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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?

2 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)?

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

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

"What do you know about the way healthcare is in the US? The ethical questions followed after this question. " Report Response

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

"What specialty and why?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Ethical questions that were based on real life situations my interviewer had encountered as a physician" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"see above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"UMDNJ website, SDN, looked over AMCAS application, read books about prominent healthcare issues, emerging medical technologies and ethical problems, focused on understanding issues relating to the indigent (NJMS is really big on serving the Newark population)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was incredibly impressed with the clinical training of the school. Particularly, a strong pro, for me, was that students got early clinical exposure by working in the student-run clinic. Also, the students and faculty are very friendly. Students appeared to be very happy there. NJMS seemed very student-oriented. The quality of residency matches were also impressive. I also liked the school's mission to serve the indigent and the Newark community. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school's facilities were somewhat run down. Newark, in general, is not a safe place. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had really known how low stress the interview was." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"NJMS is a really great school, especially in terms of clinical training. My interviewer and tour guides were awesome! Overall, I had an extremely positive interview experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/16/2003

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