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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)?

"Why do you want to go into medicine?" Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

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

"Is there a synogogue where you live?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""What does sheep blood taste like?" (We had an exchange about different ethnic foods we've tried.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""One of your recommendation letters mentions that your mother was an alcoholic. Is that correct?" Ugh..." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, website, talked with friends who attend Jeff." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Really friendly, charming, engaging students! They were super accommodating, all cheerful (despite having a final exam in three days), and very proud of Jefferson. Beautiful main hospital. Helpful, down-to-earth deans and faculty." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not necessarily a negative, but the 200+ class size is a little intimidating...this could also could be seen as a real plus, though." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"My undergrad advisor had written a letter of recommendation and wrote something about my mother's struggle with alcoholism (I had a rough freshman year). The interviewer brought it up, which really caught me off guard! I just said, "She's doing all right," and he changed the subject (thank goodness). " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Everyone was so pleasant to be around. I liked the feeling of camraderie. And there's never a shortage of things to do in Philadelphia to get away from the books for a bit." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2004

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