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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Any questions about Jefferson?" Report Response

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

"Why Jefferson?" Report Response

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

"Any more questions? HINT for those who will be interviewing there - ASK questions!!! come prepared with questions." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you regret going to your undergraduate institution?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Where else were you accepted? Where else have you applied?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, talked to my student host. I think it's generally a good idea to stay with a host the night before an interview. She gave me a more well-rounded view of the pros and cons of the school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Jefferson is in a prime location - in the heart of Philly. So close to so many fun places to hang out, eat, shop, if you have the time to. Also Jefferson is very well known for their clinical program. They have lots of affiliated hospitals. Early clinical exposure. Student groups like Jeff HOPE are very active in serving the community.Jefferson is a very well-regarded institution in Philadelphia even though it's not as well known in the West Coast." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Short student interview. I couldn't really say much in twenty minutes. But otherwise the day started at 11 which is nice since I flew in from California." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That Philly is really awesome. I should have stayed another day just to explore the city some more." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The faculty interviewer was very talkative, cordial, and easy to relate to in conversation. She talked a lot about herself so it wasn't just a one-way dumping of information from me to her. She ended the interview with, "I hope to see you here next year!" That was very sweet of her to say. :)Also they tend to waitlist a lot of people- don't be discourages if this happens. Just write a letter of intent and most likely you will be accepted shortly afterwards. One third of their 230 person class matriculates off the waitlist. They said interviewees should hear back within 2-3 weeks of the interview. Rarely is anyone flat-out rejected after an interview." Report Response

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