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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?

4 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?

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 do you want to be a dentist?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell me about your volunteer experience?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Are there any other people in your family who are either dentists or work in related fields of health care?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Although there isn't one question that stood out in particular, I would say that compared to some of my other interviews, the interviewer seemed much more engaged and ready to get to know me. He asked me lots of "meat and potatoes" questions that got right down to why I want to be a dentist and I thought he asked just the right amount of questions to understand why I am interested in dentistry." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"None were very difficult, just open-minded and down to the point." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over the OHSU dental website and obtained as much information as I could from dentists in my community, all of which had very positive things to say about the school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was very impressed with the fact that all of the candidates were asked to put on lab coats and observe different clinics which allowed for a very hands-on approach to the interview day. I watched a denture case and an oral surgery. It was very exciting and like nothing else I had been able to do at other schools." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities are older and the price seems unstable." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/11/2004

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