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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

How you think you did?

8 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 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 inspires you?" Report Response

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

"What are the fields of medicine in which you are interested?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What inspires you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above. (My faculty interview was very low-stress.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed the school's website, read websites and magazines for medically-related topics, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"It sounds cliche, but really everyone was so nice! Dr. Callahan impressed me in particular; she seems to care a lot about her students. All of the students I met were very interested in sharing their impressions and experiences with me. My faculty interview was great -- an interesting conversation about the field of medicine and Philly without any stressful questions whatsoever. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The students. I know that sounds awful, but honestly every single student that I met said that he or she does not often go to class. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Jefferson invites about 40 people to an interview day. It's not a problem, but this was my first interview, and it was kind of a shock to see so many people there. Also, the lunch is rather small so eat a good breakfast before you go. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day began around 11 with lunch and some brief introductions/talks by the student liasons to the Admissions Committee. Dr. Callahan and Grace Hershman each spoke for a bit about the opportunities available at Jefferson, curricula, etc. The student interview is very brief (ie about 10 minutes), and that is followed by a few more talks (life in Philly, etc.) and a tour. Many of the faculty interviews were off-campus, so be sure to ask your tour guide to point you in the right direction. One of the students liasons told me that the student and faculty interviews don't have a huge bearing on the final decision, so don't be too nervous. The day ended around 3 or 4 with a cookies and soda wrap-up, during which time you will have the opportunity to speak with a lot of students, as well as the admissions directors. Overall, it was a rather painless experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/13/2004

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