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  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Newark
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?

3 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?

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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Tell me about your family." Report Response

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

"Did you do any research?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None. The interviewer read questions off a list." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about yourself. (the question is not hard, but the interviewer seemed so bored that it came out of nowhere, and I couldnt figure out if what kind of answer she wanted: personality, where i grew up, intellect, etc)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, amcas app, school website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Tour guides loved their school, and knew all the students we passed in the halls. They stressed multiple times that it is a non-competitive environment. Made me feel like they genuinely felt at home there. Would seriously consider going here if accepted." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Interviewer was aloof and seemed uninterested thru the whole session. Made me feel as if no matter what I said, I wasn't going to impress her. She also told me my undergrad university wasn't that great of a school. Then she kicked me out early because she was expecting a phone call. Also, the office made a scheduling goof, and we had to wait an extra hour for the tour b/c the tour guides were still in class." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interviewers are not part of the admissions committee." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The office staff was really nice and the tour, though delayed by an hour, gave a really good impression of the campus. The interview itself was horrible. I was expecting a low stress environment like everyone else on SDN had posted. But the interviewer made it obvious that she wasn't impressed by anything I had to say. Her questions were superficial and she asked them like she was reading off a list. No questions about state of healthcare today, or ethics or hypothetical situations. She spent 20 mins on a high horse, telling me why she became a doctor and how she does all these great things for her patients. Which would be fine, except she sounded elitist, arrogant, and put down other doctors in the hospital. Then, without asking if I had any questions, she told me she was expecting a phone call and pushed me out of her office. Mind you her office was in the bowels of the hospital and I didnt know the way back. When I went back in to ask her the way, she mumbled some random directions at me and pointed her finger down a hallway." 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 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/04/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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