- 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
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!
You will be held to the VCU Honor System beginning with your interview date until you receive your final status and through the entire program if you are accepted. Please familiarize yourself with the VCU Honor System.
The Class of 2028 will be required to pass the INBDE. Please familiarize yourself with our policy on the Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE).
The VCU School of Dentistry is committed to contributing to the development of new knowledge in the areas of oral health and education, providing opportunities for faculty, dental and dental hygiene students, postgraduate students and dental residents to participate in research. VCU School of Dentistry ranks 17th among U.S. dental schools in National Institutes of Health research funding. Please visit the following links to learn more about research being conducted at the School of Dentistry.
Many aspects of your dental education will be provided through some form of technology. To provide a stable and reliable platform for academic and clinical operations, the School of Dentistry has standardized computer requirements for students. Students entering the School of Dentistry will be required to purchase a specially-configured laptop. This laptop will be preloaded with standard software used at the School of Dentistry and compatible with all of our educational technologies and electronic clinical processes.
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