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Virtual Interview Day

Scheduling an interview

Invited candidates will receive an email with instructions to schedule an interview using our online application system. Any applicant needing to request a change in scheduled interview dates must contact the Office of Admissions for assistance

Interview Format

Interview Day Program (2020-2021 Application Cycle)

Our goal is to host a virtual interview day program that will allow both you, as an applicant, and CMSRU, as a school, to gather reliable, valid information and provide a fair experience for all participants. Our interview format has been designed to give us insight into the character of each applicant. It is meant to be a relaxed conversation and not an interrogation. The virtual interview format is new to CMSRU and we acknowledge the unusual circumstances created by the coronavirus pandemic. Our intent is to keep the process transparent and as straightforward as possible for you as an applicant. We also acknowledge that unforeseen circumstances may arise that could impact a scheduled interview session and that we will work together with you to minimize and respond to these.

The planned program for the 2021 application cycle will include the following:

  • A virtual log-in and opportunity to meet the admissions staff
  • A live orientation and welcome with our Dean, Dr. Annette Reboli
  • Recorded presentations from our Office of Medical Education on topics including our innovative medical education program, our simulation center, and our three-year primary care track (PC3 program)
  • Recorded presentations from our Office of Student Affairs on topics including student support, wellness, and financial aid
  • A live question-and-answer session with the Office of Admissions leadership team
  • A live interview, lasting approximately 30 minutes, simultaneously conducted by both a member of our Admissions Committee, as well as a “blinded” faculty member or student
  • A virtual tour of our medical school building
  • Live, informal meet-and-greet and question-and-answer sessions with our current students

Prepare Your Technology for Your Interview

The WebEx platform will be used for all virtual meetings and interviews conducted on your Virtual Interview Day.

You will be able to access recorded sessions at your convenience any time during the week of your scheduled interview.

If you are unfamiliar with how to join a WebEx Session please refer to How to Join a WebEx Session for information on how to join.

Join a test WebEx Meeting before your Virtual Interview Day Starts

This will allow you to set-up your device correctly so you can fully participate. Please be sure to do this from the device and internet connection you plan on using on your Virtual Interview Day.

  1. Go to WebEx's Test Meeting page.
  2. Enter your name and email address, then click the blue Join button.
  3. If prompted, download and install the Cisco WebEx application for your device.
  4. When you have entered the Test Meeting, go to the menu bar and select Audio >> Speaker, Microphone, and Camera to test your speakers, microphone, and camera. You can also change your selected inputs/outputs from this menu.

When logging in to your CMSRU Interview Day Webex sessions:

This information will be used by the Admissions Committee to help make sure that applicants are in the correct sessions at the correct times.

Outline of Interview Day

8:30 am - 9:00 am Virtual Sign-in Available
9:00 am - 9:40 am

Welcome & Live Program

William Kocher, MD, Associate Dean of Admissions
Annette Reboli, MD, Dean, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
9:45 am - 10:10 am

Interactive Question & Answer Session

William Kocher, MD, Associate Dean of Admissions
10:10am

Applicant Send Off

In advance of the interview day applicants will receive a personalized e-mail that contains a link to participate in a virtual interview with the admissions committee member for one of the 30 minute time slots listed below.

Please note that we are unable to accomodate requests for specific time slots.

Interview Time Slots
  • Interview Time Slot 1
    10:20 am - 11:50 am

  • Interview Time Slot 2
    11:05 am - 11:35 am

  • Inteview Time Slot 3
    11:50 am - 12:20 pm
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Student Hosted Meet and Greet Session
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Various Discussion Group Hosted by Students

The links to access these groups will be available in your personalized email.

Recorded Sessions

MD Educational Program Videos

Student Affairs Office Videos

Research at CMSRU

Welcome Videos

CMSRU History, Awards and Facilities

Non-Discrimination at Rowan University

Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and supporting regulations, Rowan does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education programs or activities that it operates; this extends to admission and employment.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its supporting regulations may be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education or to the University’s Associate Vice President and Title IX Coordinator:

Monise Princilus, Ed.S.
Associate Vice President and Title IX Coordinator
Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Office of Student Equity & Compliance