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  • Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
  • Podiatry School
  • Philadelphia
Individual Feedback 3 77 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 55
Negatively 12
No change 3

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.83 76

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.42 77

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.36 75

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 1
10 minutes 7
15 minutes 15
20 minutes 21
25 minutes 11
30 minutes 10
35 minutes 3
40 minutes 2
45 minutes 7
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 0

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 73
At a regional location 0
At another location 1

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 72
In a group 2

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 74
Closed file 0

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.08 74

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

"Why do you want to be a podiatrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry? Other than that it was just conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how you got where you are today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to combat the academics here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain what you would bring to the school in terms of diversity." More from this Member | Report Response

"No questions asked. We had a 25 minute conversation about the future of podiatry research." More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you were interested in Podiatry early on, why is that" More from this Member | Report Response

"why podiatry? Why Temple?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Podiatry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you interviewing at any other schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite undergrad course?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry and why Temple. Other than that we just chatted." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did I learn about Podiatry ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you participate in any sports in school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty member basically just flipped through my application and asked me about different parts. I told her a little bit about myself and then we talked about academics, my research, extracurriculars and about the field of podiatry in general. It was very conversational and a lot of it was just her giving me advice about how to succeed. Very low stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you raise your MCAT score thee second time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about some interesting course you have taken" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you change about the application process?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One always reads posts, "I was not asked a single question," well this sums up my experience. The DPM looked over my application and said ooh this is nice, and yes this is also very nice. I had to mention I had a low MCAT score myself (which I should not have but the doctor said it's okay since I improved), I chipped in whenever I could but no question was asked. At the end the DPM asked if I had any questions. So be prepared to ask some questions.." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite course in undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What led me to choose podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What happened in gen chem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know what a typical day of a podiatrist is like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was not asked a single question" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class in undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just generic application questions. Mostly, the conversation focused on selling Temple POD and the surrounding area." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you like your undergraduate experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why a lower BS score on the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think podiatry is?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get into podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were two interviews. One group conversational interview with David Martin, and a personal 1 on 1 interview with a faculty member. Interviewer #1 (David Martin) How did you come about podiatry? Asked about my work experiences in the nursing home I worked in. Asked how long I shadowed a podiatrist. That was all, he then moved on to the next person. I think he just wanted to see how I would react in a group. It was not stressful at all. He made me/everyone feel comfortable. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I chose podiatry? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you improve your grades over the years. What did you do differently? Same for test scores. " More from this Member | Report Response

"volunteering experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most interesting thing you saw during your shadowing experience? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to graduate from undergrad earlier than expected?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel you have enough experience in the field of podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Generic pod/application questions...nothing difficult or have to think about." More from this Member | Report Response

"describe your running experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Temple?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your science grades." More from this Member | Report Response

"What procedures did you see during shadowing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why podiatry over dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sparked your interest in podiatric medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None besides the expected ones." More from this Member | Report Response

"why dpm?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What recent movies have you seen? Have you seen that movie, Borat?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do I do well on standardized tests?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Podiatry? Why not Osteopathic Medicine or Allopathic Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would your wife be willing to move out here from California if you were accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why low grades? I had a bad first 2 years at one college. I transfered and made a 100% change. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The only question I was asked was why I wanted to become a podiatrist." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why podiatry" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you be able to handle the workload of medical school while having a wife and children?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you okay to move to east coast?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do we know you ae committed to your education only? (I had worked full time throughout my entire undergrad experience. They ended up saying this was a positive but did not want me to continue working, which I hadn't planned to)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain this bad grade" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your research interests?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Temple" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you tell me about becoming a podiatrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where are you from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"To talk about my health related work experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your work experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you explain why you didn't do as well in certain courses" More from this Member | Report Response

"What influenced you negatively about the program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How hard did you study for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How was your shadowing your experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I take Marine Biology class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you change from dentistry to podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you stay organized?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you interested in podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools have you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer #2 (faculty member) Why Podiatry? Tell me about your research (most of my interview was about my research)... More questions about specifics in my research. With the limited amount of shadowing I have done (only ~50 hrs), Do you think you are making the right choice to attend pod school? Asked me to explain a couple grades. Asked a question or two from my personal statement. And of course he asked me "Do you have any questions for me?" Again it really was not stressful. Conversational and laid back!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools did I apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do u do in spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did I improve my grades and test scores?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you choose podiatry" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your least favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you get these grades?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is research something you would like to continue in graduate school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do I believe I will make a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you tell me about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know about the gait research lab?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Generic pod/application questions...nothing difficult or have to think about." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get involved in podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you take the DAT as opposed to the MCAT or GRE, and can you explain the score." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you like your undergraduate college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"am I a sports fan" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked to explain the grade in the one class I did poorly in." More from this Member | Report Response

"why temple?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you look into podiatry as a career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How's New Orleans(where my undergrad college is at)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you choose this profession over other healthcare fields?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your undergrad experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books do you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The moral question mentioned already. It sounds really strange but it was incorporated in the conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your extracurriculars" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you be a good fit for Temple?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You had a small dip in your grades which were all As beforehand; what happened during this time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite non-science class" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any question?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you see when you shadowed? Do you think you have an understanding of podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"To explain my low science GPA from freshman year" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your undergraduate university" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was your ah-ha moment for podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do in order to improve your MCAT the second time" More from this Member | Report Response

