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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Is there anything in your file I will have to explain to the Admission Board? (YAH, it would be nice if you read it I wanted to say.)" Report Response

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

"What would people say if I asked them about what kind of person you are?" Report Response

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

"You know it really means something when you get an interview this early? Right? (not)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why didn't you pick medical?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Where do you see the future of dentistry going?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Website, Professional Journals, I am a hygienist so I didn't really prepare to much. I looked at the school's stats." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The new Dean, Mark Mitchell, a nice guy, although doesn't seem to know much about why you are not accepted when you meet or exceed all their qualifications (including residency) and can't tell your where you are on the wait list. Other interviewees were very nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Couldn't find any place to park, and then had to wait in the office for a long time filling out a POP questioneer. Interviewer had my file infront of him and admits to me he never looked at it. (DiDn't even know I was a hygienist.) Then he tells me it means something that I got one of the first interviews. (Meanwhile with my 4.0 GPA, average of 20 DAT score, and 5 years as a hygienist barely gets me on the waiting list in April after being passed up during 3 board meeting.) Seems like a crap shoot to me, and I am from OR." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I was going to spend a lot of the day with the four other students interviewing with me, versus really seeing the school and getting a grasp on what they had to offer." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, the other students seemed friendly and courteous. I was not too impressed that I paid 200 dollars to AADSAS and my interviewer couldn't be bother to look at my file and didn't have any really good questions to ask me." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/19/2003

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