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  • University of Michigan School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Ann Arbor
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

5

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"There are mini interviews that test you ability to think ethically (again, i was incredibly nervous for this portion but honestly we can all think ethically)!! question 1: you are very close to a patient, however, it is your fourth year so your patient will be handed down to someone else... however, you hear bad things about the student your patient gets handed down to...what do you do? question 2: how do you feel about the trend towards cosmetic dentistry? question 3: How do you feel about using live patients during board exams? question 4: how do you feel about raising premiums in medicaid for smokers?" Report Response

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

"what do you want to achieve as a dentist, what were some academic challenges you faced?" Report Response

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

"what do you think is the biggest problem facing dentistry?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"this interview consisted of four mini interviews where they ask you ethical questions and then you have one standard interview where they ask you the basic questions (why dental, etc)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"what were any academic challenges that i faced, while they noted that it was obvious that I didnt have any." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn and thier website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"their facilities and technology" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the faculty was over confident about the school...at my other interviews the school was trying to impress me just as much I was trying to impress them, but at u of m it was more of the concept that we are great and so it was just left up to me to impress them." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"make sure you get there early otherwise you will not get to sit around the table. It was very nice to be at the table so I had something to write one when we had to write the essay!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The overall interview was verry long. Everything is very drawn out. The day begins by sitting around a conference table where you do an icebreaker. Then different faculty members come to speak to you about the school and program. After that they give you an ethical situation and you have to write a couple of paragraphs about it. (It isnt as bad as it sounds...I thought I did horrible but I still got in...so im not sure how much emphasis is given on that part)! Then we split into two groups and one group went for interviews while the other had lunch and thier tour. After the interviews and tours were completed we all met up in a room and someone came to speak to us about research opportunites. I was incredibly nervous about the interview but it is actually pretty laid back... they do things a lot differently at this interview but dont let that intimidate you!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/19/0007

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

9 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?

9 out of 10

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