The goal of the interview is to assess the applicant’s suitability for dentistry with a final ranking and comments that support the ranking, taking into consideration factors that led to the interviewer’s conclusions. The interviews are designed to evaluate non-cognitive domains considered critical to becoming an effective dental practitioner, such as empathy, critical thinking, moral reasoning and ethical grounding, open-mindedness, ability to collaborate as well as interpersonal skills. 

Interviews are 30 minutes, one-on-one, and conducted in an open file holistic format; the interviewer has access to the applicant’s file prior to or during the interview.  

The applicant is evaluated based on communication skills, flexibility, leadership, team experience, intellectual ability, learning skills and motivation and preparation for dentistry.    

Interviews are conducted from September through February. Admissions decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Applicants can expect to be notified no earlier than December 1 of the academic year prior to the academic year of matriculation.  Touro College of Dental Medicine follows the ADEA traffic rules.