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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

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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)?

"A 7 year old boy with fatal cancer which has spread to his bones. he already has one leg amputated and now has cancer in his pelvic bone. The attending has reccommended another partial amputation and the parents want to do everything to keep their son alive. You know that the treatment is painful and the child will die anyway....what do you do?" Report Response

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

"A 19 year old Korean girl with leukemia. The parents (very quiet and conservative) do not want you to tell the girl that she has cancer. What do you do?" Report Response

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

"A 30 year old heroine addict who is pregnant (6 months) for the 4th time (3 other children in foster care). She is non-compliant with her medications and does not show up for her appointments. What do you do? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The doctor asked many ethical questions...she gave me multiple cases that had come up in front of the ethics board at the hospital and I had to tell her what I would do in those cases." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The ethical questions. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website and brochure" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The clinical aspects of the school....they are attatched to the state trauma center" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities are outdated and even when they are updating them they are not doing it well...(in the redone lecture halls there still is no place to plug in a laptop!)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"PARKING IS A PAIN!!!! Plan to circle the parking lot a long time!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was one of my most challenging interviews. I had to give answers to 4 medical ethicals cases which were very complex. Overall, the students seem very happy there. The office staff was suprisingly unfriendly and there was no official introduction to the school from any staff member." Report Response

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