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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

10 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What was the most interesting question?

"None. Only a mock PBL session, NO Personal Interview" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None. They gave us a scenario to discuss" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read school website, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Little. Digital Xray setup and PBL was fun" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Everything. Price tag was enormous, year round curriculum (PBL), students cant get enough time in clinic to fulfull requirements so over 1/2 graduate late. Faculty seemed distant and uninterested. They did not even have people talking to us, they showed us videos of people explaining curriculum etc. Oh, and they fed us fruit punch juice boxes and candy bars for breakfast and crappy pastry with wilted lettuce for lunch. YUCK" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I should not have bothered making the trip...I would not go there. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"If for some reason you really really want into this school, then in the mock PBL session use quality not quantity comments. Try to think of a different perspective or another point of view, use fellow interviewees names and branch of their comments, make sure you have addressed all the ideas, follow the steps, and dont overtalk..... Also volunteer to scribe and try to keep people organized when scribing. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Discouraging

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

LAX

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Vagabond...right next door

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2006

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?

4 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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