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    I've decided to start this thread as I see there are lots of ppl with Bristol interviews (incl me). Do you know what questions are usually asked? Anything specific ?
    Any past experience would be really helphul :w00t: :ciao:
    Thank you very much. :bumps:

    P.S. Questions for other interviews are also warmly welcomed (Just mention the name of the uni) Not only Brisol gives int after all. :wink2:
    :goodluck:
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    hey
    I too have a dental interview at bristol approaching

    last year one of the topics for the 10 minute essay was about the members of a dental team
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    i had an interview at bristol today.
    it was fine, the interviewers were really nice and friendly. They just asked me questions about me and extending on stuff from the personal statement. there wasn't really any questions about fillings and stuff like that.
    The 10 minute essay was about how you see dentistry in the future, again it wasn't that bad.

    Good luck with your interviews
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    (Original post by hellogoodbye123)
    hey dan. i had my interview today too at bristol. I was in the afternoon and had mr Maron i think his name was. I am not quite sure how the interview went, but it seemed okay. What did you write for the essay?
    alright, yeh i was in the afternoon as well!! i was in the first team, i cant remember the names of the people who interviewed me, but they were nice and friendly. i thought it went ok, its hard to tell though

    for the essay i wrote about them doing more preventative work, better equipment, using computers more and doing more cosmetic surgery
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    hey
    good luck for offers

    Can someone please help me clarify what type of teaching Bristol use (eg problem based learning/lectures) ?
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    Heeey guys
    I had my interview on Monday (it was a morning interview) the 10 minute essay was about career prospects for dentists in the UK. I wrote about GDP's, Hospital dentistry, Community Dental Service, Dentistry in companies and factories and Dentistry in the Armed forces. As a whole what are the practices in which a newly qualified dentist could choose to practice.
    Do you think this was the right thing to write ? I mean what would you have chosen to talk about if you were asked this question ?

    The interviewers were really friendly and nice people
    They asked me:
    Why would you like to study in the UK?
    Why Bristol?
    Why dentistry?
    What changes are there in dentistry ( I didn't know what exactly to talk about here so i decided to tell them about an advancment I had recently read in the internet) ?
    What do you do to relax?
    What dental treatment interests you most ?
    Asked me some things I have mentioned in my PS. Have a look at it !

    That is all I can remember hope it helps
    Good luck to all of us
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    Heeey guys
    I had my interview on Monday (it was a morning interview) the 10 minute essay was about career prospects for dentists in the UK. I wrote about GDP's, Hospital dentistry, Community Dental Service, Dentistry in companies and factories and Dentistry in the Armed forces. As a whole what are the practices in which a newly qualified dentist could choose to practice.
    Do you think this was the right thing to write ? I mean what would you have chosen to talk about if you were asked this question ?

    The interviewers were really friendly and nice people
    They asked me:
    Why would you like to study in the UK?
    Why Bristol?
    Why dentistry?
    What changes are there in dentistry ( I didn't know what exactly to talk about here so i decided to tell them about an advancment I had recently read in the internet) ?
    What do you do to relax?
    What dental treatment interests you most ?
    Asked me some things I have mentioned in my PS. Have a look at it !

    That is all I can remember hope it helps
    Good luck to all of us
    Well done :woo:

    Did they give time at the end of interview for questions? I have quite a few prepared :shifty:
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    hi, i have my bristol interview day after tomorrow, and i was just wondering what are the hardest questions people have been asked so far?...
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    (Original post by Andy Conda)
    Well done :woo:

    Did they give time at the end of interview for questions? I have quite a few prepared :shifty:
    Yes they did I asked them about the research oportunities at the uni that were mentioned in the curriculum information
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    (Original post by hellogoodbye123)
    oh yeah i see what you mean, i was in the fourth team. and i had the dr moran guy, which was a bit hard because he was the main gu aswell. I got asked what risks do dentists face? and i mentioned cross contamination, and infection, but then he was looking for hep B and it totally slipped my mind. apart from that was okay. what did you take in for manual dex? they didnt really look at mine much.
    for the essay i wrote about NHS and how the reforms and change in contract means less people are seeing, so despite the new NHS funding targeted at dentists there will have to be reviews. then i said technology, liek the CEREC machine, and use of machinery and robots etc.
    How many weeks work experiecne had u done?
    they didnt even look at my essay while i was in there?
    i did work experience once a week at my local practice for about 4/5 months, and a few days in a hospital and a few days in a lab. No they didn't look at my essay either, i had to give it to them at the end or im not sure they would have even taken it!!
    Have u got any other interviews?
    i got one at manchester tomorrow and im still waiting to here from birmingham and cardiff
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    Hey, just wanted to ask how did the interview go? Asking in behalf of a friend who has an interview for dentistry next week!

    Thanks
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    (Original post by vesi)
    the 10 minute essay was about career prospects for dentists in the UK.
    mine was the same when i went on the 5th :]

    im so glad you told me it went really well in the end
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    I am glad I helped What did you write about ?
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    All i could think of at the time

    General Dentist, Private, NHS in hospital, Armed forced, Research into things like dental biomaterials or tissue engineering, helping out in a dental lab (dunno about this one but i put it down for the hell of it), specialising in any of the different fields of dentistry (thn put a few examples) or staying with your university to work as a lecturer either part or full time.
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    Well done ! Good Luck and fingers crossed we all get offers
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    Yeah bristol would deffo be my first choice uni!
    and if the ratio of offers:rejections frominterview is as good as they say it is, we have an excellent chance of gettin a place!
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    how has everyone done who had interviews at Bristol? has everyone heard back yet? anyone else starting in oct 2009??
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    yep i heard back a few weeks ago and i think it will be my first choice depending on if i get the grades of course!!
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    WOO HOO im so excited i swear its the best uni!! love love it! when i went to interview it was basically everyone theres first choice!
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    There is a University of Bristol Dental Students 2009 Facebook Group thanks to ChloeBass.
    Join in ! :P
 
 
 
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