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  • Temple University School of Medicine
  • 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?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Why Dentistry?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What do you feel about community service?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"If you dont get into dental school this time, what will you do with your time utill you next apply?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Not many questions were asked, considering the amount of time for the interview (1 hour) and that four to five other students are there with you and not everyone really gets to express what they really feel. But the typical questions are listed below." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"There were no difficult questions. It was very relaxing." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I prepared by finding out information from some students that attend the school and asking them about the school and about the interview. I also looked in SDN for help, but not too much is found about dental schools. Its mostly medical school interviews. I also looked in the school website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"What impressed me the most is the unity of the school. Everyone there is like a family. That is very important for me. Competition is everywhere, but these guys will do anything to help a student out and see each other make it. What also impressed me the most was the clinic. The new, state of the art, facility is awesome. The space students have to practice dentistry is huge. They keep their own equipment and everything is available to them." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"What impressed me the least was the fact that the caferia is at least a block away. So I have to go outside to eat. That sucks, especially for the winter time. This shows you that there isnt any negative things about it. Some people say that they dont like the neighborhood and that its in the middle of the ghetto. But I grew up in the ghetto (Newark, NJ), so I really didnt let that get to me. I walked around Philly with a suit and nothing hapened. They are very friendly people. Of course one is not gonna get caught walking around the neighborhood in the middle of the night alone. Thats a target for getting robbed or mugged. But according to statistics, crime rate is not too high. Many assaults dont happen, considering the number of cops around. So you will defintiely be protected. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I dont think there were any surprises. I expected good things from the school and that is what I received from my experience there. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview at Temple was my first interview. To be the first interview, it went very well. I thought it was incredible. I love the school and thats definitely where I want to go. The director of admissions that gave the tour and was with us the whole day, was incredible. He mad the school look like the best and sold the school like he should have. I learned things about the school from him that I would never read about elsewhere. He will defintely make anyone want to chose Temple over any other school. It was an experience I would never forget. The students where awesome. They are all a team and just want to see each other succeed. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

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