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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?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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?

Open file

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

"Why dentistry? Why do you think you have good manual dexterity skills?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Do you plan to go into private practice after graduation?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"How do you study for your classes? Do you consider yourself a fast learner, slow learner or visual learner?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"There are many people that cannot afford dental care so what would you do about that?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked up some common interview questions on the web and read my application. I practiced some of the questions with my predental friends that had an interview at OHSU." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everybody was very nice. Beginning with the secretary and the dean of admissions made us so comfortable even before the interview started. The students, professors and especially the interviewer were very nice and approachable. I was impressed by the new sim lab, the low tuition costs and the ranking of the school in clinical hours and pass rate on national board exams (100% in the last few years)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school needs some remodeling but everything else was good." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How nice everybody is, they made me feel at home. I heard some bad interview experiences before so I was a little stressed. The interviewer made me very comfortable by asking some general questions about my life experiences." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviewer was very nice, he just wanted to know some things about me. It was open file so he seemed to know a lot of detailed things before the interview started. Be ready to explain some personal questions from your essay, grades, DAT scores ..." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/04/2003

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