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Nov 17, 2017

Interviews are in high gear right now, and will continue until the TMDSAS Match (learn more about it here:

If you haven’t heard from a school, don’t despair! There’s still time! Here are the 3 steps to figuring out your next move in the application cycle:

  1. Research the schools
  2. Research the profession
  3. Practice your interviews
  • Research the schools
    • When were they established?
    • What’s their history?
    • What is the school’s mission?
    • What are their values?
    • What does the curriculum look like?
    • Why did they choose this curriculum?
    • What makes this school unique?
    • Now think – how do I fit in?
  • Research the Profession
    • Are you up on changes to healthcare?
    • Is there a philosophy that strikes you?
    • Why does Osteopathic medicine speak to you?
    • Why do you want to help people as a dentist?
    • What breakthroughs have helped veterinary medicine?
    • Read Journals and articles on changes to healthcare
  • Practice for your interviews 
    • The interview invitation is coming – are you ready?
    • Practice your handshake – firm, confident, not overbearing!
    • See if your advisor or career center offers mock interviews
    • Find questions online you can practice with a friend
    • Practice your reaction when you get caught with a question you have to think through.
    • Keep control of body language! Avoid: Nervous ticks Saying um Laughing/Crying Fidgeting Always practice patience, kindness, and courtesy. 


Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions and receive information directly from TMDSAS, professional schools and advisors.

  • The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants in the EY2019/2020 cycle. 
  • The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional and would like to connect with other applicants.

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