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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?

Neutral

How you think you did?

3 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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 case study - know the process of generating Facts, Ideas, Learning Needs" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Person traveling is sick. Figure out what is the reason why." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"NA" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Just read the PBL flyer and school website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the staff were very friendly and financial aid was honest about the high cost of attending. A lot of helpful information was given during the financial aid session. Facilities were nice and lots of clinics" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"almost 500k in debt after graduating; the tour" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I was going to have no idea how they would choose students from the way the interview is conducted." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"If you really want to go to USC, be very active during the mock PBL session - but not too aggressive. I think they're looking for students who are not only involved, but also open and courteous to their peers. It was a very stress-free and relaxing day, but weird in the sense that you have no idea how they're gonna choose applicants." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/24/2009

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

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I would highly suggest having the tour early on in the interview process." Report Response

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