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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by MrFutureDMD, Aug 25, 2002.

  1. MrFutureDMD

    MrFutureDMD Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 22, 2002
    Carbondale, Illinois
    I'm very interested in possibly attending Marquette's Dental School. I know they recently constructed a new dental facility. Does anyone know any thing about their reputation and/or history? I'm curious to know why they don't interview their applicants. Is this totally true? Nonetheless, I'm very impressed with this school especially with its strong commitment to serving underrepresented communities and recruiting minorities. Please share any insight you may have on Marquette or any other school that express a commitment to recruiting and retaining minority students.

    I'm also applying to Temple, UNC, UofMich, UConn, Howard, Meharry, and SIUC. Feel free to share any info- on these schools too.

    Thanks to everyone, and God Bless you throughout the application process and beyond!

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  3. DesiDentist

    DesiDentist G. S. Khurana, DMD, MBA Moderator Emeritus Exhibitor 10+ Year Member

    Jul 21, 2001
    Washington, DC
    SDN Exhibitor
    I agree, the new building is a fantastic touch. Marquette's reputation will definately climb and I believe due to the new building they might even start interviewing. However, I believe the best person to contact is Big Poppa DDS who went there. I believe s/he is canadian.

    My mother's collegue's son went there and now is working in WA. WA has some strict boards to pass and he did it. So obviously it is a good school. The new building is fantastic. If you are so passionate about Marquette I believe it would be worthwhile to go down there and illustrate your interest. that way you will have no doubts about going there.

    I hope this helps.

  4. ItsGavinC

    ItsGavinC Dentist Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    Marquette does not interview students because they feel this is an undo burden to place upon applicants (flights, hotels, etc. = $$). If you are a Wisconsin applicant, however, they will interview you.

    Marquette is an above-average school as far as education, and the new building is fantastic.

    It is a Jesuit, Catholic school, which plays some role in their determination of who to accept (to the extent that if you are non-religious you might not be happy attending a religion-based school). Certainly non-religious applicants are not discriminated against, but the school seeks those applicants whose goals and values fall into the range of their own.
  5. ItsGavinC

    ItsGavinC Dentist Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    The director of admissions at Marquette DOES do some regional interviews throughout the country. Contact Marquette to determine if they are visiting your campus, or one near you. I scheduled an interview with them for Sept. 9.
  6. GTchick

    GTchick Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 12, 2001

    So you just called them and asked for an interview? Marquette is my top choice so I want to do everything I can to get in. I guess I will be making a phone call to them tomorrow.
  7. ItsGavinC

    ItsGavinC Dentist Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    You can either call Marquette to see if Brian T. is visiting your school, OR talk to your predental advisor (they should know also).

    Usually Brian schedules a group recruiting presentation which is open to the public, lasts for an hour, and is in the middle of the day. Before and after the presentation, he schedules 30-45 minute (depending on the school) interviews with students.

    Your advisor should be able to get you a time slot if Brian is indeed coming to your school. Although it isn't an official interview in the sense that you were chosen, it can serve the same purpose. Since Marquette doesn't interview out-of-state applicants, this gives you a great chance to talk directly with Brian, ask questions, etc.

    By the way, I have a copy of my AADSAS sheet, along with personal statement and transcripts that I'm going to give him in the interview. I don't believe he will have files on hand, so a little refresher doesn't hurt. All in all, it's a great opportunity!

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