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  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Pomona
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

""Define social responsibility."" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

""Tell me a mistake you have made and what you learned from it."" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

""Why dentistry?"" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""Tell me about a time that you had to to work with someone you didn't know who had a different opinion of how to complete the task."" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""If you and someone with a similar application and stats were competing for a seat, why should we pick you?"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN saved my bacon! Most all of the questions I was asked were already posted in the interview feedback, so it gave me a chance to think about my responses ahead of time. Thanks guys!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"-Excellent, high tech facilities (especially the sim lab) -Cool campus (renovated, down-town city mall) -Friendly students, administration and faculty -Modular curriculum -Close-knit campus -Strong clinical emphasis -Service education -Osteopathic/humanistic philosophy -Nearby everything (ocean, mountains, city)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"-The majority of the intro sciences of the first year are taken with the medical, podiatry, and optometry students which, while encouraging exposure and camaraderie, results in large lectures (~300) - The neighborhood is kinda shady." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I don't think I realized how great of a school it is. Now it is my top school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Everyone I talked to felt like their interview went well, but I doubt we're all getting in. Who knows? :)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$501+

What airport did you use?

Ontario

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Ontario Ramada

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

24 Feb 2012

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Pick me! ;)" Report Response

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