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  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Detroit
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2 on 1, Partially Open File

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)?

"Lots of specific questions regarding my experiences. Tell me about the music videos you made?" Report Response

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

"Moral question 1: What if a student offered you an exam key? Moral question 2: How would you motivate an energetic but unproductive coworker to be more productive?" Report Response

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

"Why UDM? Why dentistry?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell us about a project you worked on, where you were given ambiguous directions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"So, what's your favorite microbe? What's your favorite cell in the immune system? (Caught me off guard, but I study Microbiology and my interviewer was a Microbiology PhD)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Student Doctor Network. Lots of deep breaths. Practiced questions with my wife." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students were so genuine. I felt that the workload would be manageable. Incredible clinical experience and community outreach. They had breakfast for the morning interview group! Access to both Wayne State University and Detroit Mercy Main Campus resources." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Seemed to downplay the potential danger of the surrounding area, but most students felt safe most of the time. School is closed at inconvenient hours if you want extra study time." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"RELAX. My interview group had 60 people. Long introduction to the school, long tour," Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Loved the school, haters gonna hate." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

DTW

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?

Clarion Hotel Detroit Metro Airport (Literally cost $59 for 1 night, 25 minutes from campus, rented a car)

Would you recommend the hotel?

Yes

General Info

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Expensive secondary application fee and mailing the 1x1 passport photo was a hassle." Report Response

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