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  • East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Greenville
Individual Feedback 1 18 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 18
Negatively 0
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.33 18

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.06 18

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.67 18

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 10
25 minutes 1
30 minutes 2
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 0
50 minutes 1
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 4

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 18
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 18
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 17
Closed file 0

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
3.00 18

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

"I was looking at your transcript and see that you were on an engineering path and there is a semester where you have a bunch of U's can you explain?" More from this Member | Report Response

"On a scale from deeply integrated to not involved at all, how much do you think dentists should be involved in their community outside of their profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one class that proved to be more difficult than you thought, but how did you overcome that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you become a successful practicing dentist, and you have the means to tackle another project, what would that be" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What will you be able to offer our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one good deed you have done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a time when you felt that you were treated unequally and how you responded to that." More from this Member | Report Response

"What sets you apart from the other candidates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you stand out from other candidates" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your major seems really interesting, explain why you chose it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to pay for dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not dental assisting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you arrive to this point?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Which basketball team do you like" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Who do you go to for support/ tell me who is your support in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you took a class you thought would be easy but turned out differently." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see your long-term goals in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you believe there is an inequity in dental services in rural areas? Why do you think that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about working in underserved and rural communities? (I was asked this twice, it's very important to ECU!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you failed at leadership." More from this Member | Report Response

"Youve applied to many schols and are a great candidate, what about ECU sticks out?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What ethical considerations must we deal with in dental schools and in practicing dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what have you improved on your dental resume since last year" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you are a good fit for ECU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you will adjust to a small city?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your science scores on the DAT are great, but I see you scored a XX in RC, please explain this? Was this a fluke? I couldn't really say, "listen I had the piano passage, sir."" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me about a crisis that you had in your life and how you dealt with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you prefer to work individually or in a group/team?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be your biggest challenge in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Dentistry (asked by both)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the community service activities you've done recently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a crisis and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you thought of a career in dental academia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something unique that you could contribute to the inaugural class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do morals/ethics apply to the dental industry and why are they important" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have shadowed a short time with a good many dentists, what is something you took from those experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you done much volunteer work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain the difference between you DAT score and your GPA." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your mentor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with hardships?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about a time when you were in a leadership position and things didn't go as you had planned and what did you learn from that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the last good deed you've done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is on your long-term bucket list?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Off the wall question: if you won the lottery and decided to travel the world, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all pretty straightforward, but they did ask a lot of questions about me personally (hobbies, what I do in my free time, my study abroad trip, my job) which was nice! They really want to get to know you as a person." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you bring to the class, what kind of niche do you offer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kinds of things as a dentist would you do for the community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you rather be a big fish in a little sea, or a little fish in a big sea?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your best friend were in the room, what would they say are your best and worst characteristics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do between 2004 and 2009? (Specific for me.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three characteristics a dentist should have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does Operation Christmas Child go about selecting which countries that send gifts to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be able to work in a group" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Well what else have you done community service wise? (After I already gave them an example)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when something went wrong and how you reacted." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was one class you were very excited about, but turned out differently than you thought?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Has there ever been a time where you've been treated unfairly?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a time that you were treated unfair." More from this Member | Report Response

"When have you been treated unfairly? (Loaded question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we choose you over the other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"There really wasn't one, but for the sake of giving everyone more feedback: What is something unique about you that you specifically would bring to the Inaugural Class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you got accepted at UNC and ECU which would you chose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what sets you apart from other candidates." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ummm, there seriously wasn't one, other than convincing the interviewer my RC score is not a cause for conerrn." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your highest characteristic and what is your lowest characteristic" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you be able to change dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN Questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, browsing ECU's website, speaking with faculty/students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, SDN, reviewing questions with family" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Read through my application essays, rehearsed answers to basic questions (why i want to be a dentist)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't really prepare other than reading some interview feedback here on SDN and reviewing my own application and what I said in my supplemental essays." More from this Member | Report Response

"met with the ad com several times" More from this Member | Report Response

"Online, read about the school and the dean" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on ECU SoMD's website and looked over SDN questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"studied ECU website, mission statement, etc. know your essays, 2nd app essay answers, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched the school extensively, I had a friend ask me the questions here on SDN interview feedback without practice and then went back and formulated a rough outline for what I would want to get across on each." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application, read about the school, SDN interview feedback, thought about potential questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, SDN, and ECU's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Doing a mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the schools mission statement. I read some SDN, but decided I want my answers to be from the heart. So I didnt bother memorizing any questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview questions and researching the school" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How nice everyone there was." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's team-based learning approach is ahead of the curve: systems-based curriculum was specifically designed in preparation for changes to the national board exams. Students, staff seemed very enthusiastic about their program and their passion to serve the under-served is very well portrayed by the upper administration. Lack of specialties means D3 and D4 students will get the tougher cases." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities/technology and friendliness of staff!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facility, and how comfortable they make you feel." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING. Everyone is so genuinely friendly - students, interviewers, other faculty and staff - all so welcoming and just really wanting to get to know you as a person. I loved that each interviewer really knew my application and brought up specific things from my essays, it felt like they really cared about getting to know their applicants. Also, the school is BEAUTIFUL (practically brand new) with amazing technology (all Apple everything). They also do a great job at making you feel comfortable and welcomed and it is a really low stress environment. The whole day was really well done." More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful building, friendly staff. The dean actually came in and introduced himself to each one of us and spoke with us." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities and faculty (incredibly genuine and nice)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the staff was awesome" More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness of staff, low stress, and planned technology" More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone is very nice, it is a very laid back, conversational interview atmosphere. they are not trying to grill you or scare you." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff!! Everyone is extremely friendly. Once the school is built it will be state of the art. The curriculum seems to be a great new approach. The price is in the lower quintile for all schools in the country." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of the staff and administration, well planned day, different 'activities' throughout the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"The technology they will have was impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty's sincere passion in the mission of the school. (and the sweet technology)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The technology." More from this Member | Report Response

"The technology" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I'm a bit concerned about the volume of clinical experience available: current students said that many in the first graduating class were scrambling to find crown cases; however, this seems to be subsiding and ECU now has a waiting list of patients (according to current students)." More from this Member | Report Response

"A little too much waiting around, it's a long stressful day. Rather it be a little more consolidated." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Unimpressed with the students, not sure if they really deserve to be where they are." More from this Member | Report Response

"dental school itself will not be complete until July 2012" More from this Member | Report Response

"lack of a dental school building and a med school in need of renovations." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was sad to find out the new dental building wont be done until 2013 and the first 2 yrs for the inaugural class will be spent in the ECU med school. school tour seems to be anticlimactic since you mostly just tour the med school/hospital. but, the dental building will be really nice when it is complete." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm not a fan of the Greenville area. It's going to be rough the 1st year not having a building." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dental building will not be finished unti 2013. At my interview, the school had only around 20 staff members. Greenville is rough." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the interviews weren't as stressful as I thought they would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"No breakfast served." More from this Member | Report Response

"3 separate interviews, one with a student and two with faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"People aren't lying when they say ECU does a great job at making you feel comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviews were so short! Two 20 minute interviews and a 10 minute interview - they all go by so quickly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"how short the interviews would be" More from this Member | Report Response

"the weather! check the weather!" More from this Member | Report Response

"where to park. lots of construction going on in the area and the map they send isn't 100% accurate. i drove around the night before to get a feel for the area, so i was prepared in the morning. 2 others in my interview group were late because they got lost trying to find the parking lot, which is kind of hidden in the back." More from this Member | Report Response

"How truly relaxed the atmosphere was, and that none of the interviewers threw out any tricky questions and didn't grill me on any questions about my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview would be over at 2." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was going to rain" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Nice school, lots of new technology. Faculty and staff seem approachable and aware of how dentistry is changing within and outside of the classroom." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really nice school - still working out the logistics, but in a few years it'll be an awesome school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great Experience, walked out with a good feeling." More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely great experience. Low stress, very friendly environment, beautiful facilities, and really well organized. Good luck to future interviewees! :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience!" More from this Member | Report Response

"great school, great potential" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school has a respectable mission and a truly unique approach to dental education. I was most impressed with the way the staff genuinely cares about the applicants/ students." More from this Member | Report Response

"already said before, but very very friendly, faculty and staff. a serious, but not super intensive interview. group activity - everyone wants to know about this. you play with ipads and macbook for an hour or so. they are going to really integrate technology and classroom activities, which could be interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Phenomenal staff with a great atmosphere, technology and building will be top of the line," More from this Member | Report Response

"Arrive early to look around, the medical campus is a little confusing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I was impressed with ECU's dental school. However, they are taking a different approach to dental education. This may work or may not. They spoke a good game but it has yet to be seen." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very good experience. Chris does an excellent job playing host. Just stay relaxed, and talk to them as if you were talking to your best friend about football." More from this Member | Report Response

"A very very relaxed atmosphere. Everyone was so friendly. It's all conversational, they want to get to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 2
Faculty member 5
Admissions staff 10
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 16
Neutral 1
Discouraging 1

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.06 18

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 17
Out of state 0

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 6
2-3 hours 7
4-6 hours 3
7+ hours 1

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 0
Automobile 17
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 12
$101-$200 4
$201-$300 0
$301-$400 0
$401-$500 0
$501+ 0

What airport did you use?

No responses

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 4
Hotel 9
Home 3
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Would you recommend the hotel?

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.39 18

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
5.83 18

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.61 18

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.83 18

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.33 18

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.28 18

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Speed up the tour and lunch. No need to drag out the day after the interviews are over." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing! they're friendly, professional, welcoming, and very responsive!" More from this Member | Report Response

"cut out lunch and perhaps streamline the interview process. holding the interview till 2 pm seems a little long, especially concerning that the actual interview portion only takes an hour or so. also, minor detail, but parking passes should be emailed/mailed to applicants, that way there isn't the awkward walk up to the building, grab a parking pass, walk back to your car, and then back up to the building again. not so fun when its raining." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would have been nice to have a bit more takehome info in the information packet. Materials we did get were very generic, not school specific" More from this Member | Report Response

"None!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Because ECU is a new school, I wish they had printed out everything for me including curriculum, teaching philosophy, cost of attendance, ect." More from this Member | Report Response

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