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

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

one

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"How do you know you will be able to handle the courseload of dental school?" Report Response

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

"She pointed out my low gpa and asked me to explain it" Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself, why western?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If there was another applicant with similar stats/app as you, why do you think we should choose you instead?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Whats a time where you were working with a group and came across a problem?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, had lots of feedback from friends that were current students there" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seemed generally happy there, nice new facilities, very innovative way of practicing, they seem to take into account the student's feedback on the school and curriculum and work with changing things to make the school better. Also they have yummy orange juice!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"IPE sessions, having mostly all science courses with the DO and other grad school programs, having to dress up business casual everyday, the large amount of intervieweees there at the same time, and they dont learn how to wax up teeth" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my interviewer wasn't going to read any of my application before talking to me, essentially it was a closed file interview. Also I wish I knew I was going to be interviewing later in the day- being at the school at 745am really tires you out when it finally comes time for you to do the interview" 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?

9 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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

LAX

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/5/11

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?

5 out of 10

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

2 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?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"give us a clearer idea of what to expect on interview day. An itinerary of some sort would've been nice" Report Response

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