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Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
  • Year founded: 1958
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 75
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Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Dental School
Boston
  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 172 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses
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Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $69,500
  • Non - Resident Tuition $69,500
  • Application Fee $75
  • AVG DAT 19.4
  • AVG GPA 3.6

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Admissions Information

  • Admissions Office
  • G-305
  • 100 East Newton Street
  • Boston 02118
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Welcome to the new age of dental medicine. BUSDM continues to study and envision the future of oral and craniofacial health and its impact on the practice of dentistry. As the dental and medical professions become increasingly more integrated, computer technology becomes more vital to patient care. As new high-resolution imaging systems are developed, the school faces major challenges in educating our students and caring for our patients given these new directions and impending and emerging trends. These certainties will necessitate that our curriculum undergo dramatic changes in the diagnostic, medical, behavioral, and restorative sciences. Some examples include the fact that saliva has become a major diagnostic examining medium, and may soon replace blood as a health monitoring fluid for the diagnosis of both oral and systemic diseases. And in the next decade with advances in genetic screening, genetically engineered tissues could replace all current restorative materials and systems. In addition, micropores are being developed to be inserted around the dentition to combat caries and periodontal disease.

Curriculum

Given the nature of both existing and emerging general practice dentistry, today`s graduates must possess scientific, technical, and intellectual knowledge and skill; a well-integrated working knowledge of biomedical, psychosocial, and dental sciences; evidence-based thinking that enables critical assessment and application of new approaches to patient care; and skills for accessing information in support of lifelong learning. The curriculum at Boston University School of Dental Medicine gives its graduate these skills.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 133
Negatively 15
No change 3

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.42 170

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.15 91

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Possibly move around to different rooms for presentations, staying in one room got a little tiring" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an agenda in the beginning of the day!" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a lot of time spent just waiting around." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, great faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"none at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"more detailed itinerary in the invite email... didn't know what to expect" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Very helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Quicker response and more efficient updates for the interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Let all the students interview with faculty, not random non-dentist administrators like I had to! D" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't call those students for interview in the early cycle whom you don't want to admit!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"please do reply to students everytime they try to contact you." More from this Member | Report Response

"To have a recycling bin somewhere in the office." More from this Member | Report Response

"keep up the good work!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing. i just thank for their friendliness!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What did you like/dislike about your shadowing experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your dental journey." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing now (after graduation)? Interviewer didn’t really seem to pay attention to my responses." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing since graduation? (I work in a lab) followup question: Isn't that tedious?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me about my hobbies/interests." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just a conversation, very laid-back" More from this Member | Report Response

"honestly cannot think of a single question they asked me - it was more a conversation with questions feeding off each other" More from this Member | Report Response

"what's your plan in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research in layman's terms. (My interview was admissions staff)" More from this Member | Report Response

"is there anything that you'd want me to tell the admissions committee that isn't in this application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you doing this right now? (activity unrelated to dentistry)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"what does your dad do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your university?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was your greatest challenge in trying to get where you are today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your university." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really a discussion, but it lead into Why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your extracurricular" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your research experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Boston? (im from the west coast)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you graduated from college in 2007 and are now just applying to dental schools, what is the reason for that and what have you been doing in that span of time between graduating and applying?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of Boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you explain this part of your app?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the biggest problem in dentistry is today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do with your year off?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why is your Part 1 score JUST 87?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your observation experience in US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your shadowing experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"what have you done since graduation " More from this Member | Report Response

"YOU like working with kids..any of my interesting pedo case?" More from this Member | Report Response

"related to my clinical exp" More from this Member | Report Response

"why had i taken an online course" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you come to America?" More from this Member | Report Response

"a conversation more than a grilling you with questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did u like about the tour you went on?" More from this Member | Report Response

"where were born? (literally, this was only question he asked)" More from this Member | Report Response

"would you like to change your personality? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"As the conversation went on, we spoke about why I'm considering dentistry over other professions. We also spoke about my volunteer experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry " More from this Member | Report Response

"why Boston" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for your DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why BU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you taken biochemistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many dental schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I transfer out of my old school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Boston as opposed to Los Angeles?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you choose bu" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to go to dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you could live in Boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Bu" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else did I apply?" More from this Member | Report Response

"are any of your relatives dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your experience with the field of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How long will you be in Boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there any voluntary work you did." More from this Member | Report Response

"How long have you been/will you be in Boston? What are you going to do while you are here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why Boston university?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About dental experience? " More from this Member | Report Response

"work experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"asked me about my work experience [back home]" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research. Tell me about your volunteer experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"What community service have you done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"same stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing since you graduated?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you are from Cali!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you questions about the school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be most interesting for you in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many schools did apply to? what are they?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your strengths you'd like to tell me about." More from this Member | Report Response

"same as "most interesting question"." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself? " More from this Member | Report Response

"how many siblings I have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you did from after your graduation" More from this Member | Report Response

""You've applied to alot of programs in alot of locations. What is your reasoning and criteria behind that?"" More from this Member | Report Response

""so how's school going for you this semester?" (i've been out of college for two years and my essay described all the research i've done. she didn't read my application)" More from this Member | Report Response

"would you really go all the way to boston for dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your extracurricular activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your time spent overseas?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dental? Why BU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you like about dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"why dentistry and not medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you practice in public health?" More from this Member | Report Response

