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  • University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Minneapolis
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?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"Why dentistry?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why would you be a good fit at Minnesota?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Did you use any study tools (i.e. Kaplan books) to help with you DAT preparation? (BTW, I think they encourage it, they like the see high DAT scores)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Hypothetically, what if I said you would be accepted to our program right now, but you would have to serve 1 year extra in addition to the 4 years of Dental school working with the Indian Health Service would you accept? And why?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Will you be able to deal with racial and social diversity?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Visited School and SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Large program. This school recieved to most in research funding dollars last year of all dental schools. Friendly admissions staff." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The labs were kind of old but other areas are quite nice. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There is very limited parking." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I did the Early Admissions Program. I think they will only let you into it if you are a resident or from a neighboring state with a contract. Do EAP if you can, it will really help your chances at getting in. During the interview they just asked a list a general questions, nothing to personal." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

07/25/2003

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