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  • University of Southern California Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Los Angeles
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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?

Open file

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

"Are you aware that USC uses the PBL (problem based learning) system?" Report Response

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

"What are your thoughts on PBL?" Report Response

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

"Why USC?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is my opinion on the Dental Post-Bacc program?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you have any questions for me? [This was following an all day session. I really had no unanswered questions, but felt like I should as SOMETHING]." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I did a mock interview with the dentist I work for." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The entire interview [the group interview, as well as the 1:1 interview] were both very casual. It appears as though the admissions commitee works hard to put everyone at ease, and really get to know us, versus asking us generic, cookie-cutter questions that everybody with any sense will have already prepared answers for." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The 1:1 portion is only for members of the Post-Bacc program or for reapplicants, and I was bothered by that. As a post-bacc student, I had to already interview, so I feel like I've already been able to allow the admissions staff to get to know me. If I weren't in the Post-Bacc, I think I would have felt like the application did not get the chance to hear me out, or to know me as a person." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I knew how genuinely laid-back the whole day is. I'd heard this from previous interviewees, but I still stressed WAY more than I needed to." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"As a whole, I liked the interview day." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

No Response

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Home

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

2/28/2012

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

10 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?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 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?

No Response

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