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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

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"What kind of books do you like to read?" Report Response

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

"How did you decide that you wanted to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Is there anything I haven't asked you, that you think I should have or anything else you want me to know about you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too difficult." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN feedback, Jefferson's website, and my AMCAS application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"All the students there really seemed to love the school and the student's seemed to have free time to pursue other things. The school is affiliated with many hospitals, which allows for excellent clinical exposure. There are a lot of research opportunities available." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The weather. Being from southern California, I don't experience many days in the 30s." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the group of people being interviewed would be so big. There were over 30 people in my group." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The Dean of Students and Director of Admissions both came in and gave a speech about how great Jefferson is and about the school's history. Then each of the interviewees was paired off with a student for a closed-file interview, which was pretty laid-back. Next, they divided us into groups of 5 or 6 and sent us on a tour of the school with a student. After the tour, I had my faculty interview, which was really laid-back. I spoke with my interviewer for almost an hour and she seemed really interested in getting to know about me. Finally, there was an optional postinterview wrap-up, where we met in a room with cookies and drinks and got to talk with more students." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/03/2003

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