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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"Why Jefferson?" Report Response

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

"What would make you specifically a good physician?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do your parents think of your decision to try for med school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is one of the mistakes you see in your past, and how would you avoid it in the future?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"By reading through information on Jeff online (google search, school website, SDN), thoroughly reviewing my app one last time, spending a few evenings prior reading through articles on health reform, editorials from medical journals, etc. so these topics were fresh on my mind if they came up." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The camaraderie, almost a feeling of family, among students, who all seemed incredibly interesting, down-to-earth and incredibly friendly and proud of their school. The aura of professionalism, history and tradition that permeated everything. The fact that the school seems to really emphasize the well-being and of the students (exams on Fridays so students can relax on weekends, no curve so as to minimize competition, H/P/F grading), a huge amount of resources available for students to pursue their interests and receive guidance (JEFFHope, research opportunities, CWIC, informal mentoring programs, etc.). An emphasis on driving home clinical skills in students with frequent practice starting from the first year so skills like placing central lines etc. are rock-solid at the end of the four years. A sense of pride and purpose in educating future physicians." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much at all, especially compared to other schools I have interviewed at. The only small complaint I had was that the students who led our campus tour didn't keep a close eye on the time and I found myself a few minutes late to my interview, which my interviewer commented on." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Stay for cookie hour and say hi to Dr Brooks and Dr Callahan so they have a face for your name! Also, relax. It is overall an extremely enjoyable day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I am in love with this school! I was accepted and will be going this fall. Can't wait to start!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

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?

9/28/11

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

10 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?

10 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?

"Nothing! Dr.Brooks and Dr. Callahan are both extremely warm, approachable and helpful. All other staff I dealt with were polite, interested and helpful as well." Report Response

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