosphere. The cost of living in Houston is excellent. Expect to graduate with about 90K dollars of debt, as opposed to some of the ridiculous sky-high prices of other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty were really nice I just didn't like how the tour and the interview were sandwiched with time fillers that weren't necessary." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, everyone there is very attractive. Nice people. I hope i get accepted, will go there for sure!" More from this Member | Report Response

"All gathered in board room. Black professor sits at head of table and gives us quiz on physiology and biochemistry...(He was not serious...just trying to make us aware). He asked me what my favorite dessert was. Director spoke to us. Financial aid lecure. Faculty members enter. We all introduce ourselves. A faculty member picks you out to take you to their office for an interview. Long interview for me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview went really well. I not only got to talk about myself and my life, but my interviewer spoke about his backround and career also. I felt that we were having just a good conversation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent. Interviewer was very nice, I think I hugged her afterwards. Everyone there is extremely friendly...and "good looking"" More from this Member | Report Response

"It went really well. I felt that I connected with my interviewer, and that I left a positive impression about myself with him/her. The school is very family-like in that everyone is friendly and wants each other to succeed. The students were excited to be there, and they have a strong emphasis on clinical (begining 2nd semester of 2nd year) and a strong emphasis on research. Also, they have about 93% pass of national boards. " More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 0
Faculty member 22
Admissions staff 19
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 27
Neutral 2
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.69 29

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 29
Out of state 0

What was your total time spent traveling?

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

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 4
Automobile 25
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 14
$101-$200 6
$201-$300 3
$301-$400 0
$401-$500 0
$501+ 1

What airport did you use?

IAH

none

N/A

HOU

Hob

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 1
With students at the school 1
Friends or family 8
Hotel 9
Home 3
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Extended Stay

Extended Stay Deluxe

Four Points at Sheraton

Hilton ~ 140.00 per nite but worth it.

Holiday Inn - Medical Center

Holiday Inn medical center

Renassaince

Residence Inn

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

Extended Stay

Extended Stay Deluxe

Four Points at Sheraton

Hilton ~ 140.00 per nite but worth it.

Holiday Inn - Medical Center

Holiday Inn medical center

Renassaince

Residence Inn

Yes

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.07 29

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
8.59 29

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 28

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.94 16

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.25 16

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.79 14

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"At the end of the interview, they hand out white coats to try on for sizing. I think it would have helped if there was a tall mirror to see my fit." More from this Member | Report Response

"I arrived at the conference room less than a half hour early...and there was absolutely no one there. Parking is not paid for; I ended up paying $10 just to park next to the school (unlike at SA and Baylor). Otherwise I think the admissions office was courteous and prompt when I contacted them via email and phone." More from this Member | Report Response

"If u took Statistic at Lone-star college, it might not counts since Lonestar is not one of the school listed under TMDSAS Approved Stat Course.pdf" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice overall" More from this Member | Report Response

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