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Case Western Reserve University Dentistry Key Information

The Case School of Dental Medicine outlines what they look for in potential students as:

  • Wanting  to understand how science and health care intersect,
  • Are curious about how and why we make decisions about dental health care,
  • Taking responsibility for their own learning,
  • Can use general concepts and apply them in new ways,
  • Enjoy an active learning environment that includes group work,
  • Have demonstrated academic excellence,
  • Desire challenge
  • Want to learn about the profession from faculty mentors and coaches,
  • Understand the dentist’s responsibility to patients, community, and society

Case Western Reserve University Dentistry Key Application & Interview Statistics

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Case Western Reserve University Dentistry Past Interview Questions

Motivation and Insight into Dentistry

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • What is your research about?
  • How do you feel like you can help the under-served population?
  • What was your favorite procedure to watch during your shadowing experience?
  • Who are you, and why are you here?
  • How has your life experience prepared you to become a dentist?
  • Tell me about your undergraduate coursework.
  • Give an example of a pbl learning environment you went through in college.
  • Tell me about one of your research positions?
  • What do you have to offer the school?
  • How does your family feel about you applying to dental school?
  • When did you know you wanted to be a dentist?
  • Do you know anyone who is a dentist?
  • Why Case?
  • Where do you want to practice?
  • Why dentistry at Case?
  • What is the focus of your research?
  • Tell me the two activities that best demonstrate who you are.
  • What do you not like about dentistry?
  • Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
  • What do you know about our school?
  • How do you feel about your DAT scores?
  • How have these roles helped prepare you for a career in dentistry?
  • What has been your favorite class in college?
  • How have your studies as an undergrad help you prepare for dental school?
  • What is your plan beyond dental school?
  • So you want to be a dentist…are you sure about that? Why?
  • When you graduate and are looking for an associate’s position, what is the most important thing you would look for in the dentist that hires you?
  • Why not medical school?
  • Do you want to specialize?
  • What are some qualities that make a good dentist?
  • What is the most important consideration when choosing a dental school?
  • Do you think you will like PBL?
  • Are you academically prepared for our rigorous curriculum?


Manual Dexterity

  • Can you draw this for me to show your hand skills?
  • Do you feel you have the perceptual skills needed in dentistry? If so why and how have you prepared for it??
  • How have you demonstrated manual dexterity?


Ethical Scenarios

  • Name 2 ethical decisions you’ve had to make.
  • If a student was caught cheating, what do you think the consequences should be? He/She had been a good student but because of outside stresses was unable to keep up in his class and didn’t want to fail.
  • Give an example of each where you did a morally wrong action and a morally right action.
  • If you have a patient that comes in and doesn’t like your work, is upset and gives you a hard time, what do you do?
  • What is an ethical situation that you have been faced with?


Teamwork Tasks

  • What leadership roles have you taken in your volunteer work/extracurricular activities?
  • What are some examples of your leadership experience in the last few years?

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