"What influenced you positively about the podiatric application process?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the Dat and not mcat" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most interesting thing you saw shadowing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about shadowing" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which do you prefer Podiatry school or Osteopathic school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was my criteria for choosing a school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"actually didnt get many questions... had a laid back convo with the interviewer about his job" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Podiatry? Why Temple? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you explain your undergraduate grades? Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you will be able to handle medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How well do you think you can handle the workload of medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Will I like the busy city life as compared to where I grew up?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any other questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Generic pod/application questions...nothing difficult or have to think about." More from this Member | Report Response

"what questions do you have for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last movie you saw." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any further questions for us? (a way to convey your genuine interest in the school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked a question about my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"what other schools are you considering?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything else you would like me to know about you that isnt portrayed in your application package?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research.Did you have to put on programs as a resident assistant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have anything else you want to tell me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What else do I need to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe to me your favorite shadowing experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn from any experiences that impacted you negatively?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite non-science class" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"More of a conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked to speak in some detail about my hobbies" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I approach studying" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you come to discover that podiatry was the career for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do in order to improve your MCAT the second time" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything that would make you think twice about entering podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What position in basketball did you play?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were matched a residency in San Diego, would you go?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Elaborate on your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you not get bored driving six hours to philly?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents do for a living?" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"All were pretty standard. " More from this Member | Report Response

"volunteering experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your aspirations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you play the violin, do you have good hand-eye coordination? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Will I like the busy city life as compared to where I grew up?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel you have enough experience in the field of podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing special" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most recent movie you saw?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your time like in the Navy and how do you think it will compair to Pod School?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my clincal experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did working full time during undergrad help or hinder you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where are your parents from? (the interviewer wanted to know more about my family)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been to Philadelphia before?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you read?...and...Did you know that Southern New Jersey faught for the South in the Civil War?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you see that movie, Borat? (I told them I was a movie-lover in my spare time)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How's New Orleans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Podiatry and where would you practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. I was only asked a few very basic questions to verify information in my file, but that was it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not Osteopathic Medicine or Allopathic Medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about some of your extra curricular activities that you have previously done." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you read books on a regular basis" More from this Member | Report Response

"What else do I need to know about you (very open ended)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked the following: 1. why a foot doctor (in those words) 2. what books have i read 3. where did the DPM i shadowed go to school? and basic conversational questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really was not asked any interesting questions. The professor that interviewed me simply looked at my file and said that everything was okay. I think more questions should have been asked." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"no difficult questions were asked" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Probably justifying a dip in grades without showing too much emotion for what was going on during that time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain this bad grade" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really, I didn't get tough questions. My interviewer tried to get to know me and we chatted." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't asked any difficult questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"To explain how I have changed in my approach to academics and studying? and to ensure that I can handle multiple science classes in one semester." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lets discuss your MCAT score" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you explain why you didn't do as well in certain courses" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are the negative components of the application process to podiatric medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you get when you took the DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you find that you do not do well on standardized tests?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There wasn't a difficult question. Mr. Martin was with us the majority of the day. We had a group interview, which was conversational. I was also interviewed by a wonderful faculty member. Temple had been my top choice, but it has quickly fallen to third." More from this Member | Report Response

"None really" More from this Member | Report Response

"With your limited shadowing experience do you think you are making the right decision?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are you strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none. He talked A LOT about his own experiences and didn't leave enough time for tough interview questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I took control of the interview and really talked a lot about myself and interests, the above question was the only one that was asked directly to me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your science grades." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be any cell in the body, which one would you be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. " More from this Member | Report Response

"To explain a bad course grade" More from this Member | Report Response

"What changed your mind from dentistry to podiatry" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really; they were all pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really caught me off gaurd...maybe what do you read? Luckily I actually remembered some authors and their books." More from this Member | Report Response

"How many schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Besides your Bio major classes and your Soc minor classes, what was your favorite class? It was hard to answer because I loved all my Soc and Bio classes. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not Osteopathic Medicine? (The interviewer wouldn't get off this subject for awhile)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, you seem to have good grades but what the hell happend in Bio 5C?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel that society has become less moral (between baby boomers and generation x) or do you feel that current issues have always been around?" More from this Member | Report Response

"they talk bout how good temple is all day, so they dont really ask you "why our school" at the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the "Medical School Headquarters, Guide to the Medical School Interview"" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, browsed the school's website, youtube videos and social media." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread over my application. Researched the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Briefly reviewed SDN interview feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, going over my application materials." More from this Member | Report Response

"interview feedbacks from SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN review and I practiced answers to typical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN blog" More from this Member | Report Response

"already felt prepared as this was my 6th interview already" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback and school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Briefly read the school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN/ Read through my application file" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepared to explain how I chose podiatry and how I justified my undergraduate performance and read up on the history of the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"By reading SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and reviewing material from my previous interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading student doctor.net, reviewing my application and essay, reading information from Temple's website about their research." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, go over personal statement and my extracurriculars on my application, temple's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over application and alittle bit of SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"2+ years of reading SDN, Personal statement, Application, various research over the past 2 years, TUSPM website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the area, read about podiatry, talked to pod students." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN. Read over application/personal statement. Read all the school information and learned about the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, personal statement, application " More from this Member | Report Response

"School web-site, SDN, and my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback / forums, school website, read over my app." More from this Member | Report Response

