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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?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Where is the medical fied going and how would you change it's direction?" Report Response

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

"How do you feel about the HMO problem and how would you solve it?" Report Response

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

"How would you solve the health insurance problems that people face in the US?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing, she asked the same old questions, then grilled me to the ground." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Where is the medical field going? How will you change it? How do you think professors should change their teaching styles with these changes? And do you see any problems that medicine will face?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read SDN comments, learned from experience of previous interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?


What impressed you negatively?

"the disorganization of the admissions office (they lost my application with the check, then they said they sent out a letter for an interview which they said was dated before they received my check and their failure to send me directions to the med school), no lunch, only one tour given and you had to wait 2 hours between your interview and the time it started, the tardiness of the interviewer after she had rescheduled my interview from Wednesday to Friday the Friday before I was supposed to come, how the interviewer was rude at the end of the interview by saying UMDNJ would lower their standards to let me in since my MCAT scores would keep them from being a top 10 med school (like they ever would), the rude security guards (who would not call me a cab when I had to leave and thus I had to walk to Penn Station), the rude shuttle driver who told me I was retarded and should know how to read a bus schedule and that I was going to be Dr. so I could afford to take other transportation to Penn Station" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"UMDNJ is not worth it, the people are rude (with one exception of a professor who came in and talked with the three of us who were interviewing that day)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE. I never felt worse off leaving an interview. The interviewer thought I was great til the end (even though she had grilled me on ethical questions) and then she told me that I would ruin the school's chance of being a top 10 med school. I should have replied that UMDNJ will NEVER be a top 10 med school and that I had already been accepted to Robert Wood Johnson so I could care less (considering Robert Wood is a much better facility)." Report Response

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