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  • The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Columbus
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why dentistry?" Report Response

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

"What have you done to improve your manual dexterity?" Report Response

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

"What are the qualities of a good practioner?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing too interesting or out of the ordinary. I guess it would have to be what leadership qualities have you developed that would aid you as a dentist in private practice?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing difficult." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Talked to students I knew at the school. This website and Ohio State's website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The admissions interview event (as the call it) was unbelievable. It was very well run and organized. We had an opportunity to talk to a tremendous amount of students and faculty members and get all your questions answered. It was held at an extremely nice hotel on campus. They really rolled out the red carpet. It was the most professionally run interview experience I have ever had. They are really trying to sell the school. The low cost of the program was also positive. They have a very high retention rate and from what I gathered students seem to have very little trouble passing the boards. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The amount of lab work that students are required to do there. I am also not so sure about this Ohio project that is being implemented into the 4th year. The students have to leave campus and go various place in Ohio for 60 days during there final year. I think it is nice to have an opportunity to help the needy but I do not want to really be traveling around Ohio all the time. To allow for this Ohio project they have also had to move a bunch more of the curriculum into the first two years. Sounds like it would be really hard down there. But this project does allow for even more clinical experience they said. The dental school itself isn't the nicest building inside, the operatories, etc. but that really is a negative to me. What is a negative to me is not having the curriculum on a DVD and just using a laptop all the time. The school is not using any laser techology as well and the students seem to get little exposure to digital radiography. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The whole experience was very nice and exceeded my expectations of the day would be. I already knew quite a bit about the school and had been down there before but I was really impressed by how they tried to sell the school." Report Response

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