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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 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?

1

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)?

"Were you pushed into medicine by your parents?" Report Response

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

"Do you agree that there are less people applying to med school b/c the pay of a doctor is not as good as it used to be? (basically, she wanted to ask me are you in it for the money)" Report Response

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

"What are your hobbies?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"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)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"how do you feel about the problem of the uninsured? (but not too difficult b/c that question was expected.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Went over common questions, website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the friendliness of the interviewer and the students overall! the tour guides took us to the anatomy lab and I even got to handle a cadaver's lung! =) totally cool!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the whole neighborhood, the small campus, and the facilities were not too great. and the interviewer was trying too hard to sell the school to me." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"handling cadaver is not that bad! and even the smell is not that bad. well, I was only in there for 10 minutes." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really had a great time. It was my first interview and a bit nervous. The interviewer was great. She made me feel very comfortable, and literally we just had a conversation. But she tried too hard to sell the school to me. But that was a good sign since that must mean she wants me to come! The tour was great! (see above about handling a cadaver!) the guides were extremely friendly and cool. Overall, a very stress-free, low-key day and a great experience!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/30/2002

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