University of Washington School of Dentistry (2024)

How did the interview impress you?

Response#Responders
Positively45
Negatively8
No change5

What was the stress level of the interview?

ResponseAvg#Responders
3.6458

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

ResponseAvg#Responders
7.7943

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Stay awesome!"More from this Member| Report Response

"Don't change a thing! Everyone was so genuinely welcoming."More from this Member| Report Response

"Poorly Managed Interviews. They do not follow schedules and timelines. They are all over the place and very unprofessional. The staff was friendly though and teachers looked knowledgeable"More from this Member| Report Response

"None, the process was very smooth and informative"More from this Member| Report Response

"Secondaries and all other confirmations were sent via snail mail."More from this Member| Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Because it's MMI, we are not allowed to disclose what specific questions were asked. I will say that they are impossible to prepare for, and also impossible to "fail." Everyone is in the same boat as you. I believe that the purpose of MMI is to level the playing field for all the applicants, regardless of stats/background info."More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"MMI (NDA)"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Describe your ideal practice ten years from now"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"What are the weaknesses and strengths of dentistry?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"What was the most challenging event in your life?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Describe the process of you deciding on pursuing a career in dentistry"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Tell me about the defining moment you decided on dentistry. One, not a series of events!"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"What got you interested in dentistry as a profession?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Define and exemplify ethics"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Why the career change?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"what was the moment in your education/ life that made you decide dentistry."More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Tell us about yourself?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to go to UW?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"What does your name mean?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Tell us more about yourself and end off with why you want to be a dentist"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"How did you get interested in dentistry"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"How would you define professionalism? "More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"all basic questions, why dentistry, tell me about yourself"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Describe leadership activities you have participated in. Why did you get that low DAT score? How did you prepare for the DAT? Why did you attend so many colleges? "More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"What do you do when you are stressed out?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Tell us about a significant challenge in your life and how you overcame it."More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"What type of leadership experience do you have?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Was there any reason that your X score on the DAT were lower than others?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself further down the road?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Can you tell us how you are manually dextrous?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Why Dentistry"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Tell us about your research experience"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"What was/were the defining moment(s) that made you decide on dentistry?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"tell us about your childhood?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"How did you prepare for the DAT? Did you take a course?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"What do you want us to know about yourself, why dentistry and what was the moment when you knew you wanted to be a dentist?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Can you elaborate on your research exp?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Why dentistry?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"What is your dental experience?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"What do you really know about dentistry?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"How does (my job) relate to dentisty?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"If you could change anything about the field of dentistry, what would it be?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"What other things do you like to do outside of volunteering, working, and school?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Where did you apply?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your academis history..."More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a dentist?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Take me through your average college day."More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Tell me a little about yourself and why you want to be a dentist?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"How did you prepare for the DAT?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"What have you been doing since graduation?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Are you planning on getting married in the near future? "More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"MMI (NDA)"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"What do you want me to take back to the admissions committee from this interview?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"What kind of guitar do you play?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"If you could sit next to anyone on a plane ride, who would it be?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"How would you compare the health care systems in the US and Canada (I went to undergrad in Canada and am engaged to a Canadian nurse)"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Have you ever been a teacher?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"If you applied everywhere and got accepted (took names of schools like Harvard, USC, UCLA, etc) why would you choose this school over others?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Would you kove to Seattle? (I live on Bainbridge Island.)"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"What are questions you have had that can we can use i the future that you like."More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"We have to go in front of the acceptance board, and what should we tell them when asked "why you"?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"What's your definition of professionalism?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Interesting and stupid at the same time - how much does your parents make? (After I told them the answer) Can you even afford for dental school? "More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Describe for me your research"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"none"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"I was asked about my opinion on universal health care. Very interesting and a really good question as this issue is becoming increasingly important."More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Why do you think dental services are inaccessible to certain groups? Why are there underserved/raral areas? I'm not sure of the exact phrasing but it was a question somewhat like this."More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"How can you contribute to the art of dentistry?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"If I were to look on your myspace page, is there anything on there you wouldn't like my to see?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"How will dentistry satisfy your creative side?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Why are you being interviewed so late in the cycle?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Any thoughts on solution to lack of care?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"What else do you want us to present to the committee about you?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"You seem interested in rural dentistry. Can you see yourself living in a rural area?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Do you have any experience with waxing/ lab work?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Were you happy with your DAT scores?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"So, you've been practicing dentistry for ten years now.... how will you make a difference in your community outside of dentistry? "More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"If you were given $1 billion by the Department of Health and Human Services, what would you do to improve access to care?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Tell us more about your experiences with disabled children."More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"When you were living in Jamaica, what experience did you have with poverty?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Nothing out of the ordinary. They just asked for more depth of experiences listed on my ap."More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"What are some of the teaching experiences you have had? "More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"What do you really know about dentistry?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"If you could change anything about the field of dentistry, what would it be?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Nothing really out of the ordinary."More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"In response to the question, "what do you do that shows manual dexterity?"...when I gave my answer, one of the interviewers somewhat humorously asked, "well, are you good at it?""More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Basic interview questions."More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Questions regarding manual dexterity"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"You have the seat next to you open on the plane ride back home. You can choose one person in history to sit next to you and have a conversation, who would you choose? Why? explain? (No religious figures or family)"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"What is your wife like?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"What do you expect from interviewers?"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

"Are you planning on getting married in the near future? (I am female)"More from this Member| Report Response| I was asked this question too

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