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Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
  • Year founded: 1893
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 10
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Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
Dental School
Richmond
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 3 64 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses
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Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $16,806
  • Non - Resident Tuition $29,613
  • Application Fee $80
  • AVG DAT 20.0
  • AVG GPA 3.6

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Admissions Information

  • DDS Admissions
  • PO Box 980566
  • Richmond 23298
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The School of Dentistry has a long history of educating practitioners capable of meeting the oral health care needs of the communities they serve. The School provides opportunities for selected, qualified individuals to study dentistry under the most favorable conditions and in accordance with the standards established by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

Curriculum

The curriculum in the dental school is organized into a four-year program leading to the Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree. The academic year begins in July and extends through May. The program emphasizes study in three broad areas: basic sciences, clinical sciences, and social sciences.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 59
Negatively 2
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.11 62

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.14 50

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Parking recommendation that accurately reflects how much it will cost to park there during day 1 and day 2 of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. They are very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"They seemed very focused on research, in both interviews they grilled me on it. The essay and other questions were laid back" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, very helpful and hospitable!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Small, personalized interview event, Dr. Healy spends a lot of quality time with the interviewees" More from this Member | Report Response

"Return calls!! Especially from the students that you invite to interview. I had to call six times o" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nada." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Will you be able to handle the stress of dental school since failure is such a big part of of learning dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done in your gap year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mind elaborating about your withdrawals in undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your day been so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me three weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"The "tell me about yourself" question set the tone of the interview, all the other questions came from what I said from that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one of your strengths" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCU? Would you choose it over your in state school." More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you choose VCU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your shadowing experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCU? Why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you not want in a dental school? [Basically, what type of dental school are you looking for?]" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to get out of four years of dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to dental assist during your year off instead of attending graduate school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you graduated, what have you done to remain involved in the community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why VCU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"3 strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your strengths and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your leadership experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"what questions do you have for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little bit about yourself. Name 3 of your weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is public health important to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about musical background" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get to this point?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 yrs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you think you can handle the rigors of dental school? how/why? can you do it and balance it with your family life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"hobbies? " More from this Member | Report Response

"3 positive and 3 negative things about myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define "quality"." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest strength?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry? Why VCU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me three bad things about you" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you want me to tell the Committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same Old Questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strenghts?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Denistry? Why VCU? (Obviously)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"who are you and what got you here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were very few questions, both staff interviewers just spoke and I nodded my head. Very little interaction." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you like about Richmond?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have photos of speed-cubing rubik's?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked a lot about the activities I did throughout college." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is anyone in your family in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you speak mandarin? Followed by interviewer whipping out his chinese vocab." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your surgery affect your goals during your second year at college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your proudest accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Essay question pertaining to professional ethics." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one goal you would like to accomplish before entering dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see your file in front of me. Tell me things about yourself that are not in here." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to specialize, which specialty would you choose and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My 2 interviews were very relaxed and more conversation style rather then QnA. The other one was mroe QnA, and had no interesting Qs in my address :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite procedure that you have watched/assisted? Why? Explain it in detail." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain this portion of your personal statment" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your DAT seems low for your GPA. Care to explain (I did not think this was the case...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"what was the most challenging time of your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions do you have for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my musical background" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't you think you'll be bored in dentistry? (I'm changing professions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, the dean tells me you had an interesting road getting here, tell me about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 yrs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"asked me about my experience with photoshop and graphics design programs. was just a personal intrest of the professor. luckily i am know quite a bit about that stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your life story hitting the highlights. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Define "quality"." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think a Dental School should provide it's students?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what did you not expect to find in your dental volunteer experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you want me to tell the Committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is VCU your top pick?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How could you give back to the community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the biggest risk you have ever taken?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same questions as I got at every other interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were able to be in the meeting with the admissions committee, what would you want to tell them about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about one of your weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a time when you were ready to give up?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how has you r life prepared you to be here at this dental school." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would my manual dexterity skills help me in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In the next three months, what would be one thing you would like to improve on in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was not really asked any specific questions. We mostly had a conversation with one another in which various topics arose, such as amalgam restorations, laser dentistry, DentSim advantages and disadvantages, etc. It was very enjoyable and informative. " More from this Member | Report Response

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