"sna, website, went over possible answers to questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed application, typed out answers to possible questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, TUSPM's Website, and the package of information they sent in the mail. I also reviewed my application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over personal statement, application, etc. Know about the school and practice your interview skills!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read Interview feedback, just relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's website, read the info and watched the CD the school sent out " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, browsed materials that Temple sent me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Made some questions for the interviewer and just relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-checked my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Temple website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, SDN interview feedback, admissions CD, pamphlets" More from this Member | Report Response

"website, sdn, recruitment cd" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read school pamphlets" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read website, reviewed CD they sent, went over expected questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"School's website, studentdoctor.net, contacted a student, e-mailed various doctors" More from this Member | Report Response

"read the temple packet" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my transcript, personal essay, and LORs. Also, I feel like the tour of the school/clinic/facilities really prepared me for the interview as well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Student doctor,read my personal statement the night before" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback, reviewed my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my personal statement and my application. Read the schools website and SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at their CD and information packet." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, school websites, all the publications the school sent" More from this Member | Report Response

"As it was my first interview, I was a bit nervous so I just tried to relax and be as honest as possible on my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the foot and ankle clinic -- over 70 exams rooms. It was so busy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their curriculum has been improved each year. Their board exam pass rates were nearly perfect. Their anatomy lab was state of art. Overall, it had a very good feel to it." More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"The way the staff put us at ease in the beginning. They really wanted us to not be nervous and to enjoy the day. They also expressed that they want us to get out there and explore other schools so that if we choose to attend theirs, we know we chose it for the right reasons." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very kind and accommodating" More from this Member | Report Response

"The passion and encouragement to pursue research and leadership opportunities. The student lunch was a good opportunity to talk to students but some interviews went on during time and subsequently missed most of these interactions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinic is incredible. Busiest i've seen. The gait lab is really big and cool and I would highly recommend for those interested in biomechanics to check it out. The financial aid lady is really enthusiastic and helpful. The students seemed to really think that they are getting a great education there. The area of Philly where the school is situated in SAFE. Good transportation without the need of a car, people in the area were super friendly. It's a gorgeous city." More from this Member | Report Response

"Temple clinic was pretty busy" More from this Member | Report Response

"the clinical opportunities available" More from this Member | Report Response

"Massive clinic and the city. They also have future projects to improve the clinic and labs." More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinic (although we didn't see much of it on the tour, I had been there before)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The EXTREMELY busy clinic. Students seeing 3-4 patients before lunch every day starting third year. Philadelphia. Integration with Temple. Residency placement rates. The students we spoke with were awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"Temple's foot and ankle clinic" More from this Member | Report Response

"the on sight clinic and various clinical rotations including 500 bed level 1 trauma center" More from this Member | Report Response

"They definitely try to get you excited about Philadelphia as a city and the school is located in a nice part of the city. They will pay for you to stay at the DoubleTree for up to two nights (sharing a room with another applicant potentially). The clinic is definitely busy and diverse and the students get a lot of clinical exposure. Everything you need is located in one building (with the clinic attached) and the apartments are a few feet away (very convenient). Everyone was very nice througout the day. You actually get a summer between your first and second year (unlike other schools). The food at lunch was good (they give you an order form and let you pick what you want)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the fact that they have a Univereity hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dorms are attached to the campus. The Surgical theatre on the top floor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the students; my Interviewer (Dr. Fernado) seems like a genuinely great person. I would encourage everybody to talk to him." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school building, the clninic, the fact that you will also be trained in taking x-rays and MRIS, affiliation with bigger university" More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that actually perform some surgeries on campus. Also that in your 3rd year, you can view them, your 4th year you can assist." More from this Member | Report Response

"Honesty of the interviewer who expressed direction of the school compared to how it used to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location of the school, part of a big university, solid curriculum, busy clinic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Busy Clinic, Temple University Brand, Main campus facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"the clinic, the fact that temple is the only school that is part of a large health system" More from this Member | Report Response

"Environment of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school has great facilities and its downtown location can be either good or bad. Very busy clinic." More from this Member | Report Response

"The busy clinic and the friendliness of admissions as well as Dr. Martin." More from this Member | Report Response

"the people, the city, the school, pretty much everything" More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinic was quite vast and impressive. The faculty members were kind, intelligent and impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hotel room they got me. Location of school. Facilities. Philly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinic" More from this Member | Report Response

"convenience of housing being right next to the academic building and library, block schedule, how nice philly actually was" More from this Member | Report Response

"Size of school, being affiliated with a big university, great facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinics were VERY busy (busiest of all the schools, or at least thats what They claimed). David Martin was a real nice guy and kept the stress level low. Students talked very highly (obviously) of the school. Also they provided 2 free nights at the double tree, about 1 or 1.5 mile walk from TUSPM." More from this Member | Report Response

"The person interviewing me was very friendly and made me feel extremely comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"clinic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Busy clinic and the amount of patients they see each year. Nice equipment. " More from this Member | Report Response

"clinic is good" More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinic was really busyand large. The students and staff were really friendly and knowledgeable. The podiatry school is separate from the rest of Temple. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very in depth tour, originally 2 students were there to answer questions, by the end about 10-12 total students were around to answer questions. They were frank / honest." More from this Member | Report Response

