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  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Newark
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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 do you know about health care today?" Report Response

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

"If it costs the same to give a boy with leukemia a bone marrow transplant as it does to treat 100 ill poor people, who should get the care?" Report Response

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

"Why did you take French as a language when Spanish is so much more important?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"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)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why did you switch your undergraduate major? Are you an indecisive person? (This was from the faculty interviewer)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reading books about interviewing, practicing with family, researching school and health care websites" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The 4th year medical student who interviewed me was wonderful - she made sure to stress the importance of choosing a school that was right for me, not just selling UMDNJ." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My faculty interviewer was rude, acted bored and uninterested, and asked questions that tore apart my entire undergraduate career. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That interviewers may find negatives in parts of your application that you feel are positives." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall negative - I left there feeling like I hadn't spoken of any of the positive things I have done, only defended myself for an hour." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/04/2002

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