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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?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"There was no individual interview. It was a mock PBL session that you are grouped with 8 other students to work on. " Report Response

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

"It was a case that had to deal with plumbing problems. No prior knowledge of plumbing is really needed. " Report Response

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

"There are 2 evaluators observing everyone to see if PBL is something that can work for that individual. I really liked PBL, although some would disagree because they are not used to learning without having a basic structure. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A question that had to do with glycolysis" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"??? I don't remember having any difficult questions. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up on the school's website thoroughly and SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The nice and clean facilities. The use of digital X-rays. The campus is beautiful!!! The staff was very professional. The students were really nice. They did not seemed stressed at all. And..most importantly they appeared, from my observation, to be honest in all the questions that were asked of them. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The cost. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it was going to be nice weather that day. I think I was the ONLY person that brought a jacket!!! Obviously I'm not from L.A.! " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a really good time at this school. I was impressed by pretty much everything except for the financial aid session, in which I was completely stunned by the numerous loans that I'll have to be taking out, but that is typical wherever you go. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/21/2005

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