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okay... I went to meet the dean to ask questions about my personal statement and etc then she sat me down and asked me "So I'm assuming you did homework.. Tell me" what is this mean? what homework was I suppose to do?
 
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My best guess would be "homework" = some of your own searching on the programs you were applying to and the schools you were interested in and some indepth thinking about your own application/personal statement and how it applies to the field of dentistry and your own resume/application.
 
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going out on a limb here, but it's probably not a good idea to talk about a conversation you had with an admissions dean (whom you identified) on a public forum.

I'm not going to "quote" you..hopefully you at least change the name of the school lol.
 

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i hope you used properly spoken english at your meeting lol
 
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why why why >V<
 

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okay... I went to meet the dean to ask questions about my personal statement and etc then she sat me down and asked me "So I'm assuming you did homework.. Tell me" what is this mean? what homework was I suppose to do?
if you are talking to the dean of admissions you shouldn't be asking any questions that could be found on their website. you should have done your homework and have known anything/everything you can about the school and it's dental program. if you wanted to go above and beyond you could have googled some of the faculty to look up any articles in JADA that they may have written.
 

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okay... I went to meet the dean to ask questions about my personal statement and etc then she sat me down and asked me "So I'm assuming you did homework.. Tell me" what is this mean? what homework was I suppose to do?
You went to talk to the Dean of Admissions to ask about your personal statement? What he/she was trying to tell you is that giving advice on writing a ps is not in his/her job description.
 

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You went to talk to the Dean of Admissions to ask about your personal statement? What he/she was trying to tell you is that giving advice on writing a ps is not in his/her job description.
It is true that it is not in Dean's job description to go over personal statement, but it is something that they do. Many of dean of admins who visited the health organization of our school actually encouraged students to do so.
 

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It is true that it is not in Dean's job description to go over personal statement, but it is something that they do. Many of dean of admins who visited the health organization of our school actually encouraged students to do so.
Apparently the one in question didn't agree with your observation/experience.
 

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Doc,
The fact that the Dean was willing to sit with him/her and spend time to look at his/her file or P.S. is an evidence to the contrary.
If you say so. The confusion/comments by the OP appears to suggest otherwise. Let's see if we can revive this dead horse so that we can continue to beat it to death.

okay... I went to meet the dean to ask questions about my personal statement and etc then she sat me down and asked me "So I'm assuming you did homework.. Tell me" what is this mean? what homework was I suppose to do?
 
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Of course I did all the research including what dental research was going and what faculty is working on what and etc. I just went to show the dean to see if what I wrote for P.S. is what the dentistry was looking for and to see if I had a right reasons going into the dentistry field.

She just said that she wont be able to interview me since she has seen me and made a conversation for awhile. In fact, that will be unfair for other students applying from different states.
 

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Of course I did all the research including what dental research was going and what faculty is working on what and etc. I just went to show the dean to see if what I wrote for P.S. is what the dentistry was looking for and to see if I had a right reasons going into the dentistry field.

She just said that she wont be able to interview me since she has seen me and made a conversation for awhile. In fact, that will be unfair for other students applying from different states.
Shoulda given the dean a check for a million bucks instead of a crummy p.s to read.