Need help writing school specific essays. "Why Our Dental School?"

Evistor

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I am having trouble answering school specific essays and was wondering how everyone else tackled these questions.

Why is school XXX a good choice for you?
In a short statement, please describe what interests and appeals to you about school XXX.


Everything that I search about the schools seem very vague and general.

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
 
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Find something about that school that interests you and focus on that. For instance, I have my Master of Public Health, so if I see that school has a focus on community health, I talk about that.
 
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Evistor

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What school is this?
There are many schools that ask this questions for their supplementary.

Find something about that school that interests you and focus on that. For instance, I have my Master of Public Health, so if I see that school has a focus on community health, I talk about that.
Thanks for the advice.
 
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For instance if you are interested in seeing patients early and they start seeing patients at the beginning of second year.. boom. opportunities for specialization..
 
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Evistor

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For instance if you are interested in seeing patients early and they start seeing patients at the beginning of second year.. boom. opportunities for specialization..
Good one!! BAM!! Thanks!! ;)
 
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Don't be afraid necessarily to have a canned answer for this question, either. It's not like adcoms are going to be communicating with each other what you said during your interviews. That being said, read the websites and fine 1 unique thing about their school they seem to like talking about to answer their question with (example: BU is very proud of their digital dental equipment).
 

RuffDay

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Some schools that I can answer on top of my head would be Creighton, OKC, and Western.
Talk about your past religious experience with Creighton. Oklahoma, their site doesn't have much information but list one unique thing. Western presents cases where you can discuss/collaborate with other health professions such as nurses, doctors, etc. I think that is pretty neat because you can see several different perspectives for each case.

Generally, this shouldn't be that long. I honestly don't think these short answers weigh a lot, but just be sure to prepare this answer for the interview.

Goodluck!