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Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (UMDNJ-NJMS)
Allopathic Medical School
Newark
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  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 270 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 3 5 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $37,615
  • Non - Resident Tuition $57,479
  • Application Fee $90
  • AVG MCAT 513
  • AVG GPA 3.6
  • LIZZYM Score 68.3

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • Room C-653
  • 185 South Orange Avenue
  • Newark 07101
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The mission of New Jersey Medical School is to educate students, physicians, and scientists to meet society's current and future healthcare needs through patient-centered education; pioneering research; innovative clinical, rehabilitative and preventive care; and collaborative community outreach.

Curriculum

Curriculum Goals: Mastery of clinical knowledge with basic sciences integration, excellence in clinical skills, excellence in professionalism and humanism, commitment to the health of the community and appreciation of social and cultural diversity, dedication to lifelong learning, and development of effective education and communication skills.

Facilities

Major clinical instruction is carried out at University Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center, Veterans Affairs Medical center, St. Barnabus Medical Center, Morristown Memorial Hospital, Overlook Hospital, Mountainside Hospital and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 210
Negatively 24
No change 5

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.05 265

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.84 170

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Hire new staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"At least *TRY* to sell the school a little bit. Why not have an actual interview day like most other schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Better instructions on how to get to the building from the parking garage and how to get to the proper room once inside the building." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be more organized. The lack of organization doesn't give a good impression." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was super friendly but I did not feel as if we were being recruited to the school. I feel a" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions video seemed outdated." More from this Member | Report Response

"More concrete, stable times for the tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Better outline of admissions decision timeframe" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really. The process was pretty smooth." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide coffee and/or snacks when waiting in that room for interview or the tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"Turn down the heat in the interview rooms." More from this Member | Report Response

"Too much break time between the interview and the tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide lunch!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please inform students that they will have a large chunk of time in which there is little to do. I w" More from this Member | Report Response

"Make a larger waiting room for students" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What happened in undergrad? Explain your huge discrepancy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Sometimes doctors have to make tough choices for their patients. Can you think of a, sort of, moral problem that might come up?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the differences between Medicare and Medicaid." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your background in science/engineering will help you as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to NJMS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had $100,000 that could support one cancer patient or 100 healthy patients, how would you allocate the funds?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what happened last year? (I'm a reapplicant)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your exposures to medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you understand Obama's health care reform bill?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the variation between MCAT score and GPA" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you sure you want to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem affecting American healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I think about the current status of health care and the reform?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about X activity/experience on your AMCAS." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UMDNJ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your motivation to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You can help people in different fields, why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not veterinary medicine? (why medicine?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one area of medicine in which you'd like to see more work being done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you given thought to what you want to specialize in." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's wrong with healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Health care" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NJMS? Why NJ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has inspired you to pursue this career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did your interest in medicine begin?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss 2 major issues in healthcare today." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Personal stance on US healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a medication has been approved or touted in the media as more efficacious for decreasing hypertension in black people, should you prescribe that drug to black people, and further, should you indicate the body of a black person is different and this drug will work better for them? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your background both professionally and personally." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you cope with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you deal with the population served at this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the main problem facing medicine now? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If your brother was here right now, what would he say about your life choices?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your ideal picture of how health insurance should be organized?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, family, origins etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your time studying abroad." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"When you returned to school, what made it easier?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions pretty much came from my application and personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you decide you wanted to be a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents think about your going into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"List three problems with the healthcare system in America" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you familiar with Hillary Clinton's health care bill? [I gave him a mediocre answer, and he disagrees and tells me-> Question 2]" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to enter medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research in cancer genetics." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know where your name originates from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research and clinical experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"So tell me about your research experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some healthcare problems in America today? Solutions? (then she asked me even further questions about my responses and if they would really work). I think it all went really well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"So tell me about your major/tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"How many Americans are uninsured?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your MCAT writing score (I got an L)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about youtself was the only question I was asked" More from this Member | Report Response

