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  • The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Columbus
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Do you have any family members who are dentists?" Report Response

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

"Do you know anyone who went to Ohio State's College of Dentistry?" Report Response

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

"Tell us about your research experience. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you have any family members who are dentists?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too difficult or out of the ordinary." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, visited internet site (wasn't too impressed with the OSU dental school website...it is very old and needs to be updated MAJORLY!)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Well, they took us to this nice hotel on campus for the interviews and brunch, so we hardly got to even see the actual dental school itself. We're not attending dental school at the Blackwell hotel, we are going to Ohio State College of Dentistry. They tried to overly impress us which they might think is positive, but it was only a HUGE negative!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"As above. Also, several dental students claimed the school is in a lot of financial burden. The pre-clinics are EXTREMELY old, and a lot of the facilities just need to be renovated majorly. It also seems like a lot of nepotism goes on in the school. The dental students I talked to wanted to take over their father's business and I think it's sad that they never thought for themselves to see if dentistry is what they really wanted, it was more the way out for them in the family business. Ohio State tends to favor this which is why I was appalled by the question of if I have family members in dentistry...because I don't. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You only get 20 minutes at the dental school and like 5 hours at the hotel across campus. I know they are just trying to recruit us, and the school is crappy...but still, it's not impressive to go to a hotel across campus rather than letting us see the school since we'll be spending four years there!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was fine. It was more me asking them questions towards the end. A lot of the students I talked to said the school doesn't prepare you well for boards, but it seems like they are starting to get a program integrated into the curriculum, but that won't take into effect for a few years. I also asked about international experiences and outreach programs because a lot of dental schools will take students to Bolivia or Cambodia to do dental work but the school really doesn't have programs for that either." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/13/2004

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