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  • Thomas Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel Medical College
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1 student, 1 faculty member

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"I want to get to know you so I can tell the admissions committee about you, so tell me about yourself." Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Tell me about where you are from. Tell me about your family. What brought you to your undergraduate institution? Then we went through my AMCAS app and he asked me to expand on every extracurricular activity I had listed." Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"Why rural medicine? What makes you think you are a good fit for rural medicine? What has prepared you for that kind of career?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"In conversation I had mentioned staying with family friends in an affluent area outside of Philadelphia so he tried to test my inclination to live in a suburban, affluent area vs rural area by asking me if I saw myself living in a place like that or not." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There was no individual or outstanding question, he would just listen to me talk about one of my extra-curricular activities and if something sounded interesting, (say, why I only played a sport for 2 years in college instead of 4?) he would ask about that." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interviews by peers and physician-mentors." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The whole day was student-run entirely" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It was a very long day, I was exhausted by the end of it. Also, the student who gave my campus tour was below par." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known that the 20 minute interview with the student was going to be so conversational. I would have prepped a few more student-specific questions for them to answer." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, low-pressure, low-stress, positive experience" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

PHIL

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

1/4/12

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The student-run interview day was a hugely positive experience. As much as I trust the expertise of an Admissions Staff, I trust the opinions and anecdotes of actual students even more." Report Response

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