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  • Ross University School of Medicine (Dominica, Caribbean)
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Iselin
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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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 medicine? Do you feel that your transcript is reflective of your abilities?" Report Response

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

"Do you study individually or in groups? What role do you play, if in groups?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your experiences. How will you be able to adjust to life on the Island of Dominica? Do you have any other questions for me?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What undergraduate class, that you have taken, do you think would be the most helpful to someone entering a medical career, regardless of the grade you earned?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my file, looked over interview feedback; wasn't much need to prepare for it too extensively" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The campus has state of the art facilities, only 16 months are spent on the Island of Dominica, the 5th semester is spent in Miami, FL in a course called "Advanced Introduction to Clinical Medicine." Following this, 48 weeks consist of core clerkships designated at various hospitals throughout the country. The next 33 weeks are of electives and can be scheduled at any teaching hospital throughout the country. All clerkships must be done at teaching hospitals. The campus also has 3 patient simulators and wireless access. The USMLE Step I pass rate is 88% for first-time takers." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The class size is huge (~310) for those matriculating in september, the attrition rate is 16% (though according to many other sources, it is higher), and the USMLE Step I pass rate is 92% overall (including first, second, third-time takers, etc.); mind you, this does not take into account the number of people that failed out before even getting to Step I." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really. The website covers most of the information just as well." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview is very conversational. Do not worry about it all. There are no "difficult" questions per-se; the interviewer just wants to get to know you as an applicant, and most importantly, as a human being." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/27/2005

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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