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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

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)?

"PBL" Report Response

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

"PBL" Report Response

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

"PBL" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"PBL" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"PBL" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Filled out student survey, read about PBL, pressed my suit, slept." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities, student morale" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lack of a personal interview, and not being able to meet a single faculty/dentist/dean" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the card they give you to write your name on during your PBL session is to be folded in half and your name needs to be on both sides (I ended up having my name upside-down on the side facing the admissions staffers)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"PBL scenario where you work in a group of 10 students to solve a clinical case. You take turns reading/writing facts and ideas to try and figure out whats wrong. 2 admissions staffers watch you. Be polite and work well with your group and you should be fine." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$501+

What airport did you use?

LAX

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Radisson

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/21/2008

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

1 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

1 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

4 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Some students need a personal interview to address concerns on their applications.." Report Response

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