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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Tell me about yourself? What was your experience at USC? How was your experience in th US as an immigrant?" Report Response

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

"What was your MCAT experience? (I said disastrous but doesn't represent my true scientific capabilities, since I have patents at Caltech and near 800K in NIH and private grants,...)" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? tell me more about your research? what would you do if you do not get into medical school? How many patents do you have? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"She asked me that why would I go to medical school, since I have a very career as Director of R & D for major cancer center in the US? My answer was simple; I want to reach to my full potential and be able to become a neurosurgeon." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why was your MCAT Experience? (Obviously I did not do well and did not think that MCAT represents my capabilities in science, since I have more than 20 publications and near 800K in NIH and private grant funding as well as 3 patents)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this website and talk to my colleagues." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Level of interest they expressed in who I am, what I have done, what do I want to do with my life and why do I want to become a physician/neurosurgeon. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They did not give me any indication that they are interested in my admission; Although I admit that my interview took near 85-90 minutes." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I had studied about this institution ahead (I have done that with my US interviews too); however, I discounted Caribbean Medical schools like Ross and I was wrong. There is truly no difference and no one cares where you get your MD from as long as you show competency in treating patients." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"First I thought Idid well but then I thought my be I did not as well as I thought because it took them give me an acceptance letter 3 months after interview. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of 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

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/18/2007

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?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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