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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?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"Why not veterinary medicine? (why medicine?)" Report Response

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

"Tell me about worms (research I've been doing)." Report Response

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

"If you were dictator, what health care system would you implement? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing was really a surprise." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If your parents were here, what would they say you need to improve on when you start medical school? (asked by student interviewer)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, UMDNJ website, briefly read over US, England, and Canada health care policies" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Strong emphasis on clinical work in first two years, excellent volunteering opportunities (and rewards to students who participate), students seemed happy and cooperative" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Facilities weren't top of the line, Newark is sketchy" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Interview was relatively laid back, it takes some time to find parking" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was given the option to have a second interview with a student, so I actually had two 40 minute interviews, but most people don't interview twice. The student interviewer said that the idea is that a student will better be able to judge how well someone will fit into the student body. I have no idea how much say the student has, or how chances are influenced by having the second interview." 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/05/2008

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?

4 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

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