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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

No Response

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

"Which of your five senses (sight, smell, touch, taste, hearing) would you choose to give up if you had to pick one?" Report Response

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

"What profession would you should if it weren't dentistry?" Report Response

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

No Response

What was the most interesting question?

No Response

What was the most difficult question?

No Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students seem happy." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I felt like they were trying to sell the school and make sure that this school was your top pick. They even asked you at the end of the interview when you fill out your interview evaluation. There are not a lot of lectures during the first two years which is scary. The cost for the 1st year is $114,000. The group interview doesn't give you an opportunity to elaborate on your AADSAS application." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I got the impression that the school was 85-90% PBL and 10-15% lecture. PBLs are not supported by lecture material." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This is a good school if PBL and independent study are your type of learning styles." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

No Response

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?

10/26/12

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

1 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Traffic is very bad in the morning. You should leave no later than 6:50am if you live ~20 minutes away via freeway." Report Response

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