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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?

6 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?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"I was asked about my Russian history class, my hobbies, and if I knew how to be a mason like my dad." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"nothing that difficult, MD interviewer was great, very conversational, wanted to get to know me, the PhD interviews went well too, also not very stressful, had me describe my research and why MD/PhD, the usual" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"website, my apps, usual" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"nice campus for being right in the middle of Philly, there is so much Jeff Pride by the Admiss office it can be too sugary, has student housing, they have been around forever but are still building a massive brand new research building, and they already have a beautiful 10+ story research tower" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"you interveiw with a lot of people, I was in a group of MD/PhD people of 13 for only 10 acceptances, and then we all met up with the MD only applicants, there were about 40 of them" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that I would be in a huge group of interviewees, even thought you dont spend too much time with them outside of orientation" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"began day very early, had description of MD/PhD program, tours of labs, then went to med school orientation, they beat you over the head with Jeff Pride and how they dislkie Penn, the med school interveiw went well, he was a family doc who was easy to talk to and was interested in what I said, then had interviews with scientists, this went well too, there is great research going on there, very progressive, and the PI's seem great to work for, hope I get in!!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/05/2003

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