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  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Memphis
Individual Feedback 2 38 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 37
Negatively 1
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.69 36

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.29 28

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.59 27

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 13
15 minutes 20
20 minutes 2
25 minutes 0
30 minutes 0
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 1
45 minutes 0
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 0

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 36
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 12
In a group 22

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 10
Closed file 25

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
4.06 36

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

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

"Why dentistry and what have you done to explore it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us a bit about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why dentistry and what have you done to explore dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Dentistry and how I investigated it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a dentist and what have you done to investigate the field." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry and what have you done to investigate the field?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

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

"Name a book you've recently read and what you've gained from it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a dentist and what have you done to explore the field of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you really choose dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your strenths?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are your goals outside of dentistry? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was your most challenging subject?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"do you have any questions for us" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

""...and why dentistry?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you stay motivated to work hard and keep up your grades here?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What did you do to explore dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Plan to go back to home state?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done to investigate the field?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What did I do on my free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Did you observe with other dentisits in specialties or just the one dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose Washington University (my undergrad school)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"last book you read and it's influence" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you do anything that involves your hands?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Play any musical instruments?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if you were really struggling in one of your classes here. How would you remedy the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us more about ____________." More from this Member | Report Response

"You just finished a PAR exam, what do you to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us about your shadowing experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"In one sentence discribe yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you not like about dentistry? (Something you learned maybe through Shadowing)" More from this Member | Report Response

""What did you do to explore dentistry?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dental school instead of med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about what you have done to explore the field of dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Do I have children?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you bring to the table?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing that you don't like about the profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had taken the MCAT two years before I had taken the DAT, but I didn't decide to pursue a MD career (for various reasons, like I talked to some MDs and they told me to get out while I still could). So the interviewers asked my what was the deal with that. I just told them the real reasons for wanting to take the MCAT and then why I wanted to take the DAT. I was honest about my reasons and the interviewers seemed to like my responses. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What have I done to improve my manual dexterity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't think of a 3rd one." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What book have you read recently." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about volunteer experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"what did you do to increase manual dexterity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose the University of Tennessee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about your best quality." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you do for rest and relaxation?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you do to relax. For me, after a big test like that, I would isolate myself for around 30 minutes to gather my thoughts and then go out and celebrate that we're done with it. They seemed taken aback by the thought of a person doing that and I imagine they expected "go out and party it up with the group" or something along those lines." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was more just a conversation. We talked about animals a lot." More from this Member | Report Response

"So you play (insert instrument here)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss a failure of yours." More from this Member | Report Response

""So how did you end up in Tennessee?" " More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you encounter in the field of dentistry that you did not expect during your exposure to the career of dentistry (ie. during your time shadowing, assisting, etc)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked only three questions... Why do you want to be a dentist? What did you do to explore dentistry? and What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do I have children?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing besides the usual..." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about my hand-eye coordination in regards to my current job and sports background." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was totally laid back. They just opened the floor up to me and asked me to discuss why I want to be a dentist and what I've done to investigate the field. They also asked me what types of work and activities I like to do with my hands." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why I wanted to be a dentist, and what quality or characteristic I would most like to change about myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Had I ever considered medical school in the past?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your life experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"No questions were unexpected. They were all really straight forward and easy!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. They were all basic questions.. Where do I see myself in 10 years, Why do I want to become a dentist.. Nothing I haven't heard before. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you come top choose dentistry as a career?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you shadowed general dentists because you will likely not have high enough grades to specialize and will end up a general dentist." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response

"I majored in a technical field- explain what your major is." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a book that you recently read and how it affected you as a person." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers asked what the last book i read was." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about the time you spent on a nuclear submarine while you were in the U.S. Navy." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you read" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very straight forward. No crazy questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you have any questions for me? This was the most difficult for me because I went in with around 15 questions I wanted to ask, but he answered over 12 of them before the interviews started. I was fumbling for the 3 remaining I had but it turned out alright." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Easiest interview i've had." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there something about dentistry you do not like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you not like about dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Tell us about yourself" is so open-ended... I had a hard time with it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dental instead of med? Dr. Coleman really grilled me on this one because I had previously taken the MCAT and applied to med school last year. But I gave them an honest answer. They just wanted to make sure I had made up my mind on which career I really wanted." More from this Member | Report Response

"describe yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None of the questions were difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"What quality I would most like to change about myslef." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all really easy to answer questions...The committee already thinks you have what it takes on paper, that's why you were asked to interview. The purpose of the interview is really just to get to know you better and see if you would be a good fit for their program." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

