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  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Newark
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" Report Response

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

"Why did you take off 2 years between undergrad and medical school?" Report Response

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

"Why NJMS (of course)?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing too out of the ordinary, just basic interview questions. Maybe why did you decided to take off 2 years before medical school (not really interesting but...)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really. Why do you want to study and work in this community (only difficult if you don't know about the area/community I think)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN feedback, used Barron's Guide and went through the sample questions, researched the school website, talked to a friend who goes there" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students seemed very happy" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They did not have a program set up for your visit: just an interview and tour. My interview was at 9AM and the tour at noon. Luckily, I went to 2 lectures with one of my friends in between. If you have a big gap in the morning, ask the admissions staff where the M1s have class and go sit in." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"My student interview was cancelled last minute." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was my first interview so even though I prepared adequately, I was a bit nervous. My interview was at 9AM, arrived at 8:40AM (if you're driving, get there early because the parking lot fills up fast). My interview was an ER doc, very nice, really put me at ease. The interview was mostly conversational. They do not have a program scheduled like other schools so you have to occupy yourself if your not being interviewed or on the tour. Also, they offer student interviews to some people (not sure how they determine, I think it's first come, first serve) but mine was cancelled. The tour was great (a couple of us who didn't have student interviews got an extended version). Ask your tour guide to go to the ER!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

4 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/21/2007

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?

4 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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