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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

9 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)?

"Explain to me why you got a C in Orgo II. Did you take an MCAT prep course? Are you a PA resident? What kind of medicine do you want to practice?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Explain to me this word in your application, RADICAL." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"So your telling me you won't take over any school buildings, but please awnser my question, DID the Trade Minister invite you into her office to drop the banner?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"To explain how my group won affordable AIDS medications for millions of South Africans." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"To explain my social justice work to someone who clearly didn't believe in social justice." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the website and bulletin, talked to friends there." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything except the interview. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interviewer, who was a researcher not a clinician. Everyone else in my group had good interviews. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview was almost satiricaly horrible, the kind you have nightmares about. I'm an AIDS activist in my spare time and the interviewer clearly disagreed with both the motiviations (poor people should be get drugs they need even if they can't afford them) and the tactics (civil disobedience and street protest) of my work. I spent the entire interview defending both and trying fruitlessly to explain the diffrence between civil disobedience and violence. We got into an argument about drug patents that would have been bad enough if we simply disagreed about companies rights, but it was made much worse by our disagreements about what the existing law WAS. The vice dean of admissions was great and really comforting when I told her (in response to a question) that my interviewer and I had had some dissagreements. Tour was good, I would have liked to see the ER, but student tour guide was great." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2004

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