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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?

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

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

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

"What attributes/characteristics do you possess that will make you a good physician?" Report Response

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

"With 41 million un/under-insured Americans, what role can you play as a physician to address this disparity?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

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

What was the most difficult question?

"nothing really difficult" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reread my application, this website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"emphasis on early clinical exposure, diversity of patient population, how much students really like the school, laid back atmosphere" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"old facilities, lack of campus housing, mediocre workout facilities" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"everyone comments about the parking problems, so I'll throw in my 2-cents. as a student here, I would recommend looking for a spot in the red parking deck on norfolk street instead of the surface lot. you can park anywhere that "looks like a spot" (minus guaranteed/reserved/handicapped), and you won't get a ticket." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was extremely laid back and very conversational. I interviewed with a basic scientist who gave a brief background on his research, then started asking conversational questions about my motivations, clinical experiences, research, etc. My interviewer definitely fostered a great dialogue throughout, and allowed me to really express myself. I was really impressed by the school's atmosphere and its many community health initiatives." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2003

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