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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

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?

2

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)?

"What interested you in dentistry?" Report Response

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

"What manual dexterity skills have you demonstrated?" Report Response

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

"Why do you think you would be a good fit at OHSU?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What has playing baseball done to prepare you for dental school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What can you tell me about why you did very well on certain sections of the DAT and not so well on others?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked up as much interview feedback on SDN as possible, did a mock interview with my schools career services, soulsearched. Got advice from dental students and the dentist i shadowed with." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The whole day was very exciting and interactive. Facilities are great, even though the building was dated. People and staff were all very helpful and outgoing." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Writing sample was stupid, my question was rediculously boring and hard to write about, even if it was only a paragraph or two." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the interview was such a great, laid back style. I was very stressed in the morning for my first interview, but as the day went on i relaxed and enjoyed everything." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This is a very interviewee friendly day. OHSU does a great job in all aspects and the people are friendly and honest. Think of thoughtful, specific questions to ask your interviewers and be yourself!" 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/09/2009

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 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?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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