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  • University of Michigan School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Ann Arbor
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

10

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Prompt" Report Response

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

"Prompt" Report Response

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

"Prompt" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"found out one guy at mich used to live 2 blocks from my home in the west coast" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"they're all fine" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read personal statement, read about healthcare issues (good decision btw), was ready to be grilled" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the school's emphasis on providing a great clinical experience to its students. i entered thinking it'd be all about research, but i feel like they really tried to first sell themselves by describing the myriad of ways to immerse yourself in the community as a michigan dental student. awesome place." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"lake tahoe feeling, not used to such a suburban college town feel. pretty much a matter of if the school was in nyc, sf, boston, etc it'd be my #1 or 2." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"they told me it'd be warm and it was freezing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"A lot of ethics questions: you spend eight minutes interviewing with someone at each of ten stations. At 9/10 stations, you read a prompt off a laminated sheet of paper and then proceed with the simple direction of "discuss." Essentially they're giving you medically and dental-related issues and scenarios from which they're gauging your knowledge of the profession (and issues of), your goals in being a dentist and your basic personality as it pertains to acting in a professional setting. While this sounds stressful, it really isn't. I could tell some of the interviewers were trying to grill me, but in the end all 10/10 of them turned out to be very supportive. You won't get a smile from all of them, but they won't bully you around like they might at some other schools either. In preparing for the prompts, I'd just recommend really knowing why you want to be a dentist, have a defined role of "what a dentist is" in your head, and really be able to describe (rather succinctly) how as a dentist you'll be able to ACTUALLY HELP others. Good luck!" Report Response

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General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/03/2008

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

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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