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  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Piscataway
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

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)?

"name one problem in healthcare today (i named the rising cost and a possible solution). what else? (i named lack of coverage for underserved communities). what else? (this continued on until i was running out of ideas)" Report Response

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

"name an ethical issue you may face as a doctor (i'm more used to having ethical issues presented to me. but i fabricated one and a corresponding solution). what else? (this also, continued until I had fabricated 4 or 5 different ethical situations and their corresponding solutions)." Report Response

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

"what do you think of abortion? what do you think of stem cell research? (he hit all the hot-button topics)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think about abortion? (I responded that I didn't think I'd encounter that issue since I'm not interested in OB). He insisted that I pretend I was." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Don't you think tort reform is unfair to people who actually have a case against the doctor? Where else did you get accepted? Why would you go here over that school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read the website, read SDN, read my app" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"beautiful hospital (they have a hired pianist playing in the lobby) but still cater to a minority underserved population. the squibbs children's hospital was very impressive. the amount of money that the school has is phenomenal, since there seems to be buildings going up everywhere (new Child Health Institute, new stem cell research facility, etc.)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the tour was of the hospital and not of the school. it would've been nice to see the lecture halls and the library (where i imagine i'll be spending most of my time for the first two years)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"my interview location in east brunswick is further from the school location of piscataway than i had anticipated. it's also hard to find the parking lot." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"the day was a bit disorganized, but most interview days are. the tour was very impressive, but i could hardly hear the presentation about the school. there was a mixup with my original interviewer and i had to be rescheduled for the afternoon. i was dropped off in an empty conference room, 2 hours before my interview, and i twiddled my thumbs there until it was time. thank God i brought my ipod." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

3 out of 10

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