"the friendliness of the staff and students" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was falling snow! Plus, everyone was really nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of the staff and especially the students, Affiliations with various hospitals, and the surrounding areas around the campus. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The helpfulness of staff and faculty, the friendliness and comradary of the students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Contrary to other opinions, the location is a perfect blend of "city" and "college" atmosphere. The admissions staff was very nice and answered all questions. The students were positive and gave you honest answers to your questions. Philly is a great area to learn and live." More from this Member | Report Response

"Doubletree hotel and its great cookies, clinic seemed relatively busy, the students working for admissions seemed quite knowledgeable " More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities, gait lab, on-campus housing, affiliation with Temple U, whole atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinic at Temple is huge, seemed quite busy when I was there. Facilities are better than I was expecting, old but not run down. Affiliation with a major university is a huge plus in my opinion." More from this Member | Report Response

"Main clinic, especially wound care clinic seemed cool. Interviewer was a great guy and I enjoyed our convo. One of the lecture halls was modern and updated. Amb. surgery center in the building. Seemed to have a number of surgery-oriented courses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location, residency placement, facilities which will be renovated." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. The location and the students/staff were friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Amount of volume in the clinic" More from this Member | Report Response

"The amount of patient exposure students recieve. The location of the school is in a nicer area of downtown Philadelphia." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities, how much is availible to the students. The clinic impressed me as well" More from this Member | Report Response

"Philly is a wonderful city with much to offer; Temple owns and operates 5 hospitals in Philly. Podiatry students are taught by the med faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much, but it is nice that they provide hotel, unlike other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"the clinic, specifically the wound clinic " More from this Member | Report Response

"doubletree is nice, they hook u up!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved all the facilities the school has. The sim labs, the clinic, anatomy lab, and honors society lab, etc., etc. Also the students we had lunch with were incredibly nice and gave tons of helpful advice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities,Temple owns and operates 5 hospitals" More from this Member | Report Response

"enthusiasm of staff, the location, Foot Clinic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much. The school does own its own hospital system. However, they oversell themselves, and repeat the same information over and over. Philly is a cool city, and that is about it. Mr. Martin does take you around the city, and it is an awesome city. Cool things to see all over." More from this Member | Report Response

"Temple has a lot of resources (5 hospitals). The clinic is also overloaded with patients so there is no shortage of clinical experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it is connected with the temple healthcare system. The hospitals are soo close to the school. Great program, great professors." More from this Member | Report Response

"David Martin was up front about everything so if we go there we would never say," You didnt tell us that"!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the culture of Philly, the students we ate lunch with were very helpful to answer questions, etc, residency options" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed by the fact that TUSPM is a part of Temple University and the Temple University Health System. This offers a lot of opportunity for students." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lunch was kind of awkward, you ate on sofa chairs so had to eat on your laps." More from this Member | Report Response

"The grading scale is not A, B,C,D,F. It is all number based in order to rank you compared to your peers. Seems to be very competitive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The building and parts are very old and out-dated." More from this Member | Report Response

"The main interviewer was straight forward and to the point. It was a little tough in the first few minutes while adjusting to her interview style. At the end, she was much more relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Too much selling of the city of Philly and not enough about the school. The tour was not student lead and was presented in a very bland manner." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the admissions people were a little unprofessional. The school could use some renos. You eat lunch right before the interview so my stomach didn't feel settled. I wish the tour was given by a student." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities are run down, the anatomy lab is really old school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Older facilities, at least aesthetically." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day wasn't organized very well. Too much sitting and waiting around. Some parts of the interview day just seemed pointless. The grading scale at Temple is weird, and the administrator couldn't really give us a straight answer about it. The actual interview seemed a little too relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"older facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"older facilities, large class size (100)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really think the tour should have been given by a student. Other negatives were just small nuances" More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities are old and outdated." More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinic seems aesthetically outdated." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location. I felt there was a lot of hype of Temple's main campus or the medical school, but it seemed to me that the podiatric medicine students generally stayed in the podiatric med building, and didn't actually venture to the main campus. I felt a little deceived by the hyping up of Temple's general campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The residency placement, the dorm rooms, admission staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab, it is very outdated" More from this Member | Report Response

"Seemingly short interview time. Staff actually came in to say that time was running out." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admission people seemed to hide something. Avoided my questions about Ph.D. program offered by schools around." More from this Member | Report Response

"Building is old, far away from main campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"most of the rooms, and things they used were old. the associate talked of how they are planning to renovate but I heard that last year but nothing change since last year" More from this Member | Report Response

"parking" More from this Member | Report Response

"Surrounding area is sketchy. You have to live far in order to be in a nice safe neighborhood. Public transit is good though." More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost of living in Philly and the older facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"no cafeteria on campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab. No overhead screens- dark, dank, old and in the basement. Probably has remained the same for several decades. Mold and mildew smell in the dorms." More from this Member | Report Response

"Old buildings." More from this Member | Report Response

"The 3 of us that were interviewing that day never got to meet the dean. There seemed to be a lot of waiting. Lunch with the 3rd year student was very awkward as he was EXTREMELY anti-social. The school was VERY outdated and looked like it needed a HUGE upgrade." More from this Member | Report Response

"older facilities, aloof admission staff (for the most part)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Being in the middle of philly and the cost" More from this Member | Report Response

"The city itself. I talked to a couple 4th year students and they recommended that I should plan to be off the streets by 9ish. Its also expensive to attend TUSPM. Cost of living is moderately high when compared to some of the other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"The pre-interview process seemed disorganized and slightly unprofessional." More from this Member | Report Response

