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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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)?

"What do your parents do for a living?" Report Response

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

"What are some of the clinical applications of the research you do?" Report Response

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

"What would you tell a man who was refusing to get a needle biopsy of his enlarged prostate because he did not want to know the results for fear of bad news." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you feel about abortion? While I know how I felt, I was a little concerned about revealing my political views during an interview." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you do if you live in a state where euthanasia was legal and the hospital did not have a policy against it and one of your patients was an 80 year old man with a terminal illness. He has exhausted his options for pain management and nothing has worked. He is in a great deal of pain and will die in a few months. What would you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, RWJ website, and AMCAS application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They have built a huge amount of new facilities and seem to be constantly building which is always a very good sign." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"That research is so integral in the education. I felt like they stressed it more so than most other schools (even those that are top in research). I especially felt that the only research opportunities were basic science based and not more open in the clinical fields. I was also not impressed by the admissions presentation (check out one of the slides where they spell experience wrong all over it). Also, the campus is so fragmented with half in Piscataway and the other half in New Brunswick and Camden." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wished I had known how much they emphasize the dual degree programs." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The man I interviewed with at the Piscataway campus was a very nice, very old man. He had a great deal of questions that seemed rapid fire, but at some point we broke into a more conversational tone. There were a lot of ethical issues asked about. This was followed by an admissions session on the New Brunswick campus which was quite boring and did not have all that much information. The tour was pretty useless as we did not see a great deal." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

2 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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