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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?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"USC's interview is somewhat different. Instead of having a one-on-one interview, 7-8 applicants are grouped together and they conduct a mock PBL session, where two faculty members are present and they evaluate your performance in the group." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"-SDN reviews -USC's PBL website " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The mock PBL session was very interesting and I enjoyed it very much." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"1-The cost of attendance ~430,000$/4years!!!!!!!! 2-You're pretty much on your own under the PBL system. I prefer to have a defined schedule. That way I know what I'm supposed to do. Whereas, with PBL they give you a case and then you have to figure out how you wanna use your time to conduct research on the given topic. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the mock PBL session isn't really as stressful as some people make it sound." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I enjoyed my day at USC. Brian is such a cool guy and other staff are very friendly and helpful as well. The PBL session is very interesting because it gives you an idea of what you'll be doing for the next 4 years and how you'll be learning in a group setting." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/14/2009

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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