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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why do you think you would be good with your hands?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go to OHSU?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you weren't applying to dental school, what would you be doing with your life?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think of the current state of HMOs?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Nothing really. I had volunteered at the school for three months, so I knew a lot about the program already." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The location of the campus is beautiful. The prefessors are great too. Oh, and the new simulation labs are wonderful." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I was separated from other interviewees for the entire day. There was no financial aid presentation, no cirriculum overview, and an overall "you'll be lucky if you get in" feeling about the day. Other interviews I had been to sold you on a school. I felt that OHSU relied to heavily on it's reputation for recruitment. I attended a D2 ortho class, and I felt as though the class of 70 was completely disrespectful to the lecturer. It was like a frat house social function in the back 5 rows. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"When I first got there, I was given a packet and told to wait in the student lounge. In the packet there was a sheet of classes and other clinical stuff going on that day. After meeting two other interviewees breifly, I was shuffled off to my interview with a professor. Then I basically walked myself back to the admissions office and told to find something on my sheet I wanted to see and to go there. I felt like I was on a self-guided tour. I also felt like interviews were an inconvenience to the shcool and rather than having the dean of the school or the dean of admissions talk to you and waste their time, they gave you that sheet of classes and clinic and said "go stare at stuff we have." Then, I got to have lunch with a student (one-on-one) and attended a lecture with him. After that, I went back to the admissions office and was told I could either go home or go attend another class. The whole experience was very incomplete and I felt like a pion. For the record, I did get into this school. I even put down a deposit, but I decided in the end to go to a private school instead." Report Response

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