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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?

6 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)?

"I see you are Brazilian..."Do you know 'some city?'" I thought he was talking about somewhere in Portugal since he told me he was of Portuguese descent but he was talking about Brazil since I'm of Brazilian descent. I was all confused." Report Response

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

"Why UMDNJ?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your mission to Guatemala..." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What sports teams I like." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""Will your parents be mad if you dont get into medical school this year?" I rashly replied no since I have already been accepted at other schools. I had to cover my tail by telling him last year I applied and didnt get in and my parents told me to keep at my dream and dont give up. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Student doctor but it was of no use since he didnt ask me anything difficult." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The enthusiasm of the students, faculty, and staff. The camaderie of the students. The ability to take fun electives during first year that interest you. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"That nearly everyone lives like 20-30 minutes away in suburbian towns. The school also feels/looks old but I wouldnt mind going there anyway." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"According to the office staff they are on rolling admissions so there are spots open. Also for some reason their initial interview email never came so I was interviewing like 2 months late...Luckily they called me to see what happened. The school is in the inner city but it didnt seem bad...It seemed like a normal city environment almost dare I say suburbian with all the schools and houses we passed." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviewer was so awesome. We seemed to hit it off really well. It was very comfortable/conversational and very low stress. We talked about why he came to UMDNJ, his Portuguese parents, NY/NJ sports, where people live, and oh yeah interesting tid bits about my life." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

EWR

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Ramada Inn Newark Airport

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/28/2004

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?

7 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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