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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?

1 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 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?

Closed file

What impressed you positively?

"facility" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"PBL, cost, lack of efficiency from the admissions staff" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that I had to make up some absolutely meaningless classes just to fulfill their "requirement", I wouldn't have gone to the interview if I had known. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"complete waste of time. the day started out with a brief introduction of the admissions staff, then observation of a student group of 8 working on a case. then we went back to rutherford hall on the fourth floor for a financial aid info talk, brief writing sample, and one of the faculty- i forgot his name, spoke to us about the PBL: apparently they teach their students how to think. that was a bit disconcerting, if the students couldn't think prior to their enrollment into the dental school, they probably should pick another profession. maybe it was the early morning, but i almost fell asleep. students that I spoke to all seemed to reflect positively on the school, other than, of course, the cost. and the tour was decent, the facility was clean and spacious, definitely a place that I felt I would want to work in. Then we went back to the dental building for a mock PBL, two admissions staff sat in the room to observe us and made their little notes. Then they laid the bombshell, they told me I lacked some things in my file and I needed to complete them. Needless to say, I was absolutely FURIOUS. the admissions staff could have mailed me the paper informing of the info that my file lacked. But, instead they invited me to the school, THEN they gave me the bad news. again, I have to stress, COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME!! for the fellow applicants: probably a good idea to ask them about the specifics of your file prior to the interview." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

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