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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 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?

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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Why dentistry?" Report Response

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

"What kind of manual dexterity activities are you proficient at?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

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

What was the most difficult question?

"No hard questions really..." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read through SDN, thought about answers for common interview questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty! All of the faculty were SO NICE and helpful. You can tell that the faculty really want to teach. The students were very nice and were happy to answer any questions. The two female fourth year students that gave us the tour were really cute too. Okay fine, all is fair... I guess the guy was okay too, if you're into that sort of thing." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lunch... " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If I would have sent in my application with only my name, and a picture of Chuck Norris in a crouching attack position, I'd be in by now." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Orientation at 7:30am, 1st faculty interview at 8am, another one right after at 8:30am. Essay at 9, off to the clinics to watch the 4th years work on patients, lunch at 12pm with the 4th year students, tour, financial aid talk (the woman that gives the talk wasn't there, so we got the Cliff"s Notes version of it), and out by 2:15pm. I thought VCU was a great school. The building itself is pretty old, but they have brand spankin' new clinics that look awesome! The faculty were amazing, and all of the students we talked to were very friendly. This was the first school I interviewed at, so I don't have much of a comparison. VCU has always been my #1 choice. This was a VERY low stress interview." Report 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/25/2007

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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