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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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 be a doctor when you could be a psychologist?" Report Response

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

"Asked about an alcohol citation I got in undergrad." Report Response

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

"Tell me about getting arrested ." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was the size of the compound that you spent time researching in undergrad?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Upon learning that I was a neuroscience major in undergrad, my interviewer asked me about the direct molecular precursor to the damage caused by Alzheimer's disease." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website, the interview day info session" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Smart, outgoing, happy students who all seemed like the kind of people I would want to hang out with." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My faculty interviewer had a thick accent that made communication difficult. At times I felt like she wasn't fully understanding the ideas that I was expressing in my answers." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I would have to curtail and simplify the responses to interview questions to overcome a language barrier." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"While the facilities, information sessions, admissions staff and current students all blew me awaypositively, I was very disappointed with my interview experience. At the end of the day I felt like I didn't really have an opportunity to showcase my ability to communicate to my faculty interviewer due to language barrier that existed between us." 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

PIA

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Rodeway Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

9/23

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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