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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?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What was the most interesting question?

"There are no one-on-one questions. The whole interview is conducted through a mock PBL case. A group of applicants are monitored by a member of the admissions staff as your group fumbles through the rediculous PBL case they give you.(Kind of scares me that they don't interview each applicant individually)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN and spoke to a current D1 at the school" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are nice" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The lack of organization on the part of the admissions staff. Some of them were unprofessional at times and seemed as though they were being burdend by having to conduct the interviews." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I have always thought of SC as a great school with a great reputation in the dental community but unfortunately don't feel that way more. I've heard a lot of negative comments about PBL (or USC's way of implementing it)but went to the interview with an open mind expecting to be impressed by the school and the new program. Unfortunately the opposite happend. I just don't think spending $300K on a dental school whose primary learning tools for the first two years are giant sticky-notes and magic markers is a wise choice for me. But that's only my oppinion." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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