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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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"You have very strong MCAT scores(35), but your GPA is lower than what is normally accepted at Jefferson (3.37), how do you explain this?" Report Response

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

"When and how did you decide you wanted to be a doctor?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What's your claim to fame?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How will you manage the work load in medical school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, practiced answering ?'s to myself" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The attitude of all the students and the location." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some of the facilities seem a bit old, but a new building is under construction." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall it was good. I came out of my interview with a faculty member thinking that it went well, but the more I think about it the worse I think I did." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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