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  1. nihil_nomen

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    Hey everybody!

    I hope everyone in the purgatory of med school interview season is doing alright out there. Since it has been almost a week from the last post on here, I've decided to spice this thread up with some more stuff to read!

    Just to ease any confusion about this process I put together a relatively short a list of questions for everyone so we can get a consensus about what to expect in the coming days. I have also compiled all the information I am aware of for your viewing pleasure.
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    vv--Questions Below--vv


    For those who have been accepted:

    - When did you get accepted
    - When did you interview
    - What time of the day did you get your call
    - Are you an: in-state/out-of-state applicant


    For those who have been rejected:
    - how long has it been from your interview till your rejection
    - What time of the day did you get your email
    - Are you an: in-state/out-of-state applicant
    - When did you interview


    If you interviewed in October:
    -Did you hear back from NJMS yet?
    -When did you interview (Date)


    If you interviewed in November:
    -Did you hear back from NJMS yet?
    -When did you interview (Date)
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    My speculation

    So far I've gathered how long it has taken for the people who posted on here to hear back after their interviews

    Days:39/36/36/34/31/32/36 ----> Approx. 5 Weeks on average to hear back for pre-October interviews
    This would mean people who interviewed in October "should" have heard back by now(but this is not currently the case as there are at least a couple people on here who interviewed in October who have heard nothing yet... probably due to Thanksgiving delaying review process)

    Someone who interviewed after Thanksgiving told me, NJMS said it could take from 6-8 weeks to hear back:

    Conclusion: Anyone who interviewed from mid to late October and later on will probably have to wait for 5-8 weeks before hearing back from NJMS.

    So... keep your phone on and learn to live with that tingling sensation in your stomach every time your phone rings!
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  2. futureFormerChild

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    interviewed 10/15 and haven't heard anything! i called admissions for an update on the timeline and was told that the committee hasn't met in awhile so i'm not sure when we can expect the next wave of decisions (hopefully before xmas)
     
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  3. Evo14

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    Just got the call from Dr.Heinrich today!

    Stats: Gpa:3.7, sGPA:3.55
    4.0 junior and senior year
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  4. Mariokart101

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    Congrats!!! Feel free to join the NJMS Class of 2023 group on Facebook!
     
  5. premedxx

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    When did you interview?
     
  6. liljnugget

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    Just received alternative list email a few moments ago. Interviewed in mid November. Pretty bummed about it. Is there a high priority waitlist this year? I haven’t seen any posts about it yet.
     
  7. Snake617

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    What day was your interview? and how did you think your interview had gone?
     
  8. liljnugget

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    I thought it was my best interview yet, but that might have been because I loved my interviewer and it was the most relaxed interview I have had so far. It was 11/15 and we even had to walk through a snowstorm to get home afterwards since the buses got stranded lol. Will be emailing Heinrich to let him know how much I would love to go here. OOS LM 73
     
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  9. Mariokart101

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    I can't speak much for other schools, but NJMS is seriously one school that doesn't just look at your LM. This school is more interested in you and how interested YOU are in this specific school along with your entire application and your experiences. A lot of students I have spoken to who attend are amazed themselves how they got accepted even though they had lower than average stats. Trust me this school is more interested in you over your LM.
     
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  10. honey&champagne

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    Hey guys, can anyone comment on what the interview is like? I Interview this coming tuesday. What types of questions are asked? how long is the interview and is it open or closed? any ethical questions or curveballs? Also I scheduled my student interview about an hour later, will I make it on time to it?
     
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  11. premedxx

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    It’s pretty relaxed, lasts about an hour. My interviewer asked mostly questions from my app (some of which led to other more specific questions, but on topics I was familiar with) and the typical questions you expect (why do you want to be a doctor? etc.). No curveballs or ethical questions. Don’t stress! It was a very enjoyable interview day.
     
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  12. Mariokart101

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    While I agree with the above post, please prepare for anything. One of my friends was grilled during her interview with soo many ethical questions. A lot of people say it's relaxed but it can easily be the opposite. So don't walk in thinking "it will be relaxed"


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  13. btwthelines_13

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    Has anyone else heard anything these past few weeks? Hoping that they'll be giving out more decisions in the next week!
     
  14. futureFormerChild

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    i haven't! interviewed mid oct so i'm hoping we'll hear something soon
     
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  15. A_SA

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    After 7 weeks wait, now on waiting list - anyone has clue how the waiting list works????
     
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  16. liljnugget

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    Waitlist or alternative list? (Is there a difference?)
     
