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  • Louisiana State University New Orleans School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • New Orleans
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Can you handle the same career for 30 years?" Report Response

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

"What was your last idea?" Report Response

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

"Is it important to instruct the patient? This question slowed me down, because it was so vague. I gave him my best answer, and he seemed satisfied..." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Can you make it through Dental School with a family?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your purpose in life?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, LSU Predental Questions, chalk carving diagrams" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone's enthusiasm and willingness to help. There is an obvious sense of community at this school. Also, the parts of the school that have completed construction look awesome." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There are still areas of construction, but this is something they're actively working on." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Just how intense the 3 on 1 is! They aren't out to get you, but don't think for one second that they're not trying to see how you handle stressful situations!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I arrived at the school about 25 minutes early, which gave me time to introduce myself to two students who arrived before me. As the 25 minutes passed, the other 4 students arrived (7 total). Dr. Weir came out and introduced himself and started telling us all about the progress the school has made (which is evident while walking around). It didn't seem like two minutes had passed by the time we walked into the room where our chalk-carvings would take place. Dr. Weir briefly went over loan information, gave instructions on the chalk carving, and we began. I had practiced plenty of times before, which made this part a lot less stressful. Immediately following, 3 of us went on a tour while the 4 others were individually interviewed (1 on 1, structured interview). We came back from the tour and the other group left. The 1 on 1 was very structured - the professor read his questions right off the sheet he was given. There wasn't much communication between us other than his brief responses to my answers. I'm glad I prepared, though, because he asked me at least 50 questions, the vast majority of which are on the LSU Predental Society website. We returned for lunch, where 1 student from each class (D1 - D4) came and spoke with us. They answered our questions, but for the most part, they just hung out with us and told us to ''relax and be yourself.'' Once this hour was up, it was around 1:00 p.m. At this time, Dr. Weir walks in and lets us know the order in which the 3 on 1s will take place. Luckily, I was 2nd! I'd have volunteered to go first, though, because I HATE WAITING. There were only 7 of us, but I still felt bad for the last one! In no time, it was my turn and I walked into the room with the 3 interviewers. It was very businesslike, while not too stressful. This was unstructured; they asked me a couple of questions, most of which were personalized (DAT score, what I do with my free time, etc.) I expanded upon my answers and tried to bring a little bit of humor. Within no time, I was done! " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/18/2008

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?

6 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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