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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

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)?

"what questions do you have for me?" Report Response

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

"do you have siblings?" Report Response

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

"what do you like to do in your free time?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"what questions do you have for me? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"they didn't really ask me any traditional interview questions, only natural conversation stuff. The students at lunch were the ones asking the akward questions-so be prepared." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"no prep besides buying a pant suit." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"THE FACULTY!!! they were very warm and inviting and pretty much told me that I was a shoe in for the school, so that gave me a lot of confidence during my interview. I have a variety of dental experiences so I think that helped. also i love the area of short pump to live in - very suburban, and not too far away." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"THE STUDENTS!! some were very socially akward, others were big headed, and even others were shoo-ing me away while I was in the clinic because they were trying to complete their projects and didn't want to be bothered with advertising their school. if someone came to me interested in my school, I would be more than happy to talk to them - i was shocked to say the least." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"the essay isn't a big deal, and the interviews are completely non-stressful. the most stressful part is the lunch with the 4th year students, I felt like I was under a microscope being constantly judged (I however, did NOT get the same impression from the faculty). i had a lot of questions i wanted to ask the students but i didn't feel comfortable asking them because i knew they were part of my admissions process-bad idea on the part of the university. on the good side, they were my only interview that allowed us to go into the clinic and spend time there...which was a unique touch - it was unfortunate that the students were not very receptive to it." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"i found out i got in here, but chose to go to maryland because of the negative impression i got from the students here. i feel like students tell a lot more about the school than the faculty (even though i absolutely loved the dean and my interviewers...they were amazing!!). i wanted to be at a place where students are happy and had good social skills not just good grades." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Discouraging

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

a hotel in short pump

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/01/0006

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 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?

10 out of 10

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