Rutgers New Jersey Medical School - Newark (UMDNJ)

Address

Office of Admissions / 185 South Orange Avenue C-653 / Newark, NJ USA 07103

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
79
School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
MD
Public/Private
Public
Year Founded
1954
US News Rank - Research
Unranked
US News Rank - Primary Care
94-122
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()

City Size
9M+

Getting In

Median GPA
3.79
Median MCAT
514
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()
International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
Yes
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AMCAS
Letters of Rec Required
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()

Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
No
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Late
Secondary Fee
$95
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
Traditional
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?
Yes

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('22 - '23)

(1500 character limit, each)

1. We are committed to an environment which fosters collaboration, humanism, equity and social justice. How do you envision yourself contributing to the NJMS community?

2. We seek students who are self-aware, resilient and adaptable. Discuss a personal or professional challenge you’ve experienced and how you resolved it. Please include insight on what you learned about yourself as a result:

3. If you will not be a full-time student between June 2022 and August 2023, please describe in detail your planned activities, including projected time commitment for each activity:

4. If you have chosen to pursue one or more “growth” years prior to your planned matriculation to medical school in 2023, please share insight on your decision:

5. If you are a re-applicant, please share what you have done to enhance your candidacy and re-application?

6. Please elaborate on challenges not thoroughly addressed anywhere else in your application (Please feel free to address any or all of the following if applicable: impact of COVID, institutional actions, academics, MCAT, personal difficulties, etc.):

7. Please discuss any additional information you feel may help us in our review of your candidacy:

Essay Topics ('21 – '22)

1. We are committed to an environment which fosters collaboration, humanism, equity and social justice. With this in mind, how will you contribute to the NJMS community? (1500 character limit)

2. We seek students who are self-aware, resilient and adaptable. Discuss a personal or professional challenge you’ve experienced and how you resolved it. Please include insight on what you learned about yourself as a result: (1500 character limit)

3. If you will not be a full time student between June 2021-August 2022, please describe in detail your planned activities, including projected time commitment for each activity: (1500 character limit)

4. If you chose to pursue one or more growth years prior to applying to medical school, please share insight on your decision: (1500 character limit)

5. If you are a re-applicant, please share what you have done to enhance your candidacy and re-application? (1500 character limit)

OPTIONAL QUESTIONS:

1. Please discuss any additional information you feel may help us in our review of your candidacy: (1500 character limit)

2. Please elaborate on challenges not thoroughly addressed anywhere else in your application (Please feel free to address any or all of the following if applicable: impact of COVID, institutional actions, academics, MCAT, personal difficulties, etc.): (1500 character limit)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. We seek students who are self-aware, resilient and adaptable. Discuss a personal or professional challenge you’ve experienced and how you resolved it. Please include insight on what you learned about yourself as a result:

2. We are committed to an environment which fosters collaboration, cohesiveness, equity and social justice. With this in mind, how will you contribute to the NJMS community?

3. If you will not be a full time student between June 2020-August 2021, please describe in detail your planned activities, including projected time commitment for each activity:

4. If you chose to pursue one or more gap years prior to applying to medical school, please share insight on your decision:

5. If you are a re-applicant, what have you done to enhance your re-application?

6. Please discuss any additional information you feel may help us in our review of your candidacy:

7. Please elaborate on any academic challenges (including MCAT), institutional actions, and/or personal difficulties not thoroughly addressed anywhere else in your application:

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

1. If you have participated in any program(s) affiliated with NJMS (i.e. summer programs, research, high school programs, internships, volunteering, graduate school, etc.), please indicate below. Please provide name(s) and date(s) of program participation:

2. If you have any relatives currently enrolled or who have graduated from NJMS please provide name(s), relationship to you and graduation year in the space provided below:

3. If you have any other connections to NJMS, or Rutgers University, please provide details below:

4. If you previously applied to NJMS through AMCAS or an accelerated program, please provide the following: Program name(s) and Application year(s):

5. Please indicate below if you previously met with either Dr. Heinrich or Ms. Rivero (prior to July 1, 2018). With whom did you meet and date(s):

6. NJMS recognizes the importance of diversity in the medical profession. We understand that the applicant pool is multidimensional and as such we would like to learn more about you:

How do you self-identify Racially

How do you self-identify Ethnically

How do you self-identify Culturally

7. Integrity is a core value at NJMS. Please share your thoughts on Integrity. Additionally, we seek students who are self-aware, resilient and adaptable. Discuss a personal or professional challenge you have experienced and how you resolved it.

