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  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Piscataway
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?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

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 become a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Explain the research you do." Report Response

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

"Would you be just as involved in all your school activities (clubs and research) if you were to get into the BA/MD program? How would you be able to manage the workload?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"This was exactly what was said "they told me to ask you this. so.. pick a major controversial issue in medicine and tell me your viewpoint"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If somebody is dying and his or her family asks you not to tell the patient that he/she has a terminal illness, would you follow the family's request?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read a lot of websites, including this one, about med school interviews. I also researched information about ethical and controversial issues. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was applying to the joint BA/MD program and I had two interviews. This post is just about my first interview. The interviewer was very enthusiastic. She was very nice and I liked the fact that she was enrolled in the BA/MD program. She made the interview very comfortable. It was her first time interviewing anybody and it was my first interview. She was very laid back and made me feel as if I was just talking to one of my friends. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There was not really anything I found negative about the interview. I was just surprised at how relaxed I felt at this interview. The interviewer definitely made me feel comfortable. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known exactly which medical school classes I would have the choice of taking in my junior and senior year of college if I was accepted into the BA/MD program. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a great interview. I felt really good about it afterwards. The interviewer even told me that I did really well at the end of the interview. " Report Response

Tour and Travel
No Response
General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

06/18/2004

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