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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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 your family." Report Response

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

"Tell me about (insert activity here)." Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor? (pretty standard)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing that interesting, the interview was more like a conversation" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What other schools have you applied to/been accepted to (kind of an awkward question)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Reread my AMCAS app, Jefferson's website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The location is great - I love Philadelphia, especially Center City. The students seemed friendly and personable, and the first year lecture hall is really nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The lunch they give you is tiny and not that good - bring a snack! Also, the school did not seem very diverse" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Jefferson accepts a high percentage of the students they interview and you find out within two weeks!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I was impressed. The program seems great and all of the students I talked to were really happy to be there. The location is incredible - the school is right near great bars, shopping, restaurants, etc., and for being in the middle of a city, it seems relatively safe. I was a little turned off by the lack of diversity and the tiny lunch" 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?

Automobile

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2006

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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