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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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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?

Closed file

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

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

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

"tell me about yourself?" Report Response

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

"does your wife know how demanding dental school is going to be? is she ok with that?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"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." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"tell me about yourself? (only reason why it was difficult is that there was a weird pause after...i was like...hmm should i say more...or less? you have to just read the situation." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"www.studentdoctor.net, www.dentistry.vcu.edu, mock interviews (and feedback) with a friend that is in dental school...mock interviews are very helpful" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"brand new labs, friendly students/faculty, 2-hour shadowing built into the visit, school's vision for the future is solid" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"not much...if anything just how competitive other students can be. just relax and make friends with the other interviewers...they may be your classmates!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"i knew there was an essay...about honor code and how you would handle a friend whom you caught cheating. i wish i did not stress the interview as much as i did...they make it really comfortable." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"very positive. great school." 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

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/00/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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