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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

55 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"Tell us about a time when you held a leadership position (I think this was close to the original question)." Report Response

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

"Tell us about a time when you had to solve a problem (I think this was the question or at least close)." Report Response

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

"Tell us about a time... when someone didn't approve of your work." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Can't recall. However, the majority of the questions were behavioral. Just make sure you have a few answers that can be adapted and intertwined to make an interesting life story to the interviewers." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same answer as before. Can't recall a difficult question. Maybe something like "tell us about a time when you let someone down and how you remedied that." However, I am not sure if that was the exact question." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looking up this same exact interview feedback. Also, as previously said, think about some good examples of situations that make you stand out and really exemplify your potential for dental school and as a well-rounded individual in general (or something like that). Just practice even if you think you are good at interviews and answering questions on the fly." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Really enjoyed learning about research opportunities within the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Patient transfer between students does not seem formal. From what I was told at the interview, it is a "hey we're friends, have my good patients" type thing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I just needed a reminder that traffic is quite hectic in the morning hours!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Good school. Memorable time. Good luck to future interviewees! Hope this helps y'all." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In 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?

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

October

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

8 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?

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None really." Report Response

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