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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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

1

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)?

"What was a major hurdle for you" Report Response

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

"what do you do in your spare time, how do you relax" Report Response

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

"what would you do if you COULD NOT be a dentist" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"what do you do in your spare time?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"what has been a major hurdle for you during your undergraduate career?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read my application, read other peoples reviews, thought about general questions and my general responses I would have. Basicially generate some material to talk about." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the nice clinic, the mode of relaxation and comfort. He bought myself and two other dental students lunch at the cafeteria so that I could talk with them privately" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The location of the schoool has surrounding areas that are not very plesant - but this is POSITIVE because their clinic get SOOOO many people with so many needs - you will get exposure to things that you would never see at schools based in nicer areas " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"dont worry about it. be confident, plesant, it is generally meeting the faculty and seeing the schoool. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It started off by meeting the assistant admissions director, Ms Blackburn. She fit me up for a white lab coat and asked how I would like my name spelled on it - this was very cool and inspiring. Next I sat in a small waiting room designated for interviewees with a little glass wall. My interviewer (Dr. Berkowski) came and picked me up and we went down to the clinic to conduct our interview in one of the open bays, since he is not a perminant professor and does not have an office. The interview started off with a few general questions, why dentistry, strenghts/weaknesses, what would i do if i saw someone cheating (the correct answer to this question is to rat them out,... even though i'd have a hard time doing that. It messes up the grading curve and is unfair) , what would i do if i were failing a class in dental school , what would i do if i didn't get in, what if i COULD NOT be a dentist, what happened to my freshmen (low scores) year , ... that kind of stuff. After about 25-30 minutes of that, he took the rest of the hour telling me about UDM. everything about their specialty programs, clinics, what they are and what they aren't (they are clinic, not research). in the middle of our interview students would come up and ask him questions (he is the clinical professor), so we'd go over to the patient, talk about the case, he show me things, and we went back to continue the interview - very relaxed setting. He took me on a tour of the school, and bought my lunch with two other dental students who told me their take of it. They seem to like it a lot, and say it's very challenging, and talked about the usual class/professor venting about the things they dont like. After the lunch we went back to the clinic and met back up with the interviewer, asked me for any questions, told me specificially that he is going to "endorse me", and was impressed with how things went. Then he walked me out the front door. " 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?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/14/2006

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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