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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?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What was the most interesting question?

"No Questions Only a PBL case, I had the lemonade one." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Tried to research on what PBL was like." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities. I had no idea how big this school actually is. The 3rd floor has all the specialty clinics, very impressive. You'll be blown away by the hot co-eds that go here. Unfortunately, the female dental students don't look anything like the female undergrads here." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"South Central LA is depressing. It like Temple with sunshine. Get used to bums asking you for change and what not. The aparments around here are in bad condition, and you'll be living off fast food for 4 years. And with the smog, its not a very healthy living. But hey, who cares, SC has the best football program in the country. Too bad Reggie Bush will be in the NFL by the time we get there." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing unexpected. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There is no interview only a PBL case so its very relaxed. Just enjoy the experience. Really makes sure PBL is for you. Unfortunately my interview group did not get to see a real PBL case. We saw the evaluation portion where the groups members spent an hour basically complimenting each other. It was bizarre just having to sit there and watch these dental students tell each other how great they were. I really wished they could have shown us a real case. Even so, PBL seems like a really fun way to learn. Working as a team to learn seems effective and fun. Really, make sure that PBL is what you want. There are no text books, no lectures, so if you don't understand something, its all on you to somehow find it. The tuition at this school is also very expensive. About 87,000 the first year and second year. Third year is 90,000, and the 4th year i think is around 70,000. Plus LA is an expensive place to live." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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 primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/14/2005

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

9 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?

7 out of 10

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