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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?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

15 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)?

"So lets see here..you went to XXX college...how was that" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"how was your [clinical/extracurricular] experience?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"didnt have time for another one!" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"didnt have time for that" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"didnt even have time for that" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, temple site, read some health articles." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"students were nice. international opportunities." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"interviewer had not read my application and didnt give me the full interview. (not bc conversation was lacking in any way) asked superficial q's from things that just jumped off my resume in the moment." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that I wouldn't even be given the designated half hour. I would have talked faster." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Where can I begin? This was my first negative interview experience and Im trying not to let it taint my view of the school but thats not too easy. Yes the facilities seemed a bit old and the school isn't exactly in paris but that didn't really turn me off. What did turn me off is that my interviewer had not even looked at my application and did not give me my designated half hour. Not only was he running late but, to add to that, he took an extra 10-15 min on the interview before me and tried to make up the time by cutting my interview short. The guy didn't even know that I had been abroad working for so long when I mentioned it (usually the first question I get is based on this) and, from the very beginning, was looking at the clock every two min. I'm sure everyone can identify how irritating this can be. He didn't even give me a chance! He asked totally superficial questions, derived as he glaced at my application for the very first time right in front of me. He didn't even let me address any of my questions regarding the school. I hadn't come in from very far away but it did cost me and I was sorry that I took time from watching election news to prep for this. Very unexpected considering that most interviewers have seen a lot of interesting stuff in my application and even sessions for an hour have literally flown by. If I had come in from CA or something I swear I would have been ticked off enough to ask for another interview. Fortunate for me, I wasnt too hung up on the school so I wasn't too disappointed. I just hope I dont run into such a situation at other schools in the future. Its very sad that a school (at least judging by this guy) does not work to attract their students as much as applicants work to get admission there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2004

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