Interview day

Interview wax carving exercise

What can you expect on interview day at VCU School of Dentistry? This webpage will answer all of your questions and MORE! Interview days typically begin around 8:30 a.m. and conclude around 4:00 p.m. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. During your time at the school you will have the opportunity to:
  • Tour the school (wear shoes you are comfortable walking in)
  • Eat lunch with current dental students
  • Learn about the curriculum
  • Learn about the financial aid process
  • Carve a tooth out of wax
  • Participate in a 30 minute interview (2 faculty and 1 candidate)
  • Writing sample activity
Feel free to bring samples of any psychomotor activities with you to the interview.  These may include, but are not limited to, paintings, small carvings, or short videos of yourself playing a musical instrument.  Your attire should reflect the professional nature of this interview. Candidates will receive further communication via email as their interview date approaches.  

How to get to VCU School of Dentistry

You may park in the 8th Street Parking Deck located at 659 North 8th Street for $16 per day. You may wish to use one of the following transportation services once you arrive in Richmond or both Uber and Lyft are readily available.

Groome Transportation (804) 222-7226
Veteran’s Cab: (804) 275-5542
Yellow Cab: (804) 222-7300

Where to stay

Downtown Richmond offers a wide variety of lodging locations. Make sure to ask if the hotel offers a VCU visitor rate and if they have a shuttle to and from the School of Dentistry for your convenience!

Downtown Richmond Hotels