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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?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"You didn't do well at the beginning of college... (I didn't do THAT badly.)" Report Response

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

"What have you been doing since college?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You've diagnosed me with the disease you're studying (I work in a clinical lab). What do you tell me? I started to stumble on this one, so I deferred to the interviewer which started an interesting conversation on what people do tell patients who have new diagnoses." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you solve the insurance crisis? I stumbled on this one, but now I feel more confident for future interviews. I guess if there were easy answers, there wouldn't be a crisis." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read this website, MSAR, and the school website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I felt that my interviewer and the students genuinely wanted to help their patients and that they were not pursuing medicine for money or prestige. Also, the students were really nice. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The people were a bit too defensive about the school. I sensed a slight inferiority complex which just isn't necessary." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The Broad Street station is pretty far from the school. It's a hike, and not much fun when you're wearing heels." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall it was ok. I stumbled in a few places but my interviewer was sooo nice. She really wanted to help her patients and seemed to have such a good heart. My interview lasted nearly and hour and a half. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/20/2004

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