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  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Piscataway
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

4

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)?

"What would you do if your patient refused the treatment you suggested?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"What are the three most important advancements/discoveries in medicine over the last decade?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would I do if I had a pregnant cancer patient who refused chemotherapy to safeguard the health of the fetus." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you want to be a doctor? I hate being asked that!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Re-read primary and seconcary applications, read books on ethics." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The hospital facoilities were really amazing- brand new. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"RWJ was very cold and unwelcoming. I asked five hospital workers (including 2 physicians) for directions to one of my interviews and was basically shrugged off by all of them. One guy had the courtesy of actually responding with "I'm too busy for that ask someone else."" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How difficult the Piscataway campus is to find and how horrible the morning traffic was going to be." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"So the day started at the Piscataway campus with two interviews, the first one very interesting and the second with a professor who was running late for another meeting. I then drove to the Hospital in New Brunswick (what if I didn't have a car) following some very accurate printed directions for a second round of interviews and tours. While the hospital was amazing, the actual medical school in Piscataway seems a little dingy and I did not get to tour that campus. Anyway, one interviewer kept saying well, this isn't Harvard but it's an OK place; and seemed really discouraging about the pursuit of the MD/PhD degree. I really thought he was ignorant. Anyway, I guess the bad thing about the school for me was that it felt wrong. I don't think that I'd be happy there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In 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?

11/04/2005

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?

4 out of 10

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