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  • Temple University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

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

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

"He asked questions about specific activities on my AMCAS. Any doctors in your family? Where did your inspiration to become a doctor come from?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"How will you pay for medical school? Where do you see yourself 10-15 years from now?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"How will you forsee paying for medical school? (I think this is more because I want to go practice medicine in a developing country in the future)." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"none, really." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read the temple med website links, esp parts of the Temple Bulletin applicable to my areas of interest." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Diversity of those on campus. Focus on Clinical Care. "Real"ness of the students and the faculty. They were intense but laid back at the same time. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The probation issue. One of the reasons they're on probation is because of the very high student indebtedness. This is definitely an issue for me. Also, I'm interested in international health rotations/electives and there seemed to be little structure or funding in place for such things. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing, really." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I arrived there at 10:05. My interview wasn't scheduled until 10:30, but because the faculty member wasn't available due to an emergency meeting, I had to wait until 11:20 to have the interview (and missed the intro and financial aid seminars). The interview was in a difference building than the office where we signed in. The faculty member I interview with was a very delightful man. Since our time was somewhat rushed by time constraints, I felt I wasn't able to share as much of the things I would have liked to about my various experiences and reasons for becoming a doctor. There was virtually no stress. Although I wasn't asked the question 100,000 doctors mistakes/year (see previous postings), another girl interviewing at 10:30 was asked this question. I really enjoyed interacting with the medical school students. Living in the city for the last few years, the neighborhood wasn't a negative thing to me. Rather, I feel like it means we have more access to being trained to treat these people who need care most. I recommend scheduling your interview in the morning if possible because then you'll be able to relax for the rest of the day." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/30/2003

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