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  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Pomona
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 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?

2

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"why dentistry?" Report Response

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

"what is my definition of social responsibility?" Report Response

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

"a time i was creative in problem solving?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"social responsibility question" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"creative in problem solving" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn interview feedback, mock interview with friends" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"integration with DO curriculum (DO school is pretty good)...brand new clinics being built-latest technology, friendliness of admissions staff/faculty" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the area is a crap hole but most schools are located in this type of area, computer lab is not really a lab maybe 5-10 computers, on campus housing is very limited" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"no breakfast =/ " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was really nervous for this interview since it was my first, but I felt the interview committee just had specific questions they wanted answers too and were looking for a specific person to fit their school. That being said, I think Western has the potential to be a good school in a few years once it graduates its first class." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

santa ana/john wayne

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/21/2009

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 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

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