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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"Have you had any international experience?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your family." Report Response

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

"Why Jefferson?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"My interviewer basically started off the interview with ''Tell me about yourself'' (she sida that although interviews were open file, she prefers to just glance at the app and have the student talk) so there weren't many direct questions, just a true conversation. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website, reviewed a general guide I made answering a lot of mock interview questions, reviewed pres. candidate health care reform plans" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students are so happy and such a family. I really believe them when they say there is little competition. Also, they have a new building opening in 2 weeks that seems like it will have great facilities. Also, they served the best lunch!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"All of the events were back-to-back. I had to wait until right before my faculty interview at 2PM for a bathroom break." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really. It was nice to learn that the adcom meets every week starting after Oct. 15th and they offer decisions every week." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Really nice interview day. Starts at 10AM which is nice. Also, be prepared: the first 2 hours, you spend siting in the board room while different people talk (dean and director of admissions, dean of diversity affairs, financial aid, students). It was interesting and entertaining at times but it is a long time. Afterwards there is a 1/2 hour student interview--very relaxed, we just went and sat outside and chatted. It does count as a part of your interview but they are really just trying to get to know you and decide if they could picture you as one of your classmates. Lunch was great except that the fire alarm went off and we had to evacuate. Afterwards, we were broken into groups for a tour. Then faculty interviews (I think most were 30 minutes b/c each interviewer conducted two). Then wrap-up/cookie break/chance to talk to the dean/network." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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