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Hey all,
Heard the term "bench exam" in conjunction with interviews for admission.

Is this just for Pre Dental folks-or pre med too? and if yes, what would it be??
 

Richardh

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i think the term is only used for pre-dental. isn't the term suppose to mean practice interview? someone else might know.
 

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Never heard this used in reference to med school applications/interviews.
 

courtnes

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Isn't there a med school in Texas that has you write out essays out during your interview day (sorry, my recall is vague and I may be misremembering)?
Hmm... don't know, didn't do TMDSAS. Drexel makes you write one essay, but it's negligible.
 

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In dental school interviews, I think they ask applicants to do some kind of carving out of chalk to test their manual dexterity. The quality of the final product is assigned a numeric score and factored in for admission purposes. I'm not sure if this is every dental school, but it is true of LSU, where one of my friends went. That may be what you're referring to as a "bench exam." There's nothing like this in med school interviews.