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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?

20 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)?

"Mind elaborating about your withdrawals in undergrad?" Report Response

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

"Once you graduate, describe to us what you will be looking to do (where and what type of work you will be looking for)" Report Response

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

"What draws you to dentistry? How will you maintain ethical dentistry with all the debt incurred?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you have photos of speed-cubing rubik's?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why did you decide to apply for the Army HPSP and not the other branches" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"5 previous dental school interview experience, VCU website, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Laid-back from the start. We had a normal conversation that just happened to involve a few of the common questions asked in dental school interviews. This interview experience was much better than many other schools who just happen to read from a list of questions and rate your answers - they truly seemed to care and were interested in what I had to say." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Two-day interview raises costs of stay" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You are given names of your interviewers ahead of time so research about them. Complement their ego" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"What you will be asked is subjective to your interviewer and what gathers attention. Be sure to use STAR method to answer well the questions you will be given. Be unique, calm, and honest with what you have to say. Train and prepare at home with friends, ensure to sound articulate in your interview for a positive impression." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

MCO to RIC, RIC to MCO

Where did you stay?

Other

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Airbnb

Would you recommend the hotel?

No

General Info

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

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Parking recommendation that accurately reflects how much it will cost to park there during day 1 and day 2 of the interview." Report Response

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