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  • Louisiana State University New Orleans School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • New Orleans
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

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 are you looking for in a dental school?" Report Response

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

"how much did you practice carving?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"what was the last idea you had?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"what was the last thing you made with your hands?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"LSU predental website, SDN interview feedback, LSU SOD chalk carving webpage" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school seems very economically sound due to strong backing by the state. It has a very spacious, state of the art building, yet one of the lowest tuition pricetags out of any school. there are many renovations (and repairs) still going on (new $2mil auditoriums), with talks of a new bldg for research and a faculty practice. it has several branch clinics throughout LA where students rotate through during clinical years. The atmosphere was very laid back, the faculty seemed exceptionally friendly, and they are making a lot of positive changes. the curriculum is being revamped to reflect a more clinically relevant didactic education with a critical thinking focus. in the next few years a grand rounds type event may be implemented, which seems pretty cool. students also get a huge amount of clinical training here, starting in the 2nd year" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"there is a point system for clinical requirements, but it is equivalent to the market value of the procedure. so in essence, you can't graduate until you earn 30,000 points aka make $30,000 for the school. i find this very strange and exactly opposite of what the educational focus should be for a school. patients should not be viewed as walking dollar signs. students should not be encouraged to recommend more procedures than are necessary in order to get graduation requirements, just as a dentist shouldnt recommend an unnecessary more expensive procedure just for the cash. patients first. also, there didn't seem to be many opportunities for community service, which is surprising given the amount of severe need in the state." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"just more in general. there isn't much information about the school online" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"LSU is a great school that not many people know about. it has top notch facilities for a very low price. it is located in a great city with great culture and everyone is amazingly friendly. geaux tigers!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In 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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

MSY

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Marriott

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/21/2008

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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