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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

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why Jefferson?" Report Response

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

"Explain your parents' background in education, medicine, etc." Report Response

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

"What do you do in your free time? When I mentioned extracurricular activities, he said, No, what are your hobbies??" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Where have you traveled?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Specific questions about my research" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, student handbook" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The location. Temple is in north philly, drexel/upenn in west philly... Central City is definitely the best. Also, the large class size seems great." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour. Not very explanatory." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"All the questions are very conversational-closed file.. He even asked me what school I went to in the beginning. I think he knows they can accept the 4.0s of the world if they want to, but he just wants to see if you're normal." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Everyone was very friendly. All the students love the school and the entire interview day was run by students. They are definitely normal here; one of the tour guides is a DJ at Egypt-a local club- in his free time! They do say that med school is equivalent to having the MCAT every 4 weeks though..." 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 primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/06/2005

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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