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Dental School Application Timeline for 2024-2025 (for applicants starting dental school in fall 2025)

The dental school application process takes nearly a full year to complete. Therefore, excellent planning and organization are essential. The dental school application timeline below lists the steps and schedule of the application process to help keep you on track. Staying on schedule is especially important because most dental schools have rolling admissions. Rolling admissions …

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Five Secrets to an Authentic Interview

You put together a fantastic application packet. You spent countless hours studying for the MCAT and achieved a superb score. Your work and experiences demonstrate your dedication to community service, volunteerism, and compassion for caring for others. You toiled months on the personal statement, with multiple revisions, until it was perfect. Finally, the packet was …

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The Dental School Admissions Interview

After months of writing your personal statement, filling out seemingly endless secondary applications, and waiting to hear from the dental schools, an interview offer is concrete evidence that you have advanced in the admissions process. Exhilaration is often quickly replaced by nervousness when an applicant is notified of an invitation to interview at a dental …

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Guest Appearance on KPCC’s Airtalk Segment on Multiple Mini Interviews

Last week I was a guest on KPCC, Los Angeles’ NPR station, discussing MMIs.  You can listen to the broadcast of the segment “You can diagnose, sure, but how’s your bedside manner?” here. As discussed in the recent New York Times Article “New for Aspiring Doctors, the People Skills Test” Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs), developed in …

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Preparing for an Osteopathic Medical School Interview

Preparing for an interview at any medical school requires certain steps: familiarizing yourself with the school, honing your general interview skills and making sure that you can discuss any aspect of your application in depth. However, to be successful at an osteopathic medical school interview, you need to also ensure that you are ready for …

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The Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) for Medical School or Dental School

In recent years, some medical and dental schools have switched to the Multiple Mini Interview format in lieu of traditional interviews. This approach was used initially by medical schools in Canada and Australia and has been adopted by a number of medical and dental schools in the U.S. in recent years. During an MMI, the …

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