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

""Tell me about yourself." Be prepared to talk b.s. for couple of minutes describing yourself. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"last book I read and how it influenced me. It was a question that caught some people off guard." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not really any difficult questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"There really weren't any. Tell me why you REALLY want to be a dentist....they didn't want you to be anything but totally honest." More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were difficult. There were just the run of the mill questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your best qualities? (it's always been hard for me to say stuff like this)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing difficult. What are your interests? How do you have fun. simple stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

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

"Reading SDN, www.reddit.com/r/dentalschool, and other interview prep forums" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interviews at the school I graduated from" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read my PS and SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and Practice interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedbacks and DMDstudent.com interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Minimal preparation for the interview. I rehearsed sample answers in my head, but none of the questions came up. I made sure to prepare a question to ask them during the interview, and they had great feedback to my question." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"website and other predents and dental students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Books and other students that had been interviewed." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN network, talking to other students, writing out the answers to typical questions, going to an interview coach" More from this Member | Report Response

"The same way you are preparing right now." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at this website--SDN, talked with a dentist that graduated from there a few years ago, thought about my responses, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, looked at website, talked to students who previously interviewed there" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went to my school's AED mettings, this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"I used this site, and friends from undergrad that go there." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and with the help of friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked at this website and wrote down answers to possible questions. Not anything crazy" More from this Member | Report Response

"This site. Fellow pre-dental students and dental students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Other interviewees and this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Though about how to answer common questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"looked at this website that Alan T. Mann showed me and had interviewed once already." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed the schools and this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Thought about possible questions the night before." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had taken an interview class to ease some fears in undergrad; once I had gotten the letter inviting me to the interview I looked at some facts about the school itself." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't prepare at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed the UT Memphis website, thought of answers to potential questions, and reviewed SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"I just read some prior interview experiences on this site and I thought of how I would answer potential questions" More from this Member | Report Response

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

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was very direct yet very relaxed. They didn't do anything to try and cause people to be anxious. The Dunn building and the dental sim labs are awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the faculty was very well appreciated! The DentSim Lab is the largest in North America and very impressive, the enthusiasm of the students was also nice too. They genuinely like their professors and said, and I quote, "if you're struggling and ask for help, it's almost like they drown you with all the help they give." I've personally never seen profs do that, so this really looks good to me!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the state-of-art facility and the sincerity and kindness of everyone I met" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Admissions staff is super friendly! They are going to basically "gut" their facilities and have them completely redone and state of the art by the time my class is in clinic. Plenty of patients!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Alumni" More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very nice and extremely encouraging. The interviewers did not know my GPA beforehand, which I appreciated. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinical experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"The fun atmosphere the staff created and low stress level. Also the lunch provided was great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"State of the Art Facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's support system is out of this world. Their quote is ''If you fluck out of dental school, it is because you did it.''" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. Awesome facilities, staff, students, matriculation stats, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff was very nice and down to earth. They made you feel very comfortable and welcome with breakfast foods and coffee and a lunch provided with the opportunity to talk to 1st and 2nd year students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is very technologically advanced, great diversity, an underground tunnel to other buildings, curriculum, the dental students were enthusiastic, dean has an open door policy, big sib/lil sib program, 100% national board passing rate." More from this Member | Report Response

"The technology at UT Memphis is incredible. The simulators really impressed me. They admissions faculty also stressed the student oriented nature of the school, describing an atmosphere were dental students are encouraged and helped." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole interview process was incredible. Dr. Coleman was the nicest man and really made you feel comfortable. All the staff and students there were so nice and were real with you. The labs are absolutely incredible (both first year lab and new virtual sim-lab). The clinical floor was packed with patients and students; it just made me real excited to go there and be a dentist. The also have an awesome pediatric lab. The school is also located in a medical community (the med, optometry, pharmacy, and nursing schools are there too), so you are not just around dental students all four years. Oh, and the rec. center was awesome too (including climbing wall), and free for students. I have been to several other schools for interviews, and this one (hands down) impressed me overall the most. They portray a real desire to have you at their school and to graduate you the best dental professional possible!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Staff and admissions committee, esp Dr. Coleman. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Coleman is so passionate about dentistry and his school. He is so funny, and so much fun! The D-1's and other years that ate lunch with us were so friendly and helpful, and genuinely cared about us." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxing atmosphere. Dr. Coleman appears to be helpful to his students to the fullest. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How personable Dr. Coleman was and how student-centered the program and faculty are." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Coleman, the Dean of Student Affairs was awesome. He really cares about the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"very laid back and informative. they also actually acted like they wanted you rather than the students just trying to impress the school admission board." More from this Member | Report Response

