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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"They are all scenerio based. Scenerios included a cosmetic dentistry procedure, insurance issues, government insurance, insurance company control, amalgam fillings, etc..." Report Response

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

"Why Dentistry? Why Michigan?" Report Response

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

"Tell me something that you want the committee to know thats not in your file." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Scenerio about insurance companies getting your information somewhat "illegally" before you even apply for their insurance so they can create a "risk" factor for you, that way they can rank you and decide whether to deny you coverage or not." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about a current ethical issue that you have faced and how did you handle it?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN and school website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I really liked the big campus feel, I also liked the suburban atmosphere. It was a cool older but clean campus. Their sim lab seemed to be pretty good, clinics were a little above average. You have a lot of opportunities for great research, if you are into doing d-school research and if you aren't, they are cool with that too. Right now they rank 3rd in the country for research, based on NIH grants and publications." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It seemed like they have issues scheduling and getting patients to show up. They said patients dont show up 1/3 of the time and you have to find other stuff to do. This seems like it happens at some other schools but it seemed like an especially big problem here." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Exactly how the interviews would be conducted and that they would last 2 hours!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I really liked the school and to my surprise I really liked the interview format, unlike most others in my interview group. I thought they were fun and gave you the opportunity to think critically and discuss current issues, which I thought was really fun. I do agree though that it may be hard to gauge an applicant solely based off of that interview format. Some people thought they were very stressful but by the 2nd to 3rd station I was pretty relaxed and started enjoying it. As long as you keep up on current events, there shouldnt be any major concerns. Oh yeah and the interviews last for almost 2 hours! Dont worry, that time actually does fly by!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$301-$400

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Comfort Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/16/2009

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

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