I had counted myself out for this school since based on last year they interviewed until mid-December (and that is what they officially say as well). Was very surprised to get an II this late - the scheduled dates were for early January. I did send them an update letter, so who knows if that helped.
Pros: Excellent research opportunities, excellent clinical exposure (Bellevue + Langone are seriously impressive), innovative and established 1.5 year pre-clinical curriculum, STEP 1 after 3rd year rotations, new sim center is beautiful, location is best out of all NYC schools and simply can't be beat, cool international health program, happy students
I didn't prepare at all for the MMI here, and it went pretty smoothly, nothing too difficult. The interview day was well set up and I had a good time. Definitely recommend going on the optional tour of RWJUH.
Pros: RWJ University Hospital is just awesome, huge Rutgers campus, lots of research especially with undergrad merger, New Brunswick is a great city for college/grad students, P/F grading
Cons: Outdated building, expensive for OOS
Can definitely see myself going here; great school with happy students.
Pros: Diverse patient population and cases (Level 1 trauma), lots of clinical research (merger with Rutgers means more $ and resources), students were very chill and friendly, Dean Heinrich is a great guy, impressive match lists, P/F grading
Cons: Bad neighborhood in Newark (though the school is sort of blocked off as a campus), expensive for OOS
Great to get some love from NJMS! The call from dean Heinrich was great and he really took his time to get to know me and my accomplishments.
Pros: Primary hospital in the region, lots of research going on (they are building a huge brand new building), great bang for your buck if you're IS.
Cons: Secluded location on LI, students didn't seem too excited, H/HP/P/LP/F grading, weirdly shaped hospital (lol).
Grateful to have been given an acceptance here, my interviews were great but didn't really get a "fit" feel from the students; not too sure if I would attend unless I was enticed with some awesome FA. Being IS should help though
Financial aid: $65,000 Scholarship - still very expensive though.
Pros: True P/F, 5 Hospitals (Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth, University Hospitals, Rainbow Pediatrics, VA), awesome research, effective PBLs, lots of free time for independent pursuits/study, happy students.
Cons: Cleveland weather, relatively expensive
First II and first acceptance! Case is great, and am super happy to be accepted here. To think I almost passed applying here because I was feeling a bit tired from secondaries; good thing I went through with it because it is at the top of my list post-interview.