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  • University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • London
Individual Feedback 1 10 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 6
Negatively 0
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
5.60 10

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 3

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

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

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 10
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 7
In a group 3

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 0
Closed file 10

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.10 10

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

"You have a very well-paying job. One day while in the bathroom you witness a customer fall and slip and hurt himself. You bring this to your employer's attention but he shrugs it off. Six months later this customer files a law suit. Your boss wants you to deny having witnessed anything in court. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a huge essay/exam tomorrow, but your best friend calls and says she really needs someone to talk to. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me a time when you handed in an assignment late." More from this Member | Report Response

"Non-CDA ones: If you are accepted into two dental schools of your top choice, what would you do to make up your mind?" More from this Member | Report Response

"name a time you had to tell someone you disapproved of their actions." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"You receive acceptance letters from two of the dental schools that you have applied to. How will you decide which one to accept?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You promised your mother you would call her and for the third time in a row, you neglected to do so. How are you going to resolve this?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Aside from spending time with your family, what else do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Two of your roommates are fighting and it gets so bad that it looks like they're going to move out. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what's the most attractive aspect of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe a time when someone took credit for something that you did. Also, another question: Describe a time when you helped someone through difficulty or hardship." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you witnessed dishonest behaviour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when someone was dishonest to you." More from this Member | Report Response

"You've broken a promise. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you broke a promise." More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most interesting question?

"The situational and behavioral questions were all interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you witnessed dishonest behaviour." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Standard CDA questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"You are close to your mother and promised to visit her at 3 times during school term. You have not been able to keep your promises and you are about to disappoint her a 4th time, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"not really any...most questions were taken from the CDA." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"same" More from this Member | Report Response

"none. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all easy" More from this Member | Report Response

"A few of the questions had multiple parts to them. I had to keep asking them the different parts just to make make sure I had answered all of them." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have always been a good student but recently you are emotionally disturbed by personal issues. Final exams are coming up and you cannot concentrate on your study, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"was there a time in your life when...(all the ones like that)" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interview, read over forums" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked up past CDA questions and prepared a list of my personal experiences that reflect some of the common situations that are asked about" More from this Member | Report Response

"previous interviews, mock interviews, practice with friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"Thought about past experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"Google, mock interview, wrote out questions...pretty standard stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice with some CDA-style examples; recall past interview questions at other schools; recollect personal profile; relax." More from this Member | Report Response

"found sample questions, then answered them" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seemed to be having a great time in the program, no one looked stressed out. Everyone was extremely friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness of the student guides" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students genuinely seemed to enjoy their school life and took pride in the facilities and the faculty. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxed attitudes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilites. Endodontics program. Student lounge." More from this Member | Report Response

"Enthusiastic and warm interviewers =)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities were impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"everything was closed because it was a weekend " More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't like the interview format. It was standard set of scenarios set by the CDA that are supposed to measure how you respond to certain situations. It isn't my sort of thing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"No one at the university knew where the medical sciences building is!!!! They could have put up better signs. I personally didn't like the student giving the tour... but the rest of the students seemed nice enough." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not enough time to spend with dental students to ask questions." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The school was great, the students were great, the curriculum and equipment were great...what else is there to say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm not sure whether I like this style of interview. The interviewers were always looking down and writing what I was saying. I doubt they actually listened to what I was saying. They seemed far too busy trying to take little notes. The school is nice but nothing spectacular. The students do seem to like it there though. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Once I started talking, my stress level decreased dramatically.. When I walked out of the room, I felt pretty confident." More from this Member | Report Response

"A very good experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was an absolutely beautiful day. Sunshine and a light breeze made everything perfect. Suit and tie came together better than I thought. I arived a little late...so I missed the presentation. Managed to get a tour. Interviews are supposed to last 45 min. Mine lasted 25...I'm concise, what can I say? Went home. Overall, very pleasent." More from this Member | Report Response

"My last interview, I think I have performed better than other ones...... we'll see... should've stayed around town for longer." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 9
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 2
Neutral 1
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.33 3

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 3
Out of state 0

What was your total time spent traveling?

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

What was your primary mode of travel?

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

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

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

What airport did you use?

No responses

Where did you stay?

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

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No responses

Would you recommend the hotel?

No responses

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.33 3

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.67 3

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

No responses

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

No responses

0 = low, 10 = high

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

No responses

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No responses

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