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Boston University Dentistry Key Information

The school states that it is looking for the following kind of students:

– Students who want to contribute, through creating and applying new knowledge. This means an interest in research. 

– Students who are looking for hands-on experience, keen on practical skills. 

– Students who show compassion and are interested in community outreach. 

– Students who thrive in a cooperative environment and are ready to engage with an enthusiastic faculty. 

– Students who appreciate diverse and dynamic cultures and viewpoints. 

– Students who are academically outstanding with an exceptional work ethic. 

Interviews are conducted remotely, and a video tour is also available. 

Boston University Dentistry Key Application & Interview Statistics

Overall Success Rate (Total Applicants : Total Spaces)

There were 2800 applicants in the last data available.


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Boston University Dentistry Past Interview Questions

Motivation and Insight into Dentistry

  • What did you like/dislike about your shadowing experience?
  • Why Boston?
  • Where else have you applied?
  • What does diversity in dentistry mean to you?
  • Tell me your dental journey.
  • Why dentistry? Why not medicine?
  • Convince me why you should be accepted.
  • How does your research apply to dentistry?
  • Will you do research in dental school?
  • What are your career goals?
  • What challenges will you face in dental school?
  • Talk us through your application.
  • Talk us through your personal essay.
  • What do you like least about dentistry?
  • Do you think you are ready for an education in dentistry after not being in school for almost 2 years?
  • What are you looking for in a dental school?
  • How would a close friend describe you?
  • Do you like Boston?
  • What makes you a competitive applicant?
  • Why did you shadow so many different specialists?
  • Tell me about your experience at undergrad.
  • What do you like most about dentistry/what do you like least?
  • Can you talk about a volunteer experience you’ve had?
  • What’s something you don’t like about yourself/would change?
  • Tell me about your shadowing.
  • What have you been doing since graduation?
  • Can you talk about your research experience?
  • Tell me more about your shadowing experience.
  • Why do you think you would be a good fit at this school?
  • Tell me about yourself.
  • Tell me about your university.
  • Talk about your shadowing and volunteering experience.
  • Describe yourself in three words.
  • Talk about your research experience.
  • Is there anything that you’d want me to tell the admissions committee that isn’t in this application?
  • Describe your research in layman’s terms.
  • Why did you choose your major?
  • What’s your plan in the future?

Ethical Scenarios

  • What is your opinion on adverts for teeth whitening?

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