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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?

45 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)?

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"What made you decide to change careers? (Big change--my undergraduate work was in something completely different.)" Report Response

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

"Do you have kids? (Followed by friendly advice not to put off having them and that it's perfectly possible, etc. The interviewer seemed like a very nice lady who was really interested in putting together a good class.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"It was pretty by-the-numbers. Why do you want to be a doctor, why did you make the decision to change careers, how will you handle being in med school with a husband. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"As above, nothing really difficult. Because I'm a non-trad with an extensive work history, we spent most of the time going over my CV, and I would tell her about various parts." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked over AMCAS application and the brochure they sent me. I made sure I knew the names of the governor and senators, but they didn't ask. ;-)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewer and the first-year who was our tour guide were both very enthusiastic about the school, but also welcomed questions about the program and facilities and seemed happy to have questions asked. The interviewer was dealing with an awkward situation right before me--a student had been scheduled for an interview but the person who was to have conducted it wasn't there--and I thought she handled it well." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"This is, in the big picture, picayune, but they give you a voucher for the cafeteria for lunch and it isn't enough to buy it. Even if you just have a sandwich you wind up shelling out for the drink. Hardly something I'd dismiss the school over, but still..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I didn't expect to be going on the tour--I did one last June, so I took an interview slot in the middle of what was supposed to be the tour hour--but they delayed it, so I ended up on it. I'm glad I did it again, but it meant I was there about an hour longer than I'd thought." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was my first interview and a very good experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/21/2003

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