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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"Why pharmacy? Why Jefferson?" Report Response

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

"How do you plan to succeed under the academic rigors of pharmacy school?" Report Response

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

"What have you been doing since (insert graduation date)?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"So tell me about yourself." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Name a time in the last six months where you had to solve a problem and how you handled it ?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, practiced reading my pharmacy application outloud, made sure I practiced speaking outloud. Student feedback had excellent advice." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The fact that the school is situated right in the city where there is a major hospital within walking distance. That the students who conducted the interview were happy with the school even though it is relatively new. That the clinical rotations are scheduled to be coordinated through the school. That it is a real city where you will see a heterogeneous mix of individuals and professionals walking about. That the class size is around 75 students and there is a lot of interaction as we were told by students and professors since they want this school to succeed." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It is in the city and that can be expensive to live there in terms of rent. At the same time, you can walk anywhere. That it is perhaps going to be too much money to have a car because of parking. The fact that some of the class rooms don't look as up to date as other schools with wi-fi and outlet plugs. Doesn't look like students need lab tops during lecture." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it would be a relatively conversational tone in the interview. That the questions would be very direct. SDN is great to read through and very helpful." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Although many on SDN have lauded Jefferson, it is only 2 years in the making. Just keep that in mind always, because this is your life(!). Also realize that there seem to be a lot of vocal/risk-taker/bold types who are here on SDN and were willing to go for a new school." 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

No Response

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/22/2010

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?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 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?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"More information about parking garages and deciding where would be the least expensive to park." Report Response

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