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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10


How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Specifics about my application. She was well prepared." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"As an engineering student, you haven't had any biology. Do you think that it'll hold you back in medical school?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Did you apply to the University of Cincinatti? Why not?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you think that you will do in medical school? This question is tricky b/c if you say that you're going to smoke it, they'll think you're cocky, but obviously you can't say that you're going to struggle, either." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I watched the presidential and vice-presidential debates reviewed the University of Washington's bioethics page." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The admissions staff, the other interviewees, and the 1st year student. My credit card wasn't working in the ATM taht day. The other interviewees were actually going to give me the money to take a taxi! Then one of the admissions staff gave me money and called a ride for me. I didn't get to go on the tour, but the tour guide was friendly when I ate lunch with her." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I stayed at a hotel near the airport and there wasn't a single place to eat in walking distance." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the ATM wasn't going to work and that I needed to bring more cash. Also, I flew in and I left my bags at the hotel b/c I thought it would be wierd to bring my stuff. Then I had to go get it all later. Apparently it is normal for interviewees to bring their bags to the the interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I'm from Washington State, so I knew that my chances of acceptance were pretty slim even with a pretty good GPA and MCAT score. I interviewed at the University of Washington and it was extremely tough. I expected the same at this school, but they didn't even ask me why I wanted to be a doctor or why I wanted to go to NJMS. We talked about 50% about my profile and the rest of the time was spent discussing Bush and Kerry at length. Before I knew it, the interview was over. There were very few questions, so I was a little worried b/c I couldn't understand how she could have learned much about me from such an informal interview. I ranked my stress level at 5, but all of my stress was what I put on myself. I was accepted 10 days later. It just goes to show that maybe you did better than you thought. To the students that interviewed with me: Good Luck. If you made half as good an impression on the interviewers as you did on me, you won't have any trouble getting in." Report Response

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