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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

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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)?

"How do you think your background in science/engineering will help you as a physician?" Report Response

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

"What healthcare reforms do you think are most important to improve service to our patient population?" Report Response

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

"How did you find out that medicine was the right career path?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"They were all very straightforward." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Healthcare policy question." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interview with premed adviser, prepared answers to most common questions seen on SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very honest interviewer who was candid about what he liked -- and didn't like -- about the school. Overall he loved the school for good reasons, but I didn't feel like he was hiding anything." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"School does not even attempt to make it clear where/when you have to go to get fed and does not really communicate anything about the school in an organized way before or during the interview day. What you see on your tour is what you'll get out of your day -- and that's it." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"When to arrive, when lunch was being offered. I wish I had known that by scheduling my interview at 1:00 PM I would have to leave the tour early." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The admissions office needs to get its shit together." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Home

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?

10/23/2013

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

1 out of 10

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

No Response

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"At least *TRY* to sell the school a little bit. Why not have an actual interview day like most other schools?" Report Response

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