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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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)?

"Why medicine" Report Response

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

"Are you sure about medicine // what do you know about medicine?" Report Response

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

"What do you think about medical reform?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How can we reduce malpractice? (it's a piggy back on me talking about how malpractice is a huge part of medical costs right now)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What goals should a doctor have / what fields should a doctor explore (looks like he wanted to hear 1. clinician 2. research AND 3. teacher" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reviewed amcas app, look at school website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Friendly people there (even people who didn't know I was there for interviews). The campus itself isn't so bad." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Newark. They say it's safe... but I know it's not. It's getting better, but it has a ways to go. The buildings themselves are old, but NJMS does a decent job of keeping them up-to-date and painted etc. - but the age is showing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Bring something to read - I had a morning interview, so sat around for an hour till the tour." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Take the morning interview if you can - that way you get it out of the way before the tour. The tour tends to tire you out." 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/01/2009

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

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

3 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Better outline of admissions decision timeframe" Report Response

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