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  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Richmond
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"3 strengths and weaknesses?" Report Response

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

"what has been your greatest challenge?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your astronomy research (from high school). I was asked very particular questions about this research...like how many years ago did the star explode?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

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

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me 3 of your weaknesses" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, practice from other interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the upgrades to the facilities" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One particular interviewer asked questions about so called ''weaknesses'' in my application that I thought, at most, were a stretch...such as ''It seems like in most of your activities you do not interact with others. Care to explain?'' I teach, am the president of my dental club, and do a lot of volunteer work, so I found that question a little offensive." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had read the SDN interview feedback more closely. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"it was an unnecessarily long process. We basically ''shadowed'' graduate students for an hour and a half. One of my interviews was a ''grilling'' interview whereas my other was more relaxed. I think it depends who you get. It's a nice school, but I did not walk away from the interview feeling very confident about getting in." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$201-$300

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?

Days Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/19/2007

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?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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