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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?

30 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)?

"What do you think about the US healthcare system?" Report Response

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

"What do you like to do in your spare time? " Report Response

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

"Why didn't you go to medical school right after undergrad? (I'm a few years out) " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The interview was great, very laid back, and my evaluator was filling in for someone, although she was on the adcom. She asked very few structured questions, and focused directly on specific things in my application that she wanted clarified. Overall, a great experience. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"N/A" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN. Reviewed NJMS brochure and website. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Clinical experience received, hands down. NJMS has become a model for many other schools in terms of providing the clinical skills necessary to pass the boards (since they're adding a clinical skills assessment). In addition, the students seemed pretty happy, had great things to say about the school, and interacted well with the faculty. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"No formal admissions/financial aid presentation was given by admissions staff (you just have to look it up online). However, the information given by the faculty and students there more than made up for this small bit. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the school would impress me as much as it did; that NJ transit is pretty efficient in getting you where you need to go (a matter of personal opinion). " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a pretty god day. I got to the interview way too early, but got a chance to talk to the other applicants. After a brief interview, I was given a voucher for lunch in he cafeteria (a great chance to see the diversity of NJMS). One of the interviewers joined us, and so did a few students, so we got a great opportunity to hear more about the nitty gritty of the school. Then, two first years escorted us on a tour of the facilities. We ended the day with an evaluation, and we were done by about 2:30PM. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2004

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