"The virtual reality and sim labs are state-of-the-art. Dr. Coleman was very reassuring and positive about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice facility, school/faculty seems to be student-oriented." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wow. The head of admissions is amazing. Dr. Coleman is his name, and he really helped us feel at home. They had a whole information packet there for us, and really put us at ease about the whole process." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Dean of Admissions sold the school very well. He made you feel at ease. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole interview experience. Dr. Coleman, the dean of admissions, spent the entire day with us. He was very professional, kind, and made all of us feel welcome. The pre-clinical facilities, clinical facilities, and the Virtual Sim lab at this school are exceptional." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything! The dean of admissions spent the whole day with us and was very laid back. The sim lab was unbelievable and the students were very friendly and complimentary of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The pre-clinically facilitied are very nice. Best in the nation." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I do feel that they didn't get a good look at me personally. We had our little "conversation interview" but there is so much more I wanted to say to them in order to convince them to accept me." More from this Member | Report Response

"the parking lot" More from this Member | Report Response

"Memphis isn't the safest place in the world, but if you're careful and aware I think you'll be fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities need repair, but that is underway now." More from this Member | Report Response

"An interviewer's cell phone went off twice during my interview! It was a little disconcerting at first, but it actually eased my stress a little, so it wasn't really that much of a disruption." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facility is a bit old...like 30 years old. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is the oldest dental school in the southeast which means it has great history but could also use some modern updating...but the technology and program itself are awesome which are the most important things anyway!" More from this Member | Report Response

"only that it was raining that day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing had a negative impression when I toured UT Memphis. I can out of there completely sold on their school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, the location of the school is not good, but they reassured us that it is okay to go there at night if you go in groups and that the school is generally safe." More from this Member | Report Response

"Their facility (aside from that 3-D stuff) appears ghetto as hell. Patient area was not the most comforting place in the world. U of Tennessee is not an ivy league school. I felt they portrayed their school as if it was one of them. Believe whatever you want to.. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The secretaries got to the stickybuns while we were on tour (Dr. Coleman DID warn us it might happen)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Its in a downtown setting, I would have liked to see a few more trees." More from this Member | Report Response

"We did not get a chance to visit any dorms or housing around campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The surrounding couple of blocks aren't that nice, but downtown Memphis is great." More from this Member | Report Response

"School is in the very middle of downtown Memphis." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I had no negative impressions about the school at all. compared to my interview at Ole Miss it was a world of change. I don't think that it could have gone any better." More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely nothing. The campus is a typical downtown campus, but I was impressed by the lengths that they go to for excellent security." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it was going to be so relaxed. Everyone there just wants to make sure that you know how to act in a professional environment and that you can interact." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known there were 9 other candidates being interviewed with me. They sat us in a large meeting room and pulled us aside one by one to interview. I was wondering how they could stretch it all into a full day and waiting on 9 other people to finish 15 minute interviews definitely took around 2 hours of the time." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is closed file, but I know they read my PS because they asked me questions out of it. Also, no questions on Healthcare reform!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have known if they had or hadn't read my essay before the interview... I didn't know whether to just rehash details from my essay, or if they already knew all that stuff about me. In the end, I forgot to mention several things that would have really helped my case." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would be so nervous" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't freak out at all just be yourself and have fun with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Low stress interview. Mainly informative and personal." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's nothing to be nervous about! Be prepared but also relax and enjoy the experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"it gets a little muggy when it rains." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview at UT Memphis is really directed toward the interviewee getting to see their campus and facilities. I was as if they were trying to sell their school to me and not me trying to sell myself to them. So I was really nervous before hand becasue I was so worried about trying to put up a good front, when all I had to be worried about in the end was to enjoy what the interview process had to offer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to sweat it...it was the most laid back and informative interview I have been to." More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back it is. It is really nothing to stress over!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They only have 80 seats available b/c of the 'lack' of practice area. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They are very laid back. No need to be stressed at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the school was better than the other dental schools made it out to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"This site and the school's website provided all the info I needed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to be nervous for interview - if that's possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"How amazing the facilities at this campus really are." More from this Member | Report Response

