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  • LECOM School of Dental Medicine at Bradenton
  • Dental School
  • Bradenton
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell us about what made you pursue dentistry." Report Response

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

"Tell us a story about your research experience." Report Response

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

"We are in the business of producing general dentists. Do you plan to specialize?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Our students may not yet have access to federal student loans. How to you plan on paying for dental school? (I almost laughed at this.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why LECOM? (Because seriously, why would you go to LECOM?)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I talked to people who had already interviewed and looked at their website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Their clinic looks like it will be nice when it is built. The computer rendering made it look nice at least." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I don't want to teach myself while paying a huge tuition with private loans. It does not escape me that PBL is a rather cheap teaching method. It makes you wonder if the method wasn't simply picked because this is a for-profit corporation rather than a traditional school. The fact that admissions seemed to think we would need to find our own patients also concerns me." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known that the school was a bit sub-par. I wouldn't have made the trip." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The weather is very nice. Bring a swimming suit! (Less than an hour from the water)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

No Response

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Wingate

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

January 2012

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

1 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The PBL interview style is ridiculous. PBL may end up being a reasonable education style, but it does not translate into an interview well. I have gone to 8 interviews, and have never felt as disingenuous as I did at this interview." Report Response

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