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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?

8 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)?

"So the interview questions haven't really changed so read the previous posts. They have prompts, about a 1/2 page each, that describe a dilemma and you talk about it. Don't worry, they give you all of the background info on the prompt. Ie: What's your take on using amalgams? amalgams are... So you're going to be given that stuff." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, my app and what I felt i needed to highlight that wasn't highlighted as well as what was left out that needed to be added...those will be prompts btw Listen to NPR or or watch house a little if you only watch family guy all the time :) " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything. 1) Go Blue. School spirit makes it fun 2) Technology is amazing, just like Maryland's 3) They listen ANND act on student needs/concerns (the latter is important) 4) Clinical experience is 2nd to none. Comprehensive, start 1st yr, vertical integration (different yr students working together, helping each other) 5) #1-#3 in NIH funding (this is probably why specialty programs love their students..they have great research faculty/opportunities) 6) sick ortho residency..not that I'm interested ;) 7) pretty much everything" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"1)I love the cold but some ppl don't..I asked a D3 student if it ever gets below 0 and he laughed. It's cold through April, but they do get seasons. 2) board scores are average, but they still have a decent specialty rate. Their research opportunities make up for this if you're worried about specializing, and I think most students just wanted to pass to do general dentistry so it's really a matter of if you want to do well. Besides its going to be P/F soon anyway. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How awesome the school was gonna be." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I hope that helps. Have fun and good luck! ...future colleagues :P" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

Detriot

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Lamp Post Inn ($50 book through thier site)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/20/2009

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 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?

"I was worried about the board scores, but I realize that that ball is in the students' court." Report Response

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