"I just wish I hadn't stressed out so much about it. It was no big deal at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"To relax instead of worrying about the interview, because the entire admissions staff made us feel very welcome." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, just not to stress out so much I guess." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview was so laid back, and that I didn't need to be nervous" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Outstanding facilities and really down to earth people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Covington is a really nice person. He kept it really light in the interview. I also had Dr. Umsted, who barely said anything during the interview, and Dr. Smith, who would pitch in every so often to comment on something. The campus was really nice and I can definitely see myself practicing for hours on end in the DentSim lab and studying in the lecture hall. The way it looked on the day I interviewed was like there wasn't too much stress getting your clinicals finished up. Overall, I'm very excited and hope that I get in!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school and great people." More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't know if I "sold myself" well enough during the interview and they were so super-nice that I wasn't able to get a good reading from them. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They do not look at your "stats" till after they meet you. They literally want to just talk and get to know you. So dont worry about coming up with a reason for why you failed a class. You wont have to explain it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"great school to attend!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Coleman talked about the greatness of UT then everyone had a 10 minute one on one interview with the committee then we took a tour and ate lunch that was it. A very relaxing enjoyable day." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is not a stressful situation. They try to make you comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxed environment....good food....nice conversations with dental students...informative tour guide." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience. It was what I expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"It went extremely well! There were 4 dentists in a cozy little office. One of them was a recent retired dentist of 34 years! They were all very nice and just wanted to get to know you better as a person rather than a bunch of information on paper! They were mostly taking notes the whole time which made it more comfortable....so you didn't feel like you were in the spotlight." More from this Member | Report Response

"They invited your family to the visit which was really good. They have an excellent national boards passing rate, and a great curriculum. DentSim labs are state of the art and the classrooms were very cozy. The area is not to expensive to live in and lots of things to do. This was an overall great experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Enlightening (you get to see all that the school can afford you), completely not as stressful as I had anticipated, pleasant" More from this Member | Report Response

"Basically, I loved it! The best program (national school rating, top in board score ratings, #1 virtual sim-lab in nation, ect.) of all the schools I have applied to. It was the best interview experience I could have asked for. This is by far my top choice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Perfect. Very laid back and no stress. The admissions committee were very friendly and eager to know about the students during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was great. It was really easy and everyone was so laid back. It was great to see how proud everyone was that they were associated with such a great school." More from this Member | Report Response

"It wasn't that bad but nothing impressive. Facility was old and needed some renovation. Not a place for non-southerners, especially for minorities. Good value of the education for the cost. This should be the only reason you should consider this school - it's damn cheap.. but it's a ghetto school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Positive overall and very informative, exactly what I had hoped to receive." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed. They went great lengths to make the experience memorable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some people will act like it is not a good school because of the low admission standard, but as I learned when transfering from Ga Tech to Auburn that it is not all about academic perception and rather it is important for them to treat you like a human being." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very positive. It was a small group and we ate lunch with first-year students to gain more insight regarding the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is so short, which sounds like a good thing, but it makes you feel a little rushed. Overall, the visit was excellent. Dr. Coleman seems like a great guy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Anyone who has the opportunity to go to an interview at this school should do so; other dental schools should take a lesson from UT." More from this Member | Report Response

"They called us into a room by ourselves to be interviewed by the Dean of admissions and three other faculty members. It was very layed back. There were not trying to catch me off guard at all. They asked why I wanted to be a dentist and what the last book i read was. It lasted about eight minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

"UT Memphis uses the committee interview style which can sound intimidating. However, the interview was a two way conversation with about 4 faculty members present. They were all very kind. It seems that they just want to get to know you as a person and see if you fit in at UT Memphis. My advice is to prepare for potential questions, spend some time thinking about why you really want to attend dental school, and just be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"This interview was probably one of the most laid back atmospheres I have ever been in. Dr. Coleman is such a nice and friendly person and he was very quick to let us know that his number one objective was to let us in to school, keep us there, and graduate us as the most clinically prepared dentists possible. The whole day was mainly for our benefit so that we could see exactly what the school was like. The actual interview part was very brief with about 4 faculty and 1 student. Each basically asked one or two questions and that was it. They really want to let you into school, they just want to make sure that you're there for the right reasons. With this school there was really an atmosphere of "innocent until proven guilty" instead of the other way around." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 11
Faculty member 7
Admissions staff 18
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 24
Neutral 2
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.44 25

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 17
Out of state 9

What was your total time spent traveling?

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

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 1
Automobile 25
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 6
$101-$200 5
$201-$300 1
$301-$400 3
$401-$500 0
$501+ 1

What airport did you use?

MEM

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 5
Hotel 10
Home 0
Other 1

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

at a D1 student's house

Hampton Inn

Hampton Inn: Medical Center

Marriot

Marriott Downtown

My House!

No

Red Roof Inn

Red Roof Inn (very close to interview bldg.)

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

at a D1 student's house

Hampton Inn

Hampton Inn: Medical Center

Marriot

Marriott Downtown

My House!

No

Red Roof Inn

Red Roof Inn (very close to interview bldg.)

Yes

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.38 26

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
6.18 28

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.15 27

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.94 16

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.38 16

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.29 14

0 = low, 10 = high

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