McGill University Dentistry Interview Questions

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McGill University Dentistry Key Information

McGill focuses on ensuring that their graduates possess sound judgement, backed by scientific evidence and a strong sense of social justice. They push their students to develop a high level of technical ability, with a substantial portion of work done in simulation labs and clinical settings. Upon graduation you are expected to be socially aware, culturally sensitive and community-oriented. This means that for your interview you should strengthen your understanding of ethics, professionalism, and the impact of culture and diversity on dentistry.

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McGill University Dentistry Past Interview Questions

Motivation and Insight into Dentistry

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • Tell me about your volunteer experience.
  • Dentistry is stressful. Tell me about a time that you had to deal with stress.
  • Why chose you out of so many other qualified candidates?
  • Why do you want to study at McGill so much?
  • Why dentistry?
  • Did you apply to medical school?
  • Why would you also be applying to dentistry if you applied to medicine?
  • Where else have you applied?
  • Where do you see yourself in 10 years from now?
  • Why is McGill your top choice?
  • Tell us about your research.
  • Why not work in research rather than become a dentist?
  • Do you know any dentists close to you (such as in your family).
  • Have you applied to medicine as well as dentistry?
  • What will you do if you fail to be accepted onto a dentistry course this year?
  • What will you do if you are never accepted onto a dentistry course?
  • What other courses are you thinking about applying to?
  • Why are you applying to study dentistry now?
  • What is it about dentistry that you particularly enjoy?
  • What is your experience so far with dentistry?
  • What community service have you done?
  • Have you had any experience in a dentist’s office?
  • How do you feel working in someone’s mouth?
  • Do you realize how demanding a workload dentistry school is? Why do you think you can handle it?
  • Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Manual Dexterity

  • How do you feel working with your hands so much?

Ethical Scenarios

  • Another dental student comes into the clinic and is about to practice on a patient. You suspect they have been drinking. What do you do?
  • You’re in the middle of a procedure and your patient starts making inappropriate comments that are making you uncomfortable. What do you do?
  • An employee is not working as well as you’d like. What do you do?
  • Your CV mentions that you volunteered at a correctional institution. Why would you want to help social derelicts and not the elderly, for example?
  • Suppose you are a dentist and a patient comes to you. You realise that their previous dentist has done a dreadful, borderline dangerous job on their teeth. What will you do?

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