The Dental School Interview

The dental school interview is the most important part of the application process. Although each dental school will have its own procedures for interview which may vary from year to year, generally the interview will be conducted in either a traditional or multiple mini-interview (MMI) format. The best way to ensure success is to understand the format and to practise. To access more detailed advice sign up to the Interview Question Bank.

Traditional
MMI
  • Same interviewers throughout
  • 2-4 interviewers across a table
  • Usually 15-30 minutes
  • Interviewers take turns asking you questions
  • Timing is up to the interviewers and they may focus on one question more than another
  • Usually 6-10 mini-interview stations
  • Each station has 1-2 interviewers
  • Each station lasts 5-7 minutes
  • The entire process can last up to 2 hours
  • Each station focusses on a different topic
  • A bell/buzzer will sound when you must move to the next station


Online Question Bank
The key to performing well at the dental school interview and being offered a place is to practise. Without knowing what questions are frequently asked at both traditional and MMI interviews it can be difficult to tailor your preparation.

Our Online Dental School Interview Question Bank features over 200 interactive questions complete with comprehensive explanations. All questions have been created by dental school interviewers and are based on those commonly asked at interviews.

Take a look at our selection of free Sample Questions available on the website.


Common Questions