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UCSF interview feedback

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by rtwodtew, Nov 1, 2002.

  1. rtwodtew

    rtwodtew Junior Member

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    can anyone provide feedback on an interview at UCSF?

    thanx,
    r2d2
     
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  3. s.mutans

    s.mutans Senior Member

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    these are some the sample questions at UCSF.. the student
    interviewer and the faculty interviewer basically have the same questions
    listed on a piece of paper that they ask you... also, it is a blind
    interview meaning that they don't know anything about you when they interview

    you... all they know is your name.... and you have to fill them in on what
    you have accomplished... oh yeah the interview ends around 130 but you don't (they provided lunch this year)
    get lunch so make sure you eat that breakfast they give you...

    why did you choose dentistry/why do you want to be a dentist?

    what are your strengths?

    what activities do you have?

    do you have any dental experience?

    Have you belonged to any organizations?

    What is your view on diversity?

    Tell me about your leadership skills.

    Have you done any research? Describe.

    who is your role model?

    how would your friends describe you?

    (somebody) interview had some other type of questions:
    if a patient was being difficult or rude, how would you handle it?

    what do you think you could have improved on your application?

    also,they make you write an essay a page long... it's not timed... you have
    almost the whole day to write it in between discussions and stuff... also i
    didn't remember this but (somebody) told me that they give your faculty
    interviewer the essay you write... so you have to finish the essay before the

    interview... and it's up to your interviewer if he/she wants to ask you about

    your essay ... my interviewer didn't ask me..

    here are some sample essay questions...
    Describe the judicial or legislative branch.
    Is legibility important in writing prescriptions? why or why not?
    Do you honesty and trust go hand in hand?
    How do you know an article is credible?
    Should patient care depend on patient's ability to pay?

    Interviewers who my classmates said were nice:
    Dr. David Graham
    Dr. Susan Lee
    Dr. Ortega
    Dr. Miller
    Dr. Hussein
     
  4. rtwodtew

    rtwodtew Junior Member

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    thank you so much!

    ~r2d2
     
  5. jk5177

    jk5177 Just Kidding

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    This thread is old, but does anyone know if it is still applicable for this year? Or what changes if there are any?
     
  6. crazy_sherm

    crazy_sherm å♪▼æ╬‼▄·
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    I just had my interview last week. It's pretty much the same except the essay is timed. You only get about 15 minutes but the subject should be broad enough to form a decent opinion. Mine was on opinions about different types of exams given to students. My interview questions pretty much followed the questions on the secondary application except my interviewer threw me a weird one and asked what kind of shoes i thought were appropriate in clinic :rolleyes: Overall the day felt a little long, but not stressful. Good luck!
     
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    jk5177 Just Kidding

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    My understanding is that the essay is basically a simple measure of whether if one can write, and that's all. It doesn't have much weight on the admission process.
     

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