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  • University of Iowa School of Dentistry & Dental Clinics
  • Dental School
  • Iowa City
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Rank how much of a perfectionist you are on a scale of 1-10." Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"How does it make you feel to leave work undone?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"What are your weaknesses and strengths?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you saw a child hit his hand with a hammer, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If the husband of one of your employees called in sick for her, what would you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"More research funding than they know how to spend. Lots of money for students if they are willing to research." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Each student is read a list of 30-40 questions and given ~1 minute to answer each one. The interview is recorded. The interviewer doesn't talk, or respond to anything you say, so it is like you are talking to yourself." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If you like research than there are limitless opportunities. There is a 4 year research scholarship that pays ~$7,500 a year in-state or ~$14,000 out-of-state for students willing to commit to 4 years of resarch ~10 hours a week. If you are interested you should apply for the 4 year scholarship BEFORE november! Many other reseach scholorships available for the taking." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Arrive in the morning. Meet and greet with other students. 45 minute lame interview. Really cool tour of the school by student. Clinic is new and professional. Nice sim lab, with plenty of new technology. I was impressed that they are taught CEREC during dental school. I was told they are the only school in the nation training on CEREC." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/19/2004

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