"I see that you have a withdrawal on your transcript, can you please tell us about that?"
"Why dentistry and not medicine?"
"What characteristics do you have that will serve you well as a dentist?"
"Tell us about a time you failed and how you overcame it"
"How would you fit in this program?"
"Walk me through the journey you decided to become a dentist"
"Why dentistry x2"
"Why Dentistry?? (multiple times, so really really think about this question and have multiple answers prepared. delve into why you think you would be successful at this career, what qualities you have that would make you a successful dentist)"
"why dentistry, why not medical school"
"What differences did you see between a private dentist and Shands? (if you're a UF undergrad student)"
"tell me about your research"
"What do you"
"Why dentistry? (THEY REALLY POUND THIS QUESTION! If they don't seem satisfied with your answer they'll go "Yeah ok, but why dentistry and not ___?")"
"What do you plan to do with your year off?"
"What has been the most difficult challenge that you've had in your life?"
"why did you get your masters"
"Tell me about yourself. Why dentistry (X3). (Yeah, have a GOOD answer lol). I got in though :)"
"Of all the things you could do, why dentistry?"
"Why dentistry, why UF, hobbies, Do you do research, manual dexterity"
"Why do you want to be a dentist? Tell me about the experiences you've had leading up this decision."
"Why dentistry? where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"Why dentistry (your path to dentistry, etc)"
"Why dentistry? Tell us about shadowing experience, research experience, volunteering experience. Tell us about your jobs in college, do you think it was positive? (yeah, this was like six different questions)"
"Access to care in florida. what can you do about it"
"what have you done to show manuel dexterity?"
"Why dentistry... tell us about your extracurriculars, dental experience... the usual"
"Tell us about your research."
"What has been your biggest accomplishment so far?"
"With your low science GPA, how can we convince the rest of the admissions committee that you can successfully complete dental school?"
"Tell me about your research experience"
"Why do you want to be a dentist?"
"Why do you want to be a dentist."
"Why do you want to be a dentist? (x5 literally, it sucked)"
"Why do you want to be a dentist? Why dentistry and not medicine? What kind of things do you do with your hands? What five characteristics do you think are required to enjoy dentistry?"
"Why do you want to be a dentist"
"Why did you apply to UF?"
"Tell us about your clinical experience a little bit more."
"What are your worst qualities? "
"Why are you here?"
"What was the last book you read?"
"Tell us about your journey up to this point. When exactly did you decide to become a dentist? "
"What are your positive and negative assets? "
"Why are you here, why do you want to be a Dentist?"
"why u want to be a dentist"
"Why do you want to be a dentist? (be specific)"
"How did you prepare for the DAT?"
"Why do you want to be a dentist?
"Why i want to be a dentsit?"
"Why I wanted to be a dentist"
"They asked about my research experience."
"how did you prepare for the Dat"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"Tell me about your shadowing/dental lab experience?"
"Why do you want to become a dentist?"
"Of course, Why do you want to be a dentist?"
"Do you think that you would be able to handle the competition at our school? "
"How did you study for the DAT?"
"I know u were waiting for this question and we ALWAYS ask this question to all da students.... why do u want to become a dentist?"
"Why do you want to become a dentist ?"
""Why do you want to be a dentist?""
"I have been admitted and have promptly declined. I declined the following day i received admission from other schools. "
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"Describe a specific procedure that you've seen"
"Pretend I am your patient. Choose a procedure, and explain why I would need it and a little about the procedure."
"What is your Plan B if you don't get into dental school?"
"Why dentistry? hahaha"
"what's your favorite procedure"
"what made you to go to mission trips so often?"
"What is your favorite procedure?"
"You know gators eat bulldogs, right?"
"What is a procedure you like during shadowing?"
"what do I like the least in dental office"
"Name a shadowing experience that you found memorable & why."
"what stands out in your application"
"Differences between my home country and the US regarding access to dental care."
"Personal ones about my work"
"What do you do for your grades to be so good?"
"asked about my research"
"Questions about my activities and involvement."
"When they asked about my supplemental app essay."
"what is your strongest personal attribute? nothing really out of the ordinary"
"How do you learn?"
"will the Bucs win a game this season? (I'm from Tampa)"
"How would you define being a professional"
"none, all anticipated"
"I see here that you attended culinary school; talk about that..."
"all pretty standard"
"why did you choose [blank] as a major? "
"Tell us about your research interests."
"What do you do with your hands?"
"Tell me your most memorable experience during your time at __________ clinic."
"So you work alot... do you have to support yourself?"
"No interesting questions
Why Low GPA"
"What is the role of a Dentist in the community?"
"If you are accepted, what will be the most difficult thing you will face? "
"Very generic questions!"
"What was your thought process behind choosing to go on this two year program? (She was referring to the post graduate cultural course that I'm currently enrolled in in India.)"
