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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?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 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 was the most difficult question?

"I was asked how I would deal with a patient who needed a surgery but didn't have insurance... when I said that, if the case was life threatening, I would do everything possible (i.e. look for charity or corporate sponsors), the interview asked how I would deal with the global strain on tax payers by taking on a case like this... I think I answered okay though." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked over the admissions brochure, reread amcas." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How friendly everyone was! It was almost uncanny." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some of the areas look a little 70s; there's a lot of construction going on though, so there definitely making an effort at improving." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was my first interview. I was expecting to run into traffic and to have problems parking, but I found a parking space right away and didn't hit any traffic. I ended up getting there really early, but the admissions staff seemed cool with it. Before myinterview, I waited in a room next to the admissions office, then I met my interviewer. She was exceptionally friendly and had looked over my file. It was a very conversational atmosphere; she asked about my research and a few of my organizations. She spent most of the interview pitching the school to me, which made me feel like they wanted me to matriculate there (so it definitely took some pressure off). After the interview, my interviewer took me to a poster session for the Summer Student Research Program that NJMS has each summer (I guess I was lucky to come on that day). After the poster session, I got a tour with two 2nd year students and got to see the anatomy lab (cadavers!) and the hospital. The students were really open and honest and really seemed to like the school. Definitely very friendly. Overall, great first interview experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

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