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  • Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Camden
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"How do you match Cooper's mission?" Report Response

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

"How will you work in Cooper's Active Learning Group-based curriculum?" Report Response

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

"Do you think City Year (an AmeriCorps program I'm in) helped your understanding of the difficulties underrsesourced communities face?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What happened between your undergrad and graduate work? (I had a drastic GPA discrepancy)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you want to do Medicine - in 30 seconds or less." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practice, practice, practice. On Skype with your family, with your boss, with whomever." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Incredibly innovative curriculum, in both the "pre-clinical" and "clinical" years, with extensive clinical work starting in week 3. Great facilities. Vivacious faculty." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Camden is a difficult area - but Cooper is working to improve it. I almost wish I was interviewing here in 2 or 3 years, as there's some much incredible stuff that is in process and will be finished soon." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Don't stress so much! Be prepared to speak in front of the wholegroup for 20 seconds and introduce yourself." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day was relatively short. We had the obligatory tour and information sessions, but the really interesting part was that we had two mini standardized-patient interviews, which required no medical knowledge but were instead an evaluation of interpersonal skills. They also had small ethical dilemmas weaved in as well. The interview itself was a 2 on 1 affair, with one open-file and one blinded interviewer. It was very conversational and quite short -- the blinded interviewer asked 3 questions from her "list", and the open one asked 1, but the rest of them were drawn from my responses. In general, the school impressed me greatly." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

Philadelphia

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

9/13/13

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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