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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

8

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"If you were an Admissions Committee member. what qualities would make an ideal candidate? Please Explain" Report Response

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

"If you could change one thing in the world, what would you change? Please Explain" Report Response

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

"honestly, nothing can prepare you for this interview since everyone has different questions. Its the luck of the draw. Some people have hard questions and easy questions." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"refer to "specific questions"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"nothing can prepare you since everyone has different questions from the basket. You get 2 questions: 1 is non-dental related and the other is dental-related" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"questions are different and unique to each applicant rather than everyone having to answer the same question (LECOM). They also have the world famous dental anesthesiologist teaching." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"long presentation and assistant dean was blabbering about how great the location is and how great the name "USC" is." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"how long the presentation is? I've been through 6 interviews before this and it was a grueling long intro." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"location of the campus is right in USC undergrad campus." 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?

LAX

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Radisson near USC

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/30/12

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

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Not speed through the tour. Spend less time going through their powerpoints on intro and financial aid" Report Response

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