"So, why dentistry?"
"What would you do if you didnt get in?"
"Tell me about your leadership experiences."
"Did you have over 100 hours of shadowing?"
"Tell me about your research interests."
"Tell me about yourself (including hobbies)."
"Tell me about yourself..."
"Tell about yourself."
"tell me about yourself (where born, school, major), and why temple?"
"What community service and/or outreach have you done - and what do you plan to do once you are in dental school?"
"What activities do you do with your hands?"
"How have you demonstrated your dedication to the community?"
"What is your favorite dental tool?"
"When have you shown any leadership abilities?"
"How can you use dentistry to help your community?"
"Why dentistry? give dexterity skills?"
"What are your research interests?"
"Describe any experience in manual dexterity. "
"rate your knowledge of dentistry from 1-5"
"What got you interested in dentistry?"
"Describe yourself. "
"Who is your role model (though I think this is the question everyone in my group answered, but not necessarily the one asked)"
"Tell me about yourself."
"ice-breaker: name, school, major"
"Where are you from / what school are you at?"
"Whose ideas have inspired you the most?"
"What kind of volunteer work do you do?"
"Why dentistry and not proctology, etc?
"What leadership experience do you have?"
"Tell me something about yourself."
"What qualities make a good dentist?"
"I was a constant discussion between the interviewer and the students. "
"Why you wanna be a dentist?"
"I know you all volunteer, but how do you contribute to society?"
"Of course why dentistry?"
"Why dentistry, volunteer works, and your opinion on some of the issues that the dentists have to face everyday."
"what dental experience do you have? (ie shadowing)"
"How do you deal with stress? What do you do outside or school/work?
Last book you read/what type of books do you read?"
"Tell me what books you've read lately?"
"What can you offer to Temple?"
"if you had to beg for acceptance, what would you say?"
"Tell me about yourself "
"Why dentistry? Why temple? "
"What do you want your practice to be like?"
"what do i hope to do as a dentist, do i want to go into reserach/ education, etc..."
"Why dentistry, why temple?"
"Why do you want to be a dentist? (Of course)"
"-Tell me about yourself (location, major, hobbies)
"What is the role of a dentist in the community?"
"Tell me about yourself. Why Dentistry? Why Temple?"
"What was the last book you read?"
"How do you manage your stress?"
what activities do u do that demonstrate manual dexterity?
"Why do you want to be a dentist?"
"It depends which faculty member you get...our group was more of a conversation. Basically, Why do you want to be a Dentist?"
"what would you do if you do not get into dental school
What was the last book you read, rank it on a scale of 1- 10"
"Essay Question: If in 10 years you were to hurt your back so bad you can't practice, what would you do?"
"Tell me about yourself?"
"What was the last thing you built?"
"last book you read, hobbies"
"Why Temple over other dental schools?"
"If you don't get into dental school this year, what will you do? What if you NEVER get into dental school?"
"What do you like about Temple? "
"Convince me you are right for temple and you would come here."
"What do you think about critiques?"
"describe your leadership experience to me"
"How did you become interested in dentistry?"
"What does Temple have to offer you?"
"Tell me things about yourself that you were not able to express in your application?"
"Why do i want to be a dentist?"
"Tell me about yourself in a few sentences"
"None really. It was simply a conversation between the interviewers and the interviewee (me). They were just trying to get a feel for who you are, what you can contribute to the program, and how you liked Temple. "
"Nothing out of the ordinary"
"Nothing, questions were really straightforward and conversational."
"Tell me something unique about yourself."
"Refer to the interview general comments"
"...nothing too interesting..."
"Who has had the most influence on you?"
"Ask your own question to your fellow interviewees."
"Having interviewees ask the rest of the group a question"
"Name this instrument (this wasn't during formal interview). The questions in the formal interview were basic and what one would expect."
"How will you pay off your debt"
"Describe a recent altercation and how you handled it."
"I wasn't asked this, but someone was asked to answer a question on women in dentistry."
"Do you do activities with your hands? Which?"
"Have you read ''Rich Dad Poor Dad''."
"If the whole group was accepted and you went to Temple, how would the group remember you at a 5 yr reunion?"
"I was only asked 3 so I guess when have you shown leadership."
"Nothing interesting..why dentistry instead of medicine"
"What would you do if a young individual asked you to pull out all of their teeth?"
"Who do you admire and why?"
"All normal questions"
"If not dentistry, what other job appealed to you?"
"Who in your life has inspired your ideals and beliefs?"
"Who is your role model?"
"all standard questions...posted here on SDN"
"Nothing. The group style format resulted in very standard questions."
"The most interesting question was "Have I thought about how I am going to pay for Dental school""
"nothing...they're all crappy questions"
"What got you interested in dentistry?"
"Who is your best friend and describe why? "
"How can a dentist make a positive impact on his/her community?"
"What do you do to relax?"
"Interview was more of a conversation. We were asked about ourselves, volunteer activity and our interests."
"What should be done about underserved populations in Alaska in need of dental practitioners?"
"what is your favorite dental instrument?"
"Whose ideas have inspired you the most? What is your favorite dental instrument?"
"Nothing really special."
"Where do you see yourself 7 years from now?"
"Nothing really to terrible, I think the most interesting question was....Give me an example of a diverse setting you have been in...."
"What type of people did you work with on your LDS mission?"
"Did you apply your state school?"
"Do I study alone or in groups?"