"How have you developed your manual dexterity skills?"
"What qualities would your friends have to say about you?"
"How will you help Floridians get better access to dental care?"
"Tell me about your research experience"
"None of the questions were particularly interesting or surprising. "
"Tell us about your leadership role?"
"Is there anything else you would like us to know?
(at the end of the interview)"
"What have you done lately with your hands?"
"What are you looking for in a dental school?"
"How do you feel about invisilign? (I said I was considering orthodontics)"
"Tell me about your fine motor skills."
"What five characteristics do you think are required to enjoy dentistry?"
"In your dreams, 10 years from now, how do you see yourself and dentistry give back to the community?"
"Nothing particularly interesting... maybe "Tell us about your dental experiences""
"How has your experience at UF been?"
"What do you think is the worst part about being a dentist?"
"I was applying for the FTD (Foreign Trained Dental program), not the DMD. So, the question was "What was the greatest change you have made inorder to adapt to life in the USA"."
"So why are you here? "
"Why did you move to California?"
"They asked pretty basic questions. The most interesting was probably asking what my favorite non-science class was."
"Tell me about what you like to draw/art skills?"
"What characteristics do you think are required for enjoying dentistry?"
"What extra curricular classes did you enjoy the most?"
"Thinking back 5-10 years, what do you think the most significant thing you had experienced at that point?"
"What were your most interesting electives in college and why?"
"Would you like to be involved in increasing access to dental care and how?"
"What natural quality that you possess will be the most useful for you while studying to become a dentist?"
"What role do you think a dentist should play in the community?"
"What was your most terrifying experience as a dental assistant?"
"So, chemistry isn't your stongsuit is it?"
"Nothing really, tell us about your research."
"If dentistry didn't exist, what else would you want to do?"
"what do you look for in a dental school? "
"What adverse challenges have you faced during your life?"
"What type of work does my father do?"
"When they asked what my inspiration was whenever sat down to draw something. I was not expecting that question. "
"If dentistry did not exist what profession would you be going after?"
"What are your dreams"
"In the dental clinics you have shadowed, what aspect of the practice influenced you the most positively?"
"Tell me a little more about one of your extracurricular activities"
"Well I liked the questions about my research experience. and that opened the door for some discussion."
"None of the questions were even remotely interesting or even well thought out. It was like they had a list they memorized and that's all they asked."
"Nothing really, Standard stuff."
"What would you do if you were accepted to every other dental school except UF?"
"Just asked basic questions"
"What was the last book I read?"
"One of the interviewers asked me if I was good with computers. I told him I was pretty good. Then he asked if he brought me a computer in a box, would I try to put it together right away, or would I read the manual first. I said if it's a computer, I know how to put it together, but if it was something new to me, I'd probably read the manual first just to make sure I knew what I was doing. Then he told me that he's the type of person that would read the first few pages, and then get bored and try to figure out the rest. "Are you like me, or would you read the manual cover to cover?" I figured he wanted me to change my mind to agree with him, so I just stuck to my guns and told him I'd probably read the manual. Weird question, and I'm still not sure if I answered it correctly."
"Why do you want to be a dentist...not...none of their questions were interesting"
"Tell me about the book in your hand. (I was reading the book while in the waiting room waiting for my interview)"
"What do you do for fun?"
"No real interesting questions as the interview was more of a conversation."
"Why did you choose Wheaton College for your undergraduate studies."
"They wanted to know exactly how my name is pronounced.
"Hypothetically, you have a private dental pratice. There is existing conflict amongst your employees and it affects your practice. What are you to do?"
"What are your plans? Do you want to specialize? Why?"
"The most interesting question I was asked was my opinion of Kaplan. They were really interested in knowing my experiences with the prep course and my insights on the way they taught and prepared the student for the PAT section of the DAT"
"Where do I see myself in 10 years?"
"Where I see myself in 10 years?"
"Nothing remotely interesting. I had spoken to the admissions committee prior to my interview and was shocked with the way they treated me. Don't be fooled by Dr. Sposetti and Dr. Logan, they pretend to be compassionate, and then turn on you. They went as far as to take the things I asked them about in confidence and use that against me in the interview. Shame on them."
"How do you feel your maturity level has changed during your time in college, and how will this effect you as a dental student?"
"no interesting questions... just condecending ones"
"All were pretty standard questions. Nothing out of the ordinary."
"when did u come to America and how did u adjust to the changes? "
"For the most part, all of their questions seemed to target a specific area of my life and dentistry."
"What are the responsibilities of the dentist to a patient? "
"How is your interest in preventative medicine going to transfer to dentistry?"
"How do I feel that my previous work in dental offices will help me in dental school?"
"What do you think the contributions of medicine will help dentistry?"