UMDNJ CRNA Interview (University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey) - page 2

by aquaphone

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I recently interviewed for a position at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's (UMDNJ's) CRNA program. This is my account of that experience. We arrived, still asleep, at 7am. In the cold classroom overlooking... Read More


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    same here...official letter of REJECTION!!!!
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    Quote from jmeng
    same here...official letter of REJECTION!!!!
    Consider yourself lucky. Would you really want to attend with faculty that behaves in such an unprofessional, inconsiderate manner? Better to not get involved in the first place than to invest tens of thousands of dollars and years of your time only to realize you're made a terrible mistake. Keep in mind also that if you are forced to leave a CRNA program, you can pretty much forget about ever getting into another one.

    Why not apply to Buffalo, Albany, or Columbia, for example? All of those are excellent schools.

    I was fortunate enough to be accepted by a few other CRNA programs. However, if I were not, I would NOT reapply to UMDNJ next year. They showed their true colors the day of the interview.

    This demonstrates the importance of applying to multiple programs. Admission to CRNA school is extremely competitive. You greatly increase your chances of success by applying to as many programs as possible. I personally applied to nine programs this year. You don't want to find yourself in a position where you're forced into program with a "toxic" environment.

    Good luck in the future.
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    Quote from aquaphone
    Consider yourself lucky. Would you really want to attend with faculty that behaves in such an unprofessional, inconsiderate manner? Better to not get involved in the first place than to invest tens of thousands of dollars and years of your time only to realize you're made a terrible mistake. Keep in mind also that if you are forced to leave a CRNA program, you can pretty much forget about ever getting into another one.

    Why not apply to Buffalo, Albany, or Columbia, for example? All of those are excellent schools.

    I was fortunate enough to be accepted by a few other CRNA programs. However, if I were not, I would NOT reapply to UMDNJ next year. They showed their true colors the day of the interview.

    This demonstrates the importance of applying to multiple programs. Admission to CRNA school is extremely competitive. You greatly increase your chances of success by applying to as many programs as possible. I personally applied to nine programs this year. You don't want to find yourself in a position where you're forced into program with a "toxic" environment.

    Good luck in the future.
    congra on ur acceptance!!! I unfortunately applied to only one school. So i will do the same next year to different schools. I will not reapply to UMDNJ.
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    Tsiasn,

    I received your private message regarding UMDNJ. Since I am a new member to the All Nurses forum- it is not allowing me to e-mail you back. I'd be happy to reply back & answer your questions. Please contact me at RNpjm@yahoo.com.
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    jjust wondering when did umdnj interview? january?
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    Hi, UMDNJ sent out the interview invitation letter during the last week of December and the actual interview was the last week of January. Acceptance letters were mailed out within the following week.
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    I'm sorry, but I have to disagree with your opinion. I have also interviewed at UMDNJ, and have few friends who graduated the program. I also work with CRNAs that graduated Columbia or Downstate. They all agree that UMDNJ (now Rutgers) is the best CRNA school in the NYC area. The Columbia graduates did not get into UMDNJ, but got to Columbia.
    The program director is nicest person ever! THe assistant director is tough, but he's not mean at all.
    As for the interview, they cut you off mid sentence, and shout out questions for a reason. They want to see how you respond in a stressful situation. If you can't handle the interview, you probably will not do good under OR stress when the surgeon is yelling at you.
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    Hey all, am very new at this site and am trying to know where and what to do to communicate with others. am having three interviews coming up soon, two this week and needed some help and tips.


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