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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 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)?

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

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

"Compare mathematics to engineering to medicine." Report Response

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

"What area of medicine are you interested in?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Give me an example of how math is applied to medical research." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Research on the internet, especially health care reform news and the AMA website. Practiced interview questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The admissions office was very nice and inviting. My student interviewer was excellent and engaged me in great conversation about my motivation for medicine. I enjoyed talking with the other applicants and the NJMS students running the tour." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My interview was definitely far more stressful than I thought it would be. I was under the impression that NJMS had a relatively stress-free interview process. The interviewer had clearly not read my AMCAS application prior to the interview and had his head buried in it for the majority of the interview. He made several sexist comments about how I must be the "token" engineering woman at my undergraduate school and how "rare" it is for a woman to be good at math. His questions were not well thought out, and he refuted every response I made. For example I expressed my desire to enter private practice and he replied "no you don't." I am not sure what kind of interview style he was trying to employ, but it was very frustrating. He did not ask about my research or extracurricular activities, aspects of my application I would like to have had a chance to highlight." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known that not everyone is given a "stress-free" interviewer. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I found it off putting that my student interviewer expressed significant doubt about the safety of the school's location. I found my faculty interviewer to be extremely disagreeable and at times down right rude. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

10/02/2009

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?

1 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?

9 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The admissions video seemed outdated." Report Response

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