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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?

9 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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"What else do you do?" Report Response

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

"What differentiates you from other applicants?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Had quite a few questions ethics. I find medical ethics particularly interesting, but maybe that's just me..." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about health care and reform in the US. (was more open-ended than I expected)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This site, staying current with the news and health care reform (via CNN and NYTimes), brushing up on medical ethics, reviewing AMCAS and school's website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I kind of liked that all the buildings were connected. Also, they seem very focused on and proud of their anatomy success on exams. Very committed to the community. Very early and in-depth patient exposure that truly puts their grads a few steps ahead for residency." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The city of Newark. I was told more than once how it is not safe to walk at night :/ With that being said, you get to see and experience a lot by being right in the middle of things... Also, no gym at the med school. I believe students get a discount down the street at Rutgers. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"To brush up a bit more on medical ethics. I'd say roughly 1/3 of the interview was about me, 1/3 about health care reform, and 1/3 on different medical ethics scenarios." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There is 1 60-min faculty interview and an optional ~30min student interview (which I took advantage of). Overall, it's a pretty short, relaxed day. The school is very committed to the community (which I love). I agree with another user that your interview will vary to some extent based on your interviewer." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

10/05/2009

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

5 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?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"More concrete, stable times for the tour." Report Response

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