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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?

7 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?

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)?

"What do your parents and siblings do?" Report Response

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

"Tell me what you know about some of the problems in medicine today." Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun? What was the last movie you saw?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe a time when you demonstrated caring/compassion." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What should I tell the Admissions Committee about you? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read over my AMCAS application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Layout of the day, students' enthusiasm and camaraderie, university hospital, location" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Mixed feelings about the large class size and organ systems-based curriculum. Tour was not very thorough. Some aspects of the student interview." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I didn't anticipate that the faculty interview would be as short as a half hour, or that the day would be so relaxed." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day seemed long but it was arranged efficiently by the staff and provided a great feel of everything the school has to offer. I was impressed by the enthusiasm of the student Admissions Officers, who pretty much followed us throughout the day answering any and all questions we had. I wouldn't have minded seeing more on the tour but it's obvious that the school's location in the heart of Philly offers plenty, both academically and socially. My student interview was not what I expected it to be and kind of awkward at times. The interviewer was nothing but pleasant, but asked me questions that I feel should be reserved for faculty interviews (e.g. why medicine? why jeff? why a year off? etc.). But, I managed to ask the student interviewer some questions about student life at Jeff, which I thought was the main purpose of this short interview. I gained a lot more from my interactions with other students throughout the day, possibly because they were a year ahead of my interviewer. My faculty interview was short and sweet, and in no way uncomfortable or stressful. I was asked some basic questions as well as specific ones pertaining to my current job and application. The post-interview wrap up was a nice touch and gave us a chance to ask any questions we had left, hang out with the applicants to compare notes, and schmooze with the students and Assistant Dean. Overall, it was an excellent interview day experience. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/08/2006

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

6 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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