"on campus housing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Run down building and small gym. Long interview day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The building is worn down. Gym is too small." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were older." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very longwinded tour too, by then end I was dying for food. Ate just before interview(stomach wasn't sitting well). Facilities specifically anat. lab were somewhat lower than expected.(Though upgrades were planned for the near future)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the "selling" of Philadelphia " More from this Member | Report Response

"whole day was too long with too much walking and too much of "selling the school." Dave Martin could not stop saying "Temple is the best."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities were possibly a bit old however it did not concern me in the least bit as many people complain!! I still loved everything I saw =) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Some parts of the building are old" More from this Member | Report Response

"The length of the introduction section. We spent 30-40 minutes in what feels like a lecture of Philadelphia's history and tourism, which is nice, but had nothing to do with the school. Besides, current students say you will have enough time to get to know Philly yourself if you plan accordingly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the admissions staff, especially david martin. Facilities, philly as a whole, board scores are above average for all schools but not that great, still accept GRE and DAT" More from this Member | Report Response

"didn't get the chance to see the clinic because it was raining that day" More from this Member | Report Response

"They dean calls Temple the "Harvard of Podiatry Schools" which I think is bogus considering they do not have the best entering stats and still accept DAT and GRE. Facilities are quite old and need of renovation. We were told of all these new improvements/upgrades to various areas (esp anatomy lab) but nothing is set in stone. David Martin did not seem too professional and it was annoying how he went around in a circle asking us interviewers personal questions. No other school did this and it did not seem necessary, especially considering he was mixing up people's activities/hobbies/experiences. Also, it did not seem he knew too much about the field of podiatric medicine. They boast about the patient simulation center but thus far, podiatry students do not use it. As someone said it before on these forums, the day felt like I was being sold a used car (minus the interview with the DPM faculty)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Housing, buildings are fairly well maintained but a little worn, interview seemed "short," but it now looks standard after checking through this site." More from this Member | Report Response

"Philadelphia" More from this Member | Report Response

"older facilities (1970s and not updated)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Location" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wouldn't say it negatively impressed me, but the buildings were somewhat old; however, Temple is going to be making over the facilities sometime in the near future." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions staff is not very friendly, they are all kind of creepy except for one. The building is not kept up at all and the basement where anatomy lab is has a bad "old building" odor. Admissions phones went straight to voicemail during business hours when I tried to contact them on the morning of my interview. Interviewer acted like the interview was a formality and interrupted my answers, making me question whether he was listening at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"the buildings themselves are old but the technology, etc. is up-to-date" More from this Member | Report Response

"the tour is too long,the staff is unwelcoming, the student recruiters have no personality." More from this Member | Report Response

"The only negative thing was the fact that the building was 30+ years old, but in the end aesthetics dont really matter that much to me. Pros outweigh the cons. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a long day. I was from the area so the tour of philly seemed pointless and dragged on." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. Temple had been my #1 choice until I visited. Very old building. Mr. Martin is a marketer, and he definetly tries to sell you. He sold me right out the door, and made me change my mind. My interview was terrible, because the interviewer did not get to know me, but lectured me on various subjects. Went from #1 to not in the game." More from this Member | Report Response

"The labs and some of the classrooms are older." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities weren't as up to date or aesthetically pleasing to the eye." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"the tour was very bland, the car ride up to the main campus was not necessary, the tour of the actual campus was presented in a non-enthusiastic tone" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was not very impressed with the facilities. Nor was I impressed with the way that the interview or day was planned and conducted." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How relaxed the interview was, it was very conversational!" More from this Member | Report Response

"how chill the interview would be" More from this Member | Report Response

"How rainy Philly can be!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't say I wish I would have looked at anything else or prepared more. I felt very prepared and did well in the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not ask but they did not offer me coffee in the morning so I was pretty beat by lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview would be a breeze. The food is good." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the interview wasn't stressful but that didn't stop me from stressing out. Think about why podiatry and major things about your application it will be fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. I didn't have any surprises." More from this Member | Report Response

"that I could have left my backpack at dean's office for the duration of campus tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly everyone would be and how laid back the interview would be" More from this Member | Report Response

"The day ended at around 2:15-2:30. There is no breakfast so definitely eat beforehand" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview process is very relaxed, but they are constantly observing your interactions all day in order to evaluate you as a whole" More from this Member | Report Response

"Relax, it's honestly a very simple process" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a very informal group interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"that there also was a group interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Take megabus instead of driving." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there was nothing to worry about." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do not bother driving to the interview. Take a cab from the hotel and leave your car there. Eat a hardy breakfast. The lunch is late in the day and is not substantial." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to waste my time and money coming to Temple." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just to relax because David Martin was a very informal kind of guy and my interviewer was really laid back also." More from this Member | Report Response

"how cold it was going to be" More from this Member | Report Response

"You need to catch the lady liberty shuttle to the hotel AND you must call the shuttle to pick you up. Maybe I am naive in this, but most hotels I have stayed at in the past provided their own shuttle free of charge that came by the airport roughly every 30-60 minutes. So don't stand around waiting for a shuttle without calling, it wont come. There is a free of charge phone near the baggage claim in the airport. P.S. the shuttle is $10 plus a tip" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much it costs to live in and go to TUSPM." More from this Member | Report Response

