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"Keep up the good work!"
"Heat the food up. It's kind of weird eating a cold sandwich. Combine the lunch tables together so that all the applicants can speak with the Dental students."
"Employ more humanistic appraoch."
"I would have liked a bathroom break earlier during the morning presentations."
"They are doing a Great job"
"How do you deal with stress?"
"If you like helping people, why not just be a social worker?"
"How do you handle stress?"
"How do you relieve stress?"
"What do you do to relieve stress?"
"The interview was mostly a conversation about my personal statement. They asked about specific events from my personal statement and asked me to elaborate."
"What is your weak point?"
"Why San Antonio?"
"Student: Do you have plans to specialize?"
"Why dentistry other than medical or pharmacy school?"
"You said this in your personal statement, explain."
"The interviewer was rude!"
"What do you know about UTHSCSA?"
"What I have been doing after I submitted my application?"
"Why did you choose to get a ___ degree?"
"Why should we pick you?"
"Honestly, I had one student interviewer and one faculty interviewer, and neither really asked me questions. The student interviewer was really chill and cool and pretty much just asked me to ask him questions. The faculty interviewer was extremely nice and talked about research the whole time (he was a PhD on faculty, with no dental degree). They match you up with a faculty interviewer based on compatibility, and we did have a lot in common."
"What questions do you have for me?"
"Where do you see yourself in 5 years? (student interview)"
"Tell me about yourself"
"What kind of research have you done."
"I really wasnt asked alot of questions, my interviewer basically asked me to clarify/elaborate on things that I had written in my personal statement. My advice would be to know your application very well. Some of the interviewers I heard were very picky and wanted alot of detail. "
"Tell me about your research."
"no general questions. the student asked me about my profession."
"Are you applying to med school?"
"Why do you want to come to UT San Antonio?"
"I dont remember them anymore but none of them had anything to do with ME!"
"Why do you want to become a dentist"
"Why do you want to be a dentist?"
"Considering you background is not in biology, how are you preparing for dental school?"
"What are your motivations for a dental career?"
"Like I said, it was mostly conversational... none of my interviewers even asked why I wanted to be a dentist. We mostly just talked about my personal statement. It was actually kinda fun."
"why do u want to be a dentist?"
"what do you want out of life? and how do you get that?(asked by faculty interviewer)"
"Why do you want to become a dentist?"
"Tell me about your hometown and why you chose to go to X University."
"Tell me about yourself."
"Tell me about yourself?"
"Tell me what you did for your extracurricular activities. Can you go into detail about such and such event? "
"Asked one question about one of my essays"
"What are the qualities necessary to be a good dentist?"
"Qualities of a good dentist"
"You mentioned "this" on your application, tell me more about it."
"A personal statement question."
"Tell me more about your minor in religion and why you chose to do that."
"Do you have any questions for me?"
"Tell me how (personal statement topic) has affected your life and how you overcame that challenge."
"Student: Tell me about yourself"
"How will you handle the high volume of study materials and stress in dental school?"
"Something about the health reform and how it affects dentists."
"What is the most significant thing that has impacted your life?"
"If you could go back in time, what would you change about your path?"
"Our conversation about how he came to be a professor at the school."
"honestly nothing, just go over your application, show a passion for dentistry, smile, and be confident"
"Everything was basically conversational."
"What do you do that makes you confident that you possess the manual dexterity to succeed in this profession? (student interview)"
"Why would you want to do a Pg since it will take you even mor time to get out of D school and start working? ( I am an international dentist and was interviewed for IDEP)"
"what do you bring to the incoming class?"
"What specifically will you bring to the incoming class?"
"What factors influenced my decision to go to my undergrad school??? It is only interesting because it is such a stupid question. They might as well asked if I believe in Santa Claus. "
"Nothing out of the ordinary. The interviewer did not have my file in front of them but did have a paper where they had reviewed my file and wrote questions to ask me. "
"Basically, the interviewer made me feel very comfortable and let me just open up and talk. It wasnt a barrage of questions and answers, but was more like a conversation.
The most interesting topic was about the suposedly high suicide rate of dentists."
"Do you think federally funded national healthcare for everyone is a good idea? Why or why not? How will this affect dentists?"
"So why did you do the pharmacy technician certification?"
"the essay at the end was : What is your greatest acheivement??"
"Tell me about yourself"
"Have you every considered teaching?"
"Really, it was the fact that I wasn't really asked any questions."
"What is it about dentistry that interests you?"
"Since your parents wanted you to go to medical school, do you have a rebellious cause for going to dental school?"
"Why do you think you would be a good dentist?"
"Considering you background is not in biology, how are you preparing for dental school? are you ready to accept criticism for what you think is good work?"
"I was asked about the jobs I had previous to college."
"What input/impressions I had of the laptop component of their curriculum. "
"Questions regarding work history"
"They didn't really ask questions, we just kinda talked. I loved it. "
"what is your favorite movie?"
"If you never got into dental school what would you do?"
"Why do you think wars occur in this world?"
"If I had any questions about the school"
"what made you decide to apply to the schools you did?"
"What skills do you believe a dentist should have?"
"What upper-division biology classes did you take? "
"Tell me about yourself? Why dentistry?They didn't really ask me many questions. I mainly asked the question for the 30 mins."
"What was your high school class rank?"
"A lot of times, students who did not major in a science take only the bare minimum of classes in order to apply to dental school. What challenging classes have you taken that you think will prepare you for dental school? "
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