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  • Thomas Jefferson University Jefferson College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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 Pharmacy? Why Jefferson? I see you're from Southern California, what makes you want to go all the way across the country to Jefferson University? " Report Response

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

"We've received over 1000 applications this year. Tell us why we should pick you? What qualities do you possess that make you unique in this applicant pool?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for me? (I asked a lot of questions. Come prepared with GOOD questions about the school, curriculum, faculty, etc. to show you're interested in their school)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why did you score so low on verbal and reading comprehension on the PCAT? (Well.. I expected that it'll come up since it was open file so I was prepared for it!)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""Why should we pick you?".. I know this is a very generic question but I have trouble w/ it! After I told him my qualities, he still wasn't convinced and asked me 3 times! hahahaa... He was cool though. He gave me quite a few chances to express myself. Remember to always give examples and backups for everything you say." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN feedback! Practice mock interviews with friends and family. Research the highlights and missions of the school, city, everything!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty, admissions committee and the current students were fabulous and extremely nice! Curriculum has a very innovative aspect where it puts you in a group with students from other health disciplines and assigns you to work with a patient who has a chronic illness. This definitely exposes you to more patient care starting year 1! The atmosphere of the school and city were very lively. Food and restaurants at every corner. Everything is walking distance! Guaranteed on-campus housing for first year students!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview process was VERY organized and prompt! We came and were split into two groups. I was in Group 1, so I took the writing test first, then participate in a Question and Answer session with current students, then interviewed separately with 2 faculty members (30 min. for each interviewer). For Group 2, it's vice versa, which means they got interviewed first, writing test, then Q & A session. At the end, both groups went on a campus and hospital tour! It was lovely. I got my acceptance email 11 days later! The fastest I've seen from other students was 1 week later!!! Good luck!!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

Philadelphia

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Comfort Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/13/2009

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

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

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