"parking at the school is terrible. also make sure u have a gps if ur driving. STAY AT DOUBLE TREE IF POSSIBLE" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. Everything was pretty much expected. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Check out the direction the night before (we got lost on that day)" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview was at the very last part of the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"How long the day was up until the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"not to bring my father with me" More from this Member | Report Response

"eat a big breakfast. your energy level drastically decreases within the first few hours..." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I knew exactly how long the day was going to be. I would have worn more comfortable shoes!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the area of Philly that the school is located is very lively and I wish planned to stay in the city an extra day to get an idea of the landmarks." More from this Member | Report Response

"Thought temple would be a great school for me. However, I left the day not very impressed or happy with the school. There's a lot of "talk" at temple but very little "doing"" More from this Member | Report Response

"no cafeteria on campus :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"They say they have the biggest podiatric medical school library but in fact is smaller than my high schools regular library." More from this Member | Report Response

"There seems to be a lot of confusion and fudging in regards to board pass rates, and I am still not quite sure what to make of it." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very laid back. Just relax." More from this Member | Report Response

"At the end of the day, David Martin asks you questions regarding your app in front of the other applicants. I felt a little put on the spot." More from this Member | Report Response

"Run-down facilities, David Martin's contrived questioning of our personal lives one by one in the group at the end of the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"How condescending the staff is and very cold, unwelcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"Cant think of anything. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That some schools will fudge their rate of passing the boards by not allowing some students to take the boards." More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back the actual interview would be" More from this Member | Report Response

"How horrible the interview was." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing much, SDN feedback gave me a good insight on what would happen throughout the day. When they give you your free night at the hotel your gonna be with another interviewer so expect this." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wear more confortable shoes." More from this Member | Report Response

"the city was bigger than I thought - much more culture, the people were all extremely friendly and nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish that I had known the interview was going to be so relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"LOVE the program at Temple so much that I will be moving across the country with my family to go there!" More from this Member | Report Response

"This is a fantastic school with a lot of diversity in types of students, backgrounds, ages, etc. They obviously care and listen to their students. It is a big program and you should be able to speak up in order to succeed. Very research oriented with a lot of opportunities, even if you did not do much in undergrad. One of my top choices." More from this Member | Report Response

"My visit and interview made Temple my top choice" More from this Member | Report Response

"I went into my interview with Temple being my first choice. I absolutely love the city, students, research, and the clinic. However, the facilities are outdated (personal preference in these matters), and felt there was a lack of connection between the admission faculty and the interviewers. It was very matter of fact and presented without much enthusiasm- something that I did not encounter at previous interviews. I highly encourage student lead tours and a much bigger emphasis on the great things that make Temple Podiatry (not philly, not Temple MD school, etc.) a top program. I left feeling like it was not the right school for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"I like the school a lot very similar to NYCPM but even better clinic. I like Philly better than NYC too. Probably my first choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"school has a lot to offer, don't let the aesthetics deter you. focus on the substance" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was short and unstructured." More from this Member | Report Response

"Temple seems to be a solid school that relies heavily on its insane clinic volume to draw in students. No big red flags for me. They need to do a better job with the interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was very laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"Super friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my top schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was very relaxed and stress free. It was kind of boring and unnecessary when the dean went through a map of every neighborhood in philadelphia and talked about what to do there and how great the city was -- I think he could have definitely condensed that part of the day and talked more about the school and the program. Overall, I thought it was a positive experience and the school definitely provides a solid clinical program in a city that can offer a lot as well. They do acknowledge that the school facilities may not be up to par with other schools, but honestly the facilites weren't that bad and they have everything you would need in order to succeed and a large alumni network that can be helpful after graduation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great interview experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very laid-back. The faculty member told me in the interview that I was accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"This interview is very chill. The directions on which building to go are confusing, so call ahead in time to ask WHERE and which building will you be meeting in. Otherwise, be prepared to be amazed the clinic is very legit." More from this Member | Report Response

"Temple has a good repuation of producing excellent doctors. I don't know if it is the right fit for me, but time will tell. The interview is nothing to stress over. It was extremly relaxed, very laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great interviewer. Not enough time to ask interviewer questions to learn why I should go to their school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good school with solid pre-clinical and clinical education but not so impressive admissions people." More from this Member | Report Response

"get rid of group interview, try to use less paper to give to interviewers on the day of interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Top notch school with a very busy clinic but older building and labs." More from this Member | Report Response

"good school. will be going there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not a difficult interview. School is top notch" More from this Member | Report Response

"Temple is not new and shiny. The building is made up of the "old style brick" that resemble cinder blocks painted white. This did not affect my decision at all, but if you can not study without a high dollar building... its not for you. Also, dont be nervous. Its really not that bad. Very conversational and laid back. Look at your application/research/grades/EC's and you can likely guess the questions that they will ask you!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Although the facilities were a little older than other schools, they have been updating them and were doing some construction when I was there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall the school was fairly good. The facilities though a bit below my expectations, were ok. The students were open to all questions. The interview itself was fairly laidback, and a little bit conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a good interview, just be prepared to sit there for hours. Its a really long day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview is very relaxed. No need to worry or stress at all. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved Temple...no complaints." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is a great school. Even though the admissions faculty are very entusiastic, it's because they love temple. They really just want to get to know you and try to make you relax. The tour is great and the healthcare system is very good. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Some people will say Temple will "sell" you the school and to a certain degree that is true. However, you will soon see that this is a unique experience that not everyone has and they treat every student equally. The clinic is huge with tons of patients and a variety of diverse cases to learn from. The students in class seemed very content and upper-class students were very welcoming. The school just felt right to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"It seems to be a long day. As stated in other feedback on temple, there is a lot of down time for the other interviewees to finish. It kinda sucks because they give you lunch but everyone is nervous to eat because they can call you in for the interview at any time! The tour of the health science campus is more or less unnecessary...you won't be there until sometime 3rd year anyway. Plus north philly is a hole. Interview itself good but the rest of the day I was not impressed with. " More from this Member | Report Response

