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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?

2 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?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2 people, 30 mins each.

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 made you choose VCU?" Report Response

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

"Why did you decide to go back to your Histology teacher's lab instead of shadowing at a dental office during your year off?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about some of your extra-curricular activities." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How did your surgery affect your goals during your second year at college?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None, all were very straightforward, no out of the blue challenges." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN Interview Feedback, Interview books, meditation." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything about the school was fantastic. The location, clinics, and DentSim (A HUGE plus)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Perhaps the only thing negatively to comment on is the area a little outside of the MCV campus; I am not from an urban background, so it was a little jarring to get around for me." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the mandatory essay in the beginning of the interview day is not as nerve-wrecking as people make it out to be." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The school boasts a great success rate for their students being admitted into speciality programs across the country, and is your traditional dental school regarding the curriculum. The DentSim is a huge plus, as first-year students use this technology right from the start during their first week and provides real-time feedback on their handwork with drills so that they can improve their skills exponentially by the time they have their first patient in their second year. The buildings are very nice, and perhaps my favorite aspect is the low stress, family environment that everyone exudes. They take pride in the fact that all students support and motivate one another, and Dr. Healy is a fantastic admissions dean. Virginia Residents, don't take this school lightly; even if you consider VCU your "back-up" school, it has several impressive things to offer." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In 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?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Express

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/6/11

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None, very helpful and hospitable!" Report Response

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