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University of Maryland School of Dentistry
University of Maryland School of Dentistry
  • Year founded: 1840
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 98
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University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMB)
Dental School
Baltimore
  • SDN RANKING 4
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 113 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses
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Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $33,692
  • Non - Resident Tuition $62,612
  • Application Fee $90
  • AVG DAT 20.0
  • AVG GPA 3.4

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • Dean's Suite 6th Floor South
  • 650 West Baltimore Street, Suite 6410
  • Baltimore 21201
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The University of Maryland Dental School is the direct descendant of the world`s first dental college, the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery (BCDS), which was chartered by an act of the Maryland General Assembly in 1840. It has successfully upheld the aspirations of its founders, Drs. Horace H. Hayden and Chapin A. Harris. The Dental School is an exciting place to be, a place with unique history and tradition in our profession, yet eager to embrace a future that assuredly will be different. The School`s mission is to improve the quality of life in Maryland through education, research and service related to health, with special emphasis on improving dental, oral and craniofacial health through comprehensive education, research and service programs.

Curriculum

The Doctor of Dental Surgery curriculum integrates the basic, behavioral and clinical sciences. The Dental School has its own biological science faculty who assure that students develop a solid understanding of oral and craniofacial health and its relationship to overall health. Students begin their patient care experiences during their first year of study. Students acquire a full range of clinical experiences including treatment of emergency, medically compromised, and physically and mentally challenged patients. The comprehensive patient care approach to clinical education prepares students for the demanding responsibilities of dental practice.

Facilities

Perhaps the most exciting happening for the School and the future of oral health education in Maryland is the construction of a new Dental School building to replace the Hayden-Harris Hall, built in the early 1970s. The new replacement building, opening in 2005, will enhance all aspects of the School`s mission with a positive impact on scholarship, teaching, research, and patient care. The replacement building costs $124 million and the State committed $103 million with a challenge to the School to raise the balance from private sources. This is the largest ever financial commitment by the State of Maryland for an academic building.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 96
Negatively 6
No change 4

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.51 111

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.72 74

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Always be polite when speaking to them on the phone. They take note of rudeness." More from this Member | Report Response

"Presentations were great. Very informative and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"better food please???" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be more open about the process with students instead of being extremely vague." More from this Member | Report Response

"admissions office should be more informative regarding applicant's status, and update the applicants regularly on committee meetings." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was really great and put together well." More from this Member | Report Response

"A more timely process." More from this Member | Report Response

"Put time limits on interviews so each interviewee gets same amount of interview time with faculty+de" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are 3 positive and negative parts of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about diversity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"3 negative/positive aspects of dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Negative/positive aspects of dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why university of maryland" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an ethical situation you were in and how did you respond?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me to discuss specific aspects of my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your service activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Dentistry? why maryland? do you want to specialize?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Greatest Accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"had a list of questions to ask. one was describe yourself in 3 words" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why dentistry? why maryland?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you be a contributing member to the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"how many schools applied" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you feel about giving back to the community and doing community service?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Explain how you have developed manual dexterity." More from this Member | Report Response

"The usuals, why dentistry and why Maryland." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are your role models??" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How will health care reform affect the dental profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"were you in a ethical situation, what did you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think we can solve the problem of access to care in underserved populations? Is the solution in government or in our profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about an ethical situation and your decision making process on how to handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is a big drawback to dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you become interested in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me to describe myself, so I just gave an overview, assuming they would ask me why I want to be a dentist after, but they never did..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What led you to dentistry? How did you prepare for the DAT? (not sure why this matters)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why dentistry? How did you become interested in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Typical Questions: Strength weakness Why dent Satisfied with your DAT score How did you prep for the DAT " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your interest in dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response

"See above question regarding DAT; they spoke with me about my DAT for at least 15 of the 20 minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for the DAT? Why did you retake the test?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a dentist and when did you know that?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where else have you applied and gone on interviews? They know so don't try to get around telling them where you applied and have gone..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Normal stuff - why UMD? why dentistry? personal strengths and weaknesses? how did you study for the DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you apply to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What made you get into dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you deal with stress" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do u think u did on ur DAT? how did u prepare for ur DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you blame your grades on?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you study for the DATs? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"what other schools you applied to" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was the exact procedure your dentist used to do the restorative work on your tooth?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why did you choose your school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do that makes you good with your hands?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why our school? Which schools did you apply to? How many interviews did you get so far? Did you go to any of them yet? If you got in to every single school which one would you schoose to go to?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How have you prepared yourself since your last interview with us?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why dentistry? Why dentistry is for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you choose your particular school" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are the positive aspects of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you become interested in dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what got you interested in dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are your feelings on integration of diversity and how have you embraced diversity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The question about diversity because no school had asked that" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think healthcare should be diversified?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are one of your weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think is a negative aspect of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you say that the dentist you work for is an inspiration?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical problem you faced and what you learned" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None - all were the ordinary questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you go abroad?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"They asked me to name something that I was proud to have accomplished and then they asked me later on another thing that I was proud to have accomplished?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you bring to the field of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you think you fit into Maryland?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about having a student interview u" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of kitchen utensil/appliance do you consider yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been faced with an ethical dilemma?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"They asked my opinion on a recent case where a 12 year-old boy in MD died because of a lack of dental care because he wasn't insured." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing " More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most recent book you've read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was the latest book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite movie?" More from this Member | Report Response

"rewards/challenges" More from this Member | Report Response

"they asked about an internship in high school i had w/ and fortune 500 defense contractors - hence be ready to reach back and pull up info from a long time ago!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your biggest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me about my current job- my interviewer went to school with my boss's dad" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly standard questions. Nothing off the mark." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the least interesting aspect of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"all standard" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you believe the least interesting aspect of dentistry is? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the most fun and/or interesting dental procedure you will do? What’s the most interesting dental procedure you’ve witnessed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you satisfied with yoru DAT score?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you believe the least interesting aspect of dentistry is?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We couldn't believe your DAT scores and wanted to see what you looked like...we're surprised. How did you study?" More from this Member | Report Response

"didn't have a traditional interview - was invited to the recruitment event." More from this Member | Report Response

"All standard questions, nothing too interesting: What is it in dentistry that interests you the least." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your hero and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you go about studying for the DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what your friends would say your strengths and weaknesses are" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why Dentistry and specifically why Maryland?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do to prepare for this interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was not asked with an interesting question" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends says is your (a)strength and (b weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any siblings? Tell me about them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest achievement so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your worst trait?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in you spare time? What type of game you play?" More from this Member | Report Response

"would u tell on somthing if you see ur friend cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you blame your grades on?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you choose dentistry over medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Who have you shaped your life after?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really interesting, just usual things" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your daughter's first word?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe in great detail the procedure for extracting a tooth." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the highest level of competition you were in? (In regards to music)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how your faith has helped sculped your endeavors" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you take Kaplan course? When did you take it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you feel about dentistry when you returned from your mission trip to Russia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did I like golf. The entire interview was this laid back!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"After knowing most of my reasons, why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I chose my undergrad school" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What other dental schools I applied to and if I got into all of them how would I base my decision on choosing which one I would attend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like to ski?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you like your current school, would you be interested in specializing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing that stood out in my mind... typical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

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