Interview

Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is dedicated to improving the health of our community by supporting and training our medical students to become resilient and adaptable physicians who provide high value, ethical and appropriate healthcare in an ever changing system; communicate respectfully and effectively in a patient and family centered fashion; collaborate with other health care professionals to devise treatment plans and strategies tailored to the needs and preferences of the patient; integrate the scientific underpinnings of clinical medicine and best evidence into daily practice; and distinguish themselves as medical professionals. With this mission in mind our admissions process focuses on recruiting students who will grow into the physician workforce whose interests, values, and goals align with our institution. In addition to a solid academic foundation, these students have strong interpersonal and communication skills, and demonstrate resilience, compassion, ethics, and cultural competence and humility.

After a successful 2021 application cycle utilizing virtual interviews and with knowledge of the savings for applicants, the admissions committee has voted to conduct only virtual interviews in the 2022 cycle. 

All applicants invited for interview will complete a 7 station live video conference MMI hosted by the RWJMS Admissions Committee. Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is a strong advocate for the strengths of the MMI. We believe this interview process allows you to interact with a number of faculty while focusing on your responses across multiple scenarios. The individual committee members who participate in the MMI sessions will not have access to primary or secondary applications during the MMI session. While students can discuss their backgrounds, qualifications, experiences during their interview, it is important to understand that the stations and scenarios will be the focal point. You may find out more about participating in the MMI by visiting https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/article/what-its-participate-multiple-mini-interviews-mmis/

We do want out interviewd applicants to have a chance to meet our students and see our school. We have decided to host events that are entirely seperate from the interview process and will not be used to influence the admissions committee.

Interviewed applicants will be invited to attend a student hosted virtual information session on a non-MMI day where they will have the opportunity to meet our Admissions Ambassadors, partake in a virtual school tour, Q&A session, and receive a comprehensive review of the educational program, including the curriculum, student life and organizations, and enrichment opportunities. Campus tours will also be made available later in the cycle. We look forward to getting to know you and to sharing our RWJMS mission and culture!