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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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?

3

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)?

"If you could talk to anyone, past or present, who would you talk to?" Report Response

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

"What are the pros and cons of dentistry?" Report Response

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

"What are traits that a good dentists should have?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Standard questions... nothing really interesting." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"All of them, mostly because it's a group interview and it can be a little awkward." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Nothing really" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Friendliness of staff/students, beautiful campus, positive attitudes of students, mobile clinic, chances for dental missions" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Still not sure how effective PBL is, wasn't given a clear answer about board passing rates" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Heat waves in LA suck, mock PBL was pretty easy/simple (no stress)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

No Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 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?

LAX

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Vagabond Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/29/2010

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 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?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Have the tour earlier in the day, especially if that is going to be a question on the feedback form" Report Response

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