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  • Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Charleston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

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)?

"Why do you want to be a dentist? Did you ever consider other fields?" Report Response

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

"Why did you choose MUSC? Did you apply anywhere else? Where? Have you been on this campus before? Do you know anyone who attends or attended here? (It's very good if you do; however, I didn't)" Report Response

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

"What are your strengths? Your weakness? Do you have any skills that demonstrate manual dexterity?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"One of my interviewers jokingly went down his interview checklist asking me: Are you mentally stable? Are you intelligent? Any emotional problems?...." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Are you familiar with what a dental student does? (This was worded very vaguely and I didn't know how to answer.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"looked at school's website, mock interview, used this website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Most everyone seemed very nice, and the students we talked with were very helpful. The interview day is designed to be very informative. The equipment seems up to date even if the building is old." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The location. The surrounding area is not very nice. The campus is great, but the building of the college of dental medicine is old. However, they are building a new state-of-the-art facility for it that should open in 2007, I think." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Charleston can be hard to navigate through with all the one-way streets, and that the interviews aren't as stressful as I thought they were." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"A positive one. Overall, I was impressed with the school and its faculty. I look forward to attending there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/06/2004

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