  17. 9005eee

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    II today! Complete 8/13
     
  18. kodakblackMD

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    Any calls today? :writer:
     
  19. SpeedaBoY

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    Hey for those who are accepted (and already graduated), do we really need to get our final transcript delivered within 2 weeks? How can we do that when our undergrad university is closed right now lol
     
  20. wesleysnipes

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    Congrats! did you send an update? IS/OOS?
     
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  21. trynagetintomedschool

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    Any Christmas calls yet??????
     
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  22. mysonadoctor

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    Wondering the same! I got one back on December 2nd.. But I know he saves like 6 calls for Christmas Day.
     
  23. kodakblackMD

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    Congrats! When did you interview?
     
  24. mysonadoctor

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    Mid October
     
  25. lipidlover

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    Got a Christmas call yesterday!!!!!! I'm beyond excited, this school seems like such a great community :love:
     
  26. Premed11233

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    Congrats!! When did you interview
     
  27. lipidlover

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    Early November!
     
  28. 9005eee

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    IS, did not send any updates
     
  29. futuredoc813

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    I don't think the 2 week timeline is set in stone. Just do it as soon as the university is open.
     
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  30. kodakblackMD

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    Just got placed on the priority alternate list. It sounds like there are at least two alternate lists. Anybody know if there’s a high priority one?
     
  31. DrBunnie

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    When did you interview?

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  32. kodakblackMD

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    Mid November
     
  33. deweystrontium

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    Just received II today.
     
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  34. TTP 1776

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    Probably one of the most unusual interview experiences.

    Wasn’t asked “why medicine” nor “why NJMS”. Instead my interviewer was caught up on how I had a Ivy legacy and didn’t attend said school for undergrad. I was also told retrospective clinical research is just “chart review”. My interviewer didn’t even ask me much about my experiences.

    I really couldn’t get a good feel for the school. Polar opposite experiences interacting with faculty and the student tour guide. The student seemed to be really positive about the school and they said they’re doing really well there and that students are very collaborative.
     
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  35. coffeeandteadoctor

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    How does an interview day works out here, also any insight about what is the student interview portion? Any advice for preparing for an II here?
     
  36. coffeeandteadoctor

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    OHHH so they now have a MMI portion too? Is that the same thing as the faculty interview? Cause I have also signed up for a student interview.
     
  37. premedxx

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    There’s no MMI I interviewed here in October. Just a faculty interview.

    It goes either faculty or student interview then tour/lunch (brief talk from Heinrich) then whichever interview you didn’t have in the morning. The student interview was 30 min if I remember correctly and the faculty is an hour.
     
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  38. jumpyvole

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    Long time lurker here who just wanted to clarify - the MMI format and interview day that Ashesd mentioned is the format for the other Rutgers school (Robert Wood Johnson). Interview day at NJMS includes faculty interview, student interview, tour, and lunch. Usually the tour and lunch are back-to-back but the interviews could be before or after that. Student interview is more low-key, from what I remember
     
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    Oops, I was on the wrong forum. Sorry about that!
     
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  40. minerva109

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    NJMS's interview day is unique in that everything except for your faculty interview is optional. The tour and lunch will take place from 12-2 and you could have your faculty and/or student interview either before or after that time. If you interview on a Thursday, Dr. Heinrich will be there and will talk to the applicant group during lunch. If it's a day other than Thursday, someone else from admissions will be there to talk with you. There is no MMI just the standard one-on-one interviews.

    Depending on your student interviewer, the interview will run from 30-60 minutes. It is a little more relaxed than the faculty interview in that you can ask the student questions about their experience at NJMS but it most assuredly does carry quite a bit of weight so don't go in thinking it doesn't matter. The faculty interview should last an hour. Good luck!
     
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  41. coffeeandteadoctor

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    Thanks so much for the detailed explanation!
     
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  42. DaBreeze

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    It's been 11 weeks since my interview, someone earlier posted that they waited 15 weeks to hear back. Only 4 more weeks to go!
     
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    today is 12 weeks for me!
     
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  44. Premed11233

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    I'm also at 12 weeks!
     
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    They told me back in October it would only be 4-6 weeks, I heard back in 5!
     
  46. Mariokart101

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    Is there an accepted students day by any chance?


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  47. minerva109

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    There is! It's always on the same day as Match Day which is 3/15 this year
     
  48. Mariokart101

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    Oh really! Wow that's so cool! Do you know when NJMS sends out info regarding this?


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  49. minerva109

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    Admissions usually starts sending information out about it around the end of January
     
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    Seems like on last years thread people who interviewed in October were never put on a waitlist and were accepted in May... been waiting 12 weeks too so I sincerely hope they won’t make us wait too long but not losing hope!!! The way they do this process is so confusing
     

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