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  • University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Lincoln
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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)?

"What are 3 attributes that you have that will make you a good dentist?" Report Response

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

"Why have you attended 4 different schools in 2 different states?" Report Response

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

"Do you plan on settling in the mid-west for the rest of you life? (they want people to settle in NE or surrounding states)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Is says on your application that you once were a car salesman, I'm in the market for a car...how do I negotiate a good deal?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Your gpa isn't really that great, why do you think we should consider you? (my gpa is a 3.62/3.4 sci)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Did a mock-interview with my wife" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The head of admissions gives a 60 minute power point presentation on the many benefits of the school. He answered every question that I came with during teh presentation. It showed that they really wanted to give students all the information they wanted to know. Clinic just got remodeled. According to UNMC they have had the highest (or 2nd highest) average gpa in the nation for entering freshmen for the past 8 years. In the top ten in nation for scores on boards 1 & 2." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"gpa very important at this school. seems like they focus a little too much on it." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I didn't have to study up so much about UNMC on my own, they tell you EVERYTHING you ever would want to know about the school in a presentation before the interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Meet at 9:00 am and go to powerpoint presentation about the school. 10:00 tour the school and clinic. 11:00 interview." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/01/2004

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