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  • Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Illinois
  • Dental School
  • Downers Grove
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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

5

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)?

"What do you know about MWU-il dental school? What do you like about MWU-il dental and what do you not like?" Report Response

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

"Name one meaningful leadership experience you've had, and explain what you learned from it." Report Response

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

"Of these five extra-curriculars (Research, Working in a medical field, Service in hard to reach populations, Sports, None Medical Work) which do you think is the best to do during undergrad to prepare for dental school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If your friend had a gambling addiction, lost all of his money, and then asked to borrow some money to pay for rent, food, and a little more money so that he could win back the money that he/she had lost... What would you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Name two organizations that you would like to start as a dental student. There wasn't much to say, I named two things off the top of my head, came up with some reasons why and then, silence..." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read some of the advice on SDN, got a good eight hours of sleep, and simply didn't fret about it." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Loved the campus. It's small and very pretty. They have a flock of geese that lives on campus, and the food at the cafeteria (at least what I had) is awesome. The systems-based curriculum is an obvious plus over the more traditional approach of blunt forcing each individual subject. All of the equipment is going to be brand new, everyone was really friendly, and the downer's grove/lombard area seems to a pretty good area." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The PRICE, close to 400,000 ouch! Also, the goose poop:)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You don't need to know anything ahead of time, stop worrying." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school, better than my state school for sure, but at a tall price." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

Midway

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Stay Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/18/2011

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?

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?

"None" Report Response

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