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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?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell me about your clinical experiences." Report Response

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

"What do you do that is not academic?" Report Response

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

"What type of medicine do your parents practice?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you feel you know what you're getting into in the field of medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read Jefferson online catalog, reread AMCAS app, rehearsed possible answers to questions, interview feedback!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seemed happy, the hospital seemed very nice, campus has a very cozy feel to it, and center city philly is AWESOME!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not too much... Jefferson is awesome! I wish they had taken us into the dorms though." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There is only food at the very beginning and the very end of the day... so make sure you take full advantage, cause growling tummies during the interview is no good." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had two interviewers, one an experienced member of the adcom, and the other was a newbie who was learning how to conduct interviews. The second interviewer basically observed the whole time, saying very little. The Jefferson admissions office said that this situation was the exception to the rule, however- most interviews will be one on one. Overall, it was pretty low stress... i was asked stuff pretty much right off my application... i would suggest that people try to work in some stuff that doesnt show up on the app. though, just to add another dimension to your file. Also, come prepared with questions, my interviewer really seemed to want to help me get to know the school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/04/2002

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