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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

10 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)?

"ethics of amalgam fillings; why Michigan?" Report Response

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

"ethics of cosmetic dentistry - whether should advertise it or offer it; ethical dilemma you've faced" Report Response

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

"ethics of insurance companies being able to pull up your confidential files; what should i tell the admissions committee on your behalf?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"business related - whether dentists should offer free services/ award points (similar to frequent flier miles) to loyal customers " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How did I feel about having middle tiers - people who are slightly above dental hygienists in rank, but not dentists - being able to perform procedures (extractions, etc...) for patients in areas where dental access is poor" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read over my personal statement, practiced the usual (why dentistry, why _______); SDN interview feedback was really helpful for this interview" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The staff were very friendly; the camaraderie among the students - they all liked to joke to and banter; the school pride - the students i spoke with said they loved the University of Michigan; people love Ann Arbor - it's as if it's on its own and separated from the rest of Michigan; the organization of the whole interview day; the technology at UMich is top notch since they pioneered a lot of it (itunesU, etc..); the facilities and the building were really nice; really cool history of dentistry exhibit " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"presentations ran a bit too long - it was very hard to pay attention; didn't get too meet/speak with many students (I could be biased since my last interview was at Buffalo and we were able to speak with A LOT of students)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"the whole MMI wasn't going to be too bad, but it was really long though...by the time you get to your 6th or 7th station, you're counting down when it'll be over; also, if you're from out of state like me, be warned that it is COLD in Michigan haha" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"MMI was a fun experience - it was really cool being able to speak to many different people at the stations; UMich wasn't really on my radar as a top choice, but it definitely is now! " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

Detroit Metropolitan

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Lampost 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?

7 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?

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The tour could have been more extensive - would've liked to see more of the clinic/sim lab" Report Response

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