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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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 think your transcripts reflect your potiental ?" Report Response

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

"Can you pinpoint the time in your life- when you decided to become a physician? " Report Response

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

"Tell me about your clinical experiences?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do your friends feel about you choosing to pursue this career?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Are you planning on retaking the mcat? (did they want me to! my mcat was high! confused me~) " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN feedback ( VERY HELPFUL ) " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Although the interview was held at a regional location and everyone states that it is quite informal .. It is actually pretty professional. The interviewer didn't make it seem like a "conversation" as people mentioned. Although it was not super tense, and was comfortable- it was still more than a regular conversation. The interviewer also makes it a point to let you know island life is not the finest. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I think the video they show ( ~ 15 min) is unnecessary. The same material on the video is available on their website and information sessions! they should include something you can ONLY see at the interview so its NEW information. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing, SDN does a good job on giving a heads up . One thing - the location can be in nowhere nowhere land, so MAKE sure to eat before going *early* to the appointment. the early part, shouldnt' cover the eating part..b/c u probably won't find anything. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I went 2-3 hours early, thinking I'd find a place to eat somewhere near by. NO! there was NOTHING except japanese food, which I might add, open their restraunts at 11am! so I ended up eating a bit from vending machines. I still was early for the interview. The staff in the office were very friendly and accomodating. Then came the interview, it was easy going, but formal. It didn't feel like a conversation, or chill meeting with a stranger. It was relaxed, the interviewer makes you comfortable to a certain level yet still maintains professional etiquette. Do not mistake the interview as a formality towards entering this school - there are people I know of with good scores who did not get accepted. Overall, this website helps the most- it has similiar questions and prepares you well on what to expect. I actually know a number of people who attend and attended Ross. It is a school that does prepare you well to practice medicine , there is a high attrition rate, and yes they do sometimes accept people with lower scores- but they are giving people a chance. The ones who prove themselves are the ones who make it to the end, and become great physicians. The rest, are in the crowd that fails out. Afterall, we do take the SAME licensure exam as u.s.a med students. The island life is near to a 3rd world country style. Living without luxuries is going to be a must. Adaptability will be tested. And thats my two cents! " Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

4 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/29/2006

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?

6 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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