"What activities do you do outside of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a very typically asian background; how do I know this is your choice and not your parents? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How should a physician deal with the problems of obesity and smoking? This was the only question." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do in X activity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you decide on medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you know you wanted to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why New Jersey? (I'm a native Californian, but went to school back East)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you know that you wanted to do "this"? (He meant becoming a doctor)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family. Do they encourage your pursuit into the medical field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of HMOs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the future of Healthcare HMOs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about (AMCAS activy)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What you think about US healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your extracurriculars?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you know you wanted to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"HOw do you see childhood obesity in America?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your parents. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do I want to be a doctor and Why did I want to go to NJMS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were some of your favorite subjects in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions about NJMS? (Asked repeatedly until I was out of questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into medicine (and why do you think you will make a good doctor)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about that state of healthcare in this country?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the biggest problem with healthcare in America today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What brings you to Newark? " More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS stuff (MCATS, GPA); where else have you applied and/or interviewed? Motivation to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you go to the undergraduate college that you did?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you know about US healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss 2 or 3 major healthcare issues facing our country." More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you are Brazilian..."Do you know 'some city?'" I thought he was talking about somewhere in Portugal since he told me he was of Portuguese descent but he was talking about Brazil since I'm of Brazilian descent. I was all confused." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you know you want to be doctor? Have you had any experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You seem like a person who could do many different things. Why specifically did you choose to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NJMS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you go to your undergraduate school? At such a big school, what made you choose to be pre-med? What is your specific interest in NJMS? How do you study? Explain why you took the mcat twice." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do to improve the health care system in the US? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specifics about my application. She was well prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine? What do you know about medical school? Why did you choose your major at XXX college? Describe your research? Volunteer activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about current coursework, research, activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want the admissions committee to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, your family. What do you do for fun. Talked about her family too." More from this Member | Report Response

"So, everyone in your family is a doctor and that's why you want to be a doctor? (I never told him anyone in my family was a doctor)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you could not become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions regarding my low science GPA given my MCAT scores." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about youself, your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do yo want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you want to go into medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"refer to the comments section." More from this Member | Report Response

"Health care questions... they love these type questions be prepared!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why nj med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You didn't do well at the beginning of college... (I didn't do THAT badly.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did I decided on choosing to apply to medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about research, family, study abroad" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you applying early decision?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As above " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medical school? Do you realize that the reality of being a doctor is very different from the dream of being a doctor? Would you still want to go into medicine if you were limited to only making $30,000 a year as a physician? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself and how others would describe you." More from this Member | Report Response

"How can you get a population of individuals to be proactive in their health" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about managed care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most rewarding research experience you have had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the US healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think it will take to get the African American community to maintain/create a better standard of health (going for check-ups, proper diet, better healthcare, etc)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your previous career was in research psychology, why did you not simply change to another branch of psychology such as counseling rather than starting over in a medical career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Health care questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please tell me about yourself (the med school standard)" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"managed care, HMO's, why UMDNJ, grades MCAT" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research/specific program/etc?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you compasionate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do ur parents think about you becoming a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your MCAT scores" More from this Member | Report Response

"what qualities do you have that would make you a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you think there is al queda in the Philippines" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you switch out of your undergraduate major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing now that you are not a full-time student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me why you picked your undergraduate college? Tell me about New jersey medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you decide to be a doctor? What motivated you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you switch your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where is the medical fied going and how would you change it's direction?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Above" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about medical insurance?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you think a doctor should possess?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If Bob has been a patient of yours for 10 years, is suddenly laid off work, and can't pay for treatment, would you continue to see him? (Answer) If Bob's wife also couldn't pay for treatment, would you continue to see her? (Answer). If Dan, one of Bob's former coworkers who had also been laid off, couldn't pay, but heard you were a great doctor came in to see you, and asked if you could help without pay, would you see him? etc. . . " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about health care in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what type of medicine and why? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I wanted to become a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the 2 biggest problems facing health care today? How would you solve them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A 7 year old boy with fatal cancer which has spread to his bones. he already has one leg amputated and now has cancer in his pelvic bone. The attending has reccommended another partial amputation and the parents want to do everything to keep their son alive. You know that the treatment is painful and the child will die anyway....what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever considered the military? working for the FBI in forensic science?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did the thought finally crystallize that you wanted to be a physician? Why do you want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With both your parents involved in medically related fields (they're not doctors), have they been supportive of your decision to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we pick you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about HMO's and health insurance?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little bit about your last 3 years and your decision to apply to medical school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do I want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe my research and how I would solve the problem" More from this Member | Report Response

"What 'clicked' to make you want to do this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Computers:Positive or Neative addition to society?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the two largest concers in healthcare today. How do you solve them .." More from this Member | Report Response

"What brought you to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a patient came to you wanting oxycontin?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are 2 issues that face medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about.....(something on my application)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you taking time off/what are you up to this year? How do you think your activities during your time off will prepare you for med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about Managed Care and how you would improve it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your views on managed care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you come to the decision to apply to medical school after going to graduate school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Research, family, Why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any medically-related extracurricular activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem facing healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked to discuss my research experience and why I switched labs" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Were you pushed into medicine by your parents?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you solve the problem of the large population without health insurance?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me how you feel about the single payer healthcare system" More from this Member | Report Response

