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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"How should a physician deal with the problems of obesity and smoking? This was the only question." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How should a physician deal with the problems of obesity and smoking?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I was only asked one question." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"AMCAS, SDN, school website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The university is like a small town. There is a lot of action in the hospital since University Hosp. is a trauma 1 center. The hospital, school and apartment building are directly connected." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Newark is just plain ugly." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I knew that parking would be a bitch, but it was worse than I thought." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was prepared for a grueling interview, but I was only asked one question. The interviewer was kind and basically just wanted to talk with me about science and healthcare. He said, "The purpose of this interview is to make sure you are sane, nothing more." He spent a lot of time talking about his career (which was interesting). He told me he was blind to the score the admissions committee gave me, and that he would give me a separate score based on the interview, then they would decide if I am accepted based on my MCAT score (which comes out in June). I am applying through a linkage program from Rutgers U., so the experience is different for me. Overall, I didn't think I would be going to UMDNJ, but since acceptance through the linkage program would save me a year of my life (and a ton of money), I would go to NJMS if accepted." 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 is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?


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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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