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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 you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"I felt like my student interviewer was attacking me by pointing out all the reasons why I waould not be a good match for the school." Report Response

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

"Tell me about your childhood" Report Response

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

"Questions about my culture" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you like to do in your spare time. (do premeds have spare time??)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

" So tell me about yourself (Hmm - where do I begin?)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"MSAR, SDN, school website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Location, student friendly atmosphere, facilities, the library (I know..weird..but I can't study at home)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"student interview" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Strong emphasis on reaching the underpriveledged and focus on producing good clinicians. They interview 30 people at on the same day - once a week! Class size for 2006 is 255 (I have mixed feelings on this)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This being my 18th interview I was attending I was pretty nonchalant and only went because I had already bought my train ticket and did not want to waste my money. So I was pretty surprised by how much I like the school. The interview day is all student run - literally student run. The only time faculty gets invovled is for financial aid, the interview, diversity speech and of course an introduction to the Dean of Admissions. This impresed me immensly! The admissions coordintors are fabullous, well organized, informed and approachable. They started the day off with an ice breaker which I thought was cheesy but by the time it came around to me I was into it and actually like the fact that they did that. Afer that the Dean comes in. She is personable, friendly and candid. I liked her. Then some diversity and finacial aid stuff (scary - there tutition will be well over $40,00 pretty soon). Then the student interviews - mine I did not like (see below). Lunch (not as great as other places.) Tour with a student they try to match you in groups with (they did not do such a great match for me) and my tour guide seemed to have and aversion to escalators and elevaaors. He made us use the stairs one too many times. I wonder if he realised we would like to go to our interview poised and ready and not breathless. Then the faculty interview (I liked my interviewer) Then a post interview wrap up with the dean and students which was very informal and I enjoyed alot." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

9 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?

9 out of 10

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