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  • Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
  • Podiatry School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"The faculty member basically just flipped through my application and asked me about different parts. I told her a little bit about myself and then we talked about academics, my research, extracurriculars and about the field of podiatry in general. It was very conversational and a lot of it was just her giving me advice about how to succeed. Very low stress." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

No Response

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

No Response

What was the most interesting question?

No Response

What was the most difficult question?

No Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They definitely try to get you excited about Philadelphia as a city and the school is located in a nice part of the city. They will pay for you to stay at the DoubleTree for up to two nights (sharing a room with another applicant potentially). The clinic is definitely busy and diverse and the students get a lot of clinical exposure. Everything you need is located in one building (with the clinic attached) and the apartments are a few feet away (very convenient). Everyone was very nice througout the day. You actually get a summer between your first and second year (unlike other schools). The food at lunch was good (they give you an order form and let you pick what you want)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I really think the tour should have been given by a student. Other negatives were just small nuances" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The day ended at around 2:15-2:30. There is no breakfast so definitely eat beforehand" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day was very relaxed and stress free. It was kind of boring and unnecessary when the dean went through a map of every neighborhood in philadelphia and talked about what to do there and how great the city was -- I think he could have definitely condensed that part of the day and talked more about the school and the program. Overall, I thought it was a positive experience and the school definitely provides a solid clinical program in a city that can offer a lot as well. They do acknowledge that the school facilities may not be up to par with other schools, but honestly the facilites weren't that bad and they have everything you would need in order to succeed and a large alumni network that can be helpful after graduation" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

DoubleTree by Hilton

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

October 2014

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I think the tour should have been given by a student as opposed to someone from admissions and overall there should have been more interaction with students throughout the day. Spending most of the day with the dean and someone from admissions (people who are obviously selling the school) doesn't always give the most accurate perception of the school. But overall, they made the day very low stress and comfortable." Report Response

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