"How should we deal with physicians who are no longer competent to practice (as a result of mental illness, substance addictions, or otherwise)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all very straightforward." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a moral dilemma that you have had to overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What else would you have done if you weren't working this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was one thing you would change about your past/record? (I'm a non-traditional with a tainting first semester of undergrad)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Healthcare Reform" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think you would be doing if you had stayed in your country of birth?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were going to build the ideal doctor's personality, what would you include? What if that doctor was managing other doctors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have other physicians told you about being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Had quite a few questions ethics. I find medical ethics particularly interesting, but maybe that's just me..." More from this Member | Report Response

"How can we reduce malpractice? (it's a piggy back on me talking about how malpractice is a huge part of medical costs right now)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you really really sure about medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you make house calls?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were all pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"all usual" More from this Member | Report Response

"all pretty standard" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you couldn't fix a problem with a patient? (student interview question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was really a surprise." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since it was the day after the election, we talked a lot about Obama's health care plan and what it meant for the future of medicine in America" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about the healthcare crisis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like Chinese food?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the side-effects of Gardasil?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You say you are Hispanic, but your last name is Asian. What happened there? (She actually said the question in Spanish)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Compare and contrast the healthcare system of some country you may be familiar with with the one in the U.S." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you feel about <certain incident> described in your personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. The interviewer read questions off a list." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you write?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing interesting, basic interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you help medically indigent individuals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too out of the ordinary, just basic interview questions. Maybe why did you decided to take off 2 years before medical school (not really interesting but...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are 2 major issues in healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So how is the nightlife in your area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"I talked about working in a clinic where the patients spoke a language that I did not. He asked how I thought the patients felt." More from this Member | Report Response

"My personal stance on US healthcare system." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you would make a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you cope with stress, and separating everyday stress from your studies and schooling?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What skills from my previous experiences will help me in medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What case have you seen that most interested you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A case-profile of a admitted cancer patient and the attending's ethical breach was presented, I was asked to respond as the resident...what I would do both in the interest of the young patient and that of medical ethics." More from this Member | Report Response

"If my mom needs open-heart surgery should government-sponsored health care cover it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think you can bring to the Doctor-Patient interactin. (Basically, whats your personality like)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think needs to be done to solve the US healthcare system's problems?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No questions that were particularly thought provoking, they were pretty generic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Does medicine often fall victim to ''invention is the mother of necessity?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there was one thing you would bring from Zambia (my country or birth), what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you will deal with the type of patients usually seen here? (urban, low socio-economic standing, uneducated)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the future of health care reform/possibility of universal health care in the US" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you weren't interviewing here today and had 24 hours free to do whatever you like, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents think about your applying to Medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Were you surprised you were invited for an interview? Why do you think so?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I got into Hopkins with a 1400 SAT score. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are a physicians expectations for treating the uninsured?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were dictator of the United States, what would you do with the healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were able to change the healthcare system in the United States in order to deliver healthcare to everyone, how would you do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about *** experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the sole person in charge of the American health care system, what would you do to change it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was all good... I dunno about interesting.. Asked me some random bio question?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the conflict between China and Taiwan? (I'm Chinese.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"We talked about my major (kinesiology)." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was not really asked questions. The only thing I was asked was tell me about yourself, which I did. He asked me to expand on one research experience which I did. He then talked for the next 50 minutes about how great Newark was." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself practicing medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about providing medical care to the underserved medical community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I honestly cannot remember a single question I was asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the highest goal for a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How should a physician deal with the problems of obesity and smoking?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of medicine I would like to practice and why I chose that field." More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked what I did when I wasn't doing anything medically-related. Not incredibly interesting, but it was a rather ho-hum interview anyway." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you think about the US Healthcare system." More from this Member | Report Response

"How is it working at a religious medical school? (I do research at a Seventh Day Adventist school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your nickname (I have a rather difficult and rare name)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you learned about physicians from working at a pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me the most interesting thing about you." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you spend more time with your patients even if you were under time constraints" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends (others) describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you know what the average science GPA is for african-american students?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were placed in front of the admissions committee right now, what will you tell them to convince them to accept you." More from this Member | Report Response

