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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?

9 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)?

"Tell me a little bit about yourself. Name 3 of your weaknesses." Report Response

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

"Why VCU? Why dentistry? Why not medicine?" Report Response

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

"What do you like about volunteering/dental assisting? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you handle stress?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Dental school is hard. How do you think you'll manage?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Googled dental school interview questions and practiced them, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"SIMS lab, great faculty, friendly/happy students, very nice admissions staff, thorough tour, and a VERY informative financial meeting " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lunch: conversation&company good; food, notso much. But hey, at it was all you can eat." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That we had to walk a few blocks to the dining hall. Had a known this, I would have brought my jacket bc it was cold." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"7:30 AM meet with head of admissions and go over your day; 8:00 Interview #1; 8:30 Interview #2; 9-11:30 Essay/Tour/Observe&Assist in the clinic with the D3-D4 dental students; 11:30 Financial meeting; 12ish: Lunch w/ dental students; 1ish: wrap up w/ head of admissions; " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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?

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Crowne Plaza

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2006

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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