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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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 do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell me more about (thing on my application)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"How did you obtain your recc letters? (No pre med committee at my school.)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Why do you want to go to school in the snow?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"None. All "tell me about yourself" type questions." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, baby. The Temple website is really lacking in information. They hand you a thick brochure in the waiting room, so read that before the interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The pride and loyalty to the school demonstrated by my interviewer and student tour guides. I also have a friend that goes to Temple now, and he seems very, very happy. Also, people in Philadelphia are unusually nice. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Neighborhood is not safe-looking at ALL. The school looks rather old in parts. No student housing, most students live in the suburbs or this area about 20 minutes away by public transport. Considering the cold and the not-so-safe looking neighborhoods around temple, that could be a huge hassle." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The medical school is many blocks away from Temple University. Also (this is important) Temple's class for this year is FULL. That's right, they are full -- you are interviewing for a spot on the waiting list. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was signed in and then made to sit in a room with about 15 other interviewees. We sat for a while. Everyone on the staff was very nice and gave us a thorough orientation on the school and financial aid. Then we toured (bring gloves!) and then applicants slowly left to go to their interviews. You're free to go after that." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

3 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$501+

What airport did you use?

PHL

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/18/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

1 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

7 out of 10

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