Texas A&M University Baylor College Dentistry Interview Questions

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Texas A&M University Baylor College Dentistry Key Information

Texas A&M outlines the following attributes as being vital in applicants: a clear motivation to pursue a career in dentistry, involvement in community service, observation or involvement in a dental office or clinic, involvement in a dental preparatory program, communication ability, leadership, and evidence of diverse cultural experience.

Interviews are virtual and applicants are notified via email. Applications must be submitted by November 1st. 

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Motivation and Insight into Dentistry

  • If you were in a position with an overwhelming task at hand and you had to do it, what would you do?
  • How do you cope with stress?
  • Tell me about your DAT score.
  • What have you learned from volunteering?
  • If you become accepted into dental school and graduate, you will have achieved a level of success that not many can say they have reached. How much more success would you want for your children and what does success mean to you?
  • Why not medicine?
  • Why not another health career?
  • Tell me about your DAT score and these specific sections.
  • Why should we choose you over someone with better qualifications?
  • What was my biggest weakness and how it would be a negative asset to dentistry
  • What do you least like about dentistry?
  • Which volunteer experience was your favorite and what did you learn from it?
  • Tell me about your health-related experiences.
  • Describe a community service experience you have had and explain what you learned from it
  • What are the issues in dentistry today?
  • How are you preparing for the dental school curriculum?
  • Why do you think you can be a good dentist?
  • If you were to not get into dental school, name three professions you’d likely pursue?
  • Discuss the path that you have taken to get you to where you are now.
  • Tell me about your experience in dental offices.
  • How have you proven to yourself you will be a good dentist?
  • How would you rate your motivation to pursue a career in dentistry?
  • Have you looked into taking Anatomy and Physiology to prepare you for D1?
  • Why should we choose you over any other student here today?
  • What are some things you want to see in a dental school?
  • How do you feel about your GPA and DAT scores?
  • Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
  • What are your plans after dental school?
  • What is one strength and one weakness?
  • How did you study for the DAT?
  • Why dentistry? Prepare to explain it 3 times.
  • What did you learn from your community service involvement?
  • Did you shadow any dentists in Austin?
  • What has your community service taught you about yourself?
  • What are you looking for in a dental school?
  • How would you feel in a job where 95% of the people are afraid of you?

Manual Dexterity

  • What have you done to prep for the fine motor movements of dentistry?
  • Why are you interested in seeking a career in dentistry?
  • What have you done with your hands to prepare for dentistry?
  • What manual dexterity experience do you have?

Teamwork Tasks

  • What leadership positions have you held?

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