"it was a decently long day...you meet with david martin for awhile, tour the campus, meet with financial aid, talk about housing options, have lunch with a couple students, interview, and wrap up with david martin. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Came away impressed!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview with the DPM itself was very good and I enjoyed it. I felt the day was very long and there was a lot of sitting around waiting for the other "interviewees" to finish. I understand Temple was "the place to be" for podiatry back in the day but I feel that has changed now. It does not seem up to par with schools like DMU, AZPOD, and Scholl. I honestly was expecting a lot from Temple but in the end I was disappointed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxed, casual, admissions staff were enthused that they were going to have me interviewed by a classmate of my father's." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was long and drawn out. The tour seemed almost unnecessary because the Temple health campus will only be used a bit during 3rd year and thats not a sure thing. The interview experience was relaxed and short. The interviewer went through my file and affirmed that I was definitely interested in Podiatry. The most stressful part of the day was at the end when David Martin did an impromptu open-file group interview and put everyone on the spot in front of the other candidates. Some were even asked "Why did you change your mind about __(dental, med, etc)_____ to podiatry" in front of the group." More from this Member | Report Response

"very impressive facilities even though they are an older school they are up to date with technology. They have many opprotunities for thier students to get a lot of exposure to patient care." More from this Member | Report Response

"Temple really hooks you up and puts you at the Doubletree. The Temple interview day was LONG. The other applicants and I were initially put off by the woman at the front desk; she was rather short with us. The day started out with David Martin talking to us and introducing Temple to us. We were next taken on a tour of the facilities, Philly, and Temple's hospitals. After that: financial aid, lunch, interviews, and the final exit "interview" (more like Q&A session) with David." More from this Member | Report Response

"Personally I wish I had canceled my interview. For me it was a bad experience, not stress wise, but the atmosphere was not good in general. Admissions was downright rude and retaliatory when I withdrew my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great seeing the city...I would love to live downtown in a big city" More from this Member | Report Response

"Temple was my first choice coming into the interview and halfway through, I didnt even want to interview there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed the experience. David Martin was very nice and super easy-going. In fact, he told me he played for the SD Chargers in the late 80s for a very short period of time! Dr. Newman, was my interviewer and was great. He's a big teddy bear type of guy. A bit intimidating at first, but once the interview started I knew it would be really relaxed. He probably talked more about himself than I did about myself! But in the end, Temple is my first choice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Long,got there at 8:30,didn't leave till 3:30.Spent the morning talking to an admissions counselor,touring the podiatry school and buildings,financial aid workshop,ate lunch with current students,one on one interviews with DPM professors,a group interview with the admissions staff,and then we left." More from this Member | Report Response

"Atrocious. As I said, I was not interviewed but lectured. It almost seemed the dpm that interviewed me was trying to talk me out of being a podiatrist. He told me how hard it is too get paid etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer kept asking me why podiatry over and over again. Each time I answered him he kept saying: "But it seems you would be better fit for Osteopathic or Allopathic medicine based on your personal statement and application." It also turned into more of an interview of him rather than me. By the end he was telling me what makes Temple so good and not really much was asked about me. It also seemed like the interviewer had not really read my application very much." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I had a great experience. I loved that they have an intergrated system of hospitals, sim labs, teachers it has a great package in the program. The location of the school doesn't get any better in philly. It's in the heart of philadelphia (center city) and there is a lot to do in terms of intertainment, and its safe. They gave us a free night stay at the double tree which was also top notch quality and an awesome view looking at the city hall." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was laid back. There were a couple of questions but a lot was just getting to know each other. It was nice to see many of Temples resourses. It was a great experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was a great learning experience - I'm definitely glad I went. Some parts (especially the tour!!) went on way too long. The interview was very short and informal with pretty typical questions. The interviewer lead the conversation and it was very low stress. Great experience overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"all day long you are with a group of other ppl (i had 4, they limit the group to 5), but your interview is one-on-one with someone else it was a tiring and grueling day, but worked out well at the end. they try to make you feel comfortable and you feel less pressure by the time you're actually being interviewed" More from this Member | Report Response

"I think that the overall experience was okay, but there were several things that Temple could have done to better the experience. The Director of Admissions sat us down in his office and went around one at a time and asked us questions about ourself or experiences that we had, which I felt was extremely nerve racking and somewhat pointless. The facilities are older, but they are striving to improve them. Overall, it was an okay experience." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 2
Faculty member 17
Admissions staff 53
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 47
Neutral 23
Discouraging 2

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
5.81 72

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 9
Out of state 63

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 7
2-3 hours 21
4-6 hours 25
7+ hours 18

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 43
Automobile 15
Train or subway 10
Other 4

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

Response # Responders
< $100 18
$101-$200 6
$201-$300 16
$301-$400 14
$401-$500 7
$501+ 7

What airport did you use?