"strengths/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you like Boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"strengths/weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didnt u opt for a regional interview in Vancouver? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to Boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your hometown" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like MOST about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what classes are you taking this quarter and next quarter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you like about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Boston/Boston U" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry? How many interviews did you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why boston? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What I thought of Boston" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a dentist vs doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do u want to do postgraduation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your goals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you doing today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you use sports to deal with stress? How do I deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you watch the game the other night?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do when you're facing stressful situations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you decide dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you'll like Boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why dental" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strong points?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about yourself? Did you watch the game last night?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like boston. why this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you want to specialize?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was asked about a local museum and we talked about it for half the interivew" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you a vegetarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my horse." More from this Member | Report Response

"We talked about baseball." More from this Member | Report Response

"we talked about spirituality and being in touch with yourself - questions on this topic" More from this Member | Report Response

"normal questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's with some of your grades?" More from this Member | Report Response

"did you apply to tufts?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your brother doing for school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you shadow so many different specialists?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like the weather up here so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question." More from this Member | Report Response

"None really." More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked a lot about my application and the essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"Discussion, extremely laid back interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really! She just let me do all the talking. She seemed very into everything I was saying" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like Boston so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the biggest problem in dentistry is today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The very first question the interviewer asked me--why is your Part 1 score JUST 87? I could see in which direction the interview was going..." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would a professor or a close friend of your describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your shadowing experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"wht is my opinion regarding advertisements on teeth whitening?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do i like about my home town" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have time to read for pleasure? What books?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you come to America?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your free time" More from this Member | Report Response

"No questions asked. Was just a conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"No odd or interesting questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain a portion of my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for you DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you think you'll be a good fit in BU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Basicly went over my application files and clear up some stuff with me. Nothing hard." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very informal...more of a conversation...I got asked about courses I did not take" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Though I had a regional, I also visited the school and I was given a tour which impressed me. Why Boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you choose your wife? parents or u urself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was all pretty straight forward about things on my app." More from this Member | Report Response

"why would you want to live in boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why BU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't have a most interesting question...just why bu? the rest of the questions were in the form of a conversation so that's it." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where all did you apply?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how long will you be staying and what are you planning to do during your stay in Boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like watching broadway shows?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular,Just a casual conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing specific" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you enjoyed volunteering for Big Brothers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your state dental school like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If every school you applied takes you,which schools would you opt?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of people did you meet in undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of food do you cook?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your opera singing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you look different from your photo." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing since graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in five years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like the Red Sox" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just the usual predictable questions, nothing too interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was to out of the ordinary. The interviewer had two prepared questions that the ADCOMS wanted to know about (info on my app.)(have i graduated?...Classes i am taking)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think the plastic surgeon pulled my skin too tight?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you got here alright?" More from this Member | Report Response

"usual stuff nothing different" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be most interesting for you in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else did you apply?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing serious really ... maybe .. tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"he read my essay, and asked me a question about how i felt leaving my family @ 17 and goin to university 1/2 way around the world" More from this Member | Report Response

"No really in depth question was asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was more of a conversation and it was great! Nothing really interesting(As in something I had to think before answering)was asked. They were questions about my life and I was made very comfortable throughout the interview. It could have been shorter...but I just had so much to talk. And the interviewer was very patient while I spoke." More from this Member | Report Response

""You've applied to alot of programs in alot of locations. What is your reasoning and criteria behind that?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"why boston? (i'm from boston)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you really want to move to a cold place like Boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the Scott Petersen trial?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Won't you just go to UConn? (ct resident)" More from this Member | Report Response

"So why did u choose this to be a dentist. I did most of the talking. " More from this Member | Report Response

"who recommended BU to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you going to be able to handle being broke? (I have been working for a few years, so this was directed at the transition to not having any income once I start dental school) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about BYU (undergrad)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what's your definition of being a professional?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you de-stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I have this pain in my right arm and shoulder, how would you treat it with accupuncture?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you do hindi classical dancing (im east indian)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you have anything to eat?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I liked to do in my spare time. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you compare other schools you have been interviewd at to this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your hometown?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Boston and not a California School?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like MOST about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the top 5 schools in Canada" More from this Member | Report Response

"name the top 5 schools in canada" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you coming here for a hair stylist interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What aspect of the program intrigued you the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why go into dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many schools did I apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what I thought of boston" More from this Member | Report Response

"Right when I walked in the first question he asked was Why doesn't your last name end with "ian?" (since I am persian)" More from this Member | Report Response

"In which field do you want more exposure after(if) being admitted into the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What question did you not wish I had asked" More from this Member | Report Response

"What age do mormons usually get married?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is the economy doing in _____ (the place where I live)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I cant remember actually being asked a 'real' question!(except for maybe "how are you enjoying Beantown so far?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you use sports as a way to relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked me no "real" questions. He looked through my file and commented on my essay, gpa, etc... He asked what I wanted to know about BU. He made sure that I was very comfortable saying, "this is a very informal interview...we are like family here."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you will be happy to study here? (This question is hard to answer when I am first time there.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you you program palm pilots? (after reading of my old job in my file)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing real interesting about the interview questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really interesting...just wanted to know about family members, and wanted to know what I thought about the yankees/sox match-up." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you like living in Vancouver?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why psycholinguistics (a class i took)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you enjoy about your program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you want to specialize?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you handle this weather and this city?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

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