8. NJMS is committed to fostering a collaborative and cohesive environment. With this in mind, how will you contribute to our medical school community?

9. Please discuss any additional information you feel may help us in our review of your candidacy. Feel free to elaborate on any gaps (educational or experiences), discrepancies in academic history, institutional actions, etc.

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

1. If you have participated in any program(s) affiliated with NJMS (i.e. summer programs, research, high school programs, internships, volunteering, graduate school, etc.), please indicate below. Please provide name(s) and date(s) of program participation:

2. If you have any relatives currently enrolled or who have graduated from NJMS please provide name(s), relationship to you and graduation year in the space provided below:

3. If you have any other connections to NJMS, or Rutgers University, please provide details below:

4. If you previously applied to NJMS through AMCAS or an accelerated program, please provide the following: Program name(s) and Application year(s):

5. Please indicate below if you previously met with either Dr. Heinrich or Ms. Rivero (prior to July 1, 2018). With whom did you meet and date(s):

6. NJMS recognizes the importance of diversity in the medical profession. We understand that the applicant pool is multidimensional and as such we would like to learn more about you:

How do you self-identify Racially

How do you self-identify Ethnically

How do you self-identify Culturally

7. Integrity is a core value at NJMS. Please share your thoughts on Integrity. Additionally, we seek students who are self-aware, resilient and adaptable. Discuss a personal or professional challenge you have experienced and how you resolved it.

8. NJMS is committed to fostering a collaborative and cohesive environment. With this in mind, how will you contribute to our medical school community?

9. Please discuss any additional information you feel may help us in our review of your candidacy. Feel free to elaborate on any gaps (educational or experiences), discrepancies in academic history, institutional actions, etc.

Essay Topics ('17 – '18)

1. We value qualities of integrity, humanism, diversity, and cultural competency in our student body. What would you bring to our medical school community? 1500 characters

2. Please discuss additional information not addressed in your application that you feel is important for the screening committee to know in reviewing your application (i.e. personal experiences, examples of resilience, discrepancies in academic history, etc...).

3. If there is any other information you feel enriches your candidacy, please feel free to share it here:

4. If you don't currently reside in NJ, please share connections (if any) you may have.

5. If you will not be a full time student between June 2016-August 2017, please describe in detail your planned activities, including chronology and time commitment.

Essay Topics ('16 – '17)

1. We value qualities of integrity, humanism, diversity, and cultural competency in our student body. What would you bring to our medical school community? 1500 characters

2. Please discuss additional information not addressed in your application that you feel is important for the screening committee to know in reviewing your application (i.e. personal experiences, examples of resilience, discrepancies in academic history, etc...).

3. If there is any other information you feel enriches your candidacy, please feel free to share it here:

4. If you don't currently reside in NJ, please share connections (if any) you may have.

5. If you will not be a full time student between June 2016-August 2017, please describe in detail your planned activities, including chronology and time commitment.

Essay Topics ('15 – '16)

1. We value integrity, humanism, cultural competence in our student body. What would you bring to our school?

2. If your legal residence on your AMCAS application is not NJ, please discuss specific reasons you have applied to NJMS and include connections you may have (if any) to New Jersey.

3. Please discuss any additional information that you feel is important to your candidacy for medical school.

4. If you are not attending college/university full-time as of fall 2014 or during the rest of the academic year, please describe your planned activities from June 2014 “ August 2015.

Essay Topics ('14 – '15)

1. Please discuss any personal characteristics that make you a good fit for medicine, as well as a good fit for NJMS.

2. If your legal residence on your AMCAS application is not NJ, please discuss specific reasons you have applied to NJMS and include connections you may have (if any) to New Jersey.

3. Please discuss any additional information that you feel is important to your candidacy for medical school.

4. If you are not attending college/university full-time as of fall 2014 or during the rest of the academic year, please describe your planned activities from June 2014 - August 2015.

Essay Topics ('13 – '14)

1. Please discuss any personal characteristics you believe make you an ideal candidate for NJMS? (Please respond in 1500 characters or less)

2. Please discuss specific and/or unique reasons you have applied to NJMS. (Please respond in 1000 characters or less)

3. Please discuss significant connections to New Jersey (i.e. family, previous residence, etc.). (Please respond in 1000 characters or less)

4. Please feel free to elaborate on any additional information pertaining to your candidacy for medical school. (Please respond in 1500 characters or less)

5. If you are not attending college/university full-time as of fall 2013, please describe your planned activities from June 2013 through August 2014. (Please respond in 1500 characters or less)

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