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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 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)?

"If your brother was here right now, what would he say about your life choices?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor (followed up four times with ''why''? as I gave each answer)?" Report Response

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

"How would you avoid being burned-out by work in a community where socioeconomic status and lack of knowledge led to the constant rise of infectious disease, such as HIV?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A case-profile of a admitted cancer patient and the attending's ethical breach was presented, I was asked to respond as the resident...what I would do both in the interest of the young patient and that of medical ethics." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you had reason to believe your family ever showed serious concern over your decision-making capability, when would that be and why?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"A review of my own performance and the school's interest...this was my second interview at the school this year." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The professionalism, the candor, and the ethical quiz." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fact that a nontraditional approach to medicine carries negative value: that instead of strengthening my resolve and character, my wide-variety of travel and corporate experiences would be seen as a challenge to my commitment, rather than a strength." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the ad com intended me to be seriously honest but seriously uncomfortable, and arranged the interviewer to guarantee it." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"A thoroughly exhausting and demoralizing interrogation by a diffident man, whose lack of affect was distracting. I felt the length and the impersonability hindered me and didn't make me feel wanted or appreciated." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

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?

0-1 hour

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?

01/06/2007

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

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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