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University of Mississippi Dentistry Key Information

Mississippi breaks down their criteria into cognitive and non-cognitive components as follows:

Cognitive components consist of the overall GPA, the science GPA, overall DAT, and the overall science DAT. Non-cognitive components include honesty/integrity, ethics/values, respect for others, critical thinking, communication skills, altruism, motivation for dentistry, accountability, support system, maturity, excellence, vision of practice, participation in Health Careers program, leadership, self-appraisal, research and, finally, overall performance at interview.

The interview format is an in-person MMI – a circuit of eight to ten interview stations. Each station has a ‘trainer rater’ who is a member of the admissions committee. There will also be a tour, and lunch with medical school representatives. 

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University of Mississippi Dentistry Past Interview Questions

  • Why do you want to study dentistry?
  • Why are you switching from what you are doing now to Dentistry? Or was it always the goal?
  • Why did you do so well / not do so well in biochemistry?
  • What would you do to implement dental education throughout an entire community?
  • Why are you interested in being a dentist?
  • How did you prepare for the DAT?
  • What is one of your biggest weaknesses and is it an issue for Dentistry?
  • What are your long term goals as related to Dentistry?
  • What have you done to ensure that your application is as strong as possible?
  • What community activities have you participated in and how are they relevant to Dentistry?
  • How much money do you think the average dentist makes?
  • Do you think you could live on the amount the average dentist makes?
  • What specific fields are you interested in within Dentistry?
  • How does politics affect healthcare?
  • Do you think your grades are good enough for Dentistry?
  • Tell us about a time you overcame adversity and how that has prepared you for a career in Dentistry.
  • How did you work to get the grades required for Dentistry?
  • How does the President affect healthcare?
  • Tell us about your sit-in experiences so far.
  • Tell us about how and why you received your DAT score.
  • What community service have you done?
  • What problems are facing Dentistry?
  • What do you plan on doing if you are not accepted here?
  • How would you improve awareness of dental health?
  • Tell us about yourself. How long have you been interested in Dentistry?
  • If you are successful in your application here, and go on to complete the program, will you stay in Mississippi?
  • Will you specialise?
  • What will you contribute to the class here?
  • What community service are you currently doing?
  • Describe three qualities about yourself and how these play in you wanting to be a dentist.
  • When you are retired what accomplishments do you hope to look back on?
  • Use 5 adjectives to describe yourself and how they would make you a unique member of the dental class.

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