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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?

2 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)?

"Do you have any question about the school or the program?" Report Response

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

"Why did you choose to apply to Jefferson?" Report Response

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

"What will you do to ensure your success in pharmacy school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I see that you're from _____, that's quite away from Philadelphia. How do you see yourself adjusting to the environment? How will you adjust to being away from your family? How challenging will the transition from being an undergraduate to a graduate student be? (Compounded question!)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"(1st question of the interview ... right after I sat down) We received well over 1500 applications for 75 seats. Why should we choose you? (I was surprised and stumbled a bit, but I managed to regain my calmness)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Excellent information from SDN forum. Each morning, I ask myself 1 possible interview question, then come up with various answers for that question. Mock interview with myself in front of a mirror the night before the interview. Good breakfast. Talk to other interviewees to relax my nerves before interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Extremely quick responses. I sent in PharmCas late (2/02/09), submitted short supplemental application (2/23), received interview invitation (3/06), had my interview (3/14), and received my acceptance (3/23). The staff were so nice, Erica (one of the secretaries) chatted with us while we waited for our interviews. That helped me a lot! The program is really awesome, a lot of real world experience over the 4 years, not just on the 4th year." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"NOTHING! " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known Dr. S has a powerfully intense gaze. Her eyes seem like they saw into my soul. She played the "scary" interviewer, but she's nice!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I love this school. My advice to an interviewee would be to just relax and be yourself (but not too much, don't talk like you're with your pals). Show enthusiasm and knowledge about the school, so that you can have questions to ask them (if you ask good question, they will talk about the program and won't ask you rapid questions!). " 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?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Sheraton Hotel (corner of 17th and Race St.)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/24/2009

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?

6 out of 10

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