O'Hare

The Philadelphia one

Philly international

Atlanta

Philadelphia International Airport

Philadelphia International

philly

Philadelphia

JFK

phi

PHL

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 2
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 5
Hotel 55
Home 3
Other 1

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Candlewood Suites

Conwell Inn

days inn

double tree

Double Tree

DOUble tree

Double Tree (Great cookies!)

doubletre

Doubletree

doubletree

DoubleTree (school paid for it)

DoubleTree by Hilton

Doubletree Hotel

Doubletree-2 free nights provided by school.

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn- City Line

Le Meridien

Loews Hotel Philadelphia

No

Quality inn gloucester

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

Candlewood Suites

Conwell Inn

days inn

double tree

Double Tree

DOUble tree

Double Tree (Great cookies!)

doubletre

Doubletree

doubletree

DoubleTree (school paid for it)

DoubleTree by Hilton

Doubletree Hotel

Doubletree-2 free nights provided by school.

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn- City Line

Le Meridien

Loews Hotel Philadelphia

No

Quality inn gloucester

Yes

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.49 72

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

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7.43 76

0 = low, 10 = high

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

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8.67 76

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.86 51

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.69 51

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
6.16 50

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Make the rest of the day more professional. Dean Martin is very nice and welcoming, however sitting in his office seems a bit informal. In addition, lunch should be held in a more formal environment because it was really awkward to have to eat on a sofa and eat off your lap" More from this Member | Report Response

"Disappointed that the tour was not given by students. The faculty member was not focusing on points that we were interested in and instead showed us things that we will never use, such as ancient books in the (small) library. Additionally, the school uses a lot of marketing with pictures of the MD medical school which is a state of the art beautiful building, where as podiatry students will never be there and instead be at the extremely dated and run down podiatry building. Tour guide was not answering my questions when I asked and instead said she will answer them once we got there, which was strange. The clinic is large, but extremely dirty and run down. I had completely checked out of the interview day until my actual interview with the professor, who was amazing. He did a great job conducting the interview, however it was not enough to make up for the rest of the day. I felt as though the school did not feel the need to make us feel welcomed and instead thought it was a burden to interview us." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, they were amazing! Mr. Martin was the most friendly, charismatic, and overall welcoming person that any medical school could have." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, everything was amazing" More from this Member | Report Response

"David was kind, knowledgeable, and welcoming. He gave a thorough rundown of the city - a little too much time in my opinion. Philly is a great city, that is easy to sell. But I felt as though more was said about the city than was the school. I highly recommend having student lead tours instead of admission faculty lead tours to give a more personal perspective on things. In fact, the tour guide missed a few talking points that were brought up with David later during the day. I wish we toured the clinic more - it is one of the schools biggest selling points." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really like that they make the hotel available. It didn't work out for me, but I appreciate that they do it." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have enjoyed more time in the clinic or shadowing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Revamp the interview day. Or at least make it substantially more organized." More from this Member | Report Response

"they were great to us" More from this Member | Report Response

"I think the tour should have been given by a student as opposed to someone from admissions and overall there should have been more interaction with students throughout the day. Spending most of the day with the dean and someone from admissions (people who are obviously selling the school) doesn't always give the most accurate perception of the school. But overall, they made the day very low stress and comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole day was very unorganized. I arrived 15 minutes early and was the only student in the correct location. At 8:30 the dean and I were sitting in a under-construction room twiddling our thumbs waiting for the other students to arrive. I would suggest the admissions office do a better job at displaying the directions on their information. It WAS there, but I really had to read my paperwork to find the directions." More from this Member | Report Response

"To be a bit more professional. I never received an interview offer e-mail, I had to call the school to confirm if they had received my application, upon which I was told that I had been sent an interview invite. Also the interview environment was too informal, there were personal stories being shared instead of discussing the stats of the school, the residency placements etc. I think the school has an EXCELLENT building and clinic but the one major thing stopping me from considering the school is the admission staff. There was no student interviewer, there was no student tour guide. Everything was done by the admission staff and it seemed more like they were trying to sell the school than why you should genuinely go to the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"First impressions are huge. The first phone call with TUSPM both confusing and eventually telling of the actual interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"The person picking up the phone in the admissions office really needs to learn how to be cordial and nice. Every time I called, she made me really mad." More from this Member | Report Response

"Whoever answers the phone when calling always sounds hurried and somewhat rude. It would be nice to hear a "smiling" voice on the other end." More from this Member | Report Response

"Too much paper take aways; as it is many were illegible due to poor copy quality. The person who gave the tour was too robotic. She skipped several areas of the school that we wanted to see but couldnt because of time. Not being able to see main campus is a huge negative. I know its a big school but if we are coming from out of state staff should provide is with all the time we need in order to tour the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"A bit of respect and courtesy goes a very long way. If I conducted myself at my place of business in the manner you do. I would be fired, rightfully so." More from this Member | Report Response

"Put the interview at the beginning of the day so you don't have to work about it for 4 hours." More from this Member | Report Response

"The pre-interview information seemed too long and dry. It also felt a bit too relaxed and slightly u" More from this Member | Report Response

"How about a real lunch; not one with a sub sitting on a chair waiting to be called into an interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a really long day, it could have been shorter." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a really long day. Maybe shorten it up a bit" More from this Member | Report Response

"Shorten the whole interview process. Way too long and unnecessary." More from this Member | Report Response

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