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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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"What was your study abroad experience like?" Report Response

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

"What did you do as a part of this research group?" Report Response

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

"What was this job like? (He was just looking at my AMCAS and asking questions based off it.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing unusual was asked." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I don't think that there were any difficult ones. My faculty interview pretty much just flipped through my AMCAS and asked about things that were in it. He kept asking me if I had any questions, so I guess it was tough to keep coming up with questions to ask." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked over Jefferson's website and reviewed my AMCAS." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"My interviewers were both extremely nice, and the students running the orientation at the beginning were very funny, which made me feel much more comfortable." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour guide was nice, but he seemed like he was in a daze. We spent a lot of time standing in non-descript hallways while he talked, possibly because it was snowing and he didn't want to walk us around outside too much. I felt like I didn't get to see the school's facilities at all, really. The guide said that we weren't allowed to see the anatomy lab. We got to peek inside a lecture hall and a small-group room, and we made a quick run through the ER, and we stood on the library's bottom floor.. but that was all that we got to see. The lunch was great, but it was so rushed that I didn't get to eat more than a few bites before it was time to leave for the tour." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The post-interview wrap-up is optional, so you can leave by 3 if you're in a hurry." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Jefferson is in a really pretty part of the city. I recommend walking around and taking a look if you get a chance. This wasn't a stressful day at all, but the presentations at the beginning are VERY long and I felt that a lot of it was unnecessary. The interview group was big, probably around 30. The tour left me wondering what Jefferson's labs/study areas are like, because we didn't get to see them. Still, it was a pretty fun day. Student interview was 30 minutes and very casual. Faculty interview was 60 minutes and also pretty laid back." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn, a few blocks down

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/05/2007

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Cut down on the presentation length. Financial aid and Jefferson legacy talks were both longer than" Report Response

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