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  • University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Birmingham
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 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?

4

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)?

"Tell me about the time you set your own arm. (picked something off my essay)" Report Response

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

"Why UAB?" Report Response

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

"How did you prepare for the DAT?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Give 2, and only 2 words to describe yourself. (took me like 3 minutes of just sitting there in silence trying to come up with a good answer)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you want to become a dentist? (my first interview, needed to prepare more for that question.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read my essay, should have done more" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The awesome facilities--nearly the entire school is newly rennovated, and there are so many chairs for the 3rd and 4th years. The preclinic lab was open, and the air filteration in the room is top notch. All the 2nd years were in there doing work, and the room had no smell whatsoever. ALSO, the students seemed focused, intelligent, and friendly. UAB does very well on its boards, and is part of the biggest health complex thing (8 hospitals in one area) in the southeast." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I didn't see too many faculty, besides the ones in admissions. We didn't see where 1st and 2nd years take their classes, which was down the street about a mile--probably a hassle as a student to have to make the trek every day." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"We're supposed to wear suits (or at least a blazer) to interviews. just had a tie with khakis. haha" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"UAB is perfect whether you want to go right into private practice or instead would want to specialize. It's got great board scores, facilities, students, and a friendly atmosphere. I got in a week after the interview, but I am lucky since I thought my interview (my first) was slightly awkward." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/26/2005

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