"Tell me something about yourself"
"none, just ask from a question sheet"
"Who do you look up to as a role model?"
"We all know that Temple isn't in a nice area, how does this affect you?"
"Why do I want dentistry?"
"The fact is, I was only asked one question! The interviewer just sold the school and dentistry the entire time. Easiest interview yet!"
"Explain to me in detail what your practice and your life will be like in 15 years."
"What would your practice look like?"
"If I would like to participate in thye Haiti mission."
"If you couldn't do dentistry what would you do?"
"Who my role models were, and where I envisioned myself in five years."
"How would a dentist deal with different types of insurance?"
"How do you handle people who constantly doubt your abilities?"
"How are you artistic?
Be able to talk about yourself...
What do you do in your spare time?
What challenges have you faced? And how did you handle that challenge?
Inspiration toward dentistry?
Culture of the area you grew up in? eg: diverse, middle class, suburban..."
"Essay Question: Describe the most influential/important day in your life. (or something like that, i forget, you get the idea)"
"Do you believe the taxpayers should chip in to help pay for Katrina?"
"What type of student you are?"
"What's the last book you read?"
"What do you think dental school will be like?"
"Who is your role model and inspiration?"
"nothing really. maybe... what i wanted to do as a dentist.."
"What was the last book I read?"
"What can you bring to Temple?"
"All very basic questions. Why dentistry, why Temple, what do you do besides dentistry, etc."
"Describe the culture of the area in which you grew up."
"The only question asked during the entire interview was 'Why Dentistry?'"
"They asked me about my impression of the their subway trains? Answer: Total Ghetto"
"What are your hobbies? (Manual Dexterity activities)"
"what will your biggest challange be in dental school"
"How do you deal with the sight of blood?"
"What was the last book you read and what did you learn from it?"
"All of the questions were expected"
"How do you study? "
"10 min essay question is to see if you are indeed the person who wrote your personal statement, so relax. They have 6+ essay topics & if you don't like your topic, they'll let you find one that you like. Mine was "who was your favorite teacher?""
"Some hypothetical questions that he asked where we were forced to place ourselves in an actual dentist's shoes and answer how we would handle a specific situation that the interviwer prsented."
"We were only asked two questions and then he wanted us to ask all the questions. Dont waste all of your questions on Brian, or dental students on the tour, save your best questions for the interview. He asked us, Why dentistry, and If you do not get in this year, next year, or ever, what would you do?"
"How is oral communications important in dentistry?"
"nothing cuz everything was the same as all the feedbacks given here"
"How do you plan to fund your education?"
"There were no extraordinary questions, although the essay was a bit unorthodox. It was simple though, probably only to measure your ability to complete coherent sentences, as it is not uncommon for students to pay "services" to write their admissions applications for them."
"Do you think you will like this city?"
"How important is communication?"
"If you NEVER got accepted into dental school, then what would you do?"
"How do you deal with stress?"
"Will you treat a drunk patient?"
"No interesting questions were asked- only three: Why dentistry. What do you do with your hands, and what are your hobbies. "
"What was the last book you read?"
"What would your actions/reactions be if a new patient came in smelling heavily of alcohol on his breath? Assume that the patient is planning to undergo implants."
"Should the U.S. allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons?"
"If you had a someone coming in for treatment and you smelled alcohol on their breath what would you do?"
"What do you think of the skeleton that was found of the newly discovered primitive human species?"
"No out of the ordinary questions. Best part of the day was talking to the patients during the tour. "
"If a patient with no health insurance came to your office and couldn't pay, how would you handle the situation?"
"What would you do if you couldn't get into dental school after applying 3 times?"
"Would you treat a drunk patient?"
"Tell me about your most memorable non-academic experience."
"why do you like dentistry?"
"What is your level of cultural competency?"
"What qualities do you possess that would specifically help you at Temple?"
"Would you give treatments to a drunk person?"
"nothing interesting was asked to me. they treat u like a total stranger( foreign trained dentist). "
"Pretty standard questions"
"nothing really interesting, they were all the basic questions one would expect from a dental school interview"
"very routine questions. Why dentistry and why temple?"
"Do you think that there should be a motorcycle helmet law in Pennsylvania?"
"nothing, just standard questions"
"none--the questions were standard"
"Are you a Yankees fan?"
"how many dentists are in US?"
"I used names in the last review...so they will be omitted!
We had an interesting discussion about rich people and poor people. Be yourself!"
"No really interesting questions."
"Tell me about yourself?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"how was lunch?"
"They don't ask questions. They ahave already made up their mind and the interview was a total waste of time."
"During the actual interview I was only asked one question. The question was "Tell me things about yourself that you were not able to express in your application?""
"There was only one question, "Tell me about yourself". "
"We were asked to tell the interviewer about ourselves. He left it open ended, you could have addressed it anyway you wanted. I gave a synapsis of myself. "
"No questions struck me as interesting because they were simply routine. "
"Nothing out of the ordinary."
"What kind/types of manual hands on work have you done?"
"Where did you get that tie?"
"It's 4:30pm, you are booked solid for the rest of the day and your receptionist wants to leave soon, but a patient calls in pain. What do you do?"
Why come here? Students asked us and they really mean why do you want to come here because this place is so horrible. They treat the students like crap."
"What was my best quality/skill and how it would make me a better dentist. "
"What is the most interesting dental experience you haqve had?"