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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?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

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

"There were no specific questions...a mock PBL session was used." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"There was not a formal interview at USC. It was a mock-Problem-Based Learning Session. It was interesting to see how this approach is not for everyone, but it left me with a very positive imporession." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"See above" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"A good night's sleep, reviewing the SDN files" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was really impressed with the PBL methodology. The facilities are top-notch, and the staff was incredibly friendly. Perhaps the most important thing was when I spoke to a group of students who were not the cheerleaders for the program, but average students going through the program, and they appaered to be genuinely happy. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The cost...USC is the most expensive dental school in the nation, a fact that the financial aid office seemed to be proud of. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Taxis are difficult to get at USC, it is best to arrange for one at the school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a very positive experience at USC. It is different in that it is a PBL method, and is not the perfect choice for everyone. However, the overall experience was very nice. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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