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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

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

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)?

"Tell me about X research experience." Report Response

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

"Help me put the timeline of all your activities together." Report Response

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

"Have you interviewed at the other Philly schools? (Didn't ask for specifics, they seemed to just be interested in general, no gravity on interview outcome)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""Was your undergraduate school cutthroat during your time there? I worked there a long time ago and the administration had to talk to the student body about reducing that." LOL I don't think this was a make or break question, they were just interested. Again, very conversational interview." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing was particularly difficult. Had a very conversational interview." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reviewed AMCAS and secondary, reviewed standard interview questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything. Great location, students were happy, faculty was happy, security guards were happy, EVERYONE was happy! I was lost on my way to my interviewer's office and a random staff member, without my prompting, came to help me--again, EVERYONE is happy here. A light breakfast was available--not all schools do this anymore so it was great. Lunch was super delicious, cookies and coffee/tea were a nice touch. Students were honest about the strengths and weaknesses of the school and their experience. Everyone seems extremely loyal to the school though, students, faculty, and administrators. Also, this school tried to sell itself. Some schools don't even have the dean show up or think you should know the caliber of their school so they don't even try. Jefferson is already a great school but they made it clear that this process really is a two way street, they want you coming out of the day feeling like they courted you. Honestly, this was a fantastic interview day." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"While the day was very tightly planned, in a good way (many other schools have you sitting around in a conference room for hours), I would have appreciated more opportunities for a bathroom break. Also, while not particularly negative, more time for the tour would have been nice as it is always great to see facilities, hospitals, etc." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Given the feedback, I knew this was going to be a stress free day so I would just pass on that this is truly the case. Know yourself, know your application, be ready to just be pleasant and get to know everyone." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Fabulous school. Everyone was helpful, honesty, and available. Jefferson really seems to know what it is doing and the opportunities for whatever you want are out there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Home

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

3/5/14

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Excellent experience. Only suggestion is to have more opportunities for bathroom breaks and mingling during the morning presentations." Report Response

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