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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"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. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"what will you bring to the program (in light of my low scores), and any final things to add?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read through pamphlets, my AMCAS, interview questions, had mock interviews, and read this site." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"A lot! I went into this interview thinking I would never ever go to NJMS. I grew up right near Newark and knew what a bad neighborhood it was. It's really cleaned up though in the past few years. The students were all really friendly (even the stressed out first years who had their first anatomy exam)and were very down to earth. Construction is going on everywhere on campus so everything will be new for next year." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"parking was a hassle. It was hard to find an empty spot, and when I finally found one in the parking decks I got lost and couldn't find the admissions office. Just a warning - get there early! It took me an hour to park my car and get to the right office." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that we couldn't see the labs because of exams - i would have taken a tour another day. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

" My interviewer was very friendly and wanted to put me at ease, but also wanted to be honest with me. He told me a few times that he didn't really understand why I was interviewing now, and that I might not get many other interviews. He said that the typical interviewees at this point were 3.8 gpa's from hopkins (I'm nowhere near a 3.8, didn't do so well on my mcats, and am not from an underrepresented area nor am I a minority student) But anyway, we went over my application's weak points until we could find good arguements for my application. He said he could picture me as a doctor, and would do his best, but didn't know where it would go from then. (He writes a summary of the interview to give to the admissions committee, but from the sound of things, I don't think he was on the committee himself). After talking with me, he personally showed me around the campus, which I thought was really nice. He never asked if I had questions for him, though, he just told me to ask my tour guides the questions" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/23/2002

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