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  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Pomona
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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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?

Open file

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

"What is your definition of social responsibility?" Report Response

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

"You have obviously been exposed to many unique things in your life unrelated to dentistry. Why did you decide this is the career for you?" Report Response

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

"Talk about an experience you has where things did not go well. What did you learn from the event?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Talk about something you had to do you didn't want to. How did you respond to the situation?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Talk about something you had to do you didn't want to. How did you respond to the situation?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN. Looked over application. Online research on the school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The new building is AMAZING. The staff is exceptionally positive and supportive and treat students as peers. The dean, who is a very impressive leader BTW, has an incredible vision for the school and curriculum." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Location location location. Pomona is kind of in the middle of nowhere. More suburbia than LA." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That Ontario airport security would be nil at 130 PM on a Saturday." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great staff. We had a provided Quiznos lunch with the D1s who spoke volumes about the school. They gave up their Saturday afternoon to be there and were genuinely interested in the applicants." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

No Response

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?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

ONT

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Ontario Mills Hampton Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/09/2010

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

1 out of 10

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

1 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Better communications based on location of the event. This is understandable based on the staff wishing to show off their new building; however, an email was sent to me within 18 hours changing the location." Report Response

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