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  • Ross University School of Medicine (Dominica, Caribbean)
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Iselin
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 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?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

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)?

"Do you have any doctors in your family? If so, what do they think about your decision? " Report Response

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

"Why did you select this school? " Report Response

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

"What do your parents do for a living and what is their level of education? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"It is important both as a prospective student and physician to be adaptable. Are you adaptable? Give me an example from your experience that illustrates this. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How can you prove that you are capable of completing this curriculum? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Student-Doctor Network forum, gathered lists of interview questions of the net, skimmed a book on managed care, reviewed my application, practiced with a friend. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"High level of professionalism, student guide was invaluable insofar as answering all questions honestly. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much. Miami is quite humid. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Interview would not be as completely stress-free as some have said. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was promptly picked up from MIA by the hotel shuttle. The hotel was much nicer than I had anticipated, and the room was great. I was one of the first interviewees to arrive, and so we made small talk until the rest (8 total) showed up. The two interviewers introduced themselves, and then chose two candidates to speak with one-on-one. The rest of us went into a large office room to watch a Ross video, which was the same video that one gets during an information seminar. After the video, I got up and stopped the DVD as I didn't think anyone else wished to watch it ad nauseam. There was a book on Dominica as well as a small photo book of campus life, and the rest of chatted lightly until one of the interviewers came in to speak with us. The interview was open file, in a small room, with just the interviewer and interviewee. Nearly all of the questions were ones I'd prepared for (thanks to this forum). There are questions about specific things in one's application. The interviewer was very friendly, but (I think) intentionally avoided all eye contact after he had asked me a question, busying himself with leafing through my application. I was not prepared for this, and it added a sort of akwardness to the experience until I got the hang of it. Afterwards, I returned to the room with the others where a 5th semester student was answering questions. He was very friendly, approachable, and sought to sugarcoat nothing regarding the competitiveness present in the school and the huge percentage of matriculants that actually make it to Miami (45% or so). We took a brief tour of the hospital located across the street. It was small, but not unreasonably so. We finished with a lunch in the hospital cafeteria where all the applicants and some of the administration joined us. Overall, a very good experience. Ross is a serious school, and does fairly well with presenting the negatives and unique challenges that a student will face. " 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

MIA

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/04/2006

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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