"We talked about football for a while, that was interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your Criminology class." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was not asked anything too interesting, it was mostly conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about HMO's?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you tick?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do we deal with pts who are not willing to come to doctor? Beyond educating patients, what else can be done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you know what kind of bacteria causes the bubonic plague? have you ever played a musical instrument? what foreign countries have you been to? tell me about all of these "behavioral" classes you have taken. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your favorite TV shows?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about working with underserved populations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see as a problem in health care today" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where did you go to high school? (who really cares?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you spend over 15 minutes with each patient even thought this puts you in conflict with MCOs that dictated this time limit?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What drives you to get up in the morning besides medicine and research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important quality for a physician to have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I take World Mythology and what I learned in that class? (just came up in a conversation...not really an official question) " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really.." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you feel about treating patients in a largely urban environment where the bulk of the patients are minorities? (I didn't know what the interviewer was looking for because I happen to be a minority and he could obviously see that) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain about this paper you wrote (from my amcas application)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you know about US healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could change anything, what would it be? (this question was applicable to anything in one's life, not just academic)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sports teams I like." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you know you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should immigrant workers that are documented have the right to healthcare here in the states?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to reach the poor and the medically indigent?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know anything about the history of medicine? Was also asked if I was a Yankees fan. (not so much an interesting question, but certainly odd)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were standing in front of the admissions committe what would you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you realize all the " More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you apply to the University of Cincinatti? Why not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If someone was in college, what kind of major would you reccommend in preparation for medical school? Would you reccommend a social sciences/humanities major, pure science, or engineering like yours (BME) and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you didn't become a doctor, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose the saxaphone? ( it never occurred to me why i chose it and so I had to think for a second.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why does the United States have a deficit? (since I am an economics major)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like your legacy to be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just asked me about my application, but nothing really interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do I think about the separation of church and state on a national and international level?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of books do you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your best friend describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you leave Hawaii to go to college in New Hampshire (Dartmouth)? why did you choose Columbia to complete your post-bacc pre-med requirements?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No one question in particular. I thought the whole interview was a pretty good conversation from start to finish" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. All were standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What surprised you about America's criminal justice system after taking criminal justice this semester?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hypothetical situation: how would you handle an uncompliant patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You've diagnosed me with the disease you're studying (I work in a clinical lab). What do you tell me? I started to stumble on this one, so I deferred to the interviewer which started an interesting conversation on what people do tell patients who have new diagnoses." More from this Member | Report Response

"policy about insurance fraud" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I planned to balance having a family and a career as a doctor? " More from this Member | Report Response

"4 years ago, you were picking colleges and you decided on X. What has surprised you or made you happy that you went there?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of socialized medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you study German?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to NJMS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I (interviewer) asked your friends "What are some of your least favorite characteristics about Daniel (me)?", what would they say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my research papers." More from this Member | Report Response

"As a minority, how would you give back to your people if you were to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe how you are a pioneer and a leader." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like the admission committee to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the solution to lowering the number of individuals who do not seek medical care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was great, very laid back, and my evaluator was filling in for someone, although she was on the adcom. She asked very few structured questions, and focused directly on specific things in my application that she wanted clarified. Overall, a great experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be the two major issues affecting health care in the next five years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can you go to medical school and also ensure that your children are adequately cared for?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How to change the health care system and what to do with the increasing amount of malpractice suits." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the mounting uninsured population in the United States? As a physician, what would you do for these people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Being asian, did your parents force you into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do feel about managed care" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Interviewer went in depth asking about background, childhood, high school, and college experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you believe computers influence and help medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is your last name different than your Dad's, though it's the same as your mom's, yet ur parents are married..." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was pretty by-the-numbers. Why do you want to be a doctor, why did you make the decision to change careers, how will you handle being in med school with a husband. " More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do for a terminally ill patient, who had lost consciousness and had no hope for recovery if 1. she had asked to be kept alive 2. she left no directives, but her family wanted her kept alive" More from this Member | Report Response

"all questions were about extracurriculars and pretty much just asked to further explain what was on amcas. nothing too dificult." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about healthcare in America? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you know you wanted to be a neuroscience major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know how much tuition is for this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about today's economics and healthcare (insurance problems, etc), and how will you deal with uninsured and illegal patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were trying to open a medical practice in an urban area as Newark, how will you attract patients, and teach them about preventive medicine, regular checkups because here they tend to not trust doctors and wait until last minute when the problems become worse?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you switch your major? What specifically did you not like about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, she asked the same old questions, then grilled me to the ground." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions were pretty interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked what skills/qualities I possessed in terms of wanting to be a doctor and to give examples of things I have done to examplify them." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest healthcare issue you see in the next 5 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were a boating captain in charge of transporting oil across seas, what measures what I use to prevent an oil spill from occuring in the ocean?? (Based on this Environmental Disasters class I had)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None was overly interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get in this year? (I had just been accepted 2 days prior and actually forgot this fact until after I answered, so to me this was really funny knowing that I don't actually have to "work harder and try again next year")" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself using as many one word adjectives as you would like." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your favorite movie?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if there is one think you would like to change form the past, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too difficult, just standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your undergraduate institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, my interviewer forgot she was supposed to be on rounds and had to cut the interview short. Questions were very basic: Tell me about yourself, tell me about your family, grade explanation, and that was all." More from this Member | Report Response

