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  • Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Stratford
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why osteopathic medicine? What do you know about osteopathic medicine? Have you applied to any allopathic schools? Have you ever shadowed a doctor?" Report Response

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

"What will you do if you don't get in this year?" Report Response

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

"Why did you decide to got to grad school at (my school)? Do you feel more prepared now for medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are the people like in California?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why UMDNJ? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I looked on this site, reviewed my own applications, and looked at UMDNJ website. I also read about osteopathic medicine philosophy on the internet." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The fact that the student's giving the tour were so proud of their school, the facilities were also impressive. The school has a big enough facility for its student population. Also, the diversity within the student population at UMDNJ is great. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fact that lectures are given in a classroom (in desks like that in undergrad) and not in a lecture hall, although the class size is big enough for the amount of students. Also, the cafeteria could be better (too much fried food)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I was glad to find out that once you are accepted, you can change from an out of state residency into an in state residency and be charged around $18,000 instead of $25,000. The interview is not stressful at all. Trust me...this was my first interview and I loved how relaxed the interviewer was. We were just having a casual conversation (one that I hope got me in). Once interviewed, you have about a 60% chance of getting in." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview started 40 minutes late so I started to get nervous. The interviewer came out and apologized and we went to the "room." I sat at one end of a table and he sat at the other end. He put me at ease and he asked me the questions that you will read shortly. I felt that I controlled the interview, although he had his specific questions that he was going to ask. He was interested in some of my extra-curricular activities and in where I went to undergrad so that took up some time. Next, all of the interviewees watched a video, talked with the director of admissions, and then took the tour." Report Response

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