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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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)?

"How many schools did you apply to?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Where have you interviewed?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What is your top choice of schools? (I am an out of state student and honestly let my interviwer know that my state school was my first choice. Be honest or they will seee right through you.)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What activities on your AMCAS are most characteristic of your personlaity?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"NA" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school's website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I love Philly! Though Temple is in a rough part of twon the facilites are adequate and you would be exposed to a diverse patient population (which is a plus) if you go to school there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Interview was short and I was only asked 4 questions, two of which could be answered with one word answers. My interviewer was done with his questions in 10 min. I used the rest of the time to ask questions of him that gave me the chance to expose my personality a bit and demonstrate my interest in the program. Not to be full of myself, but I think there is plenty in my app. that we could have discussed in order for him to get an understanding of who I am. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Expensive for out of staters!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I luckily had my interview before the "interview day" got started.(See NEG impressions). This was followed by a financial aid presentation and then a tour with 4 med students. This was probably the best tour that I have been on. The students were really enthusiastic about temple and its programs. They are actually building a new medical school building. We then had lunch and were free to go. There was supposed to be an informational session before the tour but the person who was going to give it was held up. Though she did show up during lunch to chat with us a bit. Location is always a hot topic with Temple and truth be told it is not in a "great" location. BUT the metro has a stop directly across from the school and they have security out the wazoo. In addition, the patient population presents a unique oprtunity for students to work with symptoms that you may not otherwise see. All this to say that it is really not that bad. If you have ever spent some time in any large city you will find that this is no different. Philly has just as many good parts as bad parts. " 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?

6 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?

Train or subway

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2006

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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