"The doctor asked many ethical questions...she gave me multiple cases that had come up in front of the ethics board at the hospital and I had to tell her what I would do in those cases." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did Abraham choose Isaac and not Ismael, and where was Sara during all of this? (in reference to a philosophy class I took!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical questions that were based on real life situations my interviewer had encountered as a physician" More from this Member | Report Response

"In your medical practice, how would you address patients that want to take herbal remedies for their ailments?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your opinion on HMO's and healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you would just do research once getting an MD/PhD like many people with that degree do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which do you think was your most problematic course?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you think medicine (any aspect of it, clinical, research, etc.)is going in 5 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really interesting. Asked about research and grades." More from this Member | Report Response

"What the most important problem in healthcare for society, and what is it from your point of view?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a female, how would I cope with a family and career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think it's fair for a 60 yr old male to be denied surgery by its insurance company due to his age?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing "interesting." Standard interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you don't get into med school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you still want to go into medicine, since your father is an MD and you know all the problems in the system right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your childhood like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you want to be when you grow up?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me 2 pressing issues in medicine today." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a patient came to you wanting oxycontin?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I educate a population to be more proactive about their health?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are 3 types of successful medical students - ones who have amazing memories, ones who work extremely hard, and ones who have an amazingly strong science background. Under which category do you fall? (This was from the med student interviewer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Bioethics case scenario" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me why you should be accepted to this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with a patient population that is largely poor and uninsured?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Disadvantages with current health care system, how affects doctors and has this discouraged you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you manage your time between academics and extracurriculars in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting...just standard questions about my application, academic record, activities, about my research...etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on the present condition of managed care in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my opinionon managed care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the meaning of your name?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should we do with the non/underinsured?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"How should we deal with those people who can not afford healthcare? Do they deserve it and how should we provide for them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you like research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you begin to solve the problem of the large population without health insurance. " More from this Member | Report Response

"None really - just very specific to my application. You could tell the researcher had done his homework to find out additional information about my activities. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this college class you took in high school? What?" More from this Member | Report Response

"basic stuff about my activities, jobs, research..." More from this Member | Report Response

"none. just general questions about my application, activities, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you advise a fellow student who wanted to find a research position? (she's a PhD and even tried to convince me to go into MD/PhD)" More from this Member | Report Response

"standard questions, nothing too interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

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What do you like most about this school?

"Patient population of Newark. Believe the hype - people really are incredibly sick. You will see diseases even residents trained at other programs have never seen. Patients tend to have little to no primary care, so diseases are typically end-stage and impressive. State-school in an urban, low income area means most people don't have big egos (not always true). There are opportunities to do rotations at hackensack, st barnabas, morristown hospitals to get a better grasp of upper-middle class (insured) patient care." | Report Response

"Some good professors. Rewarding clinical experiences due to diverse disadvantaged urban population mixed in with surrounding wealthy suburbs." | Report Response

"Lots of clinical opportunities to take advantage of, and professors that really care about helping you UNDERSTAND the material." | Report Response

"urban setting, low cost, decent clinical ed" | Report Response

"Clinical experience" | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Student affairs office is not great. The hospital and medical school facilities are older." | Report Response

"Lot unnecessary mandatory sessions. Teach a lot of STEP 2 material in preclinical years instead of focusing on basics. Not much STEP1 allocated study time. Administration is very arrogant and lazy. Anatomy is heavily over weighted in grading scheme, averaging 30% of the grade in all of the blocks. Overpriced for a state school. City of Newark is a food desert." | Report Response

"Block scheduling sometimes does not give enough time to absorb all the material." | Report Response

"Horrible admin, too much wasted time in 1st/2nd year." | Report Response

"Politics" | Report Response

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"Going to this school will not preclude you matching to a great residency. Keep in mind many aspects of medical school education are dependent on which residents are rotating at a certain time, which changes from year to year and may render older advice obsolete. NJMS switched to a "systems-based" 1st and 2nd year curriculum a few years ago." | Report Response

"Would not recommend" | Report Response

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