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  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Piscataway, NJ
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?

60+ 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)?

"What was a challenge you dealt with when you volunteered in emergency rooms? " Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why do you want to become a doctor?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why do you want to come to this part of the United States? (I am from the West Coast)." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe your youth growing up. " Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you see as the biggest change in medicine, that is in its early stages right now, but will change medicine in 50 years or so? (I had to really think about this one, but I eventually figured it out)." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read interview feedback on this website, I read information from their website, I read my AMCAS application and I spent four hours driving around the nearby neighborhoods." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school's atmosphere and the surrounding neighborhoods. The area around the school is really safe. There is a security car that drives around and many students walk to school. I like the medical student's curriculum and the hours spent in class (Fridays are half days)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the driving directions that they give has a slight problem. The directions say to turn left onto Hoes Lane, but the road actually reads "Johnson." Be aware of this." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I thorougly enjoyed my interview. I arrived about 1 hour early, and was given a handout to read. A fifteen minute video is played before you interview, it summarizes the school and what they have to offer. This was my first interview and I did not know what to expect. I was interviewed by a PhD who also teaches in the medical school. He was very friendly and we had the interview in his office. I was asked many questions about my background and I could tell that the interviewer was sincerely interested in me. After my interview, I was given a tour by a medical student. She was very informative and she described the school for me. She was happy here and said that the other students also enjoyed it. I drove around the surrounding area for about six hours. There is a town nearby called New Brunswick, which is pretty nice. The area is rural, but there are still many activities and it is only a 45 minute drive to Newark or New York City if you like the big cities. I found that it is not a problem to park in nearby towns. At night, I stayed with a medical student (they have a hosting program). I spent about three hours speaking with him about the medical school and the programs offered. He was accepted to multiple schools and chose this school because he liked the atmosphere, the education offered and the surrounding neighborhoods." Report Response

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