University of Alabama Dental School

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Question 1 of 40

Why should we accept you over another dentistry student with the same qualifications?

University of Alabama Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    Why should we accept you over another dentistry student with the same qualifications?

  2. 2.

    Tell us something that we would not know about you from reading your CV.

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    At University of Alabama we want students who have a true passion for dentistry. What appeals to you most, about working in the field of dentistry?

  4. 4.

    What questions do you have for us about University of Alabama?

  5. 5.

    Dental school is expensive. Have you made a solid financial plan for tuition costs at University of Alabama, and beyond?

  6. 6.

    What are you reading right now?

  7. 7.

    When you encounter academic difficulty, how do you react?

  8. 8.

    Walk us through your approach to studying for exams.

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    How do you plan to cope with the immense workload and expectations of attending dental school?

  10. 10.

    It is important that University of Alabama exercises great discernment when choosing applicants. What is your plan if you are not accepted into our school of dentistry this year?

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    Tell us about your overall academic performance, so far. Where have you excelled, and where could you improve?

  12. 12.

    What was your DAT score? Were you happy with it?

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    Have you ever had significant dental work? Tell me about your experience as a patient. What made it memorable?

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    How do you respond to feedback and criticism? Describe a situation where your work was criticized. What was your immediate reaction to the situation?

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    What research did you conduct on our school before choosing to apply to University of Alabama?

  16. 16.

    Talk to us about your current GPA.

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    In your opinion, what is the most concerning topic facing the dental industry today?

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    What do you feel is the single most important quality a dentist should possess?

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    At University of Alabama we believe in the continual development of our students, both professionally and personally. What is your self-development plan?

  20. 20.

    What do you know about University of Alabama?

  21. 21.

    Tell us about an area of weakness that you would like to improve on while attending University of Alabama.

  22. 22.

    What achievement are you most proud of, so far, on your path to dental school?

  23. 23.

    Talk to us about your experience and thoughts on handling blood and saliva. You will be subject to difficult scenarios in your role as a dentist. How do you feel about this?

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    What other dental schools have you applied to and where does University of Alabama rank?

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    Which dentistry related newspapers, journals or publications do you read to stay in touch with new dental discoveries, and current events?

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    How does your family feel about you attending dental school? Do you have a great deal of support?

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    Who in your life mentors, or inspires you?

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    How well do you think you have performed in this interview today?

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    When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?

  30. 30.

    Many dentists have an area of specialty in which they work. What area of dentistry interests you the most?

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    Do you have aspirations to own your own practice in the future? What appeals to you about business ownership?

  32. 32.

    There is a high suicide rate among dentists. How do you feel about this fact and how do you plan on remaining grounded during your career?

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    Are you aware of cases of medical malpractice in the dentistry field? How will you cope if you are faced with one of these situations?

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    What major issues do you think dentistry will face a decade into the future?

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    Is there a specific population you would like to assist when you become a dentist?

  36. 36.

    How has COVID-19 and other pandemics of the past impacted the dentistry profession?

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    Why are you choosing dentistry over other medical professions?

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    Talk about the last dentistry-related article you read. What did you learn?

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    Do you possess the manual dexterity required to be a skilled dentist? How do you plan to boost this dexterity during your dental training?

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    When you become a dentist, how will you improve the profession?