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  • Thomas Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel Medical College
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Tell me about yourself/where you have lived." Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

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

"Have you been to Breckenridge?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Are you a Phillies fan?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None. These are truly fun, zero-stress interviews. The only question I was asked that was medically related was about my research." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Jefferson website, but really the only thing you need to do is be prepared to talk about yourself and have a good time." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The student body; the entire interview day is run by students. You are able to meet a lot of students, and they are all happy to be there and answer any questions. It's obvious they really like the school. The friendliness of the staff. The mentality of the school in general. The interview day is set up as a time for you to learn about the school. There is zero stress, the interviews are awesome with the only goal to get to know you as a person, and my faculty interview knew my application impressively well. More students come out to meet the interviewees than any other school I've been to so far." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There was a lot of construction going on around Jefferson. We didn't get to see the anatomy lab or go to the hospital on the tour. The Jefferson Legacy presentation was very drawn out and cut into other, more relevant presentations. My student host was boring and pretty impersonal." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The only thing you need to do to prepare for this interview is be ready to talk about you, as a person." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There are two interviews. The first is a current student and is closed-file. This was so relaxed I kept forgetting it was a real interview and had to remind myself to remain professional. The second is with a faculty member and is open-file, but no less relaxed than the student interview. Overall, it was a fun day and both my conversations with my interviewers were enjoyable." 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?

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?

4 out of 10

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?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

9 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?

8 out of 10

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