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University of Washington School of Dentistry
University of Washington School of Dentistry
  • Year founded: 1945
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 63
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University of Washington School of Dentistry
Dental School
Seattle
  • SDN RANKING 4
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 3 61 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses
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Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $38,642
  • Non - Resident Tuition $64,231
  • Application Fee $100
  • AVG DAT 20.4
  • AVG GPA 3.6

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Student Life & Admissions
  • Box 356365
  • Health Sciences Center, D-322
  • Seattle 98195
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The School of Dentistry shares the University's overall mission to generate, disseminate, and preserve knowledge, and to serve the community. The School is an integral part of the Warren G. Magnuson Health Sciences Center, and is an oral health care center of excellence serving the people of the State of Washington and the Pacific Northwest. Our primary mission, through educational, research, and service programs, is to prepare students to be competent oral health care professionals. The School?s research programs contribute to the fundamental understanding of biologic processes and to the behavioral, biomedical, and clinical aspects of oral health. The service mission is to improve the health and well-being of the people of the community and the region through outreach programs that are especially attentive to minority and underserved populations. The School values diversity in its students, staff, faculty, and patient populations. It seeks to foster an environment of mutual respect where objectivity, imaginative inquiry, and the free exchange of ideas can flourish to facilitate personal development, professionalism, and a strong sense of self-worth.

Curriculum

Our curriculum provides students with opportunities to learn the fundamental principles significant to the entire body of dental knowledge. Students are expected to learn fundamentals of basic health sciences, to attain proficiency in clinical skills, to develop an understanding of professional and ethnical principles, and to develop reasoning and critical decision-making skills that will enable implementation of the dental knowledge base. The first year is divided among lecture, laboratory and preclinical activities in basic sciences, dental anatomy, occlusion and dental materials. In the second year students will develop additional preclinical skills, learn how basic science principles are applied to the clinical setting and begin clinical patient treatment. In the third and fourth years, students concentrate on providing clinical treatment, attend lectures that refine technical and diagnostic skills, and participate in electives. Students are required to take one elective in each of the junior and senior years. Electives are chosen by students from courses offered by all departments, including opportunities in independent study, research, seminars on various topics, and specialty clinical topics.

Facilities

The School of Dentistry is located on the University of Washington's main campus which occupies approximately 700 acres on the shores of Portage Bay and Lake Washington in north-central Seattle. Established in 1945, the School of Dentistry is one of six professional schools that are components of the state-supported Warren G. Magnuson Health Sciences Center, an internationally recognized teaching, research and patient care facility. The other components include the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, Public Health and Community Medicine, six special research centers and institutes, the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center, all of which contribute to a rich and diverse educational environment.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 44
Negatively 8
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.65 57

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.79 42

0 = low, 10 = high

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What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Stay awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't change a thing! Everyone was so genuinely welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"Poorly Managed Interviews. They do not follow schedules and timelines. They are all over the place and very unprofessional. The staff was friendly though and teachers looked knowledgeable" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, the process was very smooth and informative" More from this Member | Report Response

"Secondaries and all other confirmations were sent via snail mail." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Because it's MMI, we are not allowed to disclose what specific questions were asked. I will say that they are impossible to prepare for, and also impossible to "fail." Everyone is in the same boat as you. I believe that the purpose of MMI is to level the playing field for all the applicants, regardless of stats/background info." More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI (NDA)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe your ideal practice ten years from now" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the weaknesses and strengths of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most challenging event in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the process of you deciding on pursuing a career in dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the defining moment you decided on dentistry. One, not a series of events!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What got you interested in dentistry as a profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define and exemplify ethics" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the career change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was the moment in your education/ life that made you decide dentistry. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go to UW?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does your name mean?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us more about yourself and end off with why you want to be a dentist" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would you define professionalism? " More from this Member | Report Response

"all basic questions, why dentistry, tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe leadership activities you have participated in. Why did you get that low DAT score? How did you prepare for the DAT? Why did you attend so many colleges? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do when you are stressed out?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a significant challenge in your life and how you overcame it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of leadership experience do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was there any reason that your X score on the DAT were lower than others?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself further down the road?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you tell us how you are manually dextrous?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was/were the defining moment(s) that made you decide on dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell us about your childhood?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you want us to know about yourself, why dentistry and what was the moment when you knew you wanted to be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you elaborate on your research exp?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your dental experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How does (my job) relate to dentisty? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could change anything about the field of dentistry, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other things do you like to do outside of volunteering, working, and school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where did you apply?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Take me through your average college day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little about yourself and why you want to be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What have you been doing since graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you planning on getting married in the near future? " More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"MMI (NDA)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to take back to the admissions committee from this interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of guitar do you play?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could sit next to anyone on a plane ride, who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you compare the health care systems in the US and Canada (I went to undergrad in Canada and am engaged to a Canadian nurse)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been a teacher?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you applied everywhere and got accepted (took names of schools like Harvard, USC, UCLA, etc) why would you choose this school over others?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you kove to Seattle? (I live on Bainbridge Island.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are questions you have had that can we can use i the future that you like." More from this Member | Report Response

"We have to go in front of the acceptance board, and what should we tell them when asked "why you"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your definition of professionalism?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interesting and stupid at the same time - how much does your parents make? (After I told them the answer) Can you even afford for dental school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe for me your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about my opinion on universal health care. Very interesting and a really good question as this issue is becoming increasingly important." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think dental services are inaccessible to certain groups? Why are there underserved/raral areas? I'm not sure of the exact phrasing but it was a question somewhat like this." More from this Member | Report Response

"How can you contribute to the art of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were to look on your myspace page, is there anything on there you wouldn't like my to see?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will dentistry satisfy your creative side?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you being interviewed so late in the cycle?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any thoughts on solution to lack of care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What else do you want us to present to the committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You seem interested in rural dentistry. Can you see yourself living in a rural area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any experience with waxing/ lab work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Were you happy with your DAT scores?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, you've been practicing dentistry for ten years now.... how will you make a difference in your community outside of dentistry? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were given $1 billion by the Department of Health and Human Services, what would you do to improve access to care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us more about your experiences with disabled children." More from this Member | Report Response

"When you were living in Jamaica, what experience did you have with poverty?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary. They just asked for more depth of experiences listed on my ap." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the teaching experiences you have had? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you could change anything about the field of dentistry, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"In response to the question, "what do you do that shows manual dexterity?"...when I gave my answer, one of the interviewers somewhat humorously asked, "well, are you good at it?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Basic interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions regarding manual dexterity" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have the seat next to you open on the plane ride back home. You can choose one person in history to sit next to you and have a conversation, who would you choose? Why? explain? (No religious figures or family)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your wife like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you expect from interviewers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you planning on getting married in the near future? (I am female)" More from this Member | Report Response

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