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BUT: (1) I am out of state and (2) Is the class nearly full? So basically, am I interviewing for a spot or a waitlist. Any thoughts..thanks. Anybody else offered an interview in early april...
 

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I honestly dont know anything about UMDNJ, but I think that it is good that you have been offered an interview. That late in the interview cycle, I dont think (this is my personal opinion) that they would offer you an interview unless they were interested in you. So, I think that you have a great chance to get accepted. Good luck to you and let us know how the interview goes.

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Amoxicillin,

Since you are out of state and you are interviewing late, it may be an uphill battle. The upside is they interview only 80 from 1252 who apply out of state. The downside is they accept 8 out of 80 of those they interviewed out of state.

Applied / Interviewed / Accepted / Enrolled
Total: 1,564/ 234/ 88/ 88
In state: 312 /154 /80 /80
Out of state: 1,252 /80 /8/ 8
Women: 820/ 130/ 51 /51
Minorities: 630 /70/ 40 /40
International: 0/ 0/ 0/ 0

Acceptance rate: 5.6%

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Average undergraduate GPA: 3.49

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Overall score (composite): 8.6
Verbal reasoning: 8
Physical sciences: 9
Biological: 9
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Slickness -
Where are you coming up with these acceptance stats for these DO schools? Is there a link, please?
 

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I think since that you are interviewing this late at a school that is hard to gain acceptance if you are out of state that they probably do not want to waste their time interviewing people they do not want to accept. Either way when you get an interview the ball is in your court. Follow the advice given by everyone for interviewing techniques and you should be fine.

Good Luck
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Originally posted by vrazz
Slickness -
Where are you coming up with these acceptance stats for these DO schools? Is there a link, please?
They are from the USNEWS grad schools of 2004. It costs $10 to get full access online. The 2005 addition should be coming out soon so you might as well wait if you wanted to but it.
 

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US News #s are from the matriculating class of 2002-- something that might not make much of a difference at most schools. At NJ, though, in 2003, they made all appplicants "in-state." Upon matricualting all MSIs are Jersey residents and pay the same fees. NJ adcom says that all applicants are review equally, though I bet they still give an edge to locals and those from surrounding areas.

Nevertheless, NJ is much easier to get into now "out-of-state." In fact, since the word is not out about this, it may be easier than ever and ever will be. Good luck to all applicants, and no one should pass up an interview at NJ these days.
 

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is there any news or articles about this? thanks
 

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Amoxicillin,
I would suggest don't give up this opportunity if you really want to matriculate at UMDNJ-SOM. I'm too an out of state applicant but I was accepted to the school. If you haven't seen the school, you will be very surprised to see how nice it is and how friendly the students and faculties are at the school. One of my tour students was interviewed in May and was accepted during the summer. She is from Maryland. During the interview, you will be informed that they only interview students who they really want to offer a seat in their medical school. They rarely reject students, and their waitlist is moving very fast.
 
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