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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?

2 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?

60+ 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)?

"Explain your MCAT writing score (I got an L)." Report Response

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

"What will be one of your biggest strengths/qualities as a physician? (something like that)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"We talked about my major (kinesiology)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There really weren't any hard questions, it was mainly just a conversation." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN feedback, looked at school's website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was really nice, getting to see the anatomy lab was cool." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much - Newark isn't a nice area, but you'll get to see tons of stuff." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I thought my interview went really well. It actually ran over over time (about 75 minutes) so I missed the beginning of the tour and the admissions office people had to catch me up to the tour guides. My interviewer was really nice and the interview was really low-stress, it was more like a conversation than an interview. The only possibly difficult topic he brought up was my MCAT score (34, but got an L on the writing), but I was expecting that. We talked a little about healthcare, but nothing too in depth. I actually wish the day could have been slightly longer, since it didn't have any tour or presentation that I've heard some other schools have. As a first interview, it was really low stress, and it's definitely one of my top choices. Also, I heard how bad parking was, and since I never got my parking pass I parked in the paid parking garage (I think it cost $7) and had no problems finding a spot, so I'd say that was definitely worth it." 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

EWR

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/26/2006

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?

6 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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