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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?

6 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)?

"Why Jefferson?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"What do you like to do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Are you more interested in family practice or internal medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Interviews are conversational--not purposefully difficult questions" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my AMCAS and secondary materials, Jefferson's website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"my interviewer shared many interests with me--I felt the school had taken time to match me well with an interviewer. I liked how involved Jefferson's students were with the interview day. I've never seen so many medical students at an interview day." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Wish that the interview group had been able to be smaller--with only one interview day per week, the interview group is 30 people. Student interviewer was not very enthusiastic." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"N/A" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This school places lots of emphasis on friendliness and community. It is a thoughfully organized interview day with almost no interviewee downtime from 10am to 4pm." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

Philadelphia

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2008

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?

5 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

5 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?

"Vegetarian lunch option." Report Response

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