VCU Interview

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    RCSDDS 2+ Year Member

    Sep 25, 2011
    I interviewed at VCU (my top choice) yesterday (September 27th 2011). I am a post-bach. candidate with: Undergrad GPA/SCI GPA/OVERALL GPA 3.32/3.92/3.52. DAT AA/TS/PAT 20/20/18 w/ 150 hours of volunteering/shadowing.

    This was my first interview. I don't think I did badly, but I was nervous so I'm looking back at everything and scrutinizing all my responses, etc. I've heard that if you interview there this early on, you have a pretty good shot of being accepted. I have some very good letters, I'm proud of my stats, and even though I didn't do bad in my interview, I think I could have done better. Should I be agonizing over this?

    The first interviewer I had was quiet, but nice. He didn't look at me too often, more or less just looked at my file. Sort of made me feel like I didn't interest him. The second interviewer was more engaging, but I felt like he grilled me pretty hard and tried to make me slip up - I didn't feel like I did slip up, but it kept me really nervous and made it hard to open up. There were a lot of things I wanted to mention but I didn't have the chance to, or forgot to in my nervous state.

    Does it sound like I blew it or do I still have a good shot at being accepted?

    Thoughts? Can anyone offer any words of wisdom here?
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2011
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  3. Wahoowah

    Wahoowah 7+ Year Member

    Apr 4, 2010
    Are in in-state? If so you have a great shot. I think you will do fine otherwise. When you say you were grilled, what kinds of question were you asked?

    RCSDDS 2+ Year Member

    Sep 25, 2011
    Yes, I'm in state. The first question was something he picked out of my personal statement , others included "what will you do if you don't get in?". He also questioned me about why I wanted to go to VCU if I applied to as many schools as I did (12). He asked tough questions and it felt like he wanted to see if I could reason my way to a good answer and not trip up.
  5. scottyhoop

    scottyhoop Member 5+ Year Member

    Mar 17, 2006
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Who did you interview with? And, yes, if you interview this early it is a good thing. Not a lock, but it's good. Good luck!!

  6. keykal


    Aug 28, 2010
    Did you have to write an essay?
  7. wizi

    wizi 7+ Year Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    You do have to write an essay and everyone has different questions. The essay is about ethic. No way to study for it.
  8. MissingTooth

    MissingTooth 5+ Year Member

    Mar 9, 2011
    The essays are easy and everyone usually passes unless you have no ethics or morals. They are ethical essays like "what would you do if your autoclave broke at your office?" or "what would you do if your LOR from your professor was actually written for someone else".

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