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  • Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Dallas
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

"Why do you want to be a dentist? " Report Response

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

"Describe some characteristics of your personality? Something you need to work on?" Report Response

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

"Why did you drop ___ class?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are the top three careers of choice you'd be happy doing?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None really. I was prepared for the worst... good thing all the questions were pretty straight forward." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school's website, looked at sample questions, current issues and research in dentistry." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school is great. Big labs, new equipment, NICE cafeteria, their DDS program prepares you really well. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My interview with Dr. Brooks was quite tough. She's a very business-like lady. Be prepared if you interview w/ her. Unlike the other two interviewers I had, she's NOT there to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. She asked me several questions and while I responded she wrote stuff down, never looked at me. It made it a little harder for me to not be nervous. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really. I followed the advise posted by other students on this forum: BE THERE EARLY. I got there 45 min. before my interview and I was the third one of seven people to get there. I was out by 2:00 pm." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"As I said before, be there early. It's in your best interest if you plan on getting out soon. At around 10:30, we got a presentation on the school, its programs and research opportunities followed by a financial aid presentation that can be quite helpful if you stay awake. We each got a $10 coupon for the cafeteria and had lunch with three 4th-year students. They answered some questions we had gave us a tour around the school. We then came back to the admissions office and our interviews began. The first people to arrive got interviewed first while the other four were told to go on a self-tour while we interviewed (I guess to kill time). About an hour later, all three of us were done and were told we could go on a self-tour as well or go home. You don't have to stay if you don't want to. I felt all the presentations were pretty informative and our tour guides were too. Plus they took us everywhere and I didn't want to get lost wondering around on my own. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

DFW

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?

Candlewood Suites

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/02/2005

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?

8 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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