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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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 is your strength and weakness?" Report Response

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

"What would you do in this situation: 1.) You are putting a lot of effort in a class, but you are just not getting the materials and receiving poor-mediocre marks. 2.) Someone in your group is not motivated and not pulling their weight in a project." Report Response

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

"What are your plans after you get your PharmD?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who is you favorite professor and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you approach people you don't know? (I stumbled with this question because it was so general, but I recovered myself eventually.. haha)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, sample online graduate school interview questions, friends who currently attend pharmacy school.." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty was extremely nice and responsive. I liked the conversation-style of the interview. They did not just spit out questions after questions, but one of them was really responsive towards my answers to her questions. She commented on my response in a positive light which eased my nerves a bit. Even the receptionist was welcoming! They all seemed to be well-qualified and have previous experience from other institutions. Current students said that the faculty knows all their students and calls them by their name, which can be intimidating. But coming from a big university, I feel like I didn't really have that close relationship with my professors. I like the variety of IPPE sites offered and the program overall. Liked the area.. I am looking forward to the urban feel but also living in a safer part of the city. Everything is pretty much walking distance as I could just roll out of bed and go to class if I wanted. Aside from the academic/school-related questions, the meeting with current students helped with questions you may not feel comfortable asking faculty members.. social atmosphere, housing situations, etc. Facilities were nice and close. The simulation rooms were great and there's Harvey the pharm dummy? Two other current students joined the tour and all four of them seemed really close and joked around.. so yay for camaraderie! I hope to have that close-knit community with my future class too." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour really didn't give me a firsthand experience of the residence halls/dorms, library, lecture halls. I just saw the exterior and/or glimpse of the gym, pool and simulation labs. Living in the city would be expensive in general. The weather in Philly was freezing (note that I'm from Cali) but nothing I can't get used to. Obviously, there will be adjustments over the years but they are open to change and care a lot about student opinion." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How persistent they were about us asking questions! I wish I had more thoughtful questions to last the entire duration of the interview and tour.." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Go to your interview a little bit early and talk with the prospective students.. you know, to scope out the competition. Haha kidding, but no really.. just talking to your peers who are going through the same stressful situation helped ease a lot of my nerves and kept my mind off different ways I can screw up." 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?

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 International Airport

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?

Loew

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/09/2010

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

8 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?

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 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?

No Response

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