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Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine
  • Year founded: 1967
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 55
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Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine
Dental School
Charleston
  • SDN RANKING 4
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 2 26 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 3 0 Responses
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Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $37,526
  • Non - Resident Tuition $46,595
  • Application Fee $95
  • AVG DAT 20.0
  • AVG GPA 3.7

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Admissions Information

  • Dental Medicine Admissions
  • MUSC Office of Enrollment Management, MSC 203
  • 41 Bee Street
  • Charleston 29425
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The mission of the College of Dental Medicine is to educate students as well as current practitioners of oral health care, to expand the body of knowledge about oral and related diseases, and to serve citizens of the state of South Carolina and the region by providing exemplary oral health care.

Curriculum

The curriculum is structured to allow for a balanced work load, time for remediation of weak students, a broadening of the student`s clinical experience, and an opportunity for the honor student to gain additional experience in areas of special interest. The first two years concentrate on preclinical dental science courses, but clinical observations and experiences are incorporated. The final two years concentrate on clinical practice.

Facilities

In addition to the clinical facilities located on campus, dental students have an opportunity to participate in programs at the following South Carolina facilities: the Family Practice and Ambulatory Care Center at Richland Memorial Hospital and the Byrnes Medical Center/Crafts-Farrow State Hospital in Columbia, the Coastal Center in Ladson, and the Beaufort-Jasper Comprehensive Health Service in Chelsea.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 22
Negatively 1
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.52 25

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.61 18

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"More timely response regarding standing. However, I understand why they hold out until more interviews have taken place." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the good work! Your hospitality is impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How would you improve health care in the U.S.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest issue in dentistry now?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What will you do if you don't get accepted this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any leadership positions?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"why do you want to be a dentist and what have you done to make sure you are certain of that decision?" More from this Member | Report Response

" What hobbies do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a dentist? What specific qualities to you possess that will make you a good dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you done research" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why have you chosen dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Of course, the question of the day: Why do you want to be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a dentist? Did you ever consider other fields?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The questions were pretty standard they really just wanted to get to know you and figure out what brought you there" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"Was really specific to my application: "What was your favorite part of studying abroad?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivates you to do the best you can every day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are some issues that face the dental profession in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your biggest pet peeves?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were planning a dinner party and could invite 5 guests, dead or living, who would you invite and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you seen any obnoxious patients while shadowing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to host a dinner for four people, dead or alive, who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you look for in other people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specifics of my research - alcohol research" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you think we should choose you to be in our class?...twice..." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had three different interviews and each interviewer asked almost the same questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"With you having so many strengths, is there any room for weaknesses??" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What has been your most significant achievement to date?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your most significant achievement so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers jokingly went down his interview checklist asking me: Are you mentally stable? Are you intelligent? Any emotional problems?...." More from this Member | Report Response

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Individual Responses

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School Reviews

School Reviews

Results Overview

Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

Response Avg # Responders
4.50 2

0 = Terrible, 10 = World Class

What do you like most?

"For the most part, the professors are great. Mostly diamonds, only came across one dud so far and she was the definition of evil and shes retiring next year." | Report Response

"Access to digital dentistry. Newer facility. The faculty that are good are really good." | Report Response

What do you like least?

"The pointless courses that we are put through. First year, Histology and BioChem are emphasized over courses like Periodontics, Morphology, and Occlusion (courses that actually deal with teeth). The courses they do emphasize are infinitely harder and more time consuming, and have no practical purpose in the real world when we start practicing." | Report Response

"Before reading this know that I am a first year and some of this is observations and not experience. I will update as the years go by. Little bit of a rant but real concerns. Not the quality that I was expecting. They accepted more students than stations in the sim lab. Had a professor in biochem that had never previously lectured a class before. High cost of tuition and yet they are talking about us having to buy our own teeth to work on. Was lied to at interviews about the amount of patients. 3rd and 4th year students are only assigned 8-15 patients. Don't get many endo opportunities (maybe 3). School wont allow us to do implants. 3rd and 4th year students often get to leave early because they don't have enough patients. Just hope and pray I will get enough experience at the end of this to feel confident and competent in dentistry. The school suffers from the amount of deans they have both financially and in the ability to make quick changes. The library will be closed for at least a year." | Report Response

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