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Questions about Interviews

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by bostonfan123123, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. bostonfan123123

    bostonfan123123 2+ Year Member

    Jul 3, 2012

    So I have interviews coming up and I am looking over some of the most common questions asked during interviews and thinking about how I want to answer them. On a question such as "Why do you want to become a dentist?", do you think it is advisable for me to restate the general ideas I talked about in my personal statement (such as my life story/life experiences that led me to becoming interested in healthcare and what not) or should I try to come up with some new things that they haven't already heard from me before (like aspects of Dentistry I particularly liked while shadowing). I don't want to sound redundant but I also don't want to say too little (or too much).

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  3. Digitalangel

    Digitalangel 2+ Year Member

    Dec 15, 2012
    Miami, FL
  4. gnleff

    gnleff D4 2+ Year Member

    Jun 10, 2013
    It's perfectly fine to refer back to your personal statement to re-establish why you chose dentistry. Keeping that in mind, now is a good time to truly think about why you chose dentistry. Tell them what you couldn't fit in your personal statement.

    Remember to be unique, yet professional, in your interview. Try not to be just another applicant that has the same old story.

    If you are going to talk about your shadowing/research/etc. experience, make sure you explain it like you really enjoyed doing what you did, don't make it sound like it was a chore. Interviewers love to see enthusiasm in their applicants. Interviewers want bright students, not robots.

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