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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?

45 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)?

"For what reasons have you applied to Jefferson?" Report Response

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

"Have you ever travelled? No? Well tell me about some experiences that have broadened your horizons." Report Response

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

"How are you going to approach your studies here?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I see you want to be "this specialty" of physician, but what KIND of doctor do you want to be?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How have you prepared for the curriculum at Jefferson?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the website and catalog. Found some alumni and asked them for opinions, advice, and input. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Incredible match list. Great programs related to several competative specialties. Location!! Center city Philadelphia: surrounded by great restaurants, concert halls, coffee shops, hospitals. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It's a long way from home. Alot of people interviewed on my day; although I hear Jeff doesn't interview you unless they're serious, there were so many interviewees that day." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Jefferson is the only school in Philadelphia right next door to it's teaching hospital. Jefferson has a MD/MPH program set up with Johns Hopkins. I hear Jefferson likes to accept students for whom it was #1. Although it wasn't my #1 pick until after the interview, I wish I'd known how great it was before." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Setting up a student host was a little wierd, but worked. Lunch was a good time for the presentations; they had us seated around this big table like the knights of the roundtable. A great "medical meeting" atmosphere; I felt important to be there. Students were also happy to be there, interacting and studying with groups of friends. Everyone had so much respect and admiration for each other and treated me like I belonged there. The student interviewer really cared about what I had to say; I think it mattered." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2003

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