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  • University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Houston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Your interviewer will have a sheet with four questions on it, these are the four: 1) Tell me about yourself and why you want to go into dentistry 2) How do you plan your time and how do you manage stress? 3) What is one strength and one weakness? 4) What type of people do you not get along with? On the first, stay away from mention money and easy hours. On the second, DO mention that you plan your schedule, e.g., by using planners, smartphone or desktop calendars, etc. To manage stress, again mention that you do something, like exercising frequently, always making sure to spend time with friends and family, reading... On the third, don't name a weakness you can't work on. And the weakness shouldn't put you at a disadvantage as a dental student/dentist. On the fourth, remember not to look like you're hard to get along with. The interviewer wants to know that you're a people person, and that in your class or as a dental service provider, you are the type to get along with all sorts of people. You could mention that you like working in groups, but that XYZ personality types are harder to work with than others (overbearing, disrespectful, self-interested, etc). Your interviewer will jot notes on your responses on that sheet with the four questions. Also be prepared to tell him/her why you want to go to Houston over other dental schools." Report Response

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

No Response

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

No Response

What was the most interesting question?

No Response

What was the most difficult question?

No Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"student dr forums" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The new building opening in 2012." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Old building will still be around until 2012." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

No Response

What are your general comments?

"Nothing unexpected. Plan your answers to the four main questions. Make sure to engage your interviewer and get them to talk a bit about themselves (why he/she chose academia over clinical practice) and why Houston should be your destination. Also, ask good, relevant questions, e.g., how the school is adapting to advances in dentistry, any changes in curriculum or clinical that he/she expects in the near to mid-term, what advice he/she would have for a pre-dent in final year of undergrad, etc." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

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?

0-1 hour

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?

Home

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/23/2010

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?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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