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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?

4 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)?

"Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Tell me about your clinical experiences." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"As a physician, how should the issue of abortion be approached? How about euthanasia? The death penatly? (I didn't have time to answer the last two, b/c he just kept moving on to another topic if I stalled, which I thought was good, b/c I didn't know what to say!)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What was your greatest accomplishment and your worst defeat?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"As a physician, how should the issue of abortion be approached? Thank goodness I was prepared to answer that one!!" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What will influence your decision in choosing to attend Temple and the school you have been accepted to? (I was already accepted into a DO program)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reviewed AMCAS primary, read up on bioethical issues, but not too much." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The 2nd year students on the tour and in the RAR (Minority Affairs) meeting. They love the school and seem to be very happy. Temple Children's Hospital was really awesome too! (I'm interested in becoming a pediatrician) The opportunities for early clinical contact are tremendous! Plus, the cases that come into the ER are not your run-of-the-mill problems (like gun shot wounds: the students on my tour told us that they have at least one a day) because of the area it is located in. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The area the school is locted in (North Philly) and the fact that they are on probation with the LMCE for student indebtness and aging facilities. But during our orientation with admissions, they fully addressed the issue and hope to be off of probation by Feb. 2004. I really liked how they were up-front about that! They are alos breaking ground for a new med school building beginning next year. Looks quite promising!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That parking is a lot of money!! (8.00 for the day in the parking lot across the street for the school. Also, I wish I knew that I didn't have to leave so early and that Philly traffic is not as bad as I had anticipated it to be (even though I have driven there dozens of times!)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was really nervous at first b/c I heard not-so good stories about the school, but that all changed quickly!!! My interviewer scared me a bit b/c one girl tried to say Hi to him as he entered the office, but he said nothing in return. Turns out he was harmless. The questions he asked me were a little forward and he kind of grilled me, but once I started talking to him, esp. about MCAT's, it was smooth sailing from there!!! And regardless of what people say, North Philly is not the greatest location, but it's not bad at all. I've seen worse neighborhoods. I felt pretty safe and the campus is well-lit with stadium lights on top of the buildings. This is why Temple is also known as the school where "the sun never sets". I would definitely consider going to this school if accepted! " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/03/2003

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