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University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio School of Dentistry
University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio School of Dentistry
  • Year founded: 1978
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 100
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University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio School of Dentistry (UTHSCSA-Dent)
Dental School
San Antonio
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 3 63 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses
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Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $19,468
  • Non - Resident Tuition $30,268
  • Application Fee $150
  • AVG DAT 20.0
  • AVG GPA 3.6

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Admissions Information

  • Admissions Office
  • MSC 770
  • 7703 Floyd Curl Drive
  • San Antonio 78229
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The Dental School Mission is the acquisition, dissemination and use of knowledge toward the enhancement of oral health. This mission is addressed through six interrelated action components: education, research, patient care, community, faculty and staff, and infrastructure.

Curriculum

The curriculum of the Doctor of Dental Surgery program is structured to present basic science courses during the first two years, with some clinical and preclinical experiences beginning in the first year and increasing each year until they predominate in the junior and senior years.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 48
Negatively 6
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.73 62

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.34 50

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Heat the food up. It's kind of weird eating a cold sandwich. Combine the lunch tables together so that all the applicants can speak with the Dental students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Employ more humanistic appraoch." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have liked a bathroom break earlier during the morning presentations." More from this Member | Report Response

"They are doing a Great job" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was mostly a conversation about my personal statement. They asked about specific events from my personal statement and asked me to elaborate." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your weak point?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why San Antonio?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student: Do you have plans to specialize?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry other than medical or pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You said this in your personal statement, explain." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was rude!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about UTHSCSA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I have been doing after I submitted my application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to get a ___ degree?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we pick you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why dentistry " More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly, I had one student interviewer and one faculty interviewer, and neither really asked me questions. The student interviewer was really chill and cool and pretty much just asked me to ask him questions. The faculty interviewer was extremely nice and talked about research the whole time (he was a PhD on faculty, with no dental degree). They match you up with a faculty interviewer based on compatibility, and we did have a lot in common." More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions do you have for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years? (student interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"What kind of research have you done." More from this Member | Report Response

"you should be the one to ask questions if you want them to ask back ...a lot of questions about you. So, know them well, if you are an international remember in the 3-rd year they do clinics so if this is what you want to do ask about it, especially more advanced procedures....they will like to descover you are knowledgeable and experienced...and qualified to start the 3-rd year clinics." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really wasnt asked alot of questions, my interviewer basically asked me to clarify/elaborate on things that I had written in my personal statement. My advice would be to know your application very well. Some of the interviewers I heard were very picky and wanted alot of detail. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"no general questions. the student asked me about my profession." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you applying to med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to UT San Antonio?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I dont remember them anymore but none of them had anything to do with ME!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Considering you background is not in biology, how are you preparing for dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your motivations for a dental career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Like I said, it was mostly conversational... none of my interviewers even asked why I wanted to be a dentist. We mostly just talked about my personal statement. It was actually kinda fun." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what do you want out of life? and how do you get that?(asked by faculty interviewer)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your hometown and why you chose to go to X University." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me what you did for your extracurricular activities. Can you go into detail about such and such event? " More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Qualities of a good dentist" More from this Member | Report Response

"You mentioned "this" on your application, tell me more about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"A personal statement question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your minor in religion and why you chose to do that." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me how (personal statement topic) has affected your life and how you overcame that challenge." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How will you handle the high volume of study materials and stress in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something about the health reform and how it affects dentists." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most significant thing that has impacted your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could go back in time, what would you change about your path?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Our conversation about how he came to be a professor at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"honestly nothing, just go over your application, show a passion for dentistry, smile, and be confident" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was basically conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do that makes you confident that you possess the manual dexterity to succeed in this profession? (student interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you want to do a Pg since it will take you even mor time to get out of D school and start working? ( I am an international dentist and was interviewed for IDEP)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you bring to the incoming class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specifically will you bring to the incoming class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What factors influenced my decision to go to my undergrad school??? It is only interesting because it is such a stupid question. They might as well asked if I believe in Santa Claus. " More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you expect to happen should you come next year and study here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary. The interviewer did not have my file in front of them but did have a paper where they had reviewed my file and wrote questions to ask me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Basically, the interviewer made me feel very comfortable and let me just open up and talk. It wasnt a barrage of questions and answers, but was more like a conversation. The most interesting topic was about the suposedly high suicide rate of dentists." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think federally funded national healthcare for everyone is a good idea? Why or why not? How will this affect dentists?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I have read over your file and I know __,__,___,and __ about you...you are an excellent applicant and I have no questions for you. What questions do you have for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So why did you do the pharmacy technician certification?" More from this Member | Report Response

"the essay at the end was : What is your greatest acheivement??" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you every considered teaching?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Really, it was the fact that I wasn't really asked any questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is it about dentistry that interests you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since your parents wanted you to go to medical school, do you have a rebellious cause for going to dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you would be a good dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Considering you background is not in biology, how are you preparing for dental school? are you ready to accept criticism for what you think is good work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about the jobs I had previous to college." More from this Member | Report Response

"What input/impressions I had of the laptop component of their curriculum. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions regarding work history" More from this Member | Report Response

"They didn't really ask questions, we just kinda talked. I loved it. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you never got into dental school what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think wars occur in this world?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had any questions about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"what made you decide to apply to the schools you did?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What skills do you believe a dentist should have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What upper-division biology classes did you take? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself? Why dentistry?They didn't really ask me many questions. I mainly asked the question for the 30 mins." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your high school class rank?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of times, students who did not major in a science take only the bare minimum of classes in order to apply to dental school. What challenging classes have you taken that you think will prepare you for dental school? " More from this Member | Report Response

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