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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

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Why do you want to go into medicine (and why do you think you will make a good doctor)?" Report Response

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

"What would your friends say are your greatest strengths? What would your mom say is your weakness?" Report Response

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

"Why did you decide to take a year off between college and medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What percentage of the GNP does healthcare represent in the United States? In Western Europe?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read feedback on SDN, mock interviews at my undergrad school, read articles, talked to current medical students" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The energy, enthusiasm, and knowledge of the tour guides; the clinical opportunities available through the new curriculum; camaraderie among the students" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Parking; facilities" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had prepared better for questions regarding healthcare stats in the U.S., see below" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, my experience at NJMS was good, despite my being pretty nervous because it was my first interview. I was fortunate to have the tour scheduled before my interview, as this took some of the pressure off. I was caught off guard by some of the questions (see "difficult" question below) but I think it went OK. The MD who interviewed me has a very varied background in medicine, and it was interesting to hear about his experiences and views." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

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?

09/07/2005

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

6 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?

5 out of 10

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