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  • Indiana University School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Indianapolis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

""What have you done to improve your manual dexterity skills?"" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

""Tell us about your cancer research." And, "Why Indiana University?" " Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

""What have you learned by shadowing at the dentist's office?"" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

""What would you like us to know about yourself?" Also, "It looks as if you have a weak science background. What makes you think you're cut out for dental school?" (note: I have a biochemistry major)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Are there any weaknesses in your application that you would like to talk about?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read articles from ADA; talked to and shadowed dentists; reviewed common interview questions and prepared my answers; researched PBL learning; browsed IUSD website; spoke to current students; reviewed IUSD curriculum; attended their Dental Day the previous October" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The people are very laid back and personable. Perhaps the interview was too laid back. The 3rd year student who gave me the tour was SUPER friendly and out-going. The professor on my interview panel was really encouraging and easy to get along with." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The 4th year students were expressing their utmost desire to "get the hell out!" including the student interviewing me. I found it odd that a dentist wasn't on my panel. The third lady on my panel seemed not at all interested. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"What I did know ahead of time, which I recommend to EVERYONE, is to attend their Dental Day in October before you apply. They offer a lot of information that I would have expected them to offer on the day of the interview but did not. Luckily, I had attended Dental Day already and knew a lot of information about financial aid and had toured the building before. I wish I would have had a better opportunity to talk with the current students and/or other students interviewing that day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I did not have a good feeling coming out of my interview as if they really weren't interested in me. However, I did get my acceptance letter in December. I was shocked!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/28/2005

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

5 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?

7 out of 10

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