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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

""What are your plans if you don't get accepted this year?"" Report Response

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

""Why do you choose dentistry over other health care professions?"" Report Response

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

""Do you have any questions for me (the interviewer)?"" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""As you well know dental school is expensive, how do you plan on financing your education?"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""What do you see as being the most important ethical obligation(s) facing dentists today?"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"The key here is just do a little research; it need not be anything profound. Just get online, go to the school's website and become acquainted with how the school functions, not only up on Marquam hill, but within the surrounding community as well (one can run a few searches on local news websites to ascertian this). Go prepared with a few of these concepts from your research and formulate some questions for the interviewer. Remember the interview should be about give and take (i.e., a mutual exchange of ideas with the interviewer will show that you've done your homework)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The positive up-beat nature of the interview surprised me. Perhaps I was expecting to be grilled--something that never happened during the interview." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Probably the little pre-interview essay...I found it pointless." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There is a small essay before the morning's activites begin (it may change from year to year)...mine was "If you could spend a day with any figure in history who would it be?" I was later told that the essay was mainly used as an index to gauge penmanship (of which I'm seriously deficient). Go figure :-)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I've since been accepted to OHSU school of dentistry and love the atmosphere and camaraderie among collogues here. Honestly, if you've made it to the interview you're nearly there. All it takes is a little additional preparation an you'll be set! It is probably a good idea to visit the campus ahead of time, just to get a feel for things and help relieve a little of those first-day jitters that you might have otherwise upon arriving at a completely foreign place. Best of luck!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

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