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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"AMCAS stuff (MCATS, GPA); where else have you applied and/or interviewed? Motivation to become a physician?" Report Response

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

"Describe what you know of stem cell research. Why do you think doctors and scientists are so excited about human embryonic stem cells?" Report Response

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

"What is the greatest book? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you feel about treating patients in a largely urban environment where the bulk of the patients are minorities? (I didn't know what the interviewer was looking for because I happen to be a minority and he could obviously see that) " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Thoughts on this scenario: You're driving and you see a car accident along the side of the highway. Do you stop to help the victims knowing you could be sued for malpractice? (Some people find that this question is easy to answer but it's hard to answer it not knowing what your interviewer will think of you afterwards)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN website, the UMDNJ website, mock interview and went over my personal statement." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The other med students were very friendly. A few came by to wish us good luck and the majority of students seemed happy with their school. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The location of the school... Newark, NJ." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How big the campus is and it's confusing especially coming from a small private undergrad school in the suburbs." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was my first interview and I left with a positive impression of the school and my interviewer. It helped ease my stress for future interviews and I can't complain because I recieved an acceptance letter about 2 weeks after my interview and I am looking forward to enrolling this fall. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/03/2005

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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