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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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 English?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" Report Response

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

"Why did you apply two years after graduating college? Very simple questions, just getting to know me, nothing too bad or trying to get me. Very friendly experience, best part of the day!" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why were you an English major?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years assuming everything goes as you plan?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, AMCAS app review, the interview is at the end, so the whole day gave me a good idea about the school, so I felt prepared with enough Jefferson info from the day." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school's location, facilities, historic feel." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The talks at the beginning were a little too long and after awhile, I just wanted them to shut up and give us the tour. And my student "interviewer" that is really just supposed to have a conversation with you and answer your questions was SOO boring, like talking to a dead fish." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The lunch is SKIMPY. You get to a room filled with four tables that are already set. They have a half of a chicken salad wrap and then a little scoop of potato salad. The presentation is nice and they have a table of potato chips and cookies, but overall, very skimpy. And I sat at the table that eventually turned into all the MD/PhD applicants, so it was especially boring, but thankfully, they only allowed like 20 minutes for lunch." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I came to Jefferson with a little bit of negativity. I had already gotten into my state schools and had no real reason to go to Jefferson over them, but the whole day impressed me. I left with a positive feeling towards the school, its facilities and the city in general. The area is great, the best part of Philadelphia to be in, and it is low key, relaxed but with great urban offerings. My interviewer was really nice and very interested in me as a person. He did not act like he had to do this as a part of the whole job, he actually liked meeting me and telling me about Jefferson." 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?

$101-$200

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/18/2006

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

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