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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Tell me more about this volunteer experience." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What are you looking for in a medical school?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing really. Just basic questions and I asked lots of questions." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing bad." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reread AMCAS, read school's website, talked to friends who go there" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The new curriculum sounds great, the children's hospital is really really nice, the lecture halls are nicer than I've seen at other schools, the first year class is extremely diverse and friendly" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My interviewer wasn't engaging at all but I talked to 2 current students who were interviewed by the same person and they had similar experiences and got in. Students who park on the street have had their cars broken into. Lots of people live far from campus and drive. The phili subway is unbelievably crappy." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They just finished building a parking structure whick means that they are going to start building a new med school where the current parking is. It'll will be built just in time for me to graduate." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There were very few people interviewing on the day I went but they said that Thursdays get really full. The financial aid talk was informative because I didn't know too much about government loans. The good news is that we are guarunteed a $38,500 loan each year of med school but the bad news is that its not nearly enough to pay for this school. The neighborhood where Temple is has buildings that are falling apart and huge chunks missing from the sidewalk but I was impressed that Temple itself is pretty nice. The tour guides were great and the cafeteria food was less than great. Overall I came away with a much better impression than I expected to have. I could really see myself being happy there. If I wanted to specialize in pediatrics or emergency medicine I would be even more enthusiastic about it." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

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 primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

phl

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2005

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?

7 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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