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  • Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Portland
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 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?

2

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)?

"Where do you see dentistry going?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why do you want to be a dentist?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What interests you about OHSU?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What questions will you pose to potential employees of your practice?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What would a radio ad for your practice sound like?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I spoke with students and alumni, read the website, and reviewed the sdn interview feedback pages." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The emphasis here is on clinical and laboratory competency. OHSU prepares general dentists and that suits me perfectly." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One of the other interviewers seemed very defensive to the extent of immaturity." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I had wondered when construction is planned for the new building. It was disappointing to discover that its ground breaking is scheduled after I graduate." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"We began with an intro to the school given by the Dean of Admissions, Mark Mitchell. Our two individual interviews follwed; two consecutive 30 minute sessions. Next it was off to the patient clinic (I watched a crown prep). Then lunch, and finally an optional lecture. My interviewers were well prepared and knew specifics about me that they used during our conversations. Overall, the whole day was very relaxed. It was well put together and I'm happy to say that I was offered a spot in the fall class the following day. Yes, OHSU has lost much of its state funding. More dollars will be expected from tuition, but dentists do not usually complain about student loan repayment. I agree with most others' opinion that the building is dated, but I want to be a dentist, the trim around the doors doesn't concern me. The simulation lab is top notch, and the pediatric clinic is brand new. With a new building in the school's future, it's unlikely that any more remodeling will be done and that's fine with me." 